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Accor announced the opening of its new hotel in Uzbekistan – Mercure Bukhara Old Town. Located in the heart of Bukhara city, the new hotel with its authentic design harmoniously fits into the architectural ensemble of the Old City. The three-story hotel building, constructed in 2022 in line with the latest architectural trends, reflects the history and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan – highlighting the Mercure brand promise Locally Inspired.

“Mercure Bukhara Old Town is the long-awaited flagship opening of Accor Group in our region. Mercure hotels are located in most major cities across Europe: Berlin, Madrid, Vienna, Prague, Rome and more. All of them have distinct individual characters inspired by the culture of their locations. We are delighted that this truly amazing and authentic project in Bukhara has been brought to life thanks to our joint efforts with the partner. We are confident that the new Mercure in Bukhara will become popular among international guests and Uzbekistan residents,” says Alexis Delaroff, COO of Accor New East Europe.

LOCATION

Bukhara is one of the most ancient cities in Central Asia, located in the delta of the Zeravshan River, in the centre of the Bukhara Oasis. It is a museum town boasting more than 140 architectural monuments of the medieval period, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The new Mercure Bukhara Old Town is located in the heart of Bukhara’s Old Town, on Samarkand Street, surrounded by numerous iconic sights and architectural gems of the city. The premium location of the hotel highlights Mercure’s brand promise to introduce guests to the local culture and immerse them in the destination. Mercure Bukhara Old Town is conveniently located within a 10-minute drive from the international airport and a 20-minute drive from the train station, which has high-speed train connections to Tashkent.

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ARCHITECTURE

Designed by the famous architect in Uzbekistan, Zoirsho Klichev, the hotel’s architecture and interiors reflect the rich history and cultural heritage of the region. The impressive architecture of the hotel blends perfectly into the landscape of the Old Town, while the authentic interior design immerses in a vivid destination atmosphere from the moment guests enter the lobby.

The interior of the hotel with its perimeter structure, a courtyard and a tall iwan, resembles the architecture of unique buildings of the 16th-19th centuries. The lobby is designed as a traditional covered shopping area in Bukhara. Traditional materials were used in the decoration, such as Bukhara bricks, adobe plaster, limestone and handmade ceramics. Gorgeous mosaics, colourful symbols and abstract geometric patterns, all traditional for Uzbekistan, complement the design and immerse guests in the destination.

ROOMS

Mercure Bukhara offers 57 stylish and comfortable rooms of different categories: standard Classic rooms and Privilege rooms starting from 20 sq.m. and Suites starting from 30 sq.m. Each room offers a wonderful view overlooking either Old Town or a cosy and quiet courtyard. All the necessary amenities are provided for guests to feel at home: from a comfortable workspace or rain shower bathroom to an exquisite porcelain tea set.

The interior design represents the contemporary European style with unique oriental features – light neutral colours are complemented by bright accents showcasing national Uzbek patterns. Colourful ornaments beautifully decorate various details of the room – textiles of cushions, chairs and even the décor of tea pairs.

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RESTAURANTS

The main restaurant Saffron, located on the top floor of the hotel, offers guests a daily balanced buffet breakfast. Throughout the day, guests can order here the dishes of Uzbek national cuisine – such as pilaf, chorba, basma, joshpara, samsa and more. It reflects the Mercure brand program Discover Local, which introduces the guests to the traditions and peculiarities of local cuisine, offering a truly local gastronomic adventure. One of the key features of the restaurant is a spectacular panoramic view of the city. There is also a bar with a wide range of drinks, a hookah lounge, and a spacious terrace for up to 150 people. The cosy café Pie Republic is located on the ground floor and is perfect for coffee breaks during the day. It offers different types of drinks, coffee, delicious desserts and snacks.

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SPA

Guests are welcome to immerse in an atmosphere of harmony and complete relaxation in the wellness centre with its impressive interiors. For perfect relaxation after a busy day, the SPA offers a hammam, sauna, swimming pool and various treatment programs with aromatic oils and massages. Those who are interested in sports can visit a gym with modern equipment for all workout formats.

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EVENTS

For business guests, the hotel offers the meeting room Samani for up to 60 people. It is located on the basement floor of the hotel and is perfect for meetings, seminars and workshops. The coffee break area is located on the same floor, offering comfortable space for breaks. The meeting room has everything guests need for business meetings, including Wi-Fi and an 86” touch screen for presentations.

Find out more about the hotel here.