Accor has opened a new hotel in Uzbekistan under the brand name of Mercure Bukhara Old Town in Samarkand Street.

The three-storey hotel, which is situated in Bukhara city, has been designed by Uzbekistan-based architect Zoirsho Klichev, reported Trade Arabia.

Featuring 57 rooms, Mercure Bukhara Old Town includes a restaurant, called Saffron, as well as spa and wellness centre that offers a hammam, sauna, swimming pool and other treatment programmes.

The restaurant also has a bar facility for variety of drinks, a hookah lounge along with a terrace for nearly 150 people.

Mercure Bukhara Old Town also houses a meeting room, which includes Wi-Fi and other services, for around 60 people.

Construction of the hotel was completed last year.

It was built in accordance with modern architectural design in addition to the history and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan.

Accor New East Europe COO Alexis Delaroff said: “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.”

Earlier this month, Accor entered into its first multiple-property framework agreement with real-estate group Asset World (AWC) to enhance its footprint in Thailand.