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Accor adds Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel in Shanghais Historic Precinct

Travel News Asia Thursday, 1 February 2007

Accor has opened its first Grand Mercure hotel in Shanghai. The Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel, Shanghai entered the Accor network on 26 January, building on Accors already substantial presence in the city.

The hotel has completed the first part of an extensive multi-million dollar renovation that is being conducted in two phases with the final phase scheduled to be completed over the next 12 months. 

This final renovation will make the Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel eligible to receive the China National Tourism Associations exclusive five star rating.

During the two phases all public areas and rooms will be renovated, and a new roof top swimming pool, modern fitness centre and column-less ballroom will be added to the hotel. The hotel has a choice of three restaurants and two bars.

The hotel is located close to historic Duolun Road, in the Hongkou District of Shanghai. Duolun Road has some of the Shanghais best examples of European villas and mansions as well as old Shanghai-style buildings. The 100 year old street was the centre of the citys literature and cultural movement during Shanghais colonial years. Today the street, which has recently benefited from a renovation project, is perhaps best known as a great place to shop for handicrafts and antiques.

Accor currently manages 16 Grand Mercure hotels and resorts around Asia Pacific, with another six committed to development and opening before the end of 2007.

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