Accor doubles operational portfolio in Japan

Grand Mercure Wakayama Minabe Resort & Spa

Accor has announced the opening of 22 hotels and over 6,000 rooms in Japan as of April 1, 2024. With these openings, the group’s footprint in Japan will instantly double increasing Accor’s portfolio of hotels in Japan to 46 properties.

“As Japan continues to welcome back international travel and experiences a steady recovery of the tourism industry, we are excited to add these great hotels to our portfolio and in doing so we are doubling our Group’s presence in Japan. As the desire to connect with local culture and nature is increasingly in demand amongst travellers today, we offer our loyal guests just that; a range of local experiences offered in charming coastal towns and amongst nature. Popular destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto will always remain in high demand, however if you want to truly immerse yourself in the authentic culture of a country, sometimes you need to escape the big cities and head off the beaten path,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer, Premium, Midscale and Economy Division for Accor in Asia.

The hotels, comprising 12 Grand Mercure and 10 Mercure hotels, range in location from the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido to the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa and are located close to local hidden gems such as Cape Zanpa in Okinawa, Asuka village in Nara, Shiroi Koibito Park in Hokkaido and Senri Beach in Wakayama. Each hotel offers a range of guestrooms, restaurants, and wellness facilities such as onsen (hot springs), saunas and swimming pools, with select hotels also offering stunning views of the local landscape.

Grand Mercure Okinawa Cape Zanpa Resort is a modern hotel located on Zanpa Beach in Okinawa. Boasting splendid ocean views, this resort-style hotel combines modern amenities with traditional Okinawan hospitality.

Surrounded by the scenic beauty of southern Wakayama Prefecture and located in Wakayama Minabe, Grand Mercure Wakayama Minabe Resort & Spa offers a sophisticated retreat that blends contemporary elegance with a serene environment. 

Prior to the addition of these new hotels, Accor was operating 24 hotels (5,741 keys) in Japan, under eight brands: MGallery; Pullman; Swissôtel; Mercure; Novotel; ibis; ibis Styles and ibis budget.