Accor has finalized a franchise agreement with Minimax Group to bring a newly built urban hotel joining the Mercure brand. Mercure Prishtina City will be the first Accor property in Kosovo, marking a significant milestone for the local hospitality industry. The hotel celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Kosovo is set to open its doors this year.
Accor and Minimax Group's partnership aims to establish Mercure Prishtina as a premier destination for business travellers and tourists visiting Kosovo. By combining Accor's global expertise with Minimax Group's 20 years of experience in the local market, the collaboration is sure to elevate both parties' positions in the region and enrich the hospitality scene of Pristina.
"We are delighted to collaborate with Minimax Group on this project. The partnership with our esteemed local partner reflects Accor's commitment to expanding our presence in the Balkans. Mercure Prishtina City impresses with its remarkable style, facilities, and prime location. We are confident that this partnership will contribute significantly to our ambitious growth in the region and provide guests with an unparalleled experience in the heart of Pristina," said Dilek Sezer, Senior Development Director - Accor Premium, Midscale & Economy Brands - South Eastern Europe.
Mercure Prishtina City, with its combination of contemporary and locally inspired design, state-of-the-art facilities, and strategic location, is poised to become a sought-after destination for travellers visiting Kosovo. The hotel will be an ideal place for guests looking for an experience filled with vibrant culture and tradition, as well as searching for comfortable accommodations combining international standards with locally inspired hospitality. The newly built urban hotel boasts 75 modern guest rooms, one restaurant, a lobby bar, a spacious lounge area, and fully equipped meeting rooms. Guests can also indulge in the hotel's wellness club, ensuring a rejuvenating stay. The hotel is part of a larger investment by the Minimax Group, which includes the renowned Minimax Shopping Centre located just 50 meters away and a modern residential area known as Minimax City. This integrated complex offers guests a complete experience with excellent shopping, dining, and residential amenities just steps away from the hotel. The property will complement the surroundings with freshness and vitality, creating a dynamic and inclusive community atmosphere, and offering the guests a taste of the up-and-coming neighbourhood's charm and potential.
"Our partnership with a global leader like Accor with an impeccable reputation in the industry is a testament to the quality and potential of our investment. We are thrilled to work together on this project and confident in its future success. Accor's global resources, diverse portfolio of renowned brands and know-how will undoubtedly contribute to the outstanding guest experience we aim to provide at our hotel by fully unlocking the potential provided by the unique character of the Mercure brand which is a perfect match for our property. We are sure that the cooperation will lead to maximum visibility and attract guests from the whole world to our hotel," commented Arben Krasniqi, owner of Minimax Group.