Accor has signed on the management of Mercure Hida Takayama – the brand’s entry into the scenic Japanese region.
The hotel, slated to open in November 2022, is located a four-minute walk from Takayama JR Station. It will take in 161 rooms, two dining concepts, as well as indoor and outdoor onsens on the top floor.
“Accor remains positive in Japan’s strong tourism potential and we are delighted to expand our network in the country to offer unique and authentic hotel experiences for local and international travellers,” said Garth Simmons, chief executive officer, Accor South-east Asia, Japan and South Korea.
“Mercure Hida Takayama will be a great showcase for a locally-inspired hotel, where the decorative design is rooted in authentic values… (and) will offer travellers yet another breath-taking base to explore the beautiful experiences the city has to offer.”
A city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, Takayama is home to the Sanmachi Historic District which will transport travellers back to the Edo Period with its preserved wooden merchant houses and small museums. The famous Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are within convenient access by bus.