New Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel to Be Unveiled Through Launch Event

Published on 03 December 2019

Event in Bedford Town Centre


The newly refurbished Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel is being unveiled to the public this Thursday, 5th December 2019, through a dedicated launch event. 

Having previously operated under the Park Inn brand, the hotel is one of six across the UK to have been signed by Danish based property group, Proark, and rebranded to Mercure. 

The new Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel will be managed by Accor and incorporates locally inspired modern street art within its décor, whilst still maintaining the consistent quality of an international brand. 

The official launch will take place from 3pm – 9pm on Thursday 5th December 2019 and invites guests to celebrate with a Bedfordshire Afternoon Tea until 6pm, followed by champagne cocktails and live entertainment until 9pm.

Positioned along the iconic River Great Ouse, the new Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel is located in a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking, with the property itself encompassing elements of the area’s cultural and historic past, including timber features from canoes, water graphics and rowing illustrations. 

Darren Talberg, General Manager for the new Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel confirmed: “We are extremely excited about the forthcoming launch of the new Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel and in particular welcoming guests to our dedicated launch event on Thursday 5th December 2019.”

“The whole property has been completely refurbished and boasts a new riverside restaurant for both local residents and hotel guests to enjoy, serving traditional British dishes with a modern and imaginative twist, using quality, locally sourced ingredients.” 

The Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel consists of 121 rooms including 13 Privilege Rooms, together with impressive conference facilities, comprising of seven meeting rooms and a banquet capacity of 300 guests. 

Michael Brag, Chairman of Proark added: “We have worked closely with Accor since signing this portfolio of hotels, including the new Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel, and are extremely pleased with the result of the refurbishment. Each hotel has the Mercure service and features guests expect but they offer local touches too, which we are confident will be well received by business and leisure travellers alike.” 

The Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel is one of six new sites to be owned and refurbished by Proark and managed by Accor, with the other five hotels positioned in key locations across the UK including Cardiff, Birmingham, Harlow, Telford and Nottingham.

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