Same location, same numbers of rooms, same service, different price points.
If one is good then two is better, right? That’s what the Accor brand is banking on with the opening of two new properties under the same roof in Bangkok. The Mercure Bangkok Siam and ibis Bangkok Siam share the same prime location, same number of rooms and same friendly service. Where they differ however, is the type of budget each caters to.
The Mercure Bangkok Siam is aimed at midscale travelers with a selection of spacious rooms and a warm, modern style. Rooms are done up in sleek grey colors accented with playful fluorescents. Accommodation options range from superior to privilege to suite rooms with bathrooms outfitted with showers and hair dryers.
Dining options include a restaurant featuring an extensive menu of Thai dishes alongside worldwide favorites and a cozy lobby bar with garden terrace on the 9th floor of the hotel. The Mercure Bangkok Siam also boasts a swimming pool and fitness center. This is Mercure’s seventh property in Thailand.
Meanwhile, the ibis Bangkok Siam is focused on more of a budget traveler who doesn’t want to give up style and comfort. Rooms in this property have hardwood floors and are decorated in mellow colors with local art hung on the walls. Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center and WIFI as well as a 24-hour “quick-bite” restaurant. The ibis Bangkok Siam is the ninth ibis property in the country.
The most attractive feature of both the Mercure Bangkok Siam and the ibis Bangkok Siam may very well be the location in the heart of Bangkok’s bustling shopping district. Nearby attractions include sleek MBK, one-of-a-kind Siam Square, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon and Centralworld. The National Stadium BTS is just a few minutes’ walk from the properties as well.