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Vientiane’s Mercure Hotel To Shut Doors As March 1 Closure Announced

Mercure Closes Doors on Vientiane Property

Mercure Hotel chain has announced the closure of its Vientiane property from March 1, 2019.

Mercure Closes Doors on Vientiane Property

Mercure Closes Doors on Vientiane Property

The Mercure is set to continue trading until February 28 shutting its doors for the final time March 1, the letter signed by general manager Christopher Yeo and dated December 26, 2018, announced.

Boasting 172 well-designed guestrooms, the four-story hotel long benefited from its site conveniently situated on the airport end of Vientiane’s downtown.

More recently the highly competitive market for higher end hotel accommodation and proximity to the larger Crowne Plaza Hotel were doubtless among the factors driving demand and affecting considerations on the viability of the business in Vientiane for the Mercure Chain, part of the Accor group.

Laotian Times like other denizens of the city and beyond will be tuned in to learn what’s next for this prime spot located opposite the Park Honouring the legendary monarch King Fa Ngum.

Schools to Close During Asean Summits

All schools and state or private education institutions in the four main districts of Vientiane including the National University of Laos will close temporarily during the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits back-to-back from September 6-8.

Nam-Mang 1 Hydropower Project Close To Completion

Construction of Nam-Mang 1 hydropower project in Phonsavanh village, Thaphabath district of Borikhamxay province is almost complete (99 percent) and is expected to be operational for electricity generation by October this year, Laophatthana newspaper reported yesterday.

Major Road Upgrades close to Completion

Upgrade of the 2.5km road running from Dongdok to the Tanmixay traffic lights in Vientiane is over 90 percent complete according to the project coordinator.