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Mercure Dumfries Cargenholm House hotel opens

Once the historic family home of Scottish Naval Officer and polar explorer Archibald McMurdo.

The newest hotel in the brand’s UK collection, Mercure Dumfries Cargenholm House, has opened its doors.

Mercure Dumfries Cargenholm House was once the historic family home of Scottish Naval Officer and polar explorer Archibald McMurdo, who accompanied the famous explorer Sir James Ross on his expeditions to discover the South Pole continent. British designers Rob and Katie Matthews of Matthews Mee Design have weaved this illustrious history into the hotel’s design and brought the property’s unique past to life through cleverly associated details, materials and contemporary interpretation. Décor such as cartographic artwork, porthole shaped mirrors, ornate rope lighting and more signify Mercure Dumfries Cargenholm House’s historic maritime connections.

The hotel is comprised of two distinct properties – an early to mid-19th century domestic house and a mid to late 20th century extension. The hotel features 61 comfortable bedrooms, ranging from double to superior family rooms. Modern bedrooms are dressed in muted tones, making for a peaceful rest, with contemporary ensuite bathrooms and charming touches throughout. The hotel has excellently appointed communal areas and a flexible event space that can accommodate up to 60 people for conferences, meetings and events.

Mercure Dumfries Cargenholm House will follow the ALLSAFE safety standard developed by Accor in cooperation with Bureau Veritas. ALLSAFE includes heightened health and safety requirements, including protocols for sanitising and disinfecting rooms, public areas, tracking the health of guests and staff, providing disinfectants to guests, and new regulations for room service and restaurant operations. ALLSAFE standards are designed to provide guests with a safe and relaxing stay without sacrificing quality of service.

About Mercure
Mercure is a rare midscale brand that combines the strength of an international network with genuine and local hospitality experiences. The brand’s unwavering commitment to quality ensures a consistent and reliable standard of service at every Mercure around the world, while the design of each hotel reflects the distinct character and culture of its location. Going beyond the ordinary for business and leisure travelers, Mercure team members are known for their passion, enthusiasm and warmth, sharing their knowledge of the local scene, providing insider tips and entertaining guests with tales of history and local folklore. Mercure hotels are conveniently located in city centers, by the sea or in the mountains, with more than 810 hotels in 60+ countries. Mercure is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,300 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.

About Splendid Hospitality Group
Splendid Hospitality Group, controlled and directed by Shiraz and Nadeem Boghani, is the operator and developer of a portfolio of 23 hotels with over 2500 bedrooms as well as 40 fast food restaurants (KFC). It is one of the UK's fastest growing privately-owned hospitality groups which has made a name for itself through the design, construction, and operation of a full range of hotel styles and locations across the UK, ranging from limited service to luxury. The portfolio includes York’s only five-star hotel, The Grand, York and Hilton London Bankside, a phenomenal 5-star property in the heart of London’s Bankside.

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