Accor provides global choice

The Sofitel Astoria in Brussels ... one of the many Accor hotels offering summer specials.

An array of tempting promotions have been launched by European hotel group Accor at both regional and international levels.

Regionally, the group is offering a cool holiday at 3,000 feet at the new Hotel Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, UAE.

The Mercure is a resort set amid the green environment of the Jebel Hafeet Mountain overlooking the oasis city of Al Ain.

It offers 115 impeccably designed connecting rooms and nine suites and a range of recreation facilities such as swimming pools and water games, children's playground, tennis, squash, minigolf, sauna and gymnasium.

The Mercure is offering a single or double room per night at Dh250 ($68) on weekdays and Dh340 during weekends under the promotion which is valid until September 30. There is also a special family offer of one double room and one twin room including buffet breakfast for Dh450 per night.

At Sofitel hotels in Saudi Arabia, the group is offering a special Umrah package for SR1,950 ($520) for a double room with three nights in Makkah, two nights in Madinah and one night in Jeddah.

The package available at Sofitel Elaf Kindah, Sofitel Makkah, Sofitel Elaf Taiba and Sofitel Al Hamra Jeddah, includes complimentary breakfast and late checkout until 5pm.

The promotion is valid until September 15.

Internationally, visitors from the region are being offered great savings at 15 Sofitel hotels worldwide including at popular destinations such as Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, Bangkok, or Melbourne.

The "Sofitel at a Glance!" promotion offers an additional night free for every three night stay, complimentary breakfast and same rate for single or double room. The promotion is valid until September 3.

Accor also has its annual and popular Summer Sale on covering more than 600 hotels around the world with rates starting at just $37 per night.

The Accor Summer Sale offers 50 per cent savings on published room rates until September 2 at Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and Libertel hotels.

The offer is available on room accommodation for one or two people, with buffet breakfast, until August 31.

Yet another attractive promotion is the Brussels for Free, which offers additional night's stay at rates starting from 87 euro ($82) per room per night.

Guests are offered one night's free stay for three nights; two nights free stay for five nights and three for seven nights stay at such famous hotels as Sofitel Astoria, Sofitel Brussels Toison D'or, Novotel Brussels Centre and Novotel Wavre.

The group's Paris hotels - Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel and Mercure Tour Eiffel Suffren - are also promising a sizzling summer with a special offer of stay 4 nights and pay three.

At a promotional rate of only 130 euro per room per night and a complimentary breakfast, the offer is valid until September 3.