To mark its 50th anniversary, Mercure is pleased to announce the launch of its very own ‘Bucket List’ designed to inspire guests, travellers and passionate foodies to embark on a journey of local discovery. Mercure’s Bucket List is a selection of 50 handpicked food and drink experiences from around the world, representing some of the best and most unique places to eat and drink, whilst staying at a Mercure property.
“At Mercure, we believe that food and beverage are universal symbols of welcome and are at the heart of how we experience new cultures,” said James Wheatcroft, Global SVP Midscale Brands at Accor. “In honour of our 50th anniversary, Mercure invites travellers to ‘Discover Local’, everywhere. For many of us, that means sampling the best food and drinks that each unique corner of the world has to offer. With the help of our partners at TOPJAW and Munchies, we are thrilled to share these 50 amazing culinary adventures that we hope will inspire our guests, fans, and followers.”
The Bucket List is an extension of Mercure popular ‘Discover Local’ programme, which highlights local specialties and reveals unexpected local stories to our guests. To create the foodie-driven Bucket List, Mercure engaged its global network, asking hotel teams and staff to submit their top local culinary experiences. The submissions were reviewed by a panel of food and travel experts including TOPJAW- food and travel filmmakers, and Munchies – Food by Vice, as well as Mercure Global Marketing team.
Each of the 50 Bucket List experiences is tied to a Mercure hotel destination. With over 950 hotels worldwide, from Jakarta to Oxford, Mercure’s presence around the globe is incredibly wide-ranging, with hotel teams who are not only genuinely knowledgeable about their cities, but also dialled into the evolving culture of their neighbourhoods.
After checking off one of Mercure’s Bucket List foodie experiences, guests can return to a warm, authentic and locally inspired Mercure hotel for a comfortable and cozy night’s sleep.
“Helping our guests discover the heart of a destination is what Mercure is designed for – it is how we train our hotel teams and the many ways in which we inspire our guests,” said Mr Wheatcroft. “We hope our new Bucket List will inspire more people to venture out into the world, go beyond the tried-and-tested landmarks, and join us at a Mercure destination where we will happily share our favourite experiences of authentic culture, outstanding food and drinks, and joyful encounters with local characters.”