AccorHotels New Zealand has announced Mercure Wellington's rebrand to the Grand Mercure Wellington, following an NZ$12 million transformation, elevating the hotel to a flagship property in the region.

The hotel's refurbishment encapsulates the area's cosmopolitan culture by telling its distinctive local story throughout.

"Grand Mercure is an internationally recognisable brand name in the upscale hotel space, and we saw an opportunity to further leverage the brand's presence in New Zealand," said AccorHotels' senior vice president operations, NZ, Fiji and French Polynesia, Gillian Millar.

Grand Mercure Wellington joins a network of over 40 Grand Mercure hotels in the Asia Pacific region.