Mercure is part of international Accor chain. It is said to be a premium 4 star hotel which can be as good as any 5 star rated hotel. The location is good - close to Arbat, Gogol street. Mercure hotel is another sign of the rapidly developing inbound tourism market. Since the traffic into Kazakhstan and Almaty and Astana is growing steadily, the international hospitality giants are doing their best to get a share of the pie. The property is new and has its own unique design - not like other hotels in Almaty. Their spa located on the upper floor offers a good view of the city. You can be above and enjoy spa at the same time.