Grand Mercure

PHOTO:ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF The Grand Mercure in Wellington has closed indefinitely.

Wellington hotel Grand Mercure has announced it will be closing indefinitely as a result of Covid-19.

The hotel’s management recently announced a “temporary hibernation period” for the hotel, which is located on The Terrace, in the central Wellington suburb of Te Aro.


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The announcement was posted on the hotel’s website after it remained unopened during alert levels 3 and 2.

“We have made the difficult decision to go into temporary hibernation. It is with a heavy heart that we do so, as it is all of you who bring meaning to what we do every day.”

When asked to elaborate on the statement, a spokesperson for the hotel said: “The impact that Covid-19 has had and continues to have on the travel and tourism industry is devastating.