International hotel Grand Mercure opens in GIFT city

Gandhinagar:The first international hotel in the GIFT City, the first smart city cum IFSC in India near Gandhinagar, was opened today.

Inaugurated by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City, which will be at-least a four star or above rated property (as the star classification is still awaited) features 151 well-equipped guestrooms. The nine-floor hotel, amidst GIFT City, is built to cater to the demands of seasoned frequent travellers looking for quality accommodation.

Keeping Gujarat’s rich cultural, historical, culinary and geographical dimensions a topmost priority, the hotel, a joint venture by the South India based developer company Brigade group and the world’s leading augmented hospitality group Accor, incorporates local touch points to all its premium services, food, accommodation and healthy lifestyle options. It has been constructed at a cost of Rs 150 crores and having all state of the art facilities along with a swimming pool on the third floor. It is situated close to the main twin towers of the GIFT city in non-SEZ area.

Inspired by the rich culinary legacy of Gujarat, the hotel has a specialty restaurant Samaroh, which offers local quintessential Gujarati delicacies. Guests are welcomed with a Gujarati Thali which truly captures the flavours of the state and is a treat to reckon with.

“We are extremely delighted to present Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City, our very first hotel outside South India and the 7thhotel byBrigade Group. It is our privilege to have been offered an opportunity to create this landmark project in Gujarat and we are grateful for all the support and encouragement we have received from the Government and from the GIFT City authorities. Being the first hotel development in GIFT City,we have spared no efforts in ensuring top quality in terms of the product and services. We are confident our guests will love the experience of staying and dining at the hotel.” said Mr. M.R. Jaishankar, CMD, Brigade Group.

“Along with our partners, Brigade Group, we are excited to open the Grand Mercure GIFT City and support the city’s vision to be a global financial and Information Technology hub. Grand Mercure from Accor, with its sense of universal hospitality and uniquely local touch points, will provide travellers with globally benchmarked and quality accommodation. Gujarat is a pivotal state with growing infrastructure and overall development. We look forward to continued hotel development opportunities in the state.”said Lokesh Sabharwal, Vice President – Development & Special Projects, South Asia, Accor.

Located in the proximity of corporate houses, Grand Mercure Gandhinagar has six meeting rooms, which are perfect place for conferences, training programs and social events. The hotel has a pillarless ballroom that can comfortably accommodate up to 200 delegates. Leisure facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an infinity pool with a separate party area and a yoga pavilion to rejuvenate the mind and body.

Notably, the Grand Mercure network consists of more than 55 hotels in the world that embrace cultural tradition, locally influenced cuisine and inspired artistic expression. Flagship hotels include Grand Mercure Mysuru in India, Grand Mercure Belem Do Para in Brazil and Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Riocentro in Brazil. Grand Mercure is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

Brigade Group is one of India’s leading developers with 33 years of experience in transforming the skyline of cities in South India namely Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi and also Ahmedabad with its developments across Residential, Offices, Retail and Hospitality sectors. Brigade Group has completed over 250 buildings amounting to over 66 million sq. ft across the various domains.

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