Surya Palace, Vadodara’s 30-year-old iconic hotel, has been rebranded as ‘Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace’. The first Grand Mercure hotel in Gujarat, it has 146 guest rooms (including five suites), Azure (a multi-cuisine restaurant), Vanilla (a delicatessen), an outdoor pool and a fitness and wellness centre. It is just a two-minute drive from the railway station and 10 minutes from the airport.
Piyush Shah, Managing Director of Jindal Hotels Ltd., says, “We are delighted to associate with AccorHotels and rebrand Surya Palace as Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. Surya Palace has always resonated with Vadodara, its people, art and culture. An appreciation of art and a commitment to elegance are weaved throughout the hotel. … (Displayed at the hotel) are the sculptures by Nagji Patel in the porch, work of Jyoti Bhatt in the restaurant, the mesmerising ceramic works of P.R. Daroz in the Ballroom, the displays of Padma Vibhushan Prof. K G. Subramanyan’s paintings, and the works of numerous other artists who have been connected with the prestigious MS University’s Faculty of Fine Arts… This not only reflects Vadodara’s cultural heritage but also the deep rooted bond that Surya Palace shares with this city. With this association, we look forward to setting new standards of service excellence in serving the people of Vadodara, and provide a unique dimension for visiting guests to experience this culturally rich and diverse city.”
“The rebranding of Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace gives us an opportunity to showcase the brand as the region’s 48th hotel in the growing network and further strengthens our presence in Gujarat as the first upscale property in the state and West India,” said Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels. “Grand Mercure is a cultural touchstone in each destination, capturing guests’ imagination and bringing local stories to life.”
Speaking at the launch Rajesh Gopalakrishnan, General Manager, Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace said, “We look forward to setting the benchmark of service excellence with the launch of Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace and provide a unique dimension for guests staying at the property. With a distinctive portfolio of accommodation, dining destinations, MICE facilities, we are set to define new standards in the hospitality industry to cater to the city’s growing tourism and business activities.”
Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace is evocative of Gujarat’s rich cultural heritage, combined with the stylish elegance and design attributes of an upscale Grand Mercure, thus making it a local brand rooted in the destination. Through narratives, stories and anecdotes, the property brings the distinctive culture and traditions of Gujarat to life, with local interpretation of the four brand signatures: Sense of Welcome, Sense of Food & Beverage, Sense of Wellness and Sense of Culture and Discovery.
AccorHotels brings its international brand heritage, large distribution network and the benefits of its global loyalty program to the property. Laying strong emphasis on talent and culture, AccorHotels strives to understand customer needs and requirements providing exceptional services through its brand networks.
Each room features modern design aesthetics, in-room amenities and Wi-Fi access. The hotel is also home to one of the city’s largest pillar less events space spanning over 19,000 sq. with six meeting rooms ideal for conferences, weddings and social gatherings.
The launch of Grand Mercure Vadodara strengthens AccorHotels’ presence in Gujarat. It further augments its presence in the state with the opening of Mercure at Dwarka in Gujarat later this year outlining the importance of West India as a market for the group. Additionally, through the setup of a new Global Sales Office structure in the country, AccorHotels consolidates its brand portfolio under a single window operation with multiple brand choices and offerings for the global market.
Book your weekend getaway at Grand Mercure Vadodara at INR 3,499+ taxes with flexi credit of INR 1,000 per room night till 31st July 2017.
About Grand Mercure
Grand Mercure is an upscale network of hotels and apartments combining rich local traditions with renowned French touches to deliver a fresh perspective on world-class service. Grand Mercure is a cultural touchstone in each destination, capturing guests’ imagination and bringing local stories to life. Operating in Asia Pacific for almost 20 years, the Grand Mercure brand is uniquely adapted to each market, launching Grand Mercure Mei Jue in China and Grand Mercure MahaCipta in Indonesia, with further expansion planned in Latin America and the Middle East - countries where there is a greater demand for hotels that truly understand the different expectations of their guests and can help guests ‘discover a new authentic’. The Grand Mercure network consists of 41 hotels worldwide with 35 hotels in Asia Pacific.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.