The first international hotel brand in the first operational smart city in the country is now open. Brigade Group has launched its first hotel outside South India, Grand Mercure Gandhinagar in GIFT City.
Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City is located in the heart of GIFT City Gandhinagar, India's first International Financial Service Centre. The hotel is within walking distance from the major business center. The hotel has 151 rooms and suites have interconnecting and long stay options. It has a pillar-less Ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests. It is the only upscale hotel in GIFT City, it is within 20 min drive from Ahmedabad Airport. The hotel is ideal for corporate conferences, training programs, and social events. It also has an Infinity pool with a separate party area. It is built to cater to the demands of seasoned frequent travelers looking for quality accommodation and admirers of the inventive homegrown interior. The hotel also has a specialty restaurant Samaroh, which offers local quintessential Gujarati delicacies. Guests are welcomed with a Gujarati Thali which truly captures the flavors of the state and is a treat to reckon with.
Mr. M.R. Jaishankar, CMD, Brigade Group said, "We are extremely delighted to present Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City, our very first hotel outside South India and the 7th hotel by Brigade 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.”
Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – India & South Asia, Accor, commented, “We are extremely happy to launch Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City, the first international branded hotel, in the foremost operational smart city of the country. With the support of Brigade Group, we have successfully established three Grand Mercure properties in the country and look forward to collaborating for more hotels going forward.”
Lokesh Sabharwal, Vice President - Development & Special Projects, South Asia, Accor said, “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 touchpoints, will provide travelers 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.”