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Accor opens second Grand Mercure in Bengaluru

Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality,  announced the opening of its second Grand Mercure, at Gopalan Signature Mall in the ever-evolving start-up capital of the country, Bengaluru.

A melting point of diverse cultures and traditions, Bengaluru is known as the IT capital spearheading the country’s technological boom. This is Accor’s sixth hotel in Bengaluru and seventh property in Karnataka for guests to experience flavours, art, and culture of the state.

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The hotel is inspired by the iconic Hoysala architecture, incorporating local touchpoints to the overall ambiance. The intricate detailing in the façade offers the hotel a palatial appeal, while every corner immerses one further into the story of the place. At the grand entrance of the property, notes of Nadaswaram welcome the guests.

C Prabhakar, Director, Gopalan Enterprises Pvt. Ltd said, “Gopalan Enterprises are a renowned name in the Bengaluru-scape for many decades now, as a key player in residential and commercial infrastructure development. Hospitality has been a cherished dream for us and we are extremely delighted to tie-up with a globally acclaimed brand like Accor, for our maiden venture into the segment.”

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Commenting on the opening, Puneet Dhawan – Senior Vice President, Accor India and South Asia said, “The opening of our second Grand Mercure property at Gopalan Mall, Bengaluru, showcases our confidence in this brand to offer something truly distinctive to cater to the area’s need of a business hotel.

Authentic and original experience is at the heart of what our guests seek, and this new property truly speaks of heritage and culture from the area. We look forward to welcoming our guests to experience the highest levels of excellence at this premium brand of ours.”

Sited next to Gopalan Signature Mall, Grand Mercure Bengaluru features 212 well-equipped rooms and suites, complemented by a multi-cuisine all day dining restaurant – La Utsav.

The restaurant features a celebration of flavours of the cuisine Karnataka treasures bringing back ‘the lost recipes’ weaved in with a global palette. A quintessential part of the South Indian breakfast culture is filter coffee, with its distinctive addition of chicory, is served in the ‘dawra’, a true south Indian way. To make the perfect coffee, the hotel sources its coffee beans from the oldest organic estate in Yelligudige, Chikmagalur.

La Utsav Restaurant Dning Area Accor opens second Grand Mercure in Bengaluru

To pay homage to the beginning of Hoysala Empire, Grand Mercure Bengaluru at Gopalan Mall has named its lobby bar after this era – 1026 AD. It is an alfresco space; casual yet rustic and perfect to unwind after a busy day of work. The menu features a great selection of local favourites and speciality coffees including Vietnamese, Turkish, Chemex and vacuum coffee.

Grand Mercure properties across the globe tempt travellers with a charming and inviting hotel experience that appeals to their imagination and insatiable sense of discovery.

At the fifth floor is a terrace gym & spa, which has a high intensity workout zone. As part of its wellness culture Grand Mercure, Gopalan Mall is embracing yoga, the pre-vedic mental, physical and spiritual practices that go back to the first millennium BC.

During its morning yoga sessions, it focuses on one key asana each day of the week. The Tattva Spa features six treatment rooms and offer a selection of modern and traditional therapies.

To keep the reading enthusiasts engaged, the executive lounge is designed as a library with a great selection of reads. The fifth central is an entertainment zone, featuring an array of interesting games and recreational alternatives.

Inspired by the empire’s influence on art, the hotel celebrates art and culture of Karnataka in all its glory. The interiors are roused by the king’s necklace and have vibrant dashes of colour all over the hotel.

In the lobby, we see traditional elements blending in subtly with modernity, creating an elegant yet sophisticated atmosphere. Inspired by Mysore style gesso art, the pillars are gold washed, adding in an element of opulence to the lobby. All artifacts pay reminiscence to a long-lost period in the history of Karnataka. The lobby boasts of an art gallery encouraging local artists from across the state, to highlight their creations.

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Located in close proximity to major residential and commercial hubs of the city, the hotel makes a perfect venue for meetings, social events and exhibitions. The hotel boasts more than 10 event spaces including an expansive terrace, a quaint alfresco and multiple indoor venues. The team of dedicated wedding experts ensure a 360-degree wedding support.

The signature fragrance at the hotel is a mix of Mysore sandalwood, which was once a symbol of royalty for the state and continues to be one of the most expensive fragrances in the world and vetiver, an endemic fragrance from the grass family. The aroma helps to cool oneself, calm the nerves, and help relieve stress.

The new hotel is in line with Accor’s commitment towards ALL- Accor Live Limitless, which promises to provide an all-encompassing platform, enacting as a lifestyle companion integrating rewards, services and experiences. Whether guests live, work or play, ALL brings value by elevating Accor’s relationship, from a mere transaction to an emotional one that encourages them to Live Limitless.

Ensuring the highest standard of safety and hygiene, the hotel adheres to Accor’s ALLSAFE label – a cleanliness label in association with Bureau Veritas, the world leader in testing, inspection and certification in arenas of safety and hygiene.

“It is truly a milestone as we open our second Grand Mercure property in Bengaluru”, said Sachin Maheshwary, General Manager, Grand Mercure Bengaluru at Gopalan Mall. “The brand believes in bringing locally inspired stories to life. Continuing our legacy from existing properties, we will provide our guests with an enriching and personalised experience whilst maintaining global standards of hygiene. We look forward to cater to the metropolis’s growing tourism and business activities.”

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