Accor Hotels and Brigade Group launched The Grand Mercure Mysuru last weekend, strengthening their presence in southern India. Set in the beautiful and historical city of Mysore, the property is in close proximity to the central business district as well as the tourist attractions. And the hotel itself is tastefully done both architecturally as well as the interiors. From the art work displayed and the framed gorgeous sarees contrasting the muted colors, the contemporary décor complemented the upbeat vigor of the hotel just right! As we were given a tour of the Grand Mercure Mysuru, we were told some curious facts of this chain of the Accor Hotels, how the local culture is imbibed in various aspects of the hotel – the décor and flavors in cuisine were quite evident in this property.
A few of us were invited to this prestigious launch to Mysuru, and after a quick lunch and tour, we had a short break to prepare for the evening. This event had M.R. Jaishankar from Brigade Group and Jean Michel, Senior VP Operations of Accor Hotels India. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah, while Mr.R.V. Deshpande – Minister of Industries and Tourism and Mr.Francois Gautier, the French Consul General for Karnataka presided over the event. Jean-Michel Cassé, said at the event, “The opening of Grand Mercure Mysuru adds to AccorHotels’ ambitious growth strategy in the region. The Grand Mercure brand prides itself as being a cultural touchstone in each destination that brings local stories to life. The Grand Mercure Mysuru will be the epitome of our vision, combining rich local traditions with renowned French touches to deliver a fresh perspective on world-class service.” The French Consul General also mentioned the current growth in business between France and India, especially Karnataka.
Once the dignitaries had addressed the audience, a beautiful sand story about the origin of Mysuru was portrayed by Shri Raghavendra Hegde. He started exploring on sand art about 5 years ago, he mentioned, but was always exploring various aspects of arts from his childhood.
In House Dining at Grand Mercure Mysuru
Inspired by Mysuru’s rich culinary legacy, guests can feast on an extensive selection of cuisines at the hotel. La Uppu serves an eclectic mix of global cuisine and local delicacies, is an all-day-dining multi-cuisine restaurant with an option of indoor and al-fresco seating; By the blue, the rooftop specialty restaurant which overlooks the pool, serves Northern Indian cuisine; Silk Bar, by its name narrates the story of the famous silk in Mysuru and serves a mix of single malts, cocktails, mocktails, spirits and wines; and Deli Shop, a delicatessen at the lobby, serves the finest bakery and confectionery creations by talented chefs paired with an array of Indian coffees.
To celebrate the opening, the hotel is offering a Deluxe rooms stay with breakfast for two inclusive of any one main meal from INR 7250 per night. This offer is valid until 30th June, 2016. The rate for a Standard Room is from INR 6000. For more information on the property, and for reservations, visit: www.mercure.com/Mysore