Accor has introduced its first Grand Mercure property in Agra, a city renowned for its rich cultural heritage and the iconic Taj Mahal. The new property is strategically located in Fatehabad, a mere short drive away from the famous tourist site, ensuring a remarkable and memorable stay for guests.
Scheduled for a grand opening in September 2023, the Grand Mercure Agra will boast 168 meticulously designed rooms, promising a comfortable stay for every guest. The culinary offerings of the hotel are set to make a lasting impression, encompassing a multi-cuisine, all-day dining restaurant, an elegant bar for savouring fine spirits, and an alfresco terrace restaurant, which will provide a delightful blend of exquisite cuisine and stunning city vistas, creating an ideal backdrop for an unforgettable dining affair.
The hotel will further offer a meeting space of 300 square meters, equipped with the latest technology, alongside amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a rejuvenating spa, and a swimming pool.
The project is owned by Laxman Das Goyal, whom operates diverse business ventures in glass manufacturing, real estate, and hospitality, already operating two properties in Agra, a testament to his active involvement in the hospitality sector.
Aniruddh Kumar, Vice President of Development, India and South Asia at Accor, said, “Agra is set to host the first Grand Mercure property in the city, as Accor, renowned for its exceptional hospitality, expands its presence in this iconic tourist destination. We eagerly anticipate the opening as it will underscore our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to guests while upholding the legacy of our existing properties.”
Lakshman Das Goel, Chairman, Shree Sarnam Real Estate, “It is truly a privilege to partner with Accor for their first Grand Mercure property in Agra. The vibrant city of Taj Mahal is frequented by thousands of tourists each day and this venture exemplifies our shared vision to foster the growth and advancement of the hospitality sector in Agra, catering to the diverse needs of both business and leisure travellers.”
Grand Mercure is tailored for contemporary travellers who seek premium comforts and cultural reconnections – an unexpected approach to the familiar, respectful reinterpretations of age-old practices. Grand Mercure invites guests to experience the uniqueness of each culture and each hotel exemplifies that locale’s way of life: the iconic dishes, the beverage ceremonies, the rituals to treasure and share.
Accor currently operates 58 properties in India under the Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, and ibis brands.