Accor strengthens its Indian presence with the signing of Grand Mercure in Agra

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Accor introduces 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.

The hotel will further offer a meeting space of 300 sqm, 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, who 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 & 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, said, “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.”

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Accor currently operates 58 properties in India under the Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, and ibis brands.

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