Tamil Nadu gets its first Mercure First international hotel group in the industrial hub of Sriperumbudur

Chennai’s largest and upcoming industrial and automobile belt – Sriperumbudur-Oragadam today saw the
opening of its first international hotel – Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur. The perfect mix of modernity and
tradition, the hotel allows its guests to truly experience South India by offering a contemporary ‘home
away from home’. Ideally located for business travellers with its proximity to major corporates and IT
companies, it is only a 45 minute drive from Chennai International Airport and an hour’s drive from the
historic monuments and beaches of Mahabalipuram.
This marks AccorHotels’ sixth property in Chennai, the Gateway of South India and seventh property in
the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also in the vicinity of Kanchipuram famous for its historic temples and
Kanjeevaram sarees. Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur features 100 well-appointed guest rooms,
including six suites. Each guest room features spacious interiors and modern design, and comes
equipped with in-room amenities, including complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access. The hotel also
features a state-of- the-art fitness centre where fitness enthusiasts can enjoy their work out with the best
and latest equipment.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Neeraj Govil, Chief Executive, SMP Management Group said: “We have
a long standing association with Chennai and hence, it was quite logical for us to commence our
association with AccorHotels from Chennai. We are privileged to partner with AccorHotels in bringing
Mercure, the first international brand to the new and fast-growing industrial corridor of Oragadam. Leading
national and international brands in the automotive sector have already set-up operations here and the
market is ready and looking forward to a brand new property offering international standards of amenities
and operations.”

“It is a proud moment for us to announce our first Mercure in Sriperumbudur. The opening of the hotel
marks yet another milestone for AccorHotels’ expansion and growing brand presence in the country,” said
Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels. “Chennai is an
important market for us as it enjoys the unique positioning of being a business hub with a rich cultural
heritage. The launch of this hotel has made us the largest hotel operator in Chennai with six hotels and a
combined inventory of more than 950 rooms. We are well represented in the Tamil Nadu market with
brands like Novotel, Mercure and ibis.” said
True to its lineage, Mercure as a brand has its personality firmly rooted in the local environment and
culture, thus offering guests an authentic experience. Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur features local
elements which are reflected in the design and the cuisine. Drawing from the deep-rooted cultural heritage
of Tamil Nadu and the rich corpus of literature, the hotel rooms give guests a taste of this ancient history
through the writing of “Thirukkural” by the celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher, Thiruvalluvar which is
depicted in the wallpaper used in the hotel. Omnipresent throughout the hotel is the theme of the Lotus as
a symbol of Creation, while, the lobby is an ode to the local craftsmanship thorough vibrant and colourful
displays of Tamil art. To ensure that guests have an all-round experience, staff includes personnel from
the city and nearby places who can assist guests in understanding the local culture and help in sight-
As part of the food and beverage offerings, Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur is home to
Melange, An exciting culinary experience awaits you at Melange with our “World on your platter” concept
inspired by the multinational environment that we operate in, featuring an inspired bistro a-la carte menu
and a sumptuous buffet. Hybrid A heart of the house café bar & lounge designed into multiple spaces to
act as a meeting space, a retreat or a stylish entertainment hub whatever the mood that strikes you,
serving a dynamic selection of beverages and finger food. Anahata – to unwind. Relax and rejuvenate by
the pool side or dine Al fresco in serene surroundings. Serving a selection of Grill favourites and Chef’s
selection for dinner.

Rahul Nama, General Manager, Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur said, “We are excited and proud to
introduce the Mercure brand to Tamil Nadu. The property is designed in a contemporary and modern
style, yet blends perfectly with the local ambiance. We look forward to welcoming corporate and leisure
travellers seeking the high level of comfort, service and quality which are synonymous with the Mercure
The hotel also joins Le Club AccorHotels; one of the most powerful and rewarding loyalty programs in the
world, which offers more than one million members in India benefits including the most attractive rates,
faster check-in, late check-out and upgrades, among other exclusive privileges.
With more than 770 hotels in 61 countries located in the centre of key cities, Mercure provides a multi-
service offering to business and leisure guests with spacious, modular rooms, balanced meals, meeting
rooms, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centres.


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