AccorHotels has just announced the opening of a brand new international hotel (first of its kind) in Chennai's largest and upcoming industrial and automobile belt – Sriperumbudur-Oragadam. The Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur combines tradition and modernity to immerse guests in a South Indian experience that is home away from home. The property is located approximately 45 minutes drive away from Chennai International Airport and an hour’s drive from the historic monuments and beaches of Mahabalipuram.
The Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur is 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.
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-seeing.
As part of the food and beverage offerings, Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur is home to Melange, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant that offers a wide selection of quintessential local delicacies and an array of local and international cuisines. The Hybrid Sports Bar offers guests a sporty vibe along with beverages, finger foods and gourmet selections from the Deli and is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Anahata, the hotels’ alfresco poolside restaurant offers complete rejuvenation overlooking the hotel greens, serving an exquisite selection of grill favourites and chef surprises for dinner. For event and social gatherings, the hotel features six modern meeting room with state-of-the-art audio and visual systems and banquet facilities.