Marriott International debuts Le Méridien brand in Hyderabad
The hotel design draws inspiration from the city’s rich heritage of craftsmanship and culture, blending minimalistic style with timeless chic elements
With a special focus on weddings, Marriott believes that there is a huge market in South Asia and hence came up with the concept of Shaadi by Marriott. The Marriott Hyderabad located at Lowertank Bund alone clocked 250 plus weddings/wedding-related activities in the last 12 months and next calendar year it is aiming to reach 300 marriages. In this regard and to expand in the South Indian city, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts- Marriott's upscale hotel brand- announced its debut in Hyderabad's Gachibowli, a leading corporate hub and home to global tech giants. Le Meridien Hyderabad provides guests with an intimate and urban sanctuary in one of one of India’s most dynamic cities.
Commenting at the opening, Mr. Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President- South Asia Marriott International said, “The entry of this legendary brand will provide an even greater diversity of hotel choice for Hyderabad’s growing commercial and leisure markets. The city is a perfect match for a Le Méridien brand debut as we invite and entice the creative-minded traveller to savour the good life, and unlock the destination through the hotel’s mid-century modern design, refined cultural & culinary experiences, and easy access to the rich local culture of the city.”
The hotel offers a welcome experience, suffused with warmth and richness as one steps into a beautiful world of art, that holds centre court in the lobby. The spirit of Hyderabad is palpable through Le Méridien Hub, which is embellished with rich artworks that are signature to the geography and culture of the city. Attention arresting is the stunning lac & acrylic, Birdri (an intricate form of art & design work, inlaid with gold and silver) tiles that adorn the ceiling and come alive in a 3D tile panel. Le Méridien Hub combines design, technology and social living into one holistic offering, catering to the lifestyle needs of the digitally-driven, experiential traveller. Supporting this creative atmosphere is the transitional Latitude Bar. A space that indulges guests with signature Illy coffees, crafted by skilled baristas by day, before it transforms into hosting elegant evenings, that speak of sparkling aperitifs and enticing bites as part of the hotel’s signature Petit Plates programme.
Every inch of the 241 artistically designed rooms at the Le Méridien Hyderabad is a nod to rich historically inspired design and textures. Kitted out with chic amenities and indulgent spaces bathed in natural light, the furnishings seamlessly intertwine with Hyderabad’s artifacts, traditionally crafted upholstery and sheer curtains that tint at the skyscrapers, of the city beyond. A rejuvenating spa, a rooftop pool and a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre complete the hotel checklist.
Le Méridien Hyderabad also offers an inspiring line-up of culinary offerings, and carefully crafted menus at its 3 eclectic restaurants. Turquoise – the all-day dining, with its semi open interactive kitchen offers an evocative mix of local and international cuisines; Jasper Grill & Bar is the open-air roof top restaurant, where guest can enjoy al fresco dining with an assorted mix of smoked and grilled delights, while taking in sweeping views of the city skyline. Jade is the place to enjoy handcrafted, curated cocktails, as part of the Petit Plate programme that has a mixologist create magic potions, infused with the scent and flavour of sweet herbs, spices and seasonal fruits.
Combining the elegance of a modern, lifestyle hotel with expertise in planning, Le Méridien Hyderabad offers 12,300 square feet of conference and meeting space including a pillar-less grand ballroom of 6,400 square feet. Naturally lit meeting spaces with flexible seating options allows for both elaborate and intimate setups to host meets, weddings and social gatherings.
Mr. Rakesh Upadhyay, General Manager of Le Méridien Hyderabad added: “With our inspiring associates we are thrilled to welcome the first Le Méridien hotel in Hyderabad. Our signature brand programmes like the Unlock Art programme will tap into the creative curiosity of our guests while giving them a whole host of reasons to fall in love with Hyderabad, again. More than stylish accommodations & warm, intuitive hospitality, we are an intimate representation of this beautiful city and its legendary stories”.