Vadodara’s Surya Palace rebranded to Grand Mercure
The 30-year old Surya Palace hotel in Vadodara has been rebranded to Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. This is the first Grand Mercure to be launched in Gujarat. The hotel features 146 guest rooms including five suites, an all-day restaurant called Azure, a delicatessen, an outdoor pool and afitness center. Located 10 minutes from the airport, it is close to popular landmarks like Maharaja Sayajirao University, Sayaji Garden, Baroda Museum and Laxmi Vilas Palace.
Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace is evocative of Gujarat’s cultural heritage, combined with the design attributes of the Grand Mercure brand. “We are delighted to associate with AccorHotels. The hotel has always resonated with Vadodara, its people, art and culture,” said Piyush Shah, MD of Jindal Hotels. “From the sculptures by Nagji Patel in the porch, works of Jyoti Bhatt in the restaurant and the ceramic works of PR Daroz in the ballroom, along with display of Padma Vibhushan Prof KG Subramanium’s paintings, works of numerous renowned artists have been prominently displayed at the property. This not only reflects Vadodara’s cultural heritage but also the deep rooted bond that Surya Palace shares with this seraphic city.”
“The rebranding of Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace gives us an opportunity to showcase the property as our 48th hotel in the country and highlight AccorHotels’ growing network in the region. It further strengthens our presence in Gujarat as AccorHotels’ first upscale property in the state and West India,” said Jean-Michel Cassé, COO, India and South Asia, AccorHotels.