Accor expands its portfolio in India with Grand Mercure Goa Candolim

Accor, a world-leading hospitality Group boasting more than 1,000 properties across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce its latest signing, the Grand Mercure Goa Candolim, scheduled to welcome guests in Q2 of 2024. Developed by Antarim Resort LLP, under an exclusive franchise agreement with Accor, the property will be the 7th Grand Mercure in India.

Situated on the main route from Panjim Airport, this expansive 6,500 sqm hotel in Goa offers 87 well-appointed rooms, two dining options, and a 500+ sqm banquet hall, with fitness and spa facilities. With its upscale amenities, the hotel aims to make a significant impact on Goa’s dynamic hospitality scene, providing a notable stay for travellers.

The Grand Mercure brand is tailored for contemporary travellers who seek premium comforts and cultural reconnections – an unexpected approach to the familiar, respectful reinterpretations of age-old practices. Grand Mercure invites guests to experience the uniqueness of each culture and each hotel exemplifies that locale’s way of life: the iconic dishes, the beverage ceremonies, the rituals to treasure and share.

Aniruddh Kumar, Vice President of Development, India & South Asia Accor said “Grand Mercure’s debut in Goa sets the stage for an extraordinary experience in India’s most vibrant tourist belt. Designed to delight millions of tourists from across the globe, the hotel emphasises our commitment to elevating the hospitality sector nationwide, over the past decade, Goa has experienced robust demand growth, with a notable 5% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).

In the past 3-4 years, the market has evolved into a year-round high-demand scenario, setting the stage for Grand Mercure Goa Candolim’s strategic entry into this thriving landscape” Anirudh further added.

AjitKurani and AkshitKurani from Antarim Resort LLPsaid.“Antarim Group is a hospitality company which operates multiple hotels across India. This is our first venture with Accor and we are thrilled to partner with them on this premium project in Goa. We look forward to offering Grand Mercure guests a world-class hospitality experience,”

Accor currently operates 61 properties in India under the Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, and ibis brands.


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