ACCOR last week launched its first Grand Mercure resort property in Candolim, Goa.
The 121-unit Grand Mercure Goa Shrem Resort is the group’s second hotel in Goa and offers a 10-treatment room Balinese spa and has three F&B options: all-day dining restaurant Festa, Junho Bar, and Chy lounge.
The resort will also be able to host events for up to 800 guests.
Speaking at the launch of the property, general manager Manish Dayya said: “We aim to substantiate our position in this market for leisure as well as for MICE. Our product is geared to handle both equally effectively.”
Two more Grand Mercure properties will be opened by 2015, one in Vadodara and another in Bengaluru.
Mitesh Dani, managing director, Parul Tours, said: “With Accor pushing for a larger market share, the high-end hospitality offering in Goa is closing the gap between supply and demand. There is unfulfilled demand for rooms, leading to healthy ARR in this destination.”
* This article originally wrote that a Grand Mercure property will open in Ahmedabad in 2015. This was incorrect and has been edited for accuracy.