AccorHotels has given Dwarka its first international hotel brand — Mercure. The city is one of the seven most ancient religious destinations in India, located in the Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat.

Mercure Dwarka is a five-minute drive from the city’s railway station, an hour’s drive from Porbandar Airport and a little over two hours from the Jamnagar Airport.

As for its distance from religious sites, it is within close proximity to Dwarkadhish Temple, Nageshwar Temple, Gopi Talav Theertham, Rukmani Devi Temple and Hanuman Mandir.

Vikas Kulshreshta, the general manager of Mercure Dwarka said: “We are excited and proud to introduce the Mercure brand to Dwarka. The property is designed in a contemporary and modern style, yet blends perfectly with the local heritage. We look forward to welcoming our guests seeking high level of comfort, service and quality, which is synonymous with the Mercure brand.”

The 99 rooms are categorised into 98 Deluxe rooms (23 sqm) and one Deluxe suite (46 sqm). They resonate with the revered icon for which the city is known — artistic images of Lord Krishna in ornate frames. Each room is equipped with free water bottles, wifi, work desk, minibar, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities and a shower.

There is just one eatery on the property — Makhan, an all-day dining restaurant. The name translates to Lord Krishna’s favourite food — butter. It offers local and international vegetarian dishes.

There is one gym on the property, and no swimming pool.

The 80 sqm meeting room can accommodate a maximum of 60 delegates at a time. It is fitted with audio and video facilities, an overhead projector, and has wifi access.

With the opening of Mercure Dwarka, AccorHotels now has four properties in Gujarat.