Day: April 19, 2016

Ajjay Mehra Wins ‘International Designer of the Year 2016’

Ajjay Mehra Wins ‘International Designer of the Year 2016’

Ajjay Mehrra, a leading designer for Men’s Fashion has won the International Designer of the Year 2016 title in London, at the Asian Voice Political & Public Life Awards hosted by the House of Commons, British Parliament.

Ajjay Mehra
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Eleanor Laing presented the award to the Ajjay Mehrra, the only Indian designer  to have won this award.  Also present were several MPs of the British Parliament including Keith Vaz, Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee. 
Ajjay Mehra with British Politician Matthew Hancock

Ajjay Mehra with Mr. D.K. Anand

Ajjay Mehra with Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
Having dressed various eminent personalities, including Prime Minister Modi and various Bollywood and Hollywood stars, Ajjay Mehrra is incredibly proud to bring he award back home and hopes to continue doing great things with Men’s Fashion, especially in India.  

Ajjay Mehra’s Store

Ajjay Mehra’s The Wedding Room Attire

Narendra Modi in Ajjay Mehra Jacket
Ajjay Mehrra also holds a Guinness World Record from 1995 as the only designer ever to host a fashion show on a moving train.

Contemporary Connect Hosted Spring Summer 2016 Preview

Contemporary Connect Hosted Spring Summer 2016 Preview

Contemporary Connect, a luxury brand management company hosted a Press Meet on 8th of April. With a day that started at 10 in the morning and went on till late in the evening, it was a happy success. 

The office was decked up in fairy lights, caricatures of the employees which garnered it’s fair share of laughs, and all of Contemporary Connect’s clients on display. It was a wonderful opportunity for the media to interact with the team behind Contemporary Connect and some of the designers behind their brand names.  The brands who participated for the event are Vanilla Moon Shoes, House of Tuhina, Purab Paschim, Ragini Mittal, Bani Batra, Aran by Shreya, Vogmask, Bobble, Imperial Air and Aurumah Valley. 
An Eco Friendly Gift

Collection on Display

Health Food by Eatonomist

Jewellery on Display
With a couple of on the spot interviews,  photography sessions and love for the products displayed being expressed, the idea for the Press Meet was very well received. The team is extremely gratified by the response and plans to do it again for the Autumn Winter Collection.  
Jayshree from Deccan Herald

Tuhina from HOT

Priya Kumari Rana, Editor, Outlook Splurge

The Roposo Team

Mercure Debuts in the Heart of Hyderabad

Mercure Debuts in the Heart of Hyderabad

Hyderabad, April 18, 2016 – Featuring 128 well-appointed rooms, three food and beverage outlets and five contemporary meeting and banquet spaces, Mercure Hyderabad KCP offers modern comfort to business and leisure travelers in the city.

AccorHotels today announced the opening of Mercure Hyderabad KCP, marking the group’s fourth property and its first midscale brand hotel in the iconic city. Located in the heart of Hyderabad’s shopping, historic and business district, which is a quintessential paradise for corporate and leisure travelers, Mercure Hyderabad KCPoffers guests globally renowned standards of service and accommodation infused with authentic local touches, inherent to the city of Nizams. The property is a short drive from the Hyderabad airport and within close proximity to several tourist attractions, with shopping malls such as GVK, City Center, Hyderabad Central and Banjara Hills just a short walking distance away.
Commenting on the hotel opening Kavitha Dutt Chitturi, Executive Director of KCP Limited said, “Hyderabad has witnessed rapid growth in the IT and Pharma sector in the recent past, with leading MNCs making a beeline to the city. This has resulted in an increase in the number of business travelers to the city. We are delighted to launch Mercure Hyderabad KCP with a promise of delivering the best quality product and services in the hospitality sector. Located in the heart of Hyderabad, the hotel offers a warm setting that is both modern and comfortable for guests whether on a business trip, holiday or a weekend break.”
“The opening of Mercure Hyderabad KCP reinforces our commitment towards expansion and brand presence in India. Hyderabad is an important market for us as it enjoys the unique positioning of a globally renowned technology and business hub with a rich cultural heritage. The property joins the brand’s global network of hotels offering authentic local culture and unparalleled hotel experiences,” said Jean-Michel Cassé, Senior Vice President, Operations, AccorHotels India.
The 128 spacious guest rooms and suites offer modern amenities alongside scenic views of the city and Hussain Sagar Lake. Room Type and count is as below
• Superior Rooms – 98
• Deluxe Rooms – 11
• Superior lake facing rooms – 12
• Suites – 07

Dinesh Rai, General Manager, Mercure Hyderabad KCP, said, “We are excited and proud to introduce the Mercure brand to Hyderabad. Mercure Hyderabad KCP is designed in a style that is contemporary and modern, yet blends in perfectly with the local ambiance. Following its opening, the hotel looks forward to welcoming corporate and leisure travellers seeking high levels of comfort, service and quality offerings synonymous with the Mercure brand.”
The hotel infuses a true representation in bringing local culture to life. Behind every painting and every piece of art is a story on its architecture and décor at the property. The Mercure Brand Wall which comprises of Pochampally Silk background is a visual treat for guests and it reiterates the brand’s firm belief in promoting the local culture and history. Guests can experience historical tales of the art and culture of Hyderabad while walking down every corner of the hotel.
The adaptation of local culture and tradition can easily be seen around the hotel’s interiors and décor, and sorrounds the food and beverage outlets, meeting and banquet spaces.
Food and beverage outlets:
The hotel is home to three food and beverage outlets. Cayenne, an all-day diner, offers an eclectic selection of local and intrentaional cuisines. A spice adding zing and pep making everyone come alive with non-stop energy describes the multi-cuisine resturant serving piping hot and delctable dishes. The IQ bar is ideal for an evening wind down. The Impression Quotient of Mercure Hyderabad KCP, it is a trendy lobby lounge and bar that serves a heady mix of single malts, cocktails, mocktails, spirits and wines. Guests can pamper their tastebuds with a selection of pastries and confectionaries for afternoon teas at Macaroon deli patisserie.
For executive meetings, private parties and memorable events, the hotel has five contemporary meeting rooms and banquet halls that can accommodate up to 150 guests. All meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art conferencing technologies. The meeting rooms boast of abundant natural light and ventilation along with amazing panaromic views of the city.

Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy their work out at the roof top fitness centre which offers spectacular views of the city.
To celebrate its opening, the hotel is offering an introductory rate starting from INR 6500 + taxes with breakfast for two and INR 1000/- worth of flexi credit on all hotel services. The promotion is valid from now till 30th  June 2016.
Base room rate is approximately INR 6500 + taxes.
Hotel location and contact details:
The hotel is located at a distance of 1.9 km km from Banjara Hills and 3.5 km from Nampally railway station. The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, 20.9 km from Mercure Hyderabad KCP.

Hotel Address
Mercure Hyderabad KCP
6-3-551 Somajiguda, 500082 HYDERABAD – INDIA Mail: [email protected]

Hotel email address
Hotel phone number for reservations and general information + Tel: (+91)4067888888

With Mercure, AccorHotels offers hotels that are all different and rooted in their local community.
Mercure is the only midscale hotel brand that combines the strength of an international network with a strong quality commitment and the warm experience of hotels that are rooted in their local community. Enthusiastic hoteliers and welcome business and leisure travelers manage Mercure hotels across the world. Mercure has over 740 hotels in 56 countries. They are ideally located in city centers, by the sea or in the mountains.
In India, AccorHotels operates a network of 7 distinctive brands underpinned by operational excellence, while embracing its European heritage. With 36 hotels across key destinations in the country, AccorHotels is uniquely placed as the only international hotel group with brands that span across all segments from luxury to budget.
As the leader in operating hotels and convention centres, AccorHotels currently manages the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Lavasa International Convention Centre and Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, the largest all- sea facing convention centre on the east coast of India supporting the growing MICE market segment. Additionally, AccorHotels will add the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre in its portfolio towards the later part of this year.
AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.
Over 180,000 women and men in 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.
AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
– its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
– a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
– A powerful marketplace and loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels
– Almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 programme.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

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