Dalai Lama at the Grand Mercure Mysuru for Varsity Meet

December 15th, 2016: His Holiness, the Tibetan Spiritual leader - Dalai Lama, was in Mysore to attend the 97th convocation of the University of Mysore and deliver the convocation address. For his two day visit to the city, The Dalai Lama was hosted at the Hotel Grand Mercure Mysuru on New Sayyaji Rao Road.

The Tibetans dressed in their traditional attire, Chupa – were gathered in numbers to get a glimpse of their leader. The Dalai Lama, who is the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace (1989) will be conferred with an Honorary degree along with Pramoda Devi Wadiyar during the convocation at the University of Mysore.

Speaking on the occasion, Sachin Malhotra, General Manager of Grand Mercure Mysuru said, “We are honored and delighted to host His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and we thank him for choosing to stay with us. We are happy that since our opening seven months ago, the Grand Mercure Mysuru - AccorHotels unit, has become the preferred hospitality choice for global personalities and tourists alike”.

About Grand Mercure

GrandMercure is an upscale network of hotels and apartments combining rich localtraditions with renowned French touches to deliver a fresh perspective onworld-class service. Grand Mercure is a cultural touchstone in eachdestination, capturing guests’ imagination and bringing local stories tolife.  Operating in Asia Pacific foralmost 20 years, the Grand Mercure brand is uniquely adapted to each market,launching Grand Mercure Mei Jue in China and Grand Mercure Maha Cipta inIndonesia, with further expansion planned in Latin America and the Middle East– countries where there is a greater demand for hotels that truly understandthe different expectations of their guests and can help guests ‘discover a newauthentic’. The Grand Mercure network consists of 46 hotels worldwide with 39hotels in Asia Pacific.  Grand Mercure isa brand of AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator with nearly 3,900hotels and over 190,000 employees in 92 countries.

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