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Welcome to House of MG

Standing opposite the 16th century Sidi Syaid Mosque whose intricate latticed screens are an enduring landmark of Ahmedabad, the House of MG has high walls, an impressive gate and an ornate façade with Baroque decorations. A portico leads to the airy, well lit lobby with the reception, leading to open courtyards, facility areas and a boutique shop. The property has successfully created an ambience that is grand yet homey.

Signature Experience

• 20th Century Mansion
• Gujarat’s Textile Heritage Museum
• City Heritage Walks
• Disabled Friendly
• Gujarati Cuisine Restaurant

Accommodation

Facilities in the Room

  • All Five Star Hotel Facilities
  • Food & Beverages
  • Traditional Gujarati Thali
  • Two Multicuisine

TOTAL ROOMS 38+6

  • 6  Standard Rooms, 11 Deluxe Rooms
  • 14 Grand Deluxe Rooms,  5 Grand Suite Rooms
  • 1 Kanchangauri Suite, 1 Mangaldas Suite
  • 3 Haveli Deluxe, 2 Haveli Junior Suite
  • 1 Haveli Penthouse Suite

Hotel Facilities

  • Textile Museum Gallery
  • Boutique Gift Shop, Indoor Sports Games
  • Indoor Swimming Pool & Gym
  • Opening soon – Spa

A majestic early-20th century mansion residence with eclectic architectural styles.

Located in the city centre of Ahmedabad, convenient for visiting the historical/architectural attractions of the Walled City, the wholesale markets and central business districts.

Disabled friendly

A standout museum of Gujarat’s textile heritage.

The iconic Agashiye restaurant, serving Gujarati cuisine.

Excellent use of arts, handicrafts and indigenously manufactured products in furnishing and embellishing the property.

Arrangements for heritage walks and tours in Ahmedabad.

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The residence of Mangaldas Girdhardas (MG) and his younger brother, Chamanlal Girdhardas (CG), textile industrialists, this mansion complex was built in the early-20th century in a confluence of Indian and European architectural styles. Among the many leaders who stayed here the most prominent is Mahatma Gandhi, father of modern India, stayed here as a guest of Sheth Mangaldas when he returned from South Africa.

By the 1950s, all the members of this extended family had moved to the western part of Ahmedabad and the property was largely neglected, parts of it given on rent for offices. In the 1990s, work began on the restoration and renovation of this heritage property. The adaptation of the property into a boutique heritage hotel has become a successful case study in adaptive reuse of heritage buildings. Today the House of MG serves as an iconic landmark hotel in Ahmedabad.

Standing opposite the 16th century Sidi Syaid Mosque whose intricate latticed screens are an enduring landmark of Ahmedabad, the House of MG has high walls, an impressive gate and an ornate façade with Baroque decorations. A portico leads to the airy, well lit lobby with the reception, leading to open courtyards, facility areas and a boutique shop. The property has successfully created an ambience that is grand yet homey.

At three levels set around two courtyards, the 44 spacious rooms are luxuriously appointed and decorated with selected artifacts and graphics.

The historical mansion, replete with courtyards, verandahs, colonial features, Italian mosaic and marble flooring, stained- glass windows and mosaic tiled floors, and antiques, does not compromise on modern conveniences – it is centrally air-conditioned, wi-fi and well-equipped with contemporary amenities.

Walking through the meandering corridors, you find pleasant surprises and attractive features everywhere. The furniture and fixtures designed and sourced from local artisans practicing around the hotel itself. The property has been greened with plants and natural light courses through every corner of the building. Cats roam around the property and you may hear birdcalls.

A special factor of the property is that most of the staff is from villages near Ahmedabad, trained in house to cater to the needs of the modern international traveler.

Thus, the House of MG serves as an excellent example of the contemporary lifestyle and sensibility of an affluent fourth generation, well educated, modern Indian family. and passages spread over multiple levels leading to different rooms. The green courtyards, verandahs and bubbling fountains will both surprise and welcome you to different nooks of this gorgeous building.

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ACCOMMODATION

The 44 rooms of House of MG combine old world charm and indigenous Gujarati textiles with 5-star standard facilities. Some of the room types are Standard, Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Grand Suite, Kanchangauri Suite, Mangaldas Suite, Haveli Deluxe, Haveli Junior Suite and Haveli Penthouse Suite.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Agashiye is the regional specialty restaurant of House of MG. Set on the rooftop, it serves traditional and contemporary Gujarati food in Kansa Thali (Kansa is a form of bronze, an alloy of metals that, according to tradition, it is beneficial to eat from). The menu for the all-you-can-eat meal is changed daily, and traditionally dressed waiters ensure generous refills all the time.
Recently Agashiye has introduced buffet lunch and dinner, together with Agashiye Express Thali. Agashiye’s own cookbook called Bhojan no Anand (The joy of a meal) can be bought at House of MG.
The Green House, tagged a slow food café, has alfresco areas, an open sided pavilion and an a/c dining room created out of the former buggy garage of the family. Set in the forecourt of the building, it serves freshly cooked Indian and international snacks, small Gujarati meals, fresh fruit juices, traditional beverages and handmade ice creams.

The Lotus Pool has food and beverages in the facility area of the property, which has an indoor swimming pool and the health club. The poolside restaurant is spread over three sections – an air-conditioned section, a poolside section and an outdoor section.
The property also has takeaway facilities.

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RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The indoor swimming pool is themed on the Pichwais of Nathdwara, an important Vaishnava centre for Shrinathji worship that is sacred for the owners of the House of MG. Set on a stepped plinth, the pool is covered by a ceiling embellished with floral frescoes with a 17 foot long, 300 kilogram lotus mobile (suspended sculpture inspired by American artist and pioneer of moving sculptures, Alexander Calder) hanging from its centre. The floor of the pool is also decorated in similar lotus motifs.
The health club has treadmills, a stationary bike, a cross-trainer and a workout machine, and offers yoga lessons on appointment. The Chakra Spa has a menu of massages and therapies.

Local Artisan – The Gift Shop sells artisanal products from across India. The Ahmedabad Trunk Heirloom Shop on the first floor has an exceptional selection of ‘heirlooms’ – antique textiles as well as wood and metal items, primarily sourced from India. The adjoining Heritage Bookstore stocks coffee table books on heritage and culture of India including textile, culinary, spirituality, travel, tantra and wellness.

EVENT FACILITIES

House of MG offers Banquet and Lawn with a capacity of 500 persons, a conference hall that can take 100 delegates and a meeting room. The property provides a range of audio-visual aids for events.

FILMING LOCATION

House of MG is available on hire for film shoots. Scenes from two movies, Kai Po Chhe and Wrong side Raju, were shot on location at the property. A number of advertisements have been filmed or photographed on location at House of MG.

The Ahmedabad Trunk is an heirloom textiles museum in House of MG with an excellent collection of embroideries, appliquéd pieces, bandhani tie-dye, hand-woven textiles, costumes and other exhibits.
House of MG offers a choice of guided walking tours and audio-guided heritage walks. For those who want to explore Ahmedabad on their own, House of MG and the Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage created a unique and detailed heritage map of Ahmedabad online. The heritage walks and tours are a good way to explore the interiors of the walled city of Ahmedabad, which has many architecturally interesting monuments, houses and public buildings. The old neighbourhoods called `pols’ are in themselves interesting examples of architecture, planning and community living. To see the interiors of the houses called havelis, House of MG offers a shuttle to Mangaldas ni Haveli estimated to be over 200 years old. The house of a Naggar Brahmin family, this haveli was bought by the Mangaldas family in 2006 and restored with the help of the Heritage Cell of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. It is a fine example of Ahmedabad’s wooden façade architecture.
Another haveli taken over and adapted by the owners of House of MG, Mangaldas ni Haveli II is now a modern hotel in a refurbished 150 year old residential home located in the very heart of the Historic Walled city. It is just a ten minute ride from The House of MG and within walking distance of the Juma Masjid as well as a plethora of ancient temples and monuments. It is also in the midst of the bustling bazaars and artisan workshops that characterise the Walled City precinct. At night, the neighboring Manekchawk transforms in to a pulsating outdoor food court. This property has the Pol Kholi Café where you can snack in the courtyard of the haveli.
Ahmedabad also has many top quality museums like the world famous Calico Museum of Textiles, the Charles Correa designed Gandhi memorial museum in the historical Gandhi Ashram itself, the Le Corbusier designed museum at Paldi which houses Sanskar Kendra, City Museum and a kite museum, the tribal museum at Gujarat Vidyapith, the Indology Museum, and the new landmark, Kasturbhai Lalbhai (KL) Museum.

The Shreyas campus has educational museums founded in 1974 with art piecesand objects collected from different parts of India, exhibited or evocatively displayed to show their use. The Lokayatan Folk Museum, established in 1977, contains objects of crafts, utensils, domestic items, costumes and ceremonial objects from different communities and tribes in Gujarat. The collection contains exquisite pieces of colourful embroidery, beadwork, wood carving, metal work and leather work, which are documented and displayed with details of origin. With an aim to generate appreciation of local heritage, this place educates students about the rich diversity in traditions and lifestyles in the state.The Kalpana Mangaldas Balayatan Museum, established in 1982, has an extensive collection of Toys, Crafts and objects of performing arts from fifty-four states and countries. The highlight of this museum is the stupendous elephant skeleton. Other articles on display are puppets, masks, costumes, coins and toys. Special emphasis is on theatre and performing arts.Kathani is a gallery of Shreyas Fairs and Festivals established in 2004. Participation in fairs and festivals is a valuable way to develop a sense of unity and brotherhood, understanding and appreciation of cultures. Shreyas has celebrated thirty-six festivals since 1952, focusing on various regions of the world. Kathani is a rich documentation of pictures and photographs of all the performances that were taken during fairs and festivals, comprising of puppet shows, stage shows, drama, shadow plays, folk and classical performances, dances, stalls and displays of arts, crafts and food stalls. Shreyas Sangeet Vadyakhand is a gallery of musical instruments of India and other countries. Established in 1984, it is a repository of string instruments, bow, percussion and wind musical instruments used in classical and folk music.

ATTRACTIONS IN 100KM RADIUS OF THE PROPERTY

About 30 minutes from the property, Gandhinagar is a modern, planned and greened capital of Gujarat. It is developing into a hub for education and technology. On the outskirts of Gandhinagar, the 15th century Ruda Vav in Adalaj is one of India’s finest stepwells. Pethapur village of Gandhinagar is one of the few places where wooden blocks for printing are produced by woodcarvers.
Ahmedabad makes an ideal base to visit Important Bird Areas like the Thol Bird Sanctuary, the Kheda Wetlands and Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, all within 65km radius of the House of MG.
The Harappan archaeological site of Lothal, about 82km from House of MG, offers an insight into the Indus Valley Civilisation that thrived here from 2400 to 1900BC.

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Contact

TELEPHONE: +91-(0)79-25506946.
EMAIL ID: customercare@houseofmg.com
WEBSITE: www.houseofmg.com
RESERVATIONS:Vivek Vyas
Mob:9909982455
Email: businessdevelopment@houseofmg.com

HOUSE OF MG

ADDRESS: Opp Sidi Saiyed ni Jali, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad
TELEPHONE: +91-(0)79-25506946.
EMAIL ID: customercare@houseofmg.com
WEBSITE: www.houseofmg.com
RESERVATIONS:Vivek Vyas
Mob:9909982455
Email: businessdevelopment@houseofmg.com

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GETTING HERE:
House of MG is easily accessible by local taxi/auto-rikshaw from the Ahmedabad Airport to the north and Ahmedabad Railway Station to the east.

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