Hotel Merlin International is a part of the Merlin Group of Thrissur which was founded by V. L. Ittiachen, a great visionary and Businessman with sound entrepreneurial skills. With diversified interests in Hospitality, Real Estate, Finance etc. the group had its operations centered in Chennai. The Hotel was established in 1948 in the name “The Oriental State Hotel” on a sprawling 4 acre property in the heart of Thrissur City. The Hotel was one of the favourite destination for the visiting dignitaries and travelers as well as for the local population as it was one of the first buildings to be build with cement and modern building material in Thrissur. A stones throw from the famous “Vanchikulam” where the country boats landed in Thrissur  in the olden times with merchandise from far and near, the Hotel serviced traders and travelers from all parts of the country and abroad.
 
Vanchikulam was the business hub of the entire Thrissur district and the main Jetty on the inland navigation system which was more in vogue those days. Just opposite to the Railway Station and close to K.S.R.T.C. Bus Station, it is centrally located and witnessed the growth of  “Thrishivaperur”, (The old name of Thrissur) into a bustling Metropolitan City. It changed the name first into “State Hotel” and then to “Thrissur Tourist Home” and finally to “Hotel Merlin International”. The Hotel is revamped and refurbished to have a chic look and ultra modern comforts both in the interior and exterior without loosing its old charm and heritage.
 
 
 
 
  Hotel Merlin International
Opp. Railway Station
Poothole Road
Thrissur 680 004
 
  Phone: +91 487 2385520,
2385619, 2380964

Fax: +91 487 2380964
Mob: +91 9745683444
 
  Email: manager@hotelmerlin.in
  Web: hotelmerlin.in