Amritsar is a holy city in the state of Punjab, India. The name of the city derives from the name of the pool around the Golden Temple (aka Harmandir Sahib), and means 'holy pool of nectar'. Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion, and they are rightfully very proud of the city and their very beautiful and unique Gurdwara, their place of worship. The Golden Temple was initiated by Guru Ramdaas Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru, and completed in 1601 by his successor Guru Arjan Dev Ji. It is now a major pilgrimage and tourism center. Experience the beauty and spirituality of this city when you stay with us at the BEST WESTERN Merrion. Our hotel is located in Ranjit Avenue, which is the prime location in Amritsar. Our hotel is designed with a contemporary style, excellent finishes and top quality fixtures and fittings. We also offer excellent facilities that include a spacious multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, a coffee shop, three conference rooms, one banquet hall and a pool-side open kitchen and lounge. We also provide a small rooftop pool and an attached gymnasium.