and its joint venture company with DLF plans to develop 10 hotel projects in India, under the full service Hilton brand, business hotel brand, Hilton Garden Inn and long stay brand, Homewood Suites by Hilton.
This marks the first stage of development for the Hilton-DLF joint venture
company which will culminate in the opening of the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Saket in 2008.
Ian Carter, executive vice president and CEO Hilton International Operations was in Delhi this week and commented, "We are delighted with the
substantial progress of our joint venture company with DLF in India. Having identified 20 key sites in India, we are moving quickly toward to
realizing our goal of becoming a household name in India in the next 5 years, with the first 10 hotel projects underway. We are very confident in our
partnership with DLF."
The first 10 sites where the Hilton-DLF joint venture will open hotels are as follows:
-Hilton Garden Inn, Saket
- Hilton Garden Inn Rohini, New Delhi
- Hilton Garden Inn Mysore, Karnataka
- Hilton Whitefield Bangalore
- Hilton Kolkata
- Hilton Garden Inn Bhubaneshwar
- Homewood Suites Bhubaneshwar
- Hilton Garden Inn Hyderabad
- Homewood Suites Hyderabad
- Hilton Goa Convention Centre
Koos Klein, President Hilton Hotels Asia Pacific, said, "With huge growing demand for hotel room supply in India, there is great potential for Hilton
to tap this opportunity, particularly now that we have partnered with the country's largest developer. We are conducting extensive research into
what the Indian business traveler wants on the road and these insights will help us customize short and long stay business hotel prototype
concepts for the Indian travelers' needs."
In addition to Hilton Hotels' plans to open properties through its joint venture with DLF, the
company will manage 5 new properties scheduled to
open in India in the next two years. This will include Shilim Retreat by Hilton, Hilton Bangalore, Hilton Residences Bangalore, Hilton Chennai and
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