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Marriott signs Three New Hotels in India

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Thursday, 7 February 2008

Marriott is to add three hotels to its rapidly expanding hotel portfolio in India, bringing the total number of properties to 25, representing six brands and 6,224 rooms, by 2011. All three of these hotels will be operated by Marriott under long-term management contracts.

The three new hotels are:
• 175-room JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh (2011)
• 300-room JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata (2011)
• 113-unit Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Marriott Executive Apartment (2011)

“We are thrilled by the continued growth of our lodging portfolio in India,” said Ed Fuller, president & managing director of international lodging for Marriott International. “These new hotels will enable us to offer travelers to and within India a broad range of choices in many key cities throughout the country and will position us to play a meaningful role in the emergence of India as a major contributor to the global economy.”

Scheduled to open in 2011, the 175-room
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh will be the fifth representative of its brand in India and the first internationally-branded hotel in Chandigarh. It is owned by Uppal Builders Pvt. Ltd. The JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh will be situated in the heart of the city within 2 kilometers of Sector 17, which is the central business district and a prominent retail area. The Chandigarh Airport is 12 kilometers away.

The 300-room JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata will be the sixth JW Marriott hotel in India and is owned by Emaar MGF. It will be part  of a mixed-use development on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass that is accessible to various Kolkata points of business and local interest. The development will also include a shopping mall with 5,000 square meters of retail space and another hotel.

Accommodations at both the JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh and the JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata will feature luxurious marble baths with separate tubs and showers, Marriott’s renowned plush bed and bath linens, high-end bath amenities, flat screen television and high-speed internet access. Also included will be an executive floor and club lounge.

For dining and entertainment, both hotels will offer three restaurants including an all-day casual restaurant and two specialty restaurants. A spacious lobby lounge, a quiet bar and a pool bar will round-out the hotels’ dining options. In addition, the JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh will have a deli-lounge.

Additional amenities at both hotels will include a full Spa and an outdoor swimming pool; a fitness center; a business center with small offices and meeting rooms; a beauty and barber shop; and a gift shop.

For conferences and social events, the JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh will have 867 square meters of space including a 585-square meter ballroom which will be divisible into six sections and three additional meeting rooms in varying configurations.

At the JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, social and conference space will include a 750-square meter ballroom that will be divisible into five sections, a 60-square meter boardroom and three individual meeting rooms in varying configurations, each of which will be divisible into two sections.

The 113-unit Jubilee Hills Hyderabad, Marriott Executive Apartments is owned by Viceroy Hotels. When opened in 2011, it will be the third representative of its brand in India in addition to the existing Lakeside Chalet, Mumbai, Marriott Executive Apartments and the under-construction Marriott Executive Apartments in Gurgaon that is scheduled to open in 2010.

The property will be located in the residential Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad, an exclusive, highly-sought-after residential area in Hyderabad within close proximity of the city’s current central business district, Hitec City and Gachibowli, which house the majority of companies in the IT and biotechnology industries in the city.

Marriott International’s upscale, deluxe Marriott Executive Apartments brand is targeted to extended-stay guests who plan to stay for 30 days or more. Each one, two and three-bedroom apartment is stylishly and comfortably furnished and come with a fully-equipped kitchen.

For dining and entertainment, the Jubilee Hills Hyderabad, Marriott Executive Apartments will have a casual restaurant and lounge. Recreational amenities will include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Additionally, residents will have a business center, a sundry shop, a resident service desk and a multipurpose/games room available to them as amenities which will never require them to stray far from home for their business, shopping and leisure demands.

Currently, the Marriott International portfolio in India is comprised of six hotels offering 1,528 rooms representing its luxury JW Marriott, upscale Marriott and Renaissance brands, its upper-moderate-priced Courtyard by Marriott brand and its deluxe Marriott Executive Apartments for extended-stay travelers.

Scheduled to open through 2011 are 18 new properties and one expansion with a total of more than 4,500 rooms as follows:

• five luxury JW Marriott branded hotels (Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh)
• one luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel (Bangalore)
• one upscale Marriott hotel & convention center (Pune)
• nine upper-moderate-priced Courtyard by Marriott properties (Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata New Town, Noida, Pune City Center, Pune Hinjewadi, Mumbai International Airport)
• two Marriott Executive Apartments (Hyderabad, Gurgaon), and
• an expansion of the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Center hotel.

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