Marriott has signed management agreements with
Phoenix Hospitality, that will add two more hotels to its lodging
portfolio in India in 2012. The hotels are the approx. 300-room
Mumbai Marriott Hotel Kurla and around 165-room Courtyard by
When opened, the two hotels will result in
the Marriott International lodging system being represented in
India by 36 properties spanning six lodging brands serving guests
in the luxury, upscale, upper-moderate and extended-stay segments
by the end of 2012.
“We are thrilled to add these two
exciting hotels to our Indian portfolio,” said Ed Fuller,
president and managing director of international lodging for
Marriott International. “The Indian travel market is exploding as
India’s middle class continues to expand and an increasing number
of international visitors come to India for business or tourism or
to attend conferences. We are confident that both properties will
fill consumer demand for consistent quality and comfort, great
service and value and will surpass traveler expectations in their
Mumbai Marriott Hotel Kurla
The Mumbai Marriott Hotel
Kurla will be part of a mixed-use development that will also
include extensive office and retail space in the central suburb of
North Mumbai approximately six kilometers east of Mumbai’s
The hotel will offer
accommodations featuring baths with separate tub and shower,
luxurious bed and bath amenities, high speed internet access, HD
TV, and in-room safe and mini-bar.
For dining and entertainment, the hotel will have a 24-hour casual
restaurant, a specialty outlet, a pool bar and an open, welcoming
lobby lounge that will invite guests to linger throughout the day
over a morning coffee or to meet with friends and colleagues for
impromptu gatherings or meetings.
Other amenities will
include an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a spa and fitness
center with four treatment rooms, an executive club floor and
lounge, a fully equipped business center with three work stations,
an office, a meeting room and a boardroom; a gift and sundry shop,
a florist shop and a beauty/barber salon.
For meetings and
social gatherings, the hotel will have 1,000 square meters of
space comprised of a 660-square meter ballroom that will be
divisible into three sections, a 100-square meter meeting room
divisible into two sections and 240 square meters of space in
It will be the fifth deluxe
Marriott-branded hotel in India when it opens in 2012.
Courtyard by Marriott Agra
The Courtyard by Marriott Agra
will be situated in a stand-alone building as part of a mixed-used
development in Taj Nagri off the Fatehabad Road and will be one of the
first internationally-branded hotels in the upper-moderate-tier
segment in Agra.
The location is surrounded by a mix of
residential and commercial buildings and the famous Taj Mahal is
located approximately two kilometers from the site. Agra forms
part of India’s Golden Triangle, the popular tourist circuit
connecting Agra, Delhi and Jaipur and is ideal for leisure
travelers seeking a six- to seven-day itinerary.
Accommodations feature plush bed and
bath linens and amenities, high speed internet access and HD TVs.
For dining and
entertainment, the hotel will have an all-day casual restaurant
and spacious lobby lounge and bar and a pool bar.
Recreational amenities will include a kids club and a fitness
center featuring a gym, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Other amenities will include an executive club lounge, a business
center with two stations, a sundry shop, a Grab and Go kiosk for
those in a hurry; and laundry/valet service.
The hotel will
have 570-square meters of conference and event space comprising a
360-square meter ballroom divisible into three sections and two
additional meeting rooms in varying configurations.
opened, the Courtyard by Marriott Agra will be the 17th Courtyard
by Marriott branded hotel in India.
Shishir Shrivastava, CEO - Hospitality
& New Initiatives & Chief Development Director for the Phoenix
Group said, “Mumbai and Agra are both growing and sustainable
markets. The Mumbai hospitality market has witnessed a compounded
growth in the demand from the business traveller, both domestic
and international whilst Agra continues to attract significant
number of leisure travellers. The last 4 to 6 quarters may have
been disappointing for the hospitality industry, but we continue
to have faith in the Indian consumption story and anticipate
increasing demand in the years to come. Hospitality assets are for
the long-term and we have an optimistic view for the industry and
its potential. We are delighted to have Marriott, a brand recognised for its high quality standards and a far reaching
network, partner with us to manage the Kurla and Agra hotels.”
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