Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement for First Conrad Hotel in India
Friday February 7th, 2014 - 9:28AM BOA
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DELHI, INDIA—Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the K. Raheja Constructions Group, to open Conrad Pune, the first Conrad Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in India.
The launch of Conrad Pune in Maharashtra next year will mark the brand’s entry into the country. With its foundation in the Art Deco style, the design of Conrad Pune will feature geometric shapes, dashes of color and hints of ornamentation. Providing the backdrop will be public spaces framed by 43-ft. high ceilings and columns. The hotel will feature 310 guestrooms with the latest in-room technology and six-fixture marble baths.
“Conrad Hotels & Resorts has a global portfolio of 23 properties in key gateway cities and resort destinations that offer luxury experiences by offering guests intuitive service, a world of style and infinite connections,” stated John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Pune is a key gateway destination and we are delighted to establish our brand’s presence in India, one of the key strategic growth markets for Hilton Worldwide, starting with this wonderful city.”
Conrad Pune is strategically located within the central business district of Pune. It will be minutes from the commercial and entertainment hubs in Kalyani Nagar, prime government institutions in Yerwada and premier residential neighborhoods of Koregaon Park and Bund Garden.
“The signing of this agreement reiterates our commitment to developing Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of brands in India. At present, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton, as well as Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton have a presence in India,” stated Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. “In launching the first Conrad hotel in India, we are delighted to have as our partner the K. Raheja Constructions Group who understands and shares our vision of the brand essence in delivering the Luxury of Being Yourself.”
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