India’s First Ritz-Carlton Opens
Friday November 1st, 2013 - 10:36AM PC
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IRVINE, CA—The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, designed by WATG, has opened, making it the first of the brand in the country.
Owned by Nitesh Estates, a luxury property developer, the hotel has 281 guestrooms, including one Presidential Suite and 26 executive suites. Amenities include three restaurants; a spa and a techno gym-equipped fitness center; a club lounge; a rooftop terrace; and an open-air pool deck on top of the building. Located on an L-shaped plot in the central business district, the 16-story property also features a helicopter-landing pad on the rooftop.
WATG has designed over 60 Ritz-Carlton hotels in 25 countries, and has recently been involved in Ritz-Carlton projects in Mexico, Indonesia, Panama, Morocco, Maldives, US Virgin Islands, and Taiwan.
Tags: India • Bangalore • Ritz Carlton • WATG • Hospitality • Architecure & Interiors • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.