Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has opened its new property, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa, in western India.
The latest development of Le Méridien, which is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, represents the brand’s first resort in the country.
Le Méridien and Westin global brand leader Brian Povinelli said: "Le Méridien and India share a passion for culture, the arts and cuisine.
"As our first Le Méridien resort in India, we look forward to inviting our creative and curious minded travellers to unlock the destination through our locally inspired programming, culinary creations and of course, relaxation."
The resort and spa offers 122 rooms and suites that feature private balconies. Features of the rooms include the brand’s signature amenities, the company stated.
In addition, the resort provides restaurants and bars that provide international, Asian and local cuisine.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts South Asia regional vice-president Dilip Puri said: "We are pleased to unveil the spectacular Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa, a highly anticipated addition to our India portfolio.
"With its culturally refined design and atmosphere combined with stunning views, the resort is sure to impress and attract travellers for a refreshing break, and emerge as a leading resort in the country."
Owned by BrahmaCorp, the resort will also offer facilities including the Explore Spa by Le Méridien with eight treatment rooms including a hammam bath treatment room and a vichy shower treatment room.
Moreover, it has a well-equipped fitness centre and a lagoon style swimming pool and a rooftop infinity pool.
Starwood recently launched Le Méridien brand in Batumi, Georgia, with a 110-room hotel that displays modern architecture and design within the Batumi Tower.