Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed a new development agreement to open the new Le Méridien Ahmedabad in India in 2018.

The 200-room, new-build hotel will be located on the banks of Sabarmati River in the state of Gujarat and will be close to the central business district and the Sanand Industrial Estate.

Le Méridien Ahmedabad will be part of a mixed-use development, featuring unbranded serviced apartments and Club07, a fully equipped recreational facility.

"Starwood has made significant investments in redeveloping Le Méridien."

In addition to well-appointed, oversized rooms, signature amenities and personalised services, the hotel will offer four restaurants and bar venues, including a signature all-day dining outlet and two speciality restaurants, while the recreation facilities include a swimming pool and fully equipped fitness centre.

The hotel will also feature the city’s largest convention centre facility with 74,000ft² of meeting and event space.

Owned by real estate developer Seven Leisure Private, the hotel also includes signature Le Méridien Hub, which features the signature Master Barista, as well as destination-inspired éclairs by day and Sparkling, an aperitif-inspired evening beverage programme.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts India and Regional managing director South Asia vice-president Dilip Puri said: "Since acquiring the brand in 2005, Starwood has made significant investments in redeveloping Le Méridien, which unlocks the destination for curious minded travellers through the arts, culture and cuisine, and with the rich cultural heritage of Ahmedabad, we feel this is a perfect match for the brand."