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October 30, 2013

JW Marriott opens two new hotels in India

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, has opened two new hotels in India, the JW Marriott Bengaluru and JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity.

By Ranjith Dharma

Hotel

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, has opened two new hotels in India, the JW Marriott Bengaluru and JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity.

Located next to the 300-acre Cubbon Park, the five-star hotel in Bengaluru has 297 rooms and suites, including one Presidential Suite, and features a collection of Indian artwork.

JW Marriott Bengaluru provides six different dining options, which include wine, antipasti and prohibition cocktails at Bar Uno, rustic Tuscan fare at Alba, authentic Indian cuisine at Spice Terrace and baked goods and gourmet products at grab-and-go patisserie Bengaluru Baking Company (BBC).

The new hotel, which was debuted on 12 September 2013, has 1,000m² of indoor and outdoor event space, features six different treatment rooms, including a heated outdoor pool, casual pool bar and cabanas, and state-of-the-art fitness centre and yoga studio.

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity, which has 523 guest rooms including a luxurious Presidential Suite, was launched on 18 October 2013.

The hotel features six restaurants and lounges that include Japanese restaurant Akira Back, grab-and-go patisserie and retail shop Delhi Baking (DBC), K3 restaurant and JW Lounge.

Additionally, the new hotel features eight separate meeting rooms with 2,323m² of meeting space, as well as Quan Spa, a fitness club, and an outdoor swimming pool.

The Bengaluru and New Delhi hotels will be the JW Marriott brand’s fourth and fifth hotels in India, and its 61st and 62nd properties globally.

"The brand resonates with both our international and domestic guests, and we will continue to strive for excellence across our portfolio as India continues to play an important role in our growth strategy."

JW Marriott’s earlier ventures in India – JW Marriott Mumbai, JW Marriott Chandigarh and JW Marriott Pune – have met with success, with JW Marriott Pune also becoming the first Marriott hotel in India to receive the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

Marriott International South Asia and Australia area vice president Rajeev Menon said that JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts offers a luxury experience that pairs elegance with approachability.

"The brand resonates with both our international and domestic guests, and we will continue to strive for excellence across our portfolio as India continues to play an important role in our growth strategy," Menon added.

As part of its strategic expansion plans, Marriott’s global luxury brand JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is expected to double its presence in Asia within the next few years, with 17 properties currently and another 17 in the pipeline.

By 2015, Marriott International hopes to expand its JW Marriott portfolio to 79 hotels in 28 countries from the current 60 properties in 24 countries.


Image: The new JW Marriott Bengaluru. Photo courtesy of Marriott International.

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