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Marriott International Announces 4 More Hotels in India; Will Nearly Quadruple Portfolio to 40 Properties by 2013

29 properties now under construction or development in India

JW New Delhi Marriott International announced today the signing of four additional hotels for its portfolio in India, bringing the total to 29 properties now under construction or in planning in India. When all are opened by the end of 2013, Marriott International will have 40 hotels under management in the country; today, Marriott manages 11 hotels in India represented by five brands.

The four newly signed properties are:
• The 510-room luxury JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi International Airport, opening in 2012
• The 250-room upscale Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield Hotel, opening in 2011
• The 365-room Jaipur Marriott Hotel, opening in 2011
• The 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Hyderabad Hitec City, opening in 2013.

“We are thrilled by the robust expansion of our hotel portfolio in India,” said Ed Fuller, president & managing director of international lodging for Marriott. “India is witnessing unprecedented growth and expansion of its travel and tourism industry and we are delighted to participate in this expansion in a meaningful way.  When opened, we are confident that these four distinct hotels in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Jaipur and Hyderabad will successfully meet the needs of foreign and domestic travelers who are seeking either a luxury or upscale hotel experience.”  

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi International Airport
Owned by Aria Hotels and Consultancy Services Private Limited, the luxurious 510-room JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi International Airport will open in 2012 adjacent to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.  The site is located off of National Highway-8, the primary access road to India’s popular “Golden Triangle” of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. When opened, it will be Marriott’s first property in New Delhi.

Spacious accommodations at the JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi International Airport will be contemporary in style and beautifully appointed, offering plush bed and bath amenities, bathrooms with separate tub and shower and modern technological connectivity—all with authentic architectural and design touches reflective of the hotel’s locale.

Imaginative dining and entertainment will be a hallmark of the public space that will consist of three restaurants, including a casual three-meal dining outlet and two specialty restaurants, a café deli-bakery for those who want impromptu light fare and beverages, a lively entertainment lounge, an inviting lobby bar and a pool bar.

Recreational amenities will be designed to help guests maintain their well-being.  A signature Spa will be complemented by a gym for workouts; a sauna and steam room and Jacuzzi for relaxation and an outdoor swimming pool.

Business travel-oriented amenities will include an expansive, welcoming Executive Club lounge and a full business center with six workstations, two private offices, a meeting room and a boardroom.  Additional amenities will include a gift shop, laundry/valet service and various retail shops.

For conferences and local social events, the hotel will have flexible function space.

Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield
MHR bangalore Whitefield The 250-room upscale Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield is owned by Magna Wharehousing & Distribution Private Ltd. and will open in 2011 as part of a mixed-used complex also including a mall and an office building in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area, the city’s IT and software hub and home to such international IT corporations as Dell, Oracle, Intel, IBM and SAP AG.  When opened, it will be Marriott International’s seventh property in Bengaluru.

Guest accommodations will be comfortably appointed, featuring Marriott’s renowned bed and bath amenities, bathrooms with separate tub and shower and modern technological connectivity.

For dining and entertainment, the hotel will offer three restaurants, all with private dining rooms; two lounges and a poolside bar.

Recreational amenities will include a Spa and health club and an outdoor swimming pool. 

Business travel-oriented services will consist of an Executive Lounge with a private meeting room and a full-service business center providing three workstations, a private office, a meeting room and a boardroom. Other amenities will include a gift and sundries shop, a florist shop and laundry/valet services.

For conferences and social events, the hotel will offer flexible function space that is currently being configured.

Jaipur Marriott Hotel
MHR Jaipur The 365-room, contemporary Jaipur Marriott Hotel is owned by Serveall Land Developers Private Limited and will be part of a mixed-use development that will also include office and retail space. It will be situated approximately 2 kilometers from the Jaipur International Airport.

Jaipur’s vibrant history and status as a heritage city make it a prominent international tourism destination in India. In addition to being a popular leisure and wedding destination, Jaipur is growing into a significant commercial city, driven by the jewelry and textile industries and, more recently, by the IT/ITeS industry.

Accommodations at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel will feature baths with separate tub and shower, rich bed and bath amenities and state-of-the-art technological connectivity. 

Three restaurants, including a 24-hour casual outlet, and a lounge, pool bar and night club will provide guests with choices in entertainment and dining.

Recreational amenities will feature a deluxe Spa and fitness facility and an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi.

For social functions and conferences, the hotel will have 2,120 square meters of function space include two ballrooms, each of which will be divisible into three sections; a meeting suite consisting of five conference rooms; and five individual meeting rooms in varying configurations.

Business-oriented services will include an inviting Executive Lounge, a business center with five workstations, a meeting room and a boardroom. Additional amenities will feature a gift shop.

The Jaipur Marriott Hotel will be Marriott International’s first hotel in the city.  

Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad Hitec City
CY Madhapur rendering Owned by Future InfraIndia Private Limited, the 200-room moderately-priced Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad Hitec City will be located within the city’s Madhapur District on HiTec Road in a locality known as Jubilee Enclave among the various campuses of IT companies and back office processing centers.

At the Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad Hitec City, guests will have a variety of dining options and a lounge that will flow into the lobby for casual relaxation and socializing with friends and colleagues.

Guest rooms will offer modern connectivity, comfortable living spaces and contemporary design and amenities.  For recreation, the hotel will have a fitness facility and an outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel will feature 430 square meters of flexible function space for conferences and social events.  A business center with two workstations, a sundry shop and a Grab and Go kiosk for those in a hurry will round out the hotel’s amenities.  When opened, it will be the fourth Marriott International-flagged hotel in Hyderabad.

The Marriott International portfolio in India is currently represented by 11 hotels in Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Gurgaon and Ahmedabad.

JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard by Marriott hotels all participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent guest travel program in which its more than 30 million members worldwide earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent in the hotel during each stay.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale and give their guests time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013, the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International’s iconic business brand and flagship, inspires your best performance during travel and helps you work, relax and recharge in your own way, at nearly 500 hotels in 60 countries.  Marriott continues to accommodate life on the road for discerning business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; meeting and event spaces and services that are the gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. 

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs of choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest brand; 200 additional Courtyard by Marriott hotels will open around the world over then next three years. 

Note:  The statement about the number of new hotels to be added in India and their locations is a “forward looking statement” within the meaning of federal securities laws, not a historical fact, and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the depth and direction of the current recession, supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth and refurbishment and other risk factors identified in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by our statement. This statement is made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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