Hilton Worldwide to triple its operating assets by 2012
NEW DELHI, India and MCLEAN, Va. – April 7, 2011 – Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Eros Resorts & Hotels Ltd, a company of Eros Group to manage two new properties in New Delhi’s fast-growing business district of Mayur Vihar. The agreement will see Hilton Worldwide’s fourth Hilton Hotel & Resorts property in India, and the introduction of the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in India. The properties are part of a twin-tower conversion project strategically located in India’s capital city. Hilton New Delhi Mayur Vihar is scheduled to open within the next few months. The other building which is currently operating as an unbranded hotel will officially open as DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi - Mayur Vihar soon.
“Hilton Worldwide is one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in terms of deals signed globally. For 2010, we achieved a global pipeline that included 868 hotels and more than 138,000 rooms worldwide, making this one of the largest pipelines in our history and in the industry,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton Worldwide.
He added, “We are focusing a significant amount of our development efforts in the Asia Pacific region – with 112 hotels and 32,916 rooms in the pipeline. We foresee phenomenal opportunities in India. We are expanding rapidly and will more than triple our presence in the country in the next two years – from four trading hotels to a total of 14, including these two properties signed with Eros Resorts & Hotels.”
Satish Sood, Managing Director of Eros Resorts & Hotels Ltd from Eros Group said, "This collaboration with Hilton Worldwide will add depth and breadth to our hospitality portfolio. We will be able to bring world-class hotel facilities and services, and the traditional reputation of Indian hospitality to business and leisure travellers in New Delhi.”
“We are pleased to introduce an outstanding Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel product, as well as the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in India’s capital city. We believe that DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi Mayur Vihar and the Hilton New Delhi Mayur Vihar will become popular with today's modern travellers who are looking for a professional, yet relaxed, lively and refreshingly welcoming hotel experience," he added.
New Delhi has grown rapidly in its infrastructure development. The recent opening of the New International Airport together with the successful implementation of the mass transit Metro project have led to a growing number of leading global and domestic companies to establish their presence in the city, making it an increasingly important commercial destination.
Hilton New Delhi Mayur Vihar
The conversion project is an existing twin-tower complex located in Mayur Vihar, East Delhi. The adjoining tower will be the DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi Mayur Vihar. The complex sits on the intersection of the exit road of DND expressway connecting the east and west sections of New Delhi. It lies between two key Metro stations, further enhancing accessibility to Central and South Delhi.
Once completed, Hilton New Delhi Mayur Vihar will offer 173 guest rooms including six suites, three food & beverage outlets including a stylish lobby lounge & bar, an all-day dining restaurant and a speciality restaurant. Leisure facilities at the hotel will include a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art health club, a spa and an outdoor pool. There will also be an Executive Lounge, meeting facilities and an on-site car parking facility for the convenience of its guests.
DoubleTree by Hilton New DelhiMayur Vihar
The hotel is part of a twin-tower complex. The DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi Mayur Vihar has 196 guest rooms including four suites. Guests will be able to dine at the all-day dining restaurant or a speciality restaurant. The hotel is also equipped with a business centre, event space for corporate meetings or social functions for 600 guests, as well as an on-site car parking facility. To help hotel guests relax and recharge, there will be a fully-equipped health club and an outdoor pool.
Hilton Worldwide currently operates four hotels under two brands in three key cities in India. These include Hilton Janakpuri New Delhi, Hilton Mumbai International Airport, Hilton Chennai and Hilton Garden Inn Saket New Delhi.
Inclusive of these two new properties in New Delhi, Hilton Worldwide expects to open a total of 10 new hotels by 2012, including five Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties, three DoubleTree by Hilton properties, a Hilton Garden Inn property and a Hampton by Hilton property. These hotels will be located in key Indian cities and hospitality markets including New Delhi, Bangalore, Gurgaon and Baroda.
To date, Hilton Worldwide has more than 20 properties under various stages of development across its portfolio of brands in India. Details of these pipeline properties will be announced together with the owners at the appropriate time.
About Hilton Hotels and Resorts
One of the most recognized name in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 76 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltononline, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 240 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels and resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travellers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each guest DoubleTree by Hilton receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. Social media users can engage with DoubleTree by Hilton at www.twitter.com/doubletree, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/doubletree. For more information on or to make reservations at DoubleTree by Hilton hotels and resorts around the world, please visit www.doubletreebyhilton.com
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,700 hotels and 610,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
About Eros Resorts & Hotels
Eros Resorts & Hotels Limited, is a part of the EROS Group founded by Mr J R Sood and currently run by his son Mr Satish Sood with more than four decades of track record in real estate including residential and commercial buildings, five-star deluxe hotels, high-end commercial complexes, state of the art cinemas and shopping malls. The Group is an industry pioneer and is developing the 126-acre Lakewood City, one of the finest townships set in lush green exotic surroundings with facilities and amenities including community centres, shopping complexes, schools, health clubs, recreational centres and commercial complexes, with easy access to the heart of South Delhi.
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