Hilton Worldwide To Open First Conrad Hotel in India
Staying true to the brand's essence of providing a world of style within, while connecting guests with the local splendours around them, Conrad Pune will be an iconic structure towering over Mangaldas Road, strategically located within the central business district of Pune. It will be minutes from the commercial and entertainment hubs in Kalyani Nagar, prime government institutions in Yerwada and premier residential neighbourhoods of Koregaon Park and Bund Garden. Kharadi and Ganeshkind Road will be within eight kilometres of the hotel and the Pune International Airport six kilometres away.
"The signing of this agreement reiterates our commitment to developing Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of brands in India. At present, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton, as well as Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton have a presence in India," said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. "In launching the first Conrad hotel in India, we are delighted to have as our partner the K. Raheja Constructions Group who understands and shares our vision of the brand essence in delivering the Luxury of being yourself."
With its foundation in the Art Deco style, the design of Conrad Pune will be characterized by bold geometric shapes, dashes of striking colour and hints of lavish ornamentation. Providing the backdrop will be expansive public spaces with high ceilings of up to 40 feet (12 metres) and dramatic columns. The hotel will feature 310 tastefully-appointed guestrooms with the latest in-room technology and six-fixture marble baths. Guests at the hotel will be spoilt for choice with six stylish and innovative dining outlets. The Large Ballroom, divisible into three, will have a break-away function room and a spacious pre-function area. Additional conference and event facilities will include four boardrooms and a fully-equipped 24-hour business centre. Guests of the hotel will also be able to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, luxurious full-service spa and a salon.
"We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, and we are very excited about opening the first Conrad hotel in the country," said Sandeep Raheja, managing director, Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt. Ltd. "We believe that with its unique offering of luxury that is contemporary, stylish and innovative, the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand will set a new benchmark in the hospitality industry in the country."
Hilton Worldwide currently operates the following hotels and resorts in India - New Delhi: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket; Gurgaon: Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square and DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR; Mumbai: Hilton Mumbai International Airport; Chennai: Hilton Chennai; Bangalore: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore; Trivandrum: Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum; Vadodara: Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri; Pune: DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad; Goa: DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga and Shillim: Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa.
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