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Hilton Signs With Embassy Group To Manage One Of The Largest Dual-Branded Hotel Projects In India
October 12, 2016
BENGALURU, India and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NSYE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with Manyata Promoters Private Limited, a part of the Embassy Group among the leading real estate developers in India, for a 586-room dual-branded hotel project located within the Embassy Manyata Business Park in the fast-growing commercial micro-market in North Bengaluru. This will be one of the largest dual-branded hotel projects in India and will feature a 250-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand hotel and a 336-room Hilton Garden Inn brand hotel. Besides the full range of facilities and services, the hotel project will also offer 46,000 sq. ft. of Meetings and Events space. Targeted to open in 2020, the dual-branded hotel project will be part of a mixed-use development that also includes two commercial towers and an extensive Food and Beverage Hub. It will be developed and owned by the Embassy Group and managed by Hilton.
Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, global brands, Hilton, said, "Sustainable expansion in India with a multi-brand and multiple-partners strategy is a strategic priority for Hilton. This incredible country continues to deliver strong economic growth and the potential of its hospitality industry is exponential. We look forward to continuing to contribute to this growth with our commitment to extending our footprint and introducing our global industry-leading best practices to our guests in the country."
This is Hilton's second project with the Embassy Group. The company also operates Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, located within the Embassy GolfLinks Business Park, which is owned by the Embassy Group. The launch of the hotel in 2014 marked the Embassy Group's foray into the hospitality industry. Hilton also operates DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore that is located on the Sarjapur - Outer Ring Road, in the southeast region of Bengaluru.
On signing the agreement, Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development - Asia and Australasia, Hilton, said, "We are very pleased to extend our strong partnership with the Embassy Group and bolster the success of the Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks through the management agreement for a 586-room dual-branded hotel project featuring two brands - our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand and popular upscale Hilton Garden Inn brand. We continue to see increasing brand awareness across our brand portfolio in India and this agreement underscores our long-term commitment to this country as a strategically important market where we now operate 15 hotels across 12 cities covering most major markets in the country."
Jitu Virwani, chairman & managing director, Embassy Group, added, "We are delighted to expand and strengthen our partnership with Hilton. Our first hospitality project with Hilton at Embassy GolfLinks has been a great success and we are looking forward to extending our partnership to newer heights."
Hilton currently operates 15 hotels and resorts under five brands and across 11 cities covering most major markets in India. The hotels and resorts include: 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: Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore; Trivandrum: Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum; Vadodara: Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri; Pune: Conrad Pune and DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad; Goa: DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga; Shillim: Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa; Agra: DoubleTree by Hilton Agra; and Jaipur: Hilton Jaipur.
About Embassy Group
Embassy Group is one of the leading property developers in India with a track record of close to three decades in real estate development. Embassy has an extensive land bank across the country and has developed over 37 million sq. ft. of prime commercial, residential and retail space in India as well as Malaysia and Serbia. Embassy's portfolio of real estate developments spans the commercial, residential, retail and hospitality segments of the real estate industry. While the commercial real estate business includes the development of business parks for the IT/ITES sector, SEZs and corporate office space. Embassy's ongoing residential projects include luxury apartments, villas and integrated townships. Embassy's residential projects are also designed to obtain IGBC Green Homes gold ratings as part of the efforts towards creating sustainable developments.
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For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities they prefer for a successful and comfortable stay. The Hilton Garden Inn Promise is to make guests’ stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members operating at more than 720 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying hospitality experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.