Hilton further strengthens partnership with Embassy Group in India
Bengaluru, India – 20 March 2018: Hilton today announced a further expansion of its portfolio in India, following the signing of management agreements with Embassy Group to develop two hotels in Bengaluru.
The 500 roomdual-branded hotel that features a Hilton Hotels & Resorts and a HiltonGarden Inn hotel in the same complex will be located within the 100-acreEmbassy TechVillage Business Park near Marathalli on ORR South Bengaluru.Following the success of Hilton Bangalore Embassy Golf Links and the subsequentsigning of the first dual-branded 620-keys twin hotels at Embassy ManyataBusiness Park, this is the third project with Hilton.
Constructionof this new hospitality project, which is among the largest in India, expectedto begin this year and the hotels will be operational by end 2021/early 2022.The announcement reinforces Embassy Group’s strategic roll-out of hospitalityventures and strengthening its long-standing partnership with Hilton Hotels. Asper the agreement, the dual-branded property developed and owned by the EmbassyGroup and managed by Hilton.
Announcingthe project, Chairman & Managing Director of Embassy Group, JituVirwani said, “We are delighted to sign our third hotelproject with Hilton, reflecting the powerful synergies and collaborationbetween both Groups. Using Embassy’s proven expertise in project development,we are focused on delivering landmark hotels that will provide an elevatedservice for our corporate occupiers within their work environment. As in thepast five years, the mainstay of our Hospitality foray will be to build hotelsand mixed-use developments as part of our business parks.”
“We arecommitted to expanding our presence in India and bringing in our world classbrands from our portfolio,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, Development, Asiaand Australasia, Hilton. “Our position as one of the world’s fastest growing hospitalitycompanies has been achieved through great partnerships and we’re thrilled to beworking alongside Embassy Group on these properties.”
Commentingon this announcement, Navjit Ahluwalia, senior vicepresident and Country Head, Hilton India, said “Hilton is committedto grow its operations in India. We are delighted to reinforce our partnershipwith Embassy Group and we strongly believe that this dual branded conceptwill immensely benefit our guests.” Further added, “India isat a cusp of growth in the Travel and Hospitality sectors. We are witnessingpositive signs with an uptake in both domestic and international inboundtravel. Hilton will continue its endeavor to deliver best-in-class hospitalityto our discerning guests as we take rapid strides to increase our presence inthe growing Indian hospitality industry.”
SartajSingh, President, Hospitality Business Embassy Group, added “The Hilton partnership hashelped us immensely to strengthen our foothold in the hospitality business. Weare very bullish about the Bangalore market, one of the busiest hospitalitymarkets in India. Hilton remains our partner of choice and the new dual-brandedproperty will offer corporate users and residents in that area the best interms of location, world-class service, global standards in facilities andaccommodation.”