If you happen to travel to New Delhi in the next few years, there will be plenty of luxury Marriott hotels for you to check into.
International hotel chain Marriott is planning to add 24 luxury hotels comprising about 7,000 rooms by 2011 in the country as it looks to tap the booming hospitality sector.
“The country’s hospitality sector has been growing very fast, mainly due to government’s encouragement for the tourism sector. To cash in on the growth story, we will be opening 24 new hotels across the country by 2011 with an addition of about 7,000 rooms,” Marriott International Regional Vice President (Hotel Development – Indian Subcontinent) Navjit Ahluwalia said.
Marriott would have 15 hotels by the the end of 2009, he added. The company has already tied up with different developers for the hotels in various locations and all the projects are under construction, he said.
Marriott has tied up with Unitech for four hotels, Emaar MGF for two, Uppal Group for two, Mumbai-based Rahejas for two and Kanakia Developers for one hotels, which would come up in various metros, Tier I and II cities, Ahluwalia said.
Besides, the company would also manage one hotel each in Kochi and Ahmedabad for which it has joined hands with the US-based Pacifica Group and Dubai’s Lulu Properties.
“Out of 24 hotels, one will be under Ritz-Carlton, seven will be of JW Marriott, 11 will constitute Courtyard and the remaining will be coming up under Marriott-Renaissance brands,” Ahluwalia said.
The company has six operational hotels in different cities of the country comprising about 1,500 rooms, he said.