Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center is the 100th hotel planned to open in India by Marriott International. Arne Sorenson, CEO and President of Marriott International is set to visit India for a week-long visit to India as the company is looking to extend its leadership presence in India with more than 50 signed projects in the pipeline.
According to Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International:
“India is one of Marriott International’s most important markets in Asia, with the second highest- number of hotels and rooms after China. Given India’s robust economy and rising middle class, we see incredible opportunity to continue working with owners to open hotels from across Marriott’s extensive array of brands, particularly in the upper midscale, upscale and luxury segments.”
Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel and Convention Center is a 360 room property featuring 39 suites adorned with stylish interiors and panoramic city views. Marriott 100th property in India also features Sheraton signature facilities like Shine Spa for Sheraton™, Sheraton Club Lounge, Sheraton Fitness and Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience.
As emerging markets like India have great growth potential, Marriott today has more than 20000 rooms and 15 brands in 32 cities and it employs more than 30000 employees with another 3000 people expected to be hired by 2018.
Marriott is also expecting to open up more than 50 new hotels in India and it expects to raise its room inventory to more than 30000 rooms over the next few years. Marriott has three Ritz-Carlton projects under development in Pune, Mumbai and New Delhi.
According to Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International:
“Achieving this milestone solidifies our commitment to the region and is a testament to the strength of our brands, our strong team, and the confidence from our owners in delivering world-class hotels and personalized services to our guests. We shall continue to pave the way for aggressive expansion with our strong pipeline of hotels. It is an exciting time to be at the forefront of the hotel industry and we have set ambitious goals for the future. Marriott International continues to strive at providing unique experiences, leading in technology innovation as well as ensuring that our loyalty programs continue to provide elevated benefits to our member base.”
About Marriott International
Marriott International is an American multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities.
Marriott International is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Currently it has more than 5700 properties in over 110 countries and territories around the world and over 1.2 million rooms (Sept. 23, 2016).
Marriott was founded by John Willard Marriott in 1927 while Marriott International was formed in 1993 when Marriott Corporation split into two companies, Marriott International and Host Marriott Corporation.