JW MARRIOTT became the first property to start operations in the New Delhi Aerocity last week.
JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity offers 523 rooms and is the largest property of the hotel chain in India. General manager Balan Paravantavida said: “At present, 418 rooms of the property are operational while the rest of the rooms will be opened in about 45 days.”
The property has one of the largest meeting and conference facilities in the region, offering 2,302m2 in meeting space, including the 1,210m2 Grand Crystal Ballroom and eight meeting rooms spread across two levels.
“We will be the much sought-after venue for international MICE events,” said Balan.
The ballroom and meeting rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, a 41.8m2 pre-function area and a professional event planning team.
Hotel projects in Aerocity had earlier faced delay pending clearance from the civil aviation authorities. The development, which comprises 11 properties that will add some 5,000 rooms to the region’s inventory, is 650m away from the runway of Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi.
The nine-month delay of JW Marriott's opening has resulted in serious cost escalations by an additional US$15.9-23.8 million to around US$143.17 million, according to hotel sources.