HILTON Worldwide has signed an agreement with K Raheja Group's Palm Grove Beach Hotels to manage India’s first Conrad hotel when it opens in Pune in 2015.
John TA Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide, said: “Pune is a key gateway destination and we are delighted to establish our brand’s presence in India, one of the key strategic growth markets for Hilton Worldwide, starting with this wonderful city.”
The art deco style luxury property is located in the central business district of Pune, and will offer 310 rooms, six exclusive F&B outlets, a spa, outdoor swimming pool, conferencing facilities and a 24-hour business centre.
Nilesh Bhansali, director of Devam Tours & Travels Pune, said: “Luxury brands like Conrad coming to Pune augurs well, as tourism is bound to increase with better quality hotel rooms.
“Pune’s industries are buzzing, MICE activity is on the rise and inbound footfalls are increasing. Moreover, we are connected by road, train and air to Mumbai, the nearest international gateway city.”