The JW Marriott
luxury hotel brand from Marriott International recently added two new properties in India, a demonstration of its growing global portfolio and presence within India. The two hotels -- one in Bengaluru and the other in New Delhi -- are the fourth and fifth properties in India for the brand, and the 61st and 62nd worldwide.
The first property to open, the 297-room JW Marriott Bengaluru
, opened on Sept. 12, and overlooks the 300-acre Cubbon Park with approximately 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. It also houses an extensive, specially curated collection of Indian artwork, and offers six dining venues, including Bar Uno; Alba (Tuscan); Spice Terrace (Indian); and Bengaluru Baking Company (patisserie). The hotel also has a Spa by JW with six different treatment rooms, a heated outdoor pool, and a fitness center and yoga studio.
The second property, the 523-room JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
, opened on Oct. 18, and is a part of the Aerocity business and leisure district. Centrally located between two major business hubs in Delhi and Gurgaon, the hotel boasts one of the city’s largest meeting and conference facilities with eight meeting rooms and 25,000 square feet of meeting space. Like the Bengaluru property, this JW Marriott also offers six dining/lounge venues, including Akira Back (Japanese); Delhi Baking Company (patisserie); K3 (North Indian, Cantonese, and Tuscan); and JW Lounge (coffee and cocktails). The on-site Quan Spa has signature spa treatments as well as a fitness club and outdoor swimming pool.
“We are very excited to launch these two new, beautiful properties in India,” said Mitzi Gaskins, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts vice president and global brand manager. “India is a compelling and dynamic market and we look forward to continuing to celebrate the country’s rich culture, history and flavors with our guests. As our international portfolio continues to grow, we remain focused on delivering an undeniably authentic travel experience to guests with a distinctive style of approachable luxury.”
JW Marriott's first property in India opened in 2002 in Mumbai and later opened the JW Marriott Chandigarh in 2011, followed by the JW Marriott Pune in March 2013, noted as the only hotel in Pune and the first in India to receive LEED Gold Certification from the Indian Green Building Council.
As the JW Marriott brand continues to expand -- it currently has 62 properties in 24 countries worldwide -- the brand remains focused on India and the Asia-Pacific region. Within the next few years, the brand hopes to add 17 more properties in Asia to is current collection of 17 hotels. By 2015, JW Marriott hopes to have 79 properties in 28 different countries.