Hilton Worldwide has signed a new agreement that will see the luxury Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand debut in India.
The US hotel giant has penned a management contract with Palm Grove Beach Hotels for the Conrad Pune, which is expected to open next year in the state of Maharashtra.
In doing so, it will become the first ever Conrad hotel in India and marks the arrival of Hilton’s fifth brand in the country, following Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton.
“Conrad Hotels & Resorts has a global portfolio of more than 23 stylish properties in key cities and resort destinations,” said John Vanderslice, Hilton’s global head of luxury & lifestyle brands. “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.”
Conrad Pune will be set in a modern skyscraper on Mangaldas Road, in Pune’s central business district. Designed in an art deco style, the hotel will feature 310 rooms, six F&B outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa. It will also offer extensive conference and banqueting space, with a large ballroom, break-out room, pre-function area, four boardrooms and a 24-hour business centre.
“We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide… and we are very excited about opening the first Conrad hotel in the country,” said Sandeep Raheja, managing director of Palm Grove Beach Hotels. “We believe that with its unique offering of luxury that is contemporary, stylish and innovative, the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand will set a new benchmark in the hospitality industry in the country.”
Conrad Pune will become Hilton’s 12th property in India and its second in Pune, following the DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad.