Hilton has signed a management agreement with Palm Grove Beach Hotels, part of the K Raheja Constructions Group, to open the first Conrad hotel in India. Scheduled to open in 2015, Conrad Pune will be located within the central business district of Pune, minutes from the commercial and entertainment hubs in Kalyani Nagar, prime government institutions in Yerwada and premier residential neighbourhoods of Koregaon Park and Bund Garden.
Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, “The signing of this agreement reiterates our commitment to developing Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of brands in India. At present, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton, as well as Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton have a presence in India. In launching the first Conrad hotel in India, we are delighted to have as our partner the K Raheja Constructions Group who understands and shares our vision of the brand essence in delivering the Luxury of being yourself.”
The Conrad Pune will feature 310 guestrooms with the latest in-room technology and six-fixture marble baths. The hotel will also feature six dining outlets, a ballroom, a function room and a pre-function area, as well as four boardrooms and a 24-hour business centre.
Sandeep Raheja, managing director, Palm Grove Beach Hotels, said, "We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, and we are excited about opening the first Conrad hotel in the country. 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.”