DELHI NCR, India—Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with Palm Grove Beach Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of the K. Raheja Constructions Group, to open Conrad Pune, the first Conrad Hotels and Resorts branded hotel in India.
“Conrad Hotels and Resorts has a global portfolio of 23 properties in key gateway cities and resort destinations that offer luxury experiences by offering guests intuitive service, a world of style and infinite connections,” said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. “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 hotel will be minutes from the commercial and entertainment hubs in Kalyani Nagar, prime government institutions in Yerwada, and residential neighborhoods of Koregaon Park and Bund Garden. Kharadi and Ganeshkind Road will be within eight kilometres of the hotel and the Pune International Airport six kilometres away.
With its foundation in the Art Deco style, the design of Conrad Pune will be characterized by bold geometric shapes, dashes of color and hints of lavish ornamentation. Providing the backdrop will be public spaces framed by 43-foot ceilings and dramatic columns. The hotel will feature 310 guestrooms with the latest in-room technology and six-fixture marble baths. Guests at the hotel will have the choice of six dining outlets. The 16,200-square foot meeting and event space at the hotel will include a grand 8,300-square foot ballroom divisible into three, a break-away function room, spacious pre-function area, four boardrooms as well as a fully equipped 24-hour business center. Recreational options will include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a full-service spa and salon.
“We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, and we are very excited about opening the first Conrad hotel in the country,” said Sandeep Raheja, managing director, K. Raheja Constructions Group. “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.”