CHENNAI, India—Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced the opening of The Westin Chennai Velachery. Located in the fast growing business district of Chennai in the Southern part of India, The Westin Chennai Velachery is the sixth Westin hotel in India and the first out of seven new Westin hotels expected to open in 2013 across Asia Pacific.
“The Westin Chennai Velachery is a significant addition to our strong Westin portfolio in India,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted with the success of the brand and the rave reviews it has received from our guests. The prime location of The Westin Chennai Velachery and the draw of the signature Westin experience, designed to provide our guests a bit of well-being in the center of the vibrant city of Chennai, make us confident that this new landmark hotel will soon become a preferred destination for both business and leisure travelers.”
The hotel offers 215 guestrooms and suites that feature the Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath, Heavenly Shower, and Heavenly Robe. The rooms also offer high-speed Internet access.
Amenities at the property include the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, an outdoor swimming pool, and a Heavenly Spa by Westin. The hotel also features 12,600 square feet of meeting and function space, including 2 large pillar-less ballrooms, 12 break-out rooms, and a business center.
“Making a mark with its sophisticated style, instinctive service and local & international cuisine, The Westin Chennai Velachery is a highly anticipated addition to the portfolio of five star hotels in the city of Chennai. We believe that business travelers, meeting planners and individual travelers will be delighted with the Westin emphasis on well-being and the innovative signature services that have earned Westin worldwide recognition,” says Shrikant Wakharkar, general manager.