AGRA, India—Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the signing of a management agreement with Archer Hospitality Private Limited for DoubleTree by Hilton Agra, scheduled to open this August. Located just 1.25 miles from the Taj Mahal, DoubleTree by Hilton Agra will be among very few hotels offering views of the legendary mausoleum.
“The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Agra marks our entry into a key leisure market for both DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are delighted with this opportunity to grow our brand presence in the market and deliver a premier full-service, upscale hotel experience to guests visiting one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.”
The 104-room hotel will also feature four dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool with views of the Taj Mahal, 24-hour fitness center, a spa and salon. The conference and event space at the hotel will include a 4,700 square-foot ballroom, four meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center.
“India is a key strategic growth market for Hilton Worldwide. We are delighted with the opportunity to partner with Archer Hospitality Private Limited for our foray into Agra, the leading tourist destination in the country renowned for its many magnificent Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri,” said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
Photo Credit: Taj Mahal via Bigstock