Hilton Worldwide signed a franchise agreement with Panchshil Hotels for an upscale, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad, scheduled to open in June 2013, will mark the hospitality company's first hotel in Pune, the second largest urban center in the state of Maharashtra and the eighth largest in India. This will be DoubleTree by Hilton brand's fourth hotel in the country.
DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad is located in Chinchwad which, along with its neighboring suburb of Pimpri, forms one of India's largest industrial hubs. Situated northwest of Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad houses more than 50 large and 630 medium-sized companies and 7,000 small manufacturing units including Premier Limited, Mahindra Navistar, Bajaj Auto, TATA Motors, Kinetic Engineering, Force Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Thermax, Forbes-Marshall and ThyssenKrupp. The DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad will allow connectivity to the Mumbai-Pune National and Express highways and the Pune city center, airport and railway station. The hotel will also be accessible to the Pune-Nashik highway, the arterial road connecting the two cities.
DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad will offer 115 guestrooms with modern conveniences, including Internet access, LCD TVs, electronic safes, refrigerated private bars, and tea and coffee making facilities. Other facilities at the hotel include three dining outlets, an Executive Lounge, 24-hour business and fitness centers, outdoor rooftop pool and 2,800 square feet of meetings and events space.
Hilton Worldwide currently operates 12 hotels and resorts in India.