Marriott International Inc.'s luxury brand JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has announced that it is continuing to grow its India portfolio with the opening of two new hotels – in Bengaluru and New Delhi – within weeks of each other. These will be JW Marriott brand's fourth and fifth hotels in India, and 61st and 62nd properties worldwide.
JW Marriott Bengaluru opened its doors as a luxury property targeting business and leisure travelers. Overlooking the 300-acre Cubbon Park, the five-star hotel boasts 297 rooms and suites, including one Presidential Suite, and features a collection of Indian artwork curated by Geetu Hinduja, director of The Fine Art Company, an art consultancy located in Mumbai. There are six different dining options, including wine, antipasti and prohibition cocktails at Bar Uno; rustic Tuscan fare at Alba; authentic Indian cuisine at Spice Terrace; baked goods and gourmet products at grab-and-go patisserie Bengaluru Baking Company (BBC). On offer is the luxury Spa by JW, offering six different treatment rooms, a heated outdoor pool, casual Pool Bar and cabanas, and fitness center and yoga studio. JW Marriott Bengaluru also features more than 1,000 square meters (10,000 square feet) of indoor and outdoor event space.
Offering 523 guest rooms including a Presidential Suite, JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity boasts a larger-than-life lobby installation comprised of numerous glass tubes from commissioned artist Nikolas Weinstein Studio. The hotel also offers six restaurants and lounges, including the signature Japanese restaurant Akira Back; grab-and-go patisserie and retail shop Delhi Baking Company (DBC); K3, one of the largest restaurants in New Delhi, offering North Indian, Cantonese, and Tuscan cuisines; and the JW Lounge, a casual space offering cocktails and coffee. JW Marriott New Delhi also features the Quan Spa, offering signature spa treatments, a fitness club, and an outdoor swimming pool. Located within driving distance of prominent business hubs in Delhi and Gurgaon, the hotel includes one of the city's largest meeting and conference facilities, featuring eight separate meeting rooms and 2,323 square meters (25,000 square feet) of meeting space.
In 2002, JW Marriott opened its first hotel in India in Mumbai. Today, JW Marriott Mumbai is considered a landmark in the seaside town of Juhu in North Mumbai. In 2011, JW Marriott Chandigarh was opened, followed by JW Marriott Pune in 2013. The JW Marriott Pune (formerly the Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre) is the only hotel in Pune and the first Marriott in India to receive the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
JW Marriott has 62 properties in 24 countries and an additional 30 expected to open by 2016. The brand is expected to double its presence in Asia within the next few years, with 17 properties currently and another 17 in the pipeline.