Hilton signs deal for dual-branded hotel in India

(Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks)

Hilton has signed a management agreement with Manyata Promoters Private Ltd., part of the Embassy Group real estate development company in India, for a 586-guestroom dual-branded hotel project, inclusive of a Hilton hotel and a Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel will be located within the Embassy Manyata Business Park in the commercial micro-market in North Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore). Slated to open in 2020, the dual-brand hotel project will be part of a mixed-use development that also includes two commercial towers. It will be developed and owned by the Embassy Group and managed by Hilton. 

This hotel will be one of the largest dual-branded hotel projects in India, and will have a 250-guestroom Hilton Hotels & Resorts-branded hotel and a 336-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn-branded hotel. 

“Sustainable expansion in India with a multi-brand and multiple-partners strategy is a strategic priority for Hilton,” Jim Holthouser, EVP of global brands for Hilton, said in a statement, citing the “strong economic growth” of India as a strong appeal for developers. “The potential of [India’s] hospitality industry is exponential. We look forward to continuing to contribute to this growth.”

This is Hilton's second project with the Embassy Group. The company also operates Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, located within the Embassy GolfLinks Business Park, which is owned by the Embassy Group. The launch of the hotel in 2014 marked the Embassy Group's foray into the hospitality industry. Hilton also operates DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore that is located on the Sarjapur - Outer Ring Road, in the southeast region of Bengaluru. 

“We continue to see increasing brand awareness across our brand portfolio in India, and this agreement underscores our long-term commitment to this country as a strategically important market where we now operate 15 hotels across 12 cities covering most major markets in the country,” Guy Phillips, SVP of development - Asia and Australasia, Hilton, said at the signing.

Hilton currently operates 15 hotels and resorts under five brands and across 11 cities covering most major markets in India.