Abad Airport Hotel Kochi will rebrand as Fairfield by Marriott

LuLu Group International's hospitality investment arm Twenty14 Holdings has purchased its first Indian property: the Abad Airport Hotel Kochi. The property will be rebranded as Kochi’s first Fairfield-by-Marriott hotel, and is Twenty14's first mid-scale hotel.

In a statement, Twenty14 Holdings Managing Director Adeeb Ahamed said that the company aimed to own mid-scale hotels along with luxury properties across India. The first phase of development will be in Kerala and Karnataka.

According to the Hindu Business Line, Twenty14 Holdings currently has properties in the UK, the Gulf and India. It recently opened its first five-star hotel in the UAE and acquired Great Scotland Yard, the former headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police Services in London, for £110 million. A five-star hotel is expected to open on the site in early 2017. Twenty14 Holdings also co-owns the Sheraton Oman Hotel in Muscat.

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

 

Suggested Articles

Demand came in 67,000 rooms lower during the week ended July 4 than the previous week, according to Jan Freitag, STR’s SVP of lodging insights.

Two recent cases address the issue of hotel liability when personnel assist police who have an issue with a guest—here's the lesson for hotels.

The Buccini/Pollin Group has a longstanding connection to the Baltimore region, opening its first hotel in the area in 1997.