Marriott International Makes a Grand Entry Into Bangalore With the Launch of Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield

Marriott Opens Its First Hotel in Whitefield Bangalore, India


BENGALURU, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- Marriott International Inc., the leading hospitality brand, today announced its entry into the Bangalore market with the launch of its signature Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand. Aptly called the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, this first ever Marriott property in the city stands tall amidst the top Fortune 500 companies in Whitefield's IT hub. This brand new Marriott property is conveniently located just 50 minutes from the Bengaluru International Airport, and 30 minutes from the city centre. Designed as a premier Bengaluru luxury hotel, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield is truly a wonderful blend of contemporary style, warmth and sophistication.

Located in beautifully landscaped surroundings, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield offers its guests 324 spacious and elegantly designed rooms, which include 16 junior suites and one plush presidential suite. Coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and services, this 5 star hotel rooms provide an elevated standard of design and décor that reflects real comfort and style.

Speaking at the launch of the property, Mr. Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President of the Indian Subcontinent, Maldives & Australia for Marriott International, said, "Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield is an exciting addition to the portfolio of Marriott Hotels & Resorts, an iconic and flagship brand of Marriott International. As India's fifth and Bangalore's first, this property embodies the brand philosophy of inspiring and energizing the performance of patrons. The tremendous potential for business and hospitality growth in this city made it an obvious choice for us to foray into. Added to this, a heritage of rich culture and tradition well balanced with modernity blends with our brand vision. We foresee this property growing to be the next community center of Whitefield."

He further added, "We look forward to Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield changing the way people perceive hospitality in Bangalore, setting new standards and galvanizing the industry."

Staying in tune with Marriott's standards, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield has been conceptualized to meet the many tastes of travellers, business and leisure alike. With over 10,000 sq. ft. of efficient meeting space, equipped with latest technology and amenities, the hotel provides an ideal destination for business travellers. Guests can choose to use the brilliantly designed executive lounge on the 14th floor for business purposes or relaxation.

The exquisitely designed Grand Ballroom, with a ceiling height of 7.8m, making it unique to the city, is a perfect choice for fashion and lifestyle events. For a city that sees grand weddings and festive celebrations constantly, the hotel provides a venue different from all other locations.

Believing that staying fit is the key to health, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield has set up a well-equipped fitness club in its premises. The jogging and bike tracks at the fitness centre are sure to energize and inspire guests to sweat it out. Guests can rejuvenate by indulging in a soothing experience at the in-house spa or by taking a refreshing dip in the pool.

Matthew Cooper, General Manager, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, added, "This hotel is designed to provide the best services and facilities for business and leisure travellers looking to experience a comfortable and stylish stay. It is indeed exciting for me and my team to be a part of this hotel as we make our entry into this fascinating city for the first time. We will strive to comfort and delight our guests with our warmth and hospitality, the 'Marriott' way."

Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield offers its guests a wide range of dining options, each one promising to be a unique and exotic experience. Bringing Italian cuisine closer to the heart and palate of Bangaloreans is Alto Vino, the exclusive Italian restaurant at the hotel. Wearing the chef's hat here is an expat Italian chef who will be dishing out authentic Italian fare, while in conversation with guests over the kitchen counter! Planning a business lunch, a family dinner or do you just want to catch up with a friend over a cup of coffee? Come to the M Café, where the warm and contemporary ambience will suit all your needs. If desserts are your "cup of tea," then Whitefield Baking Company with its interesting array of delectable desserts is sure to satisfy your cravings. Choosing to unwind after a long day's work? Then M Bar, the cocktail bar with a sky atrium, is your place to be.

The Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield looks forward to welcoming you from the 4th of February 2013.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 3,700 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of over $12 billion in fiscal year 2011. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. There are approximately 300,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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