Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Indian real estate major Brigade Group to manage their Sheraton Bangalore Hotel. The new-build Sheraton Bangalore Hotel is expected to open in April 2009.
Sheraton Bangalore Hotel will be part of a mixed-use integrated township development - Brigade Gateway, with master planning by H.O.K., New York, and will comprise luxury residential apartments; one of the city’s tallest and premium office buildings-North Star; The Brigade School; Galaxy Club; Columbia Asia Hospital; one of Bangalore’s biggest shopping malls-Orion; and the Sheraton Hotel, in the emerging business district of Malleswaram - Rajajinagar in Bangalore city.
“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in India with the signing of Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway. Bangalore is one of the fastest growing metropolises in India. It is aptly referred to as the Silicon Valley of India with its prominent presence on the global information technology (IT) and biotechnology map. We foresee tremendous opportunities for growth in this exciting city.Our new hotel is strategically located in the emerging business district in Bangalore, as well as in the first integrated township development of its kind in Bangalore, probably in the entire country,” said Stephen Ford, Regional Vice President for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, South Asia.
Scheduled to open in 2009, Sheraton Bangalore Hotel will feature approximately 250 rooms with conferencing facilities, four restaurants and a health club and spa.
Bangalore is located in the state of Karnataka, and is approximately a one hour flight from Mumbai and a two and a half hour flight from New Delhi. Bangalore gained its commercial popularity as an IT hub/center around the world following the entry of Microsoft, Intel, IBM and other similar companies, and will continue to be an important technological center in the emerging world.