Carlson pleased with Delhi progress

Carlson Hotels Worldwide is developing the Radisson Hotel New Delhi Connaught Place scheduled to be completed by December, 2008. Owned by Hotel Marina, the Radisson Hotel New Delhi Connaught Place will join a growing number of hotels in the Radisson portfolio across India.

Paul Kirwin, president, Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific, commented on the vast potential in India to be one of best markets for future developments, “In the past two years, we have successfully opened ten Radisson hotels in strategic locations across India including Shimla, Khajuraho and Kumarakom. The Radisson Hotel New Delhi Connaught Place is an important addition to our expansion plans in India for a variety of reasons. Firstly, Delhi, the capital city of India, is counted among the most fascinating capitals of the world. One of the 4 megapolises of India, Delhi is the driving hub of India’s political and commercial activities. Also, as the most important historical city of India, Delhi is a perfect holiday destination for leisure travelers. Being the foremost political and commercial centre of India, Delhi attracts millions of business travelers from all over the world.”

Uniquely positioned in the heart of the city, the Radisson New Delhi Connaught Place is located in the premium business, economic, financial, and shopping district of New Delhi. The Central Government Offices, International Trade Fair Ground - Pragati Maiden, Diplomatic Enclave, Embassies and High Commissions, Connaught Place shopping area, Parliament House, President’s Estate, State Emporiums and the Railway Station are also located within minutes of the hotel. The International Airport is an 18 km drive, while the Domestic Airport is 11 km away from the hotel.

The 93 room hotel will be a restoration project of a historic 1900s heritage building that once operated as the Marina Hotel. The hotel will offer the ultimate in comfort and style with meeting rooms, all day dining, specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge bar and health club. For superior comfort, each guest room on the second floor will have a private terrace garden, which provides the privacy and tranquility business and leisure guests look for during their stay.

Shashank Bhagat, Managing Partner for Hotel Marina said, “Be it a leisure or business trip, the hotel is an ideal choice in that it will represent traditional hospitality with a delightful mix of class, comfort, shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure to the guests in New Delhi. Synonymous with the Radisson brand, we are committed to serving and anticipating the needs of its guests with a constant focus on enhancing service standards to ensure that we meet not only our guest’s expectations but also surprise and delight them.”


The Radisson Hotel New Delhi Connaught Place brings the number of Carlson hotels currently under development in India to 13. There are currently 32 hotels operating in India under the Carlson hotel brands of Regent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotels & Resort and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.