Starwood inks deal for Indian Sheraton

Starwood has signed an agreement with Brigade Enterprises to manage a 220-room new-build Sheraton hotel in the central city area of Mysuru City, Karnataka, India.The Sheraton Mysuru Hotel is targeted to open in 2011.

Sheraton Mysuru Hotel will be part of a 4-acre development that will include top end retail and office space, in addition to the hotel. The hotel’s facilities will include 220 rooms, over 21,000 square feet of meeting space, 4 restaurants and bar, a health club and spa and a business center. Mysuru, also known as the “Garden City” or “City of Palaces”, is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, and is amongst the fastest growing cities in India. The Sheraton Mysuru Hotel marks another major step in the Sheraton brand’s growth in India. Other new Sheraton hotels announced recently include Sheratons in Bangalore and New Delhi.

“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in India with the signing of Sheraton Mysuru Hotel! Mysuru city is envisioned to be the extension of Bangalore as another commercial hub, with significant investments in information technology, infrastructure and housing projects pouring into the city in the last few years. We are indeed excited to be the first international hotel chain to enter Mysuru city and look forward to welcoming travelers to this commercial destination of the future,” said Miguel Ko, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific.

Mr. M. R. Jaishankar, Chairman & Managing Director of the Brigade Group added, “Sheraton Mysuru Hotel will be a great convention destination. Being a part of the proposed 4 acre mixed use project comprising a top end retail and office space, we are confident that the hotel will create a niche for itself in the premier segment. With the implementation of a number of government proposals aimed at considerably reducing the travel time in future between Bangalore and Mysuru, we expect a fairly decent patronage for this hotel from Bangalore as well.”