Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of a new DoubleTree by Hilton in India. Located in Gurgaon, Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), the DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR offers a sophisticated, modern combination of guest services, amenities and technology in a refreshingly spirited and welcoming ambiance.
Conveniently located on the Golf Course Road, the hotel is within easy access of the business and commercial establishments in the dynamic business centre of Gurgaon and 18 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The 184-room hotel is only 7 km from the HUDA City Centre and IFFCO Chowk Metro stations, which can whisk travellers to many of New Delhi’s heritage attractions and Indian monuments such as Qutab Minar, Lord Mahavira’s statue at Ahinsa Sthal and the Bahai (Lotus temple).
Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, “With the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR, Hilton Worldwide now operates six hotels in the Delhi National Capital Region. We are expanding rapidly in India and anticipate increasing our presence to 14 hotels by the end of this year, following on from a great year of growth in 2011, when we opened six hotels”.
Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR will experience the characteristic qualities found at more than 280 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels around the world, including the warm welcome of the brand’s legendary chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in; the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme and a unique and caring team member commitment to guests, colleagues and the local community.
Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR is another significant step in our brand’s growth strategy in India and strategic city centre locations around the world. The hotel is an outstanding representation of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, which is built on the vision of creating a rewarding travel experience by understanding and thoughtfully addressing the individual needs of today’s business and leisure travellers”.
Owned by the JMD Group and managed by Hilton Worldwide, DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR features 45 Executive Rooms, 11 Junior Suites and two Terrace Suites. All guestrooms and suites are equipped with wired and wireless internet access, remote printing, LCD satellite television, electronic safe, refrigerated private bar, in-room tea and coffee making service, a radio alarm clock with MP3 player connection and a refreshing collection of bath and body products. Additional amenities include 24-hour in-room dining, laundry, concierge and travel desk services.
Guests in residence and visitors can enjoy an extensive selection of cuisines at the hotel’s four restaurants and bars. The Food Store, an all-day café and deli, serves freshly brewed coffee and tea, healthy juices, homemade breads and pastries and a wide selection of snacks and wholesome meals. Asia Alive, the South East Asian specialty restaurant, takes diners on a theatrical culinary journey encompassing Malay, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Indian cuisines paired with wine from an extensive list. At Spiritual, the gastro bar and lounge, guests can enjoy classic cocktails, and a fine selection of spirits and wines accompanied by Tapas platters and a range of pizzas straight from the wood-fired oven. When Casablanca, the first Moroccan specialty restaurant in the city, opens in the second quarter of the year it will introduce guests to the diversity of Moroccan cuisine with Berber-Moorish, European and Mediterranean influences.
Appreciating the needs of today’s business travellers, the hotel features a 24-hour business centre that provides a range of essential services, and meeting rooms equipped with the latest audio-visual and communications technology. The 9,500 sq. ft. (900 m2) of expansive conference and banqueting facilities at the hotel accommodates up to 300 persons in a variety of flexible settings ideal for business meetings, training seminars, banquets and social gatherings. Recreational options at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a Fitness Centre by Precor and AristoRejuv, a foot spa.
Sunil Bedi, managing director, JMD Group, said, “We are delighted to be associated with the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in India, and we are confident this hotel will become the first choice of travellers in the region”.
Along with the DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR, Hilton Worldwide currently operates the following hotels in India: Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri, Hilton Mumbai International Airport, Hilton Chennai, Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar, DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar, Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket, Eros Hotel-Managed by Hilton New Delhi/Nehru Place and Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri.