Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with Palm Grove Beach Hotels, a part of the K. Raheja Constructions Group, to open the first Conrad hotel in India.
The launch of Conrad Pune in Maharashtra next year will mark the global contemporary luxury brand’s entry into the country.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts, part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, has established a reputation for offering today’s modern, sophisticated travellers a world of style and intuitive service.
“Conrad Hotels & Resorts has a global portfolio of more than 23 stylish properties in key cities and resort destination that offer a luxury experience that is personal, flexible, empowering and connects the global elite to the world around them,” said John Vanderslice, global head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide.
“Pune is a key gateway destination and we are delighted to establish our brand’s presence in India, one of the key strategic growth markets for Hilton Worldwide, starting with this wonderful city.”
Staying true to the brand’s essence of providing a world of style within, while connecting guests with the local splendours around them, Conrad Pune will be an iconic structure towering over Mangaldas Road, strategically located within the central business district of Pune.
It will be minutes from the commercial and entertainment hubs in Kalyani Nagar, prime government institutions in Yerwada and premier residential neighbourhoods of Koregaon Park and Bund Garden.
Kharadi and Ganeshkind Road will be within eight kilometres of the hotel and the Pune International Airport six kilometres away.
With its foundation in the Art Deco style, the design of Conrad Pune will be characterized by bold geometric shapes, dashes of striking colour and hints of lavish ornamentation.
Providing the backdrop will be expansive public spaces with high ceilings of up to 40 feet and dramatic columns.
The hotel will feature 310 tastefully-appointed guestrooms with the latest in-room technology and six-fixture marble baths.
Guests at the hotel will be spoilt for choice with six stylish and innovative dining outlets.
The Large Ballroom, divisible into three, will have a break-away function room and a spacious pre-function area.
Additional conference and event facilities will include four boardrooms and a fully-equipped 24-hour business centre.
Guests of the hotel will also be able to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, luxurious full-service spa and a salon.