Sheraton Hotels & Resorts continues its expansion momentum in Asia Pacific, announcing an agreement with Rockwood Hotels & Resorts Ltd. to debut the Sheraton brand in the city of lakes, Udaipur in India (voted Best City in the World in the Travel + Leisure USA World’s Best 2009 Awards). The Rockwood Palace Resort and Spa has been re-branded as Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa from 1st August, 2010, and is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, with another five Sheraton hotels to open in India over the next three years in Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, Chandigarh, Mysore and Amritsar.
“The debut of Sheraton brand in Udaipur is indeed great news for international travelers and fans of India. Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa captures the romance and splendor of the royal era with its magnificent architecture and grandeur,” commented Don Elliot, Regional Vice President for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in India, Bangladesh and the Maldives.
“We are thrilled that Rockwood Hotels & Resorts Ltd. has selected the Sheraton flag for this outstanding resort in an agreement that dramatically enhances Sheraton’s already impressive portfolio in Asia Pacific. We are delighted to extend a warm Sheraton welcome to travelers to Udaipur, offering them Sheraton’s distinctive amenities and services.”
The 240-room Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa is located on the banks of picturesque Fateh Sagar Lake in one of India’s ancient cities. Located only three kilometers west of the city centre, Sheraton Udaipur is close to many of this historic city’s cultural, historic and natural attractions.
Other resort facilities include approximately 600 square meters of meeting space and three lush gardens, four restaurants and bars, a spa and an upcoming club floor. Guests will also delight in Sheraton’s signature services and amenities, including the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed®. The hotel will also be adding 9 private pool rooms as well as three family suites with direct garden access.
India is a key focus of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ expansion efforts. The hotel giant remains on track with its plans to grow its portfolio in India by 60 percent by 2013. Starwood’s legacy in India began in 1973, when its Sheraton brand debuted in Mumbai. The company has since grown the portfolio to 26 hotels under its Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, The Luxury Collection and Le Méridien brands – making Starwood the largest upper-upscale and luxury international hotel operator.
For more information, please visit www.sheraton.com/udaipur.