November 10, 2023 (IANSlife) Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announces the signing of the first Curio Collection by Hilton in India through a franchise hotel agreement between Hilton and Roach Lifescapes Pvt Ltd, marking the brand’s debut in the Indian market.
Curio Collection by Hilton represents a global collection of premium upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked to immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations.
Conveniently situated approximately one hour from the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru airport, the property in Whitefield, Bengaluru is poised to deliver an exceptional, one-of-a-kind stay in the vibrant city.
Complemented by distinctive architecture and contemporary design, the hotel which will open in August 2024, will features a total of 221 well-appointed rooms, from king rooms to spacious suites, and offer a generous 8,000 square feet of event space, accommodating a wide range of gatherings and functions. An ideal location for the Indian debut of Curio Collection, Whitefield is a famous Bangalore neighbourhood that is home to numerous MNCs, startups, and IT tech firms that provide excellent employment prospects.
Navjit Ahluwalia, senior vice president and country head, India, Hilton, said, “We are absolutely delighted to expand our brand portfolio in India and debut the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in India. Our partners Roach Lifescapes Pvt Ltd have astute development expertise and I am confident that together, we will add another world-class product to Hilton’s growing presence in Bengaluru. This highly strategic destination represents Hilton’s biggest estate in the country – with five of our brands already present and one in the pipeline – and this latest signing symbolises a commitment to enhance and diversify the travel experiences that Hilton offers to visitors in this vibrant metropolis.”
Austin Roach, managing director, Charishma Hotels said, “We take great pride in entering into this partnership with Hilton, to introduce their upper upscale brand – Curio Collection by Hilton in India. The city is a perfect blend of culture and modernity and makes it an ideal location to debut a global lifestyle brand. This collaboration represents a significant opportunity for us to harness Hilton’s formidable global reputation and rapidly growing network within the Indian market. As lifelong residents of this city, our family is particularly excited about the prospect of contributing to the burgeoning tourism sector by offering Hilton’s best in-class hospitality and personalised guest experiences to our beloved city.”
When open, the hotel will offer a comprehensive array of curated amenities including two elevated dining outlets, a stylish lobby bar, an inviting outdoor pool, a rejuvenating spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. Business travellers will appreciate the convenience of a well-equipped executive workspace.
The hotel will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s world-class portfolio of 22 distinct hotel brands.
Members who book directly will have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
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