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Monday, April 22, 2013

Hilton enters franchise agreement for DoubleTree with Panchshil Hotels in Chinchwad-Pune

Leading global hospitality company Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with Panchshil Hotels Pvt Ltd for an upscale, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at Chinchwad. Scheduled to open in June 2013, the new hotel featuring 115 guestrooms will also mark Hilton’s first hotel in Pune and will be Hilton's fourth DoubleTree by Hilton branded hotel in the country.

According to Martin Rinck, president-Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, the new hotel at Chinchwad (Pune) will be another significant step in our growth strategy in India as it will represent the company's entry into Pune. “Following on from two great years of growth, when we grew our portfolio to 12 hotels and resorts, we are expanding rapidly in the country and anticipate increasing our presence to 17 hotels by the end of this year,” said Rinck.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, added that with the launch of fourth hotel in India, Hilton will be well on its way to doubling network in the country this year.  "Presently, we have two hotels in Delhi NCR, at Gurgaon and Mayur Vihar, and a resort in Goa. We will open an all-suite hotel in Bangalore and a resort in Jaipur later this year,” said Greenleaf.

Centrally located in Chinchwad, the hotel is strategically situated northwest of Pune, The Pimpri-Chinchwad belt houses more than 50 large and 630 medium-sized companies and 7,000 small manufacturing units including Premier Ltd, Mahindra Navistar, Bajaj Auto, TATA Motors, Kinetic Engineering, Force Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Thermax, Forbes-Marshall and ThyssenKrupp.

Ajay Chordia, chairman and managing director, Panchshil Hotels, said, "The conveniently located hotel will allow excellent connectivity to the Mumbai-Pune National and Express highways and the Pune city centre, airport and railway station. The hotel will also be easily accessible to the Pune-Nashik highway, the arterial road connecting the two cities."

DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad will feature all modern conveniences including internet access, LCD televisions, electronic safes, refrigerated private bars and tea and coffee making facilities. Other facilities at the hotel include three dining outlets, an Executive Lounge, 24-hour business and fitness centres, outdoor rooftop pool and 2,800 square feet of meetings and events space.

Hilton Worldwide currently operates 12 hotels and resorts in India - New Delhi: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket, Eros Hotel-Managed by Hilton New Delhi/Nehru Place and Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri; Gurgaon: Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square and DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR; NOIDA: DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar and Hilton New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar; Mumbai: Hilton Mumbai International Airport; Chennai: Hilton Chennai; Vadodara: Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri; Goa: DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga and Shillim:  Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa.

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