Sheraton's own hotel opens in City

The hotel, which the company calls as the flagship property of the brand in India, is the first new built and managed Sheraton in India. The hotel, located within the Brigade Gateway enclave, is connected via-skywalk to the upcoming Orion mall and the World Trade Centre.

Boasting of 230 guest rooms and suites, the hotel also comprises of health club, infinity pool, the Angsana Spa and also, Sheraton’s own gymming centre.

The hotel has an array of dining options - from the ‘Feast’ for all-day dining, Italian restaurant ‘Bene’, the ‘Persian Terrace’ for Middle Eastern fare to the ‘Durbar’ for cocktails. With this hotel, Sheraton plans to firmly establish its foothold in the country.

Speaking to Deccan Herald on the sidelines of the opening event, pointing out the exclusivity of the hotel, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Managing Director (India) and Regional VP (South Asia) Dilip Puri said, “Bangalore is a mature market and is the biggest example of how a megacity must be. Different growth areas within the city have also developed as micromarket. This hotel would tap the corporate market in this part of town as hotels create their own demand.”

Sheraton, which has 6 hotels in the country, is planning an expansion with four hotels planned in the next two years. Sheraton Senior Vice-President (Brand Management) Hoyt Harper said, “Sheraton has been the first international brand in India. At present, we plan to establish a Sheraton resort at Visakhapatnam and Chandigarh in 2012, and we would also be establishing hotels in Mysore and Amritsar by 2013.”

Puri said that Sheraton as a brand has a great potential to grow in India and projected that by 2015, around 30 Sheraton hotels may open in the country. Starwood may also introduce some of its other brands in the country.

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