Sheraton Hotels & Resorts continues its expansion momentum in India and Asia Pacific by announcing an agreement with Brigade Enterprises Ltd to manage a 220-room new-build Sheraton hotel in the central city area of Mysuru City, Karnataka, India. Sheraton Mysuru Hotel is targeted to open in 2011.
Sheraton Mysuru Hotel will be part of a 4-acre development that will include top end retail and office space, in addition to the hotel. The hotel's facilities will include 220 rooms, over 21,000 square feet of meeting space, 4 restaurants and bar, a health club and spa and a business center. Mysuru, also known as the "Garden City" or "City of Palaces", is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, and is amongst the fastest growing cities in India. Sheraton Mysuru Hotel marks another major step in the Sheraton brand's growth in India. Other new Sheraton hotels announced recently include Sheratons in Bangalore and New Delhi.
"We are delighted to strengthen our presence in India with the signing of Sheraton Mysuru Hotel! Mysuru city is envisioned to be the extension of Bangalore as another commercial hub, with significant investments in information technology, infrastructure and housing projects pouring into the city in the last few years. We are indeed excited to be the first international hotel chain to enter Mysuru city and look forward to welcoming travelers to this commercial destination of the future," commented Miguel Ko, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific.
"We are indeed happy to have taken our next step towards furthering our association with Starwood with the signing of the Management Agreement for Sheraton Mysuru Hotel. I am hopeful that this will be the beginning of our strong partnership in the years ahead," commented Mr. M. R. Jaishankar, Chairman & Managing Director of the Brigade Group.
"Sheraton Mysuru Hotel will be a great convention destination. Being a part of the proposed 4 acre mixed use project comprising a top end retail and office space, we are confident that the hotel will create a niche for itself in the premier segment. With the implementation of a number of government proposals aimed at considerably reducing the travel time in future between Bangalore and Mysuru, we expect a fairly decent patronage for this hotel from Bangalore as well," said Mr. Jaishankar.
About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts: Sheraton, the largest brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) has more than 394 hotels in 65 countries. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 890 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft(SM), and Element(SM). Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com
About Brigade Group: Brigade Group is a Bangalore based multi domain organization with a diversified portfolio comprising Property Development, Hospitality, Education and Property Management Services. The Group was recently declared as one of the top ten builders in India by "Construction World" a leading construction business magazine in the country. Brigade Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd, a part of Brigade Group, commenced operations a few years ago with the well known Homestead Serviced Residences in Bangalore and has since forayed into luxury hotels, international resorts & spas, a state of the art MLR Convention Centre, top-of-the-line clubs including the already operational Woodrose Club & the Augusta Club amongst its several initiatives. For more information, please visit www.brigadegroup.com