India Rising

DLF-Hilton announces seven new hotel developments in India

By: Skye Mayring

This month, Hilton Hotels Corporation and DLF signed management agreements to develop seven hotels in destinations such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Trivandrum and Chennai which will add an approximate 1,450 rooms to the joint venture company’s portfolio.

“The execution of these new management agreements with Hilton is a major step in the overall DLF strategy to rapidly scale up DLF presence in the hospitality sector to 25,000 hotel rooms in the next five to seven years,” said Shakti Singh, the managing director of DLF Hotel Holdings Ltd.

The agreement marks the second stage in the DLF-Hilton Joint Venture Company’s overall strategic development plans to develop 75 hotels in India over the next five to seven years.

An affiliate of Hilton Hotels Corporation will manage the seven new hotels, each belonging to a particular market segment of the Hilton Family of brands: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton, the most upscale of the three segments.

“Through our Hilton Family of brands, we are targeting the different needs of business and leisure travelers in India, across the price points. Our alliance with DLF intends to announce more new hotel projects in India and the near future,” said Koos Klein, the president of Hilton Hotels Asia Pacific.

Of the new developments, three will be built in the fast-growing district in southwest Delhi, Dwarka: The Hilton Dwarka, Hilton Garden Inn Dwarka and Homewood Suites by Hilton. An international convention center is included in the plans, along with approximately 800 hotel rooms.