Second hotel launch by Hilton in under 60 days takes the company’s footprint in India to 19 properties
Ahmedabad, Dec 15: Global hospitality chain, Hilton (NYSE: HLT), announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The property, which is the latest addition to Hilton’s growing portfolio in India, is an iconic structure that centrally located in the heart of India’s first World Heritage City near the Sarkhej– Gandhinagar Highway, offering expansive views of the city. Double Tree by Hilton Ahmedabad is a unit of Hirise Hospitality Pvt Ltd and managed by Hilton.
Navjit Ahluwalia, senior vice president and country head, Hilton India, said, “Ahmedabad is an important business and commercial destination, and we are delighted to mark our presence with the opening of our first Double Tree by Hilton property here. We are delighted with our collaboration with Hirise Hospitality and look forward to delighting our guests with exceptional experiences and warm hospitality, as we expand Hilton’s portfolio of world-class brands in the country.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Ahmedabad towers over the central business district and is ideally located to provide guests easy access to city’s major industrial hubs, business district, and shopping, dining and entertainment arenas for a holistic destination experience. The hotel is easily accessible from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, which is just 35 minutes away.
Tanmay Bathwal, Managing Director, Hirise Hospitality Pvt Ltd, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton, Ahmedabad is a proof of our commitment in the state of Gujarat, particularly Ahmedabad city. This is our second property in the state and we are looking at adding many more hotels. The hotel pays tribute to the city which has grown significantly. The hotel offers the best luxurious accommodation, smartly designed meeting spaces and most tastefully curated food and beverage outlets in the city. We look forward to welcoming guests here.”
Shawn McAteer, Senior Vice President and Global Head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “The opening of another DoubleTree by Hilton property in India in quick succession is a testament to our long-term commitment in India. We are thrilled that even more visitors to India will be able to enjoy our exceptional service and amenities, starting with the brand’s signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome”.
DoubleTree by Hilton Ahmedabad offers a variety of dining and entertainment choices and boasts the city’s first outdoor rooftop swimming pool. The hotel presents two dining outlets. Wave, the all-day dining restaurant offering a delectable buffet spread of Indian, Southeast Asian and Western flavors, and Hop, the café style lobby lounge which offers grab and go snacks and beverages. The hotel also has 24 hour in-room dining facility and a 24 hour fitness center for guests. The 173 spacious rooms, including seven suites, offer city views with floor-to- ceiling windows and are equipped with signature DoubleTree by Hilton amenities such as DoubleTree Sweet Dreams® Sleep Experience bedding.
The hotel’s prime location makes it a perfect venue for holding conferences and events. The property features 15,000 square feet of events space and has six conference rooms as well as a pillarless Grand Ballroom ideal for weddings, meetings and conferences. The Executive Lounge on the 10th floor offers panoramic views of the city skyline, and exudes a perfect blend of sophistication and functionality.
Designed by Studio Symbiosis, DoubleTree by Hilton Ahmedabad boasts stunning architecture, and stands testimony to the grandeur of Ahmedabad’s rich heritage and culture. Paying ode to River Sabarmati, the exterior of the hotel mirrors its magnificent waves, a symbol of continuity. The entry to the hotel is marked with a column-less cantilever that creates a dramatic entrance space. The grand lobby blends coherently with the modern interiors and features the meandering staircase that adds to the old world charm. DoubleTree by Hilton Ahmedabad has received multiple awards for its architecture and design including the Best Hospitality Project of the year International Property Award.
DoubleTree by Hilton Ahmedabad is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program of Hilton’s 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms in 109 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry- leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.