Hilton Hotels & Resorts Expands Into India's Largest City

Hilton Mumbai International Airport Opens As Third Hilton Worldwide Property In India

This information originated in UK English.

January 03, 2011

NEW DELHI, India and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its second hotel in India today, in the country's largest city of Mumbai - the upscale, 171-room Hilton Mumbai International Airport. The property is Hilton Worldwide's third in India; the other two are Hilton New Delhi Janakpuri and Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi Saket.

"We're excited to continue our global expansion and open our second Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in India's business and entertainment capital," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "We are ranked among the top five international hotel brands in India,^ and we're thrilled to bring our authentic hospitality and premium products and services to travellers in India with the opening of the Hilton Mumbai International Airport."

Hilton Mumbai International Airport's architecture is a lively blend of colonial design with contemporary features, reflecting a European elegance with the ambiance of a stately home. Strategically located within a five-minute drive from the international airport and a 15-minute drive from the domestic airport, this pre-existing property is designed along the lines of a 19th-century summer palace.

"Hilton Mumbai International Airport marks our entry into one of the country's largest and most vibrant cosmopolitan cities. As we grow our portfolio, we will bring our award-winning, upscale, quality accommodations and services to more domestic and international travellers from the business and leisure segments in India," said Neeraj Chadha, India regional general manager, Hilton Worldwide.

In addition to its beautifully decorated guest rooms accented with different hues of wood and cream and beige soft furnishings, travellers staying at Hilton Mumbai International Airport can enjoy an exciting range of dining options.

The Brasserie, the all-day dining restaurant which overlooks the pool, serves a sumptuous buffet of exotic cuisines from Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean. Indulge in authentic Chinese cuisine accompanied by the finest wines and liqueurs at Imperial China. With cascading, shimmering Austrian crystal chandeliers and rich draperies, the Crystal Lounge, located at the lobby level, is ideal for informal business discussions or simply unwinding to live music. Alternatively, soak up the colonial charm of the Lounge Bar while enjoying the finest of single malts, cognacs, wines and the hotel's signature cocktails.

Hilton Mumbai International Airport is also equipped with 7,696 square feet of function space; a 2,420-square-foot ballroom and five stately halls exuding a charming European ambience. The function facilities provide flexible seating arrangements, large pre-function areas and the latest in audio-visual technology - ideal for corporate events, social functions and glamorous wedding banquets. The hotel also offers business travellers a Business Centre with four meeting rooms equipped with wireless internet access.

For the discerning traveller looking for an enhanced level of service and convenience, the Executive Floor Lounge provides a quick and private check-in/-out service, complimentary breakfast, refreshments served throughout the day, as well as multi-functional meeting rooms and high-speed Internet access to cater to different business needs.

Read more about Hilton Mumbai International Airport at: www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/mumbaiinternationalairport.

^Source: 2009 Business Development Research Consultants' - BDRC Asia Pacific Hotel Business Guest Survey, based on a survey of 2707 respondents.

Contact:
Coleen Lobo
Hilton Mumbai International Airport
+91 11 4123 4125
+91 9716835027
coleen.lobo@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

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