Bengaluru, Mar 19 (PTI) Hilton today announced a further expansion of its portfolio in India, following the signing of management agreements with the Embassy Group to develop two hotels in Bengaluru.

The 500 room dual-branded hotel featuring a Hilton Hotels and Resorts and a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the same complex will be located within the 100-acre Embassy Tech Village Business Park near Marathalli on ORR South Bengaluru.

After the success of Hilton Bangalore Embassy Golf Links and the subsequent signing of the first dual-branded 620-keys twin hotels at Embassy Manyata Business Park,this is the third project with Hilton, a release by Embassy and Hilton said.

Construction of the new hospitality project, which is among the largest in India, was expected to begin this year and the hotels will be operational by end 2021/early 2022, the release said.

The announcement reinforces Embassy Group’s strategic roll-out of hospitality ventures and strengthening its long-standing partnership with Hilton Hotels, it said.

As per the agreement, the dual-branded property would be developed and owned by the Embassy Group and managed by Hilton.

Announcing the project, Chairman and Managing Director of Embassy Group, Jitu Virwani said, “We are delighted to sign our third hotel project with Hilton, reflecting the powerful synergies and collaboration between both Groups.” “We are committed to expanding our presence in India and bringing in our world class brands from our portfolio,” said Guy Phillips, Senior vice president, Development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton.

Navjit Ahluwalia, Senior vice-president and Country Head, Hilton India, said “Hilton is committed to grow its operations in India.”

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