Furthering the Iconic Brand’s Growth in India The Ritz-Carlton, Pune Expected to Open in 2019


Mumbai, India – 28 February, 2019 – Building on a growing desire for luxury hospitality experiences in India, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C signed a long-term management agreement with Panchshil Corporate Park Private Limited to launch The Ritz-Carlton, Pune, expected to open in 2019. Its debut will mark the brand’s second property in India and is one of three Ritz-Carlton hotels in the pipeline for the country.

“Pune attracts a mix of business and leisure travelers and shows potential for continued growth in the luxury segment. We look forward to collaborating with Panchshil Corporate Park Private Limited in introducing The Ritz-Carlton, Pune and expanding our portfolio in this major cultural destination,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International.

With 198 gorgeous, well-appointed rooms, The Ritz-Carlton, Pune will provide guests with luxurious, personalized accommodations. Easily accessible to the airport, the hotel will be a gateway to iconic memories, enveloping guests in the sounds, flavors and imagery of the culturally vibrant and modern Pune. The hotel will house an Indian, Japanese and All-day dining restaurant as well as a Lounge to indulge visitors’ in culinary senses. For guests seeking to unwind, the fitness facilities and signature Ritz-Carlton Spa will offer an opportunity for complete rejuvenation through eight unique treatment rooms. Additionally, guests staying on the Club Floor will enjoy access to a rooftop Club Lounge where five food and beverage presentations will be served daily. With 36,000 sq. ft of indoor and outdoor banqueting venues, The Ritz-Carlton, Pune will also be the perfect destination for weddings, social gatherings, business meetings, and more.

As the luxury hotel industry continues to rapidly evolve globally, we are looking at delivering authentic, destination-specific experiences that are luxurious as well as memorable,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton. “The launch of The Ritz-Carlton, Pune reiterates our focus to further strengthen a market of well-heeled travelers that appreciate our brand’s legendary service and memorable experiences.”

“The Ritz-Carlton Pune is designed to be a captivating haven that complements our efforts to craft the city’s most refined and luxurious lifestyle destination. We are delighted to collaborate with Marriott International to bring the unique Ritz-Carlton luxury experience to the land of the Maratha’s heritage,” said Atul Chordia, Chairman, Panchshil Realty Pvt Ltd.

One of the leading cities in India today, Pune is a blend of rich culture, heritage and modernization. Known for its geographical splendor and a history dating back to the age of royalty, the city also features striking architecture and a wide variety of tourist attractions ranging from forts to museums and gardens. Pune also boasts of the most green coverage over any city across India.

The Ritz-Carlton brand entered India in 2013 with the launch of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore. Located at Residency Road in the heart of downtown Bangalore, the hotel is part of a destination renowned for its world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options. The company has also announced The Ritz-Carlton, Mumbai, which slated to debut in 2020. The 238-room hotel will be located in Worli, the heart of Central Mumbai, a thriving new business district with easy access to the Mumbai International Airport.


About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott BonvoyTM , replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along onFacebookTwitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

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