Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Kerala with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum on December 27, 2013. Hilton Garden Inn is an award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels.
Strategically located in the city centre on Punnen Road, Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is near prime government institutions and commercial establishments, a 20-minute drive from the airport and 12 kilometres from the IT Technopark at Kazhakkottam
“The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum will be a significant step in Hilton Worldwide’s expansion into prime city centre locations across India,” said Guy Hutchinson, vice president, operations – India, Hilton Worldwide. “India is a key strategic market for Hilton Worldwide. Presently, we operate hotels and resorts in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Vadodara, Pune, Goa, Shillim and now Trivandrum. Over the next eight to 10 months, we anticipate extending our portfolio to include Bangalore, Agra and Jaipur.”
Owned by Muthoot Hotels & Infrastructure Ventures (P) Ltd. and managed by Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum features 134 guest rooms and suites, Garden Grille all-day restaurant, a bar, outdoor swimming pool, Precor™ certified 24-hour fitness centre and 2,600 square feet of conference and events space that can accommodate up to 450 people. Guests at the hotel will also be able to enjoy the Hilton Garden Inn brand’s signature offerings that include complimentary internet access throughout the hotel, 24-hour business centre services, remote printing facility and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry™ convenience mart.
Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn said, “We are pleased with this opportunity to extend the brand’s presence in India. Hilton Garden Inn has set the standard in the mid-market sector offering an award-winning combination of best-in-class customer service and affordable comfort and convenience. We are confident that Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum will fast become the first choice of travellers seeking upscale and affordable accommodation in the city.”
"The Muthoot Pappachan Group is delighted to partner with Hilton Worldwide, a global leader in the hospitality industry, for its foray into Trivandrum and the introduction of the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Kerala and Trivandrum. With the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum, we look forward to providing world-class international standards of hospitality in Kerala”, said Thomas John Muthoot, chairman and managing director, Muthoot Pappachan Group. “The Muthoot Pappachan Group is a leading hospitality development firm in India. The group owns operating hotels and is developing additional properties. We look forward to working with our partners and ensuring our company’s continued growth.”
Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum will participate in Hilton HHonors, the only guest rewards programme that allows members to earn Points & Miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at over 4,000 hotels worldwide.