Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens 1st hotel in Chennai
Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Chennai, its first hotel in India’s fifth most populous city. Featuring 204 guest rooms and more than 7,000 square feet of event space, the upscale, full-service hotel is a 15-minute drive from Chennai’s domestic and international airports.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is the country’s second largest exporter of software, information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services. Chennai boasts a broad industrial base in the car, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare industries. It is also home to the Tamil film industry, one of India’s largest industries.
Martin Rinck, area president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide said, "India is one of Hilton Worldwide’s key growth markets. We plan to open another six properties in India this year, which will more than double our trading estate for 2011. The opening of Hilton Chennai marks another milestone in our growth plan. With three other operating hotels, Hilton New Delhi Janakpuri, Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi Saket and Hilton Mumbai International Airport, which opened in January, we are steadily expanding our footprint in the key cities of India."
Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels and Resorts said, "We enter this key region with a stylish new hotel that combines contemporary luxury with the warmth of authentic Hilton and south Indian hospitality. Hilton Chennai represents our ability to meet the needs of today’s global travellers by refreshing hospitality worldwide."
Hilton Chennai is a new-build, 10-storey hotel, which offers a range of accommodation options from deluxe rooms through to executive rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy a contemporary feel with a touch of old Madras, which is reflected in the décor of the rooms and public areas.