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Marriott International is an American multinational diversified hospitality company which develops, manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. It is the largest hotel chain in the world by the number of available rooms. The Marriott-Starwood merger on 23rd September,2016, created the world’s largest hotel company with over 5700 properties, 1.1 million rooms, and a new portfolio of 30 brands. Marriott’s India story began in 1999 with the opening of Goa Marriott Resort and Spa. Since then, the group has added numerous properties to its portfolio and currently operates more than 120 properties in India (as of 5th April,2021). In 2016, Marriott overtook Taj Hotels to become India’s largest hotel company. The group operates 16 of its 30 brands in India including St. Regis, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection, Ritz-Carlton and W Hotels. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Marriott Hotels and Resorts in India and see what Marriott has to offer in the Indian market.
10. JW Marriott, New Delhi Aerocity
JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity is located close to U.S. Embassy, Ambience Mall, Qutab Minar and the business hubs of Delhi and Gurgaon. The hotel offers 511 stylish rooms and suites, personalized service and an ideal location. The luxury rooms and suites feature indulgent bedding, mini-bars, marble bathrooms, ample workstations, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. Guests can choose from 5 restaurants and bars , including a chic speakeasy, a popular multi-cuisine buffet and a Japanese restaurant with a Korean influence. Facilities include an upscale day spa, heated outdoor pool, modern fitness center, and event space, including one of the largest banquet halls in Delhi.
Hotel Website: JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in New Delhi
9. ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chennai
ITC Grand Chola, located along Mount Road, is a veritable destination unto itself with its awe-inspiring size and grandeur. The hotel is a palatial tribute to Southern India’s greatest empires – the Imperial Cholas. There are four separate entry points, each with its distinct artistic identity. There are 522 rooms and 78 serviced apartments, each of which is a triumph of design aesthetics. The hotel has 10 food and beverage outlets. International delights are served at Madras Pavilion and Cafe Mercara Express. Ottimo Cucina Italiana offers Italian specialties, while Royal Vega features vegetarian dishes. Avartana offers contemporary Southern Indian cuisine.Nutmeg The Gourmet Shop serves sandwiches, pastries, chocolates and milkshakes. The Cheroot serves malt and snacks can be enjoyed at the Cigar Lounge. Peshawari serves a selection of tandoori and Oriental delights can be relished at the Pan Asian. Refreshing beverages are served at Tranquebar. The Spa – Kaya Kalp offers 12 treatment rooms with a wide variety of massages and therapies. It offers one of the largest conference, banqueting and exhibition spaces in the country. Additional offerings include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
Hotel Website: ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chennai
ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chennai also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Chennai
8. JW Marriott, Kolkata
JW Marriott Kolkata is located in Tangra, 16 kms from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport. The hotel is almost equidistant from the airport and the city’s old business district. 281 well-appointed rooms and suites are spacious and offer premium amenities. The on-site dining options include Vintage Asia – the Asian specialty cuisine restaurant, and JW Kitchen a 24-hour all day multi-cuisine dining. The JW Lounge and an edgy discotheque – Gold are also available to guests. It has a fully equipped fitness center while the holistic Spa by JW offers a host of therapies along with an outdoor infinity pool that allows you to relax. It also houses a unique feature in the form of a bridal room.
Hotel Website: JW Marriott, Kolkata
JW Marriott, Kolkata also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Kolkata
7. JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai
JW Marriott Sahar Mumbai is located in Andheri, less than 1 kilometre from Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2. The hotel accommodations feature 588 spacious rooms. Dining options include JW Cafe – an all-day dining restaurant serving Indian and international cuisine, Romano’s – an Italian restaurant, JW Lounge – offers classic drinks and eclectic cocktails and JW Baking Company – offers a range of pastries and cakes, fresh-baked bread, gourmet sandwiches and artisanal retail products. The hotel’s Spa By JW, fitness center and poolside lounge area with cabanas offer the perfect places to unwind and soak up the warm sun.
JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Mumbai
6. ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa is set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons along the pristine Arossim Beach. This beach-side, village-styled resort’s architecture draws inspiration from the Indo-Portuguese vintage and blends classical elegance with a distinctive regional allure that’s infused in its service, cuisine, rituals and more. The 252 well-appointed rooms and suites look out in to the tropical gardens, the lagoons and water bodies. All rooms and suites feature personal outdoor spaces in the form of a balcony or patio with some rooms also featuring outdoor rain showers and secret gardens. Pavilion At the Village Square brings to you the finest Indian and International fare round the clock. It also features an outdoor open kitchen, allowing guests to interact with in-house culinary masters. Kebabs & Kurries offers heritage cuisine while Ottimo Cucina Italiana is inspired by the concept of a homely Italian kitchen. Guests can also try the Signature Goan restaurant or The Royal Afghan – Seaside Barbecue and Grill offering charcoal-grilled flavors of the North-West Frontier. Facilities include multiple event spaces, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa is nestled amid lush beachfront gardens, 24/7 fitness centre and a outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Website: ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Goa
5. JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai
Located along Juhu Beach, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu provides easy access to the business district and is approximately 4.8 km away from Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport. The 355 refurbished rooms at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu feature fine beddings and furnishings. Guestrooms are luxurious and offer breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. Lotus Café overlooking the blooming lotus pond and the Arabian Sea is a 24-hour dining restaurant offering a variety of Indian and International delicacies along with a sumptuous buffet spread. Guests can relish an array of exotic freshly baked homemade breads, sandwiches, cakes, pastries, lavish breakfast dishes and festive treats from all around the world at Bombay Baking Company. Dashanzi offers Asian cuisine and uniquely crafted cocktails, while Saffron is the fine dining Indian restaurant that specialises in traditional royal recipes. Guests can enjoy Italian flavours at Mezzo Mezzo or a drink at Reflections – the sea-facing lobby lounge and bar. The hotel features 3 outdoor pools and the award-winning Quan Spa. Guests can enjoy free fitness classes or be pampered with indulgent massages and body treatments at the spa. A salt water pool is also offered.
Hotel Website: JW Marriott Juhu
JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Mumbai
4. ITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata
Located on the cusp of business district & the city, ITC Royal Bengal is an ode to the region’s cultural heritage and lineage. The hotel is an exquisite ode to Bengal’s timeless architecture and design. It celebrates distinctive architectural elements and nuances visible in many iconic buildings of Kolkata and the region. Clusters of ionic pillars, small pediments, arches, blind arcades, colonnades and terraces distribute the building’s enormous mass to graceful proportions. The interior décor, art and artefacts celebrate the past and present of bountiful Bengal. The hotel offers 456 rooms & suites including 82 serviced apartments. Dining options include Ottimo Cucina Italiana – serving Italian cuisine, Darjeeling Lounge – Tea Lounge cuisine, Grand Market Pavilion – Mukti cuisine, Royal Vega – Vegetarian cuisine and The Brass Room – Tapas and Finger Food cuisine. Facilities include 60600 square feet – one of the largest in the region, Kaya Kalp – The Spa, Salon Di Wills, an outdoor swimming pool and 24/7 fitness centre.
Hotel Website: ITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata
ITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Kolkata
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Pune
Located conveniently and offering access to business and leisure destinations in Pune, The Ritz-Carlton Pune overlooks the 100-acre, 18-hole Poona Club Golf Course. The hotel consists of 198 elegantly appointed guest rooms including 35 spacious suites. They are the largest guest rooms in Pune. Dining options include Three Kitchens Restaurant and Bar – offers three distinct kitchens serving Indian, Western and Asian cuisines, Aasmana – serving Indian cuisines and specialty cocktails at the futuristic rooftop bar overlooking the Golf Course, The Ritz-Carlton Tea Lounge – offers a variety of fine teas from around the globe, Ukiyo – serving traditional Japanese cuisine and Alta Vida – offering grilled food, light bites and refreshing cocktails. Facilities include an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, The Ritz-Carlton Spa and a 24/7 fitness centre and movement studio.
Hotel Website: The Ritz Carlton, Pune
2. W, Goa
W, Goa, is located right next to Vagator Beach in Bardez. It is the 1st W hotel to open in India, and true to its name, W Goa brings the best of music, fashion, design and fuel. Kick back in one of 121 luxury hotel rooms or villa-style suites discreetly spread out across the private coastline, where scenic views complement custom furnishings that drawn from local traditions, adorned with creative and modern nuances. Each hotel room includes a Portuguese-style balcony and our Marvelous Suite features garden views and terrazzo floors. W Goa offers a variety of restaurants including The Kitchen Table serving local cuisine and Spice Traders offering Pan-Asian cuisine specially curated by the Director of cuisine. Guests can refuel at the Rock Pool consisting of a naturally carved facade ideally located to enjoy the breath-taking views of the sunset. 50500 square feet of event spaces, Spa by Clarins, FIT – the fitness centre, a outdoor swimming pool and Rockpool.
Hotel Website: W, Goa
W Goa also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Goa
1. St. Regis, Mumbai
Experience traditional elegance with a modern touch at The St. Regis Mumbai. Situated in Lower Parel, in Mumbai’s tallest building, the hotel brings the storied history and exceptional service of The St. Regis to this vibrant area. The hotel offers 368 exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed guest rooms and 27 residential suites. At Seven Kitchens guests can savor Italian, Oriental, Indian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines from a variety of live cooking stations. Inspired from the lavish and vintage decadence of the colonial era, The Sahib Room boasts robust Indian delicacies and flavors. Leading into the restaurant is the aptly named ‘Kipling Bar’, inspired by the iconic writer and philosopher Rudyard Kipling. Awarded the city’s finest Asian restaurant, Mekong takes you on a culinary journey through the districts of Yunan and Sichuan in China, and through Thailand and Vietnam. While in residence, guests enjoy discreet signature 24-hour St. Regis Butler Service and extensive dining offerings. The St. Regis Mumbai boasts the height of relaxation and rejuvenation in the form of a dedicated wellness floor. This exquisite oasis on Level 10 captures the Athletic Club, outdoor swimming pool overlooking the cityscape, Iridium Spa and the Salon by Jean-Claude Biguine.
Hotel Website: St. Regis Mumbai
St. Regis, Mumbai also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Mumbai
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