JW Marriott sets sail in Kolkata

MICE and hospitality sector poised to get a boost

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October 27, 2016

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JW Marriott adds a signature style to the Kolkata’s luxury hotel portfolio

With the inauguration of the first Marriott property in Kolkata and a few more to come up by the end of this year, the hospitality and MICE sector in eastern India is set to witness a mix of healthy competition and variety in the near future.

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts maintains its expansion spreein its luxury portfolio with the opening of its eighth hotel in India, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata. The first hotel in Kolkata and eastern India by Marriott International, the property towers over JBS Haldane Avenue and is located in the heart of the city, minutes from the old central business district. The hotel will feature an elevated guest experience with exceptional comforts and personalised services, housed within a warm environment designed to reflect the spirit of the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata.

“JW Marriott is a distinctive luxury brand globally recognized for its craftsmanship, warm personalized service and alluring, modern design,” said Ranju Alex, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata. “We look forward to presenting our discerning guests with signature JW Marriott experiences where they leave feeling enriched. Our team is confident the hotel will be recognised as the most stylish and sought-after property in Kolkata.”

A glimpse of JW Marriott, Kolkata

Comprising 281 spacious rooms, modern meeting and conference facilities, as well as a host of dining experiences, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata is a contemporary landmark of true luxury, delivered with passion, tradition and world-renowned JW Marriott hospitality. Boasting the largest ballroom in the city, the hotel is the destination of choice for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings. In a first for the city, the hotel features a unique bridal room, offering brides an exclusive, private space available for pre-wedding preparations. In addition to 38,370 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces, the hotel offers five intimate studios for meetings, each one equipped with cutting-edge facilities. As part of the hotel’s commitment to the latest technology, the hotel is home to India’s largest in-built video wall measuring 32 feet x 18 feet and comprising 64 LED panels.


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“The opening of the first JW Marriott hotel in Kolkata marks a great milestone for Marriott International,” said Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International.  “It was a matter of time before we presented one of our luxury brands –JW Marriott – to the city of Kolkata. JW Marriott is globally renowned for its intuitive service and commitment to providing guests with truly enriching luxurious experiences.”

JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata promises an exceptional luxury experience, combining world-class amenities with crafted culinary options and warm and intuitive hospitality, positioning the hotel as eastern India’s premier luxury destination.

Healthy competition in the hospitality sector

The Marriott-Starwood merger makes the entity the biggest hotel chain in the world and with a firm expansion strategy; they aim to open four more hotels by the end of the year as India, just behind China, is the second largest market in Asia.

Kolkata is rapidly developing its image as a major hub for budget MICE planners and the rise in the number of super-deluxe rooms in the city is expected to see a steep rise. The four major hotels in Kolkata, the Oberoi Grand, Taj Bengal, ITC Sonar and Hyatt, cumulatively offered 917 rooms so far. The recently opened JW Marriott along with the new entrants such as The Westin, ITC Royal Bengal and Holiday Inn, the room count will go up to 2,148 by 2017. The whopping 134 pc rise over the current strength proves the city’s aim to position itself as an attractive convention destination.

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