LUXURY hotel brand Jumeirah will make its foray into the Indian market in 2Q2017, having signed an agreement to manage a new hotel in Mumbai to be completed by then.
The 470-key hotel will offer luxury rooms, suites and apartments. Negotiations for similar tie-ups in other major Indian cities are underway.
Gerald Lawless, president and CEO, Jumeirah Group, said: “We are delighted to have initiated the first phase of our expansion into India with this landmark project, as the demand for five-star hotels in India is very strong.”
Inbound operators said Jumeirah’s entry into the market was a welcome one.
Rajendra Dhumma, director, Classis Travel and Tour, said: “Jumeirah’s presence in the Indian hospitality market will add a new dimension in luxury room offerings in India. The hotel’s central location in Lower Parel will most certainly be very popular with visitors to the city.”
“One can look forward to not only luxury rooms but also very high class F&B outlets in the property. Jumeirah is famous for its excellent culinary achievements, like at Burj Al Arab in Dubai,” said Sonal Swamy, director, Syrisa Travels.