Marriott has marked the start of 2017 by continuing where it left off last year – by expanding its portfolio in India.
The country’s fourth Fairfield by Marriott property is now open in Belagavi (formerly known as Belgaum), the up-and-coming “smart city” and commercial hub in southwest India’s Karnataka state. The addition of this midscale hotel will provide a new international standard accommodation option for business travellers to this commercial hub.
“Fairfield by Marriott offers innovative design at a great value, which combined gives us a huge strategic advantage in many markets across the region,” said Neeraj Govil, Marriott’s area vice president for South Asia.
“Growing markets such as Belagavi hold tremendous potential for us as we see millions of people entering the middle classes across India. The Fairfield by Marriott product represents great value for transient travellers as the entry price point into the Marriott portfolio.”
The new hotel features 114 rooms, all with work areas and free Wi-Fi, plus an outdoor pool, fitness centre, restaurant, bar and 1,000m² of event space. There is also a 24-hour “market” area for guests to purchase snacks and drinks.
The expansion of Fairfield’s Indian portfolio will continue next month with the opening of a hotel in Amritsar.