Marriott International Signs an Agreement With Gurnani Resorts & Hotels

NATIONAL, INDIA –20th March 2024- Marriott International, Inc. today signed an agreement with Gurnani Resorts & Hotels to introduce its globally acclaimed The Ritz-Carlton brand in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Anticipated to debut in January 2028, the 250-key resort will bring its legendary service and classic modern design to the iconic ‘Pink City of India’. The Ritz-Carlton, Jaipur is set to elevate the city’s luxury hotel landscape with its destination-inspired design and highly personalized service.

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“We are thrilled to unveil the strategic addition of The Ritz-Carlton Jaipur to our Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, fortifying our presence in the vibrant city of Jaipur where we currently have five operational hotels,” stated Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific excluding China at Marriott International. “Our collaboration with Gurnani Resorts & Hotels underscores our enduring commitment to India, a country known for its strong and rapidly growing economy. The burgeoning domestic market’s interest in luxury travel is fueling an increase in demand for renowned global luxury brands. This strategic signing showcases our commitment to thoughtfully grow our iconic brands in destinations where we know our guests want to travel most.”

Jaipur, with its honeycomb-inspired palaces and towering forts, stands as one of India’s architectural wonders. Nestled amidst the vibrant city, The Ritz-Carlton Jaipur is poised to offer travelers a sanctuary of royal luxury intertwined with culturally rich local experiences. The resort’s planned location enjoys superb connectivity to key tourist attractions via NH48, with historical landmarks like Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal Palace, The City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, and the iconic Jantar Mantar all conveniently located within a 50-minute drive from the resort. This strategic location ensures that guests can easily immerse themselves in Jaipur’s rich heritage and explore its fascinating history at leisure.

Anticipated to feature 250 modern guest rooms and suites, plans also call for the resort facilities to include The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge, a destination spa, replete with an indoor pool, six eclectic casual and fine dining restaurants and bars and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities. With artfully designed spaces, reflective of the history, heritage and natural environment of the destination, the brand will bring its legendary service and elegant aesthetic to Jaipur, one of India’s most coveted destinations making for a culturally immersive stay.

Sharing his thoughts on this momentous occasion, Mohan Das Gurnani – Chairman Gurnani Group said– “It is my pleasure to have forged this strategic collaboration with Marriott International- the world’s largest hospitality group. The Ritz-Carlton, one of Marriott’s most prestigious brands, is known for its high level of service standards and a legacy of exquisite hospitality. In bringing such a prestigious brand to our heritage capital city of Jaipur, we aim to deliver the same legacy of luxury and elegance that every Ritz-Carlton embodies, while reflecting the timeless traditions and rich culture of Rajasthan. The Ritz-Carlton Jaipur is slated to be the first unique Villa Resort Development in Rajasthan, and we look forward to a long-standing association with Marriott International.”

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