BY SANJAY PAHWA, CHANDIGARH, INDIA – – Having created a landmark of its JW Marriott brand at Juhu in Mumbai, the business capital of India, Marriott International Inc., a global lodging leader, today repeats this extraordinary achievement in the city of Chandigarh with the launch of its JW Marriott Chandigarh – the first JW Marriott hotel in North India and the second in the country.
This luxury 5-star hotel is designed with an aesthetic reflective of the JW Marriott brand and the unique lifestyle of “The City Beautiful” and is conceptualized on the basis of the five elements of nature and is the epitome of magnificence. Designers Wilson Associates from Singapore and Karen Kim collaborated to create a masterpiece which is both contemporary and yet bears the signs of aesthetic North Indian architecture, giving it a wonderful cultural reference and significance and a true sense of place.Speaking at the opening of the JW Marriott Chandigarh, Rajeev Menon, Marriott International’s Area Vice-President India, Australia, Malaysia and Maldives, said: “The opening of a JW Marriott Hotel in Chandigarh is a great milestone for us as Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India with architecture which is world renowned and a quality of life, which is unparalleled.
“As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana and the Union Territory, Chandigarh is an extremely prestigious city. We are extremely honoured to be presenting the pride of our luxury portfolio – JW Marriott – to the discerning guests of Chandigarh. Marriott is recognized the world over for its outstanding service and high levels of commitment to guests and this reflection in the JW Marriott Chandigarh will redefine hospitality in the city making it the preferred destination among locals and visitors alike.”
Deepak Manocha, General Manager, JW Marriott Chandigarh added: “With the immense growth and development seen in this dynamic city, our hotel will exceed our guest’s requirement whether they are staying with us for leisure or business. With the JW Marriott Chandigarh, we intend to change the very definition of luxury hospitality in the region with our personalized services, unique dining options and luxurious amenities, thereby creating a lasting impression for our guests.”
The JW Marriott Chandigarh offers an exciting array of fine dining options offering guests authentic cuisines from around the world. Saffron is a fine dining Indian restaurant, while The Café@JW will host a buffet featuring world cuisine, and Oregano will enchant guests with authentic Italian delicacies. Chandigarh Baking Co (Deli and Patisserie) is an adaptation of a classic pastry shop with an attractive array of food and beverages.
The lobby reinvented is an integration of the Lobby and Lobby Lounge known simply as The Lounge. It is divided into clearly defined zones where guests can work or relax. The hotel boasts a fine balance of wellness and indulgence with its offering of world-class fitness facilities – the renowned signature Quan Spa and JW Fitness Centre will be the destination for rejuvenation and relaxation.
Featuring the most spacious accommodation, the 165 guest rooms, 4 suites and 1 presidential are equipped with a host of luxurious features. The state-of-the-art banqueting facilities in the hotel offer a magnanimous 16,500 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space. The Grand Ballroom with a majestic ceiling height of more than 6 meters, stylish design and grandeur will be the venue for the royal and elegant weddings in Punjab.
The unobtrusive hospitality and outstanding luxury services of the JW Marriott Chandigarh will soon make it the new luxury address in this progressive and vibrant city.