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Starwood enters Tier II cities in TN

Our Chennai Bureau | Updated on August 13, 2011 Published on August 13, 2011

Aloft, a part of the Starwood international hospitality chain, has launched its third hotel in India with a property in Coimbatore.

Aloft ,which entered India last year with hotels in Chennai and Bangalore, has opened a 167-room hotel in Singanallur, Coimbatore to give business and leisure travellers an `exciting experience, said a press release. It is close to the Business District, Tidel Park and destinations such as Ooty, Coonoor, Tirupur and Valparai.

Aloft Coimbatore offers 85 King rooms, 62 Double Queen rooms, 16 Splash rooms, two suites and two specially designed Splash Suites. All rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker and plug n play which offers a one-stop connectivity solution for multiple electronic gadgetry. For children, Camp Aloft has been designed to provide a special surprise to make their stay enjoyable and memorable.

All Aloft properties offer facilities with their own spunky names such as Aloha (Reception desk), Refuel (Grab n Go counter), Remix (Pool table/community table/lounger), Relax (Lounger), In Touch (Business/Internet center), Touch & Go (Auto check-in), dot.yum (Multi cuisine restaurant), Estia (Mediterranean cuisine restaurant), WXYZ (Bar), Splash (Swimming pool), Backyard (Swimming pool deck area), Recharge (Gym), Spa (The spa), Tactic (Meeting room), The Hub (Banquet hall) and Retail (Retail shop).

Guests can indulge at dot.yum, the all day dining venue; meet snf mingle at the Wxyz bar; grab food, snacks & beverages on the go at Refuel; energise at Recharge gym; take a dip in Splash or have an open-air dinner at Backyard, the grill restaurant.

Aloft, a vision of W Hotels was launched by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc in 2005.

It has extended its footprint to more than 50 destinations across the world. Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 890 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood owns nine hotel brands including the Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien.

The Aloft property at Coimbatore is owned by UrbanEdge Hotels, a SPV between Apollo Global Management and Auromatrix Hotels. UrbanEdge's two other Aloft hotels are set to open soon at Chandigarh and Ahmedabad.

Godrej Properties plans second project in Gurgaon

Godrej Properties Ltd has entered into an agreement to develop a 22-acre, residential project in Gurgaon. The real estate development arm of the Godrej Group has signed the deal with Magic Info Solutions Pvt Ltd to develop a residential group housing project in Sector 104 of Gurgaon, with a total saleable area of about 2 million sq. ft.

The location in the Gurgaon urban area gives it access to the airport, railway station, NH8 and Central Business District and the proposed Dwarka Expressway.

Mr Pirojsha Godrej, Executive Director, Godrej Properties, said in the release, “the second development agreement in NCR, strengthens its presence in this critical real estate market. Its first residential project in Gurgaon, Godrej Frontier, received an overwhelming response. We will bring in the highest standards of environmental sustainability, design, and construction quality to ensure residents of this project benefit from an outstanding quality of life.”

Established in 1990, Godrej Properties Limited aspires to be among India's top three real estate companies. GPL has completed several landmark projects and is developing projects in 11 cities.

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