Jaipur Marriott in India’s Royal State of Rajasthan

Marriott International has brought its Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand to India’s state of Rajasthan with the opening of the 365-room Jaipur Marriott Hotel. 

With seven separate food and beverage outlets and 43,000 square feet of meeting space, the contemporary, stylish Jaipur Marriott is now the state’s largest hotel in terms of rooms and event space and is well on its way to becoming a culinary landmark, claims Marriott.

Moreover, with as many as 50,000 jobs to fill worldwide by the end of the year, Marriott International will tap into the popularity of social media gaming to help generate interest in hospitality careers. At My Marriott Hotel on Facebook, gamers will first manage a “virtual” hotel restaurant kitchen before moving on to other areas of hotel operations. The game is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Mandarin. (Read: What Games Can Do for You on Facebook)

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Earlier, Marriott International said it has reached a preliminary agreement to form a joint venture with SAMHI Hotels, a hotel and investment company based in New Delhi, to launch Fairfield by Marriott, a new hotel prototype designed specifically for the growing Indian business traveler segment. (Read: Fairfield by Marriott Hotels in India)

Popularly known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded in 1727, Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India and, with a population of more than 3.9 million, is a growing hub for business and leisure tourism.

“Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to set the global brand standard in quality lodging, and the Jaipur Marriott Hotel is the latest example of how we deliver world-class locations with genuine care – for all business and leisure travel occasions,” said Paul Cahill, senior vice president of brand management for Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

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The heart and social hub of the hotel is the lobby which incorporates two of the hotel’s seven food and beverage outlets. The Jaipur Baking Company adapts the classic pastry shop, with an interactive open baking area serving freshly baked pastries and cakes, alongside pastas, salads and sandwiches.

Lounge 18 is divided into clearly defined zones such as social, business and individual where guests enjoy the lounge depending on whether they are working, socializing or just relaxing with a drink.

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The Jaipur Marriott is equipped to host meetings, wedding parties and conventions, with two ballrooms; nine break away venues; four meeting rooms; a lawn for outdoor functions; and a 43,000-square-foot meeting room for functions.

Coming soon will be Saffron, a fine dining Indian restaurant combining the rich tapestry of the sub-continent’s culinary influences from Maharajas’ palaces to quintessential Indian street food; Alto Vino, a modern and stylish Italian restaurant; and a multi-level nightclub with a stylish, sophisticated and contemporary atmosphere.

The Quan Spa, will offer 10,000 square feet of space for rejuvenation and fitness, with a an adult and kids pool. 

The announcement was made Tuesday, July 5.

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