By Parinaaz Navdar
Luxury Dubai hotelier also says it is in talks for potential development of property in Goa
Dubai-based Jumeirah Group is set to open its first property in India by 2019, the Press Trust of India reported.
The hotel, originally set for a 2017 opening, will be located in the Lower Parel district of Mumbai as part of a major new development in the area.
When complete, the property will comprise 470 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, a wide range of restaurants and bars, extensive conference, wedding, banqueting and meeting facilities and a Talise spa.
Jumeirah Group president and chief executive officer Gerald Lawless said: “The company is also in talks with our partner for potential development of a property in Goa. India is a market where people are aware of our group as they know our hotels and brands.”
Lawless also said the group will introduce its lifestyle brand Venu in the country. He revealed: “We are also looking at locations like Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi and Noida among others which are of interest to us for further development.”
Jumeirah Group aims to have 75 Jumeirah-branded properties and 25 Venu-branded properties worldwide by 2023.
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