Saturday, August 25, 2007

Seven bids for Devanahalli hotel project

Seven bids for Devanahalli hotel project
Anshul Dhamija | TNN

Bangalore: Karnataka's department of tourism has received seven bids for the convention centre and five-star luxury hotel proposed near the greenfield Bangalore international airport at Devanahalli.
The project involves developing a 10,000-seater convention centre and a 500-room luxury hotel over 35 acres of land at a cost of Rs 600 crore.
Those who have bid include: THDC and Indian Hotels (Taj Hotels, Palaces & Resorts); L&T and Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Reliance Energy and Bharat Hotels (The Grand); Soma and Sunway Construction (part of the Malaysian conglomerate, Sunway Group); Simplex and East India Hotels (Oberoi group); MR properties, MGF Development and AAPC India Hotel Management (Accor hotels); and DLF and Hilton International.
The tourism department, which had accepted the bids on August 7, will give their final verdict in two months. "In the first phase of construction, the hotel will see 500 rooms, but later, more will be added," said Karnataka tourism secretary I M Vittala Murthy.
The convention centre is also seen as a much needed facility, considering Bangalore is emerging as a major MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) destination.
Several luxury hotels in the city are also looking at building their own convention centres. In the pipeline is a double storied 2,000-seater convention centre by the Leela Hotels adjacent to its Airport Road property.
The Bharat Group that runs The Grand Ashok is also planning to set up a 3,000-4,000-seater convention centre alongside its Kumara Krupa Road property.


At Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 11:49:00 AM GMT+5:30, Blogger SAMI said...

Hey i would be grateful if any updates on this bid can be communicated on


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