Marriott International has expanded to India, opening a 218-room Marriott Hotel in India’s largest city of Indore.

As the most populous city in Central India, and the commercial powerhouse of the Madhya Pradesh province, Indore also offers interesting cultural and historic attractions making it a chosen destination for both business and pleasure.

Marriott International South Asia Area Vice President, Neeraj Govil, said the Indore hotel is an exciting addition to the Marriott Hotel portfolio, now spanning across eight countries.

“This property embodies the brand’s drive to inspire its guests to travel brilliantly,” said Mr Govil.

“With tremendous growth as a business hub during the past few years, Indore is set to become one of the most sought-after destinations for both leisure and business travelers in India. We are delighted to be a part of this incredible growth story and to bring our inventive service and products to this city.”

The hotel offers an inviting range of restaurants, including all-day dining venue, Indore Kitchen, where guests can interact with chefs at live cooking stations serving a selection of Indian, Italian and Asian cuisine. The Indore Baking Company is an adaptation of a classic pastry shop, with an interactive open baking area serving freshly baked pastries and cakes, alongside wonderful pastas, salads and sandwiches.

The hotel has two specialty restaurants including One Asia, offering authentic Sichuan, Thai and South Asian flavours, and Sepia, taking inspiration from food hotspot Lucknow, and its native Awadhi cuisine.

Hotel facilities include the Quan Spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.

Indore Marriott Hotel is the largest hotel (by way of rooms and meeting space) in the state, with 55,000 square feet of meeting and banqueting space.

The property is located a short drive from the airport, with easy access to the city’s business and entertainment hubs.

Read more about the Marriott Hotels expansion here.