Hilton announces entry of its flagship brand to North India’s cultural capital, Lucknow


National, 8th April , 2024: – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of its flagship brand hotel in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. Hilton Lucknow will be developed in partnership with Amrit Bottlers Private Limited, as part of a cluster complex that includes Hilton Garden Inn Lucknow, which Hilton already manages under the same ownership.

Slated to open in the first quarter of 2025, Hilton Lucknow is positioned strategically in the heart of Gomti Nagar, Lucknow’s premier locale, and is set to be a beacon of hospitality excellence and innovation. This expansion strengthens the brand’s presence in Uttar Pradesh’s administrative capital, and underscores Hilton’s commitment to grow in India’s most populous state.

Hilton Lucknow’s prime location is in close proximity to government, commercial offices and the city’s railway station, and is 23 kilometres from the commercial airport. Upon completion, Hilton Lucknow will feature 140 guest rooms that blend local influences with contemporary design. The hotel will also offer expansive event spaces of 17,000 sq ft, including a banquet terrace garden, a ballroom and meeting rooms, and is poised to cater to large social and corporate gatherings. Guests can also indulge in culinary delights at three food and beverage establishments, including a speciality bar and stylish lobby lounge.

“We are thrilled to bring Hilton’s signature hospitality to Uttar Pradesh’s largest city. Lucknow is a city steeped in history, culture and modern vibrancy, making it a choice destination for Hilton’s expansion as we strengthen our portfolio in North India. We are privileged to deepen our partnership with Amrit Bottlers Private Limited, and are better positioned than ever to meet our guests’ evolving needs.”

Zubin Saxena, senior vice president and country head, India, Hilton

” We have a great relationship with Hilton, having built and run the Hilton Garden Inn in the same complex. This partnership aligns with our intent to strengthen our foothold in the booming hospitality sector and expand presence in the most sought-after locations in Gomti Nagar. In recent years, the city of Lucknow has gained repute as a well-established destination that meets the growing travel demand from domestic and international travellers alike, and we are confident that Hilton Lucknow will enhance the city’s dynamic hospitality scene.”

Rajesh Ladhani, director, Amrit Bottlers

With 26 trading hotels in India and 19 more in the pipeline, Hilton is on course to triple its India estate to 75 trading and pipeline hotels in the coming years.

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone.