DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi is now open under a franchising agreement between Hilton India and JHV Construction Co Pvt Ltd., a prominent business conglomerate in the Indian city.
The property, which is just 25 minutes away from both the city center and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, is located along the holy river Ganges, an area widely regarded as India’s spiritual capital of the country.
Boasting 144 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of event space, DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi features an inviting outdoor pool, EV charging points, the city’s largest ballroom, a fully equipped fitness center and a spa. Accommodation options range from standard to spacious suites, including a grand presidential suite. With an all-day restaurant and a bar lounge at the lobby level, the hotel offers both business and leisure guests distinct dining options.
Home to historical structures, temples and forts, Varanasi is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a result of its cultural prominence.
Commenting on the launch, Navjit Ahluwalia, senior vice president and country head, India, Hilton said, “We are thrilled to announce the opening of our first DoubleTree by Hilton in the spiritual city of Varanasi. The city’s rich cultural and historical significance, coupled with the strategic infrastructure boost it has received by the government, has made it an attractive tourist destination. DoubleTree by Hilton has been welcoming guests for more than 50 years and is well known for its thoughtful accommodations and signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie welcome, which we are ready to extend to all our guests.”
“It gives us immense pleasure to join forces with such a renowned hospitality brand and to be able to leverage Hilton’s global reputation within India,” said Hira Lal Jaiswal, developer, JHV Construction Co Pvt Ltd. “The city has seen a remarkable tourism surge in recent years, and the travel circuit is only set to grow exponentially with Varanasi serving as a gateway city. Hailing from this area, our family is thrilled to contribute to the growing travel demand by bringing Hilton’s best in-class services and personalized guest experiences to the city. We are confident that Double Tree by Hilton Varanasi will become a preferred stay option for comfort-seeking guests.”