5-star Marriott chain opens in Dhaka
A new 5-star chain hotel of Marriott International opened in Dhaka yesterday, bringing the number of such establishments in the city to six.
Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan Hotel is located in the city’s upscale Gulshan area. Premier Hotel Management Company will run the hotel in association with Marriott International.
Speaking at the launching, HBM Iqbal, chairman of the Premier Group of Companies, said the hotel was an outcome of 10 years of efforts of the group that has created employment for around 500 people.
Apart from those with high skills, most of the employees are from Bangladesh, he said, adding that they are constructing another 5-star hotel jointly with Hilton.
Jerome Lienart, the hotel’s general manager, said they have 211 rooms, five restaurants and bars and recreational facilities such as a fitness centre, an infinity pool and a spa.
It has a space of over 6,500 square feet to host large meetings, conventions and weddings, alongside intimate private celebrations and social gatherings, he said.
Gaurav Singh, general manager of JW Marriot Kolkata, said, “We look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travellers.”
“Renaissance Hotels seeks to inspire spontaneous explorers to discover something new and different every time they visit a city.”
“Here in Dhaka, the fast-emerging cultural and business hub in Bangladesh, the new opening is set to engage guests on a journey to explore the city’s authenticity and vivacity through the lens of a local.”