|By PR Newswire||
|March 10, 2013 11:31 PM EDT||
- India's Leading Online Travel Company Honors JHM Interstate Portfolio
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boasting a luxury portfolio of 10 properties across India, JHM Interstate Hotels India announces six hotels in the portfolio as MakeMyTrip Platinum Partner Pick Award winners: Four Points by Sheraton, Jaipur; Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Service Apartment, Pune; Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam; Estuary Island, Poovar; Shraddha Inn, Shirdi; and Madhuban Highlands, Mussorie. Representing both top transactional growth and superior consumer feedback, the honor is appointed by India's leading online travel resource, MakeMyTrip.
"We are strategically expanding in India, one of the world's largest emerging markets for tourism, adding upscale hotels to the JHM Interstate India portfolio," said Lloyd Lauland, executive director of JHM Interstate India. "Our global intelligence, owner-focused platform and high operational standards are well-respected in the country, and the MakeMyTrip Platinum Partner Pick Awards reflect that. Sixty-percent of our portfolio was selected for this esteem, based on the results from transactional growth and consumer reviews. It's an incredible honor."
JHM Interstate India's portfolio includes ten upscale properties -- including the newest addition, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa in Gulmarg, a luxury year-round ski resort featuring the world's highest gondola. Since introducing the dedicated, owner-focused management platform in 2008, the Company has gained significant momentum in India.
MakeMyTrip is India's leading online travel company, designed to empower the Indian traveller with instant booking and comprehensive choices. The one-stop-shop offers the broadest selection of travel products and services in India. The Platinum Pick Partner Awards are organized annually, celebrating the relationship between MakeMyTrip and its partners. Criteria for the award includes top transactional growth paired with superlative customer feedback. A logo identifying the properties as Platinum Pick Partners will be included next to each hotel on the website.
JHM Interstate is a joint venture between JHM Hotels, based in South Carolina, U.S., and Interstate Hotels & Resorts, based in Washington D.C., U.S. For more information, please visit www.jhminterstate.com.
About JHM Interstate Hotels India
JHM Interstate Hotels India is joint venture partnership formed in 2008 between Interstate Hotels & Resorts and JHM hotels. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India, with a fully staffed Resource Center in Gurgaon, Haryana. The management team in Gurgaon provides expertise in all aspects of hotel operations including sales and marketing, food and beverage, information technology, human resources, construction and design, finance and quality assurance. Currently, JHM Interstate India operates 10 hotels with 976 rooms in addition to three hotels under construction and anticipated to open in 2013. For more information, contact Lloyd Lauland, executive director JHM Interstate India, at 91 124 3091700, or visit www.jhminterstate.com.
About JHM Hotels
JHM Hotels, a premier lodging company based in Greenville, S.C., has developed, acquired, owned and operated hotels throughout the United State for more than 36 years. The company currently owned and operates 43 U.S. hotels with more than 7.500 guestrooms, operating under such well-known brands as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and Hyatt. For more information about JHM hotels, visit www.jhmhotels.com.
About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. Interstate and its affiliates manage 344 hotels with more than 65,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including six wholly owned hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 45 hotels with more than 8,300 rooms under construction or development throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.interstatehotels.com. Connect with Interstate at www.linkedin.com/company/interstate-hotels-resorts, www.facebook.com/InterstateHotels, and http://jobs.interstatehotels.com.