The US Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released the list of India’s Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
Marriott International Inc is planning for 100 operational hotels in India by 2018, reports indicate. The hotel chain currently has 86 hotels and 15 brands spanning 35 cities. This year, the firm has already opened four hotels and is in the process of opening six more hotels in the year. Reports also reveal that the firm is eyeing tertiary cities such as Indore, Amritsar, Coimbatore, Jaipur and others for more properties.
Major players from hospitality, retail, construction and other sectors have held wide-ranging discussions with the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) on investment and partnership opportunities in the Rs 26,000 crore International Exhibition-Cum-Convention Centre (ECC) proposed to be built in Dwarka, New Delhi.
Mumbai is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the country. Among them, located near Mumbai International Airport, is the stylish and eco-friendly JW Marriott Sahar, a five- star luxury hotel that recently received the IGBC LEED Gold rating with 66 points in the final certification review.
Chakan, a town in Pune, is home to a special economic zoneá(SEZ) promoted by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Here, you will find the stylish and eco-friendly Marriott Courtyard Hotel, which recently received a Gold rating by the India Green Building Council (IGBC) for successfully achieving green building standards under LEED.