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Marriott International opens Fairfield By Marriott Indore

Marriott International, Inc announced the opening of its brand new hotel in the city – Fairfield by Marriott, Indore. The hotel major currently has 9 Fairfield By Marriott properties, joining a portfolio of 90 hotels across 15 brands in India. The property is tastefully done up using indigenous stone, wood and textiles throughout the hotel. Two modern, fresh décor palettes inspired by the rich colors of Indian embroidered textiles, bring alive a contemporary expression of India's beauty and colourful culture.

Located in the business hub of Indore, The Fairfield by Marriott, Indore offers 106 guest rooms, banqueting and meeting room facilities with modern technology, a well-equipped business center and a state of the art fitness center. The hotel has an all-day dining restaurant – 'Kava' which features both authentic Indian and Western cuisine, buffet and a la carte options. 'Kava Bar', a modern mood bar and lounge that serves cocktails, mocktails and fine spirits. The hotel also offers guests The Market, a 24*7 food and beverage convenience store.

Carlson Rezidor signs first Radisson hotel in Mumbai

Global hospitality group Carlson Rezidor recently launched its upscale hotel brand Radisson in Mumbai with the signing of a 112-key property. The signing of Radisson Mumbai, Andheri, is set to accelerate Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's overall growth and expansion plans in the country, the company said in a release. The hotel is being developed in partnership with GHV Hospitality India and will be managed by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Mumbai's restored Royal Opera House bags UNESCO heritage award

Almost a year after it reopened, Mumbai's Royal Opera House has been awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The building was closed to the public in 1993, and sat crumbling for years, before a restoration project was undertaken eight years ago to replicate the heritage structure. It was originally inaugurated by Britain's King George V in 1911 and completed in 1916.

While restoring the building, architect Abha Narain Lambah ensured that while history was being revived, she also had to provide facilities such as modern acoustics, sound, lighting and air conditioning to visitors. Lambah said the award is a testament of the faith that the Maharaja of Gondal, who owns the building, had in the restoration process.