The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Announces First Hotel in Mumbai and Second in India -- Set to Open in Early 2017

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Announces First Hotel in Mumbai and Second in
                      India -- Set to Open in Early 2017

PR Newswire

MUMBAI, India, May 9, 2014

MUMBAI, India, May9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company,
L.L.C. has signed a long term management agreement with a consortium led by
Oberoi Realty and Sahana Group to open the first Ritz-Carlton in Mumbai, the
entertainment, commercial and financial capital of India, and the second in
the country following the recent opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore in
Karnataka.

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The 238-room Ritz-Carlton will be located in Worli, the heart of central
Mumbai, a thriving new business district with easy access to the international
airport.

The newly built structure will be a beacon on the coastline of the Arabian Sea
with magnificent views of the Mumbai skyline and is expected to open early
2017.

Designed as a tribute to modern India, The Ritz-Carlton, Mumbai will honor its
traditional past by setting new standards in luxury, technology and service.
It forms part of a mixed used development in an iconic high-rise tower with
luxury residential spaces. A second tower has been designated for luxury
residential condominiums managed by The Ritz-Carlton.

Architects, Kohn Pederson Fox, will imagine the new towering landmark of glass
and steel while renowned interior designer, Tony Chi, will take inspiration
from Indian culture to create sleek interiors, including luxurious
accommodations and suites that offer a contemporary sense of place.

"We have been searching for the perfect location for a premier hotel in Mumbai
for several years," said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer
of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. "This site offers everything hotel guests
could want—a prime business location, stylish and contemporary design in this
historically rich and vibrant city."

Vikas Oberoi, Chairman and Managing Director of Oberoi Realty said: "Mumbai is
one of the great gateways of the world and by partnering with The
Ritz-Carlton, we continue to cement the reputation of the city on the world
stage and within the local market. This leading global luxury hospitality
brand will resonate strongly with guests both locally and overseas."

The new hotel is located in the social heart of Mumbai, home to Bollywood,
historic attractions, and upscale shopping and dining. Among the hotel's
vibrant experiences will be an ocean-view bar, two specialty and fine dining
restaurants, a Ritz-Carlton Spa and extensive banquet and meeting spaces for
the high profile events and society weddings for which Mumbai is renowned.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently
operates 85 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and
the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under
development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to
have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an
award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of
quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize
successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in
1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel
professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company
web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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SOURCE The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com
Contact: Ainslie Cheung, Regional Director, Public Relations, Suite 701, 1063
King's Road, Hong Kong, Tel: (852) 2192-6207 Email:
Ainslie.Cheung@ritzcarlton.com
 
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