Shraddha Resorts Pvt. Ltd. and Keys Hotel, mid-market brand of Berggruen Hotels, jointly announced the signing of a management contract, to operate ‘Keys Hotel Shirdi’ consisting of 80 well furnished rooms. The hotel will have a restaurant, lounge, board rooms, business centre, activity zone and gymnasium, and is scheduled to open by Dec 2012’.
Located in Ahmednagar District in the state of Maharashtra, about 296 km from Mumbai, Shirdi is a well-known religious destination. The Hotel will cater to throngs of devotees visiting the pilgrim place, giving guests an opportunity to stay in a state of the art facility at the most affordable rates. On any given day around 25,000 devotees visit Shirdi on pilgrim. The number reaches to about half a million people on holidays. Shani-Shingnapur of Lord Shani & hill station Bhandardara are other popular destinations around Shirdi. The hotel is located close to the proposed airport at Shirdi.
Sangram Deshmukh, CMD, Shraddha Resorts Pvt Ltd said, “We are delighted to be associated with “Keys Hotel” management, a national chain, with hotels operational across the country, and look forward to a long-standing association.”
Sanjay Sethi, Managing Director and CEO, Berggruen Hotels added, “This is our first venture in the pilgrim market and we are glad to be associated with Shraddha Resorts pvt Ltd, hospitality arm of Sangram Realty, one of the leading property developers from Pune. We are positive that through our service offering our esteemed guests will not only have a rewarding spiritual experience but a truly pleasing hospitality experience as well.”
Apart from Shirdi, Keys Hotels is looking for opportunities in other pilgrim markets as well, namely Tirupati, Puri, Haridwar, Ajmer, Bodh Gaya, Katra, Rameshwaram, etc.