Marriott Internationalâ€™s food delivery initiative - â€˜Marriott on Wheelsâ€™ - now on Swiggy
Kolkata/IBNS: Did you know that you can now order signature dishes from the kitchens of Marriot International's select hotels, sitting at home?
Marriott International has decided to make its ‘Marriott on Wheels’ delivery service initiative available in more cities through an agreement with Swiggy, India’s leading online food ordering and delivery platform.
With the Covid-19 attack enforcing a change in lifestyle, such associations seem to be a way forward for the restaurant industry, one of the worst affected sectors during the pandemic crisis
Marriott International said in a release that this is a first of its kind venture for the group and they are starting with over 20 hotels in cities such as Bengaluru, Kolkata Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Agra, Pune, Mumbai, Coimbatore and Goa, which will be listed on the food aggregator’s platform.
The enlisted hotels from which one can order via Swiggy include the Marriott Suites Pune, Fairfield by Marriott Pune Kharadi, JW Marriott Bengaluru, JW Marriott Kolkata, JW Marriott New Delhi, The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore,Courtyard by Marriott Hebbal, Le Meridien Hyderabad, Courtyard by Marriott Gurugram, Westin Pune, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai, Westin Chennai, Sheraton Hyderabad, Sheraton Grand Whitefield Bangalore, JW Marriott Chandigarh, Courtyard by Marriott Agra, Sheraton Grand at Brigade Gateway, Courtyard by Marriott Hinjewadi, Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore and W Goa.
Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International said, “As we navigate and adapt ourselves to the new normal in all aspects of life, there will be a new balance in everything we do including our approach to the business of hospitality. The overall lifestyle changes and the manner in which we do business will have us taking a step out of the box, to ideate and create new experiences that are meaningful, valuable and convenient for our customers. We are pleased to see Swiggy becoming one of our innovative partners.”
Swiggy COO, Vivek Sunder said, “As a preferred partner of Marriott International, we are delighted to come together and offer popular restaurants by different marques of Marriott on the Swiggy app.”
According to the release, Swiggy will execute "no-contact" deliveries on all pre-paid orders, which involve a delivery partner leaving the food at the doorstep rather than an in-person exchange.
Both companies also have plans to expand this service to more hotels in other cities.