Hotels Marriott hotel opens in Bangalore By Danny King / February 12, 2013 Share 1 -- The first Marriott hotel in Bangalore, India, has opened. The Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, about a 30-minute drive from central Bangalore. The hotel has 324 guestrooms, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and four restaurants and bars. With a population of about 8.5 million people, Bangalore is India’s third-largest city behind Mumbai and New Delhi. Marriott International later this year will open a 250-room Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bangalore. Follow Danny King on Twitter @dktravelweekly.