Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, ramps up its expansion in India with the signing of three new contracts for hotels in the North, South and West of the country. These latest additions to the India pipeline add to Carlson Rezidor’s growth momentum and reinforces its long-established leadership position in this key market. Carlson Rezidor currently has 71 hotels in operation and 41 under development, across 45 Indian cities, including 14 state capitals.
“We have a strong and active development pipeline, with many of these projects already under construction. Our strategy to concurrently strengthen our presence in state capitals, as well as emerging secondary and tertiary cities, is delivering the robust growth that we anticipated. We are confident of achieving our goal of increasing our India portfolio to more than 170 hotels within the next five years,” said Raj Rana, chief executive officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Radisson Blu Kochi Elamkulam is Carlson Rezidor’s first hotel in Kerala in Ernakulam. This 150-key conversion is located in the southern state’s largest city of Kochi. The hotel is within easy reach of the city center, Kochi Infopark, Kochi Special Economic Zone, Smartcity Kochi, Muthoot Technopolis and Kochi Port. Radisson Blu Kochi Elamkulam is served by Kochi International Airport, National Highway 47, Ernakulum Railway Station and Edapally Railway Station. The hotel, which will have 1,500sqm of meetings facilities, is expected to open in December 2015. Radisson Blu Kochi Elamkulam is owned by Middle East Hotel Company Private Limited, which is an affiliate of Hampshire Hotels.
Radisson Resort Mahabaleshwar is a 158-key new build hotel in Mahabaleshwar, a prominent leisure destination in India’s western region. Situated 1,438meters above sea level, in the unspoilt Sahayadri ranges where the climate is mild year round and the hotel offers spectacular views of the Koyna River and the valley. Radisson Resort Mahabaleshwar is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Pune and about four-and-a-half hours from Mumbai. The hotel provides convenient access to State Highway 72 and Satara Railway Station, and is also served by Pune International Airport and Mumbai International Airport. The hotel will
have 600sqm of meetings space, 1,100sqm of open lawns, a spa, a swimming pool and a tennis court. Radisson Resort Mahabaleshwar is owned by Phenomenal Industries Limited and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019.
Radisson Gurgaon Sohna Road is yet another addition to Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group strong portfolio of 22 operational hotels in Delhi NCR. Located in Gurgaon, which is home to a diverse mix of domestic and international companies including 250 Fortune 500 companies, this 119-key, new build hotel will cater to the MICE and wedding segments. Radisson Gurgaon Sohna Road is close to major commercial and residential areas, a leisure hub, a sports hub, as well as an industrial hub. The hotel is easily accessible by major roadways serving Gurgaon and is served by Indira Gandhi International Airport. Radisson Gurgaon Sohna Road will have 1,444sqm of meetings space, spa facilities and an outdoor pool. The hotel is owned by X Nine Developers Pvt Ltd and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018.
Earlier this year, Carlson Rezidor signed Radisson Hosur, Radisson Dehradun and Radisson Goa Candolim in India. Carlson Rezidor also opened Radisson Goa in Candolim in the first half of 2015. For more information and development opportunities, please visit www.carlsonrezidor.com.