Carlson Rezidor aims at 11 hotels in India this year
Kolkata Feb 15 (IANS) The world s leading hospitality major Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group which currently has 89 operating hotels in India is hoping to open another 11 hotels by the end of 2018 an official said here on Thursday.
"We have 140 hotels in operation and under development across India... " its Chief Executive Officer (South Asia) Raj Rana said.
Of its 89 operating hotels in India 34 are under the "Radisson Blu" brand 18 in "Radisson" eight under "Park Plaza" 22 in "Country Inns & Suites By Radisson" and seven in "Park Inn by Radisson".
"Our model is we manage and franchise hotels... On an average we open a hotel in every six weeks and sign a hotel (with property developer or owner) in every four weeks " he said on the sidelines of an event where Park Plaza Kolkata (Ballygunge) was re-branded as Radisson Kolkata.
The group is betting on the success of "Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik" plan a regional airport development and regional connectivity scheme to open more hotels in secondary cities.