Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to add 3,000 rooms in India


GUWAHATI, Dec 7: Global hospitality major Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group plans to add 3,000 new rooms to its portfolio under various brands across India over the next 3-4 years, creating 4,500-5,000 new jobs.

            The Group, which has been primarily into big cities in India, will have most of its planned 27-28 new hotels in tier-II cities of the country.

            “The Carlson Rezidor Group continues to add 7-8 hotels every year to its portfolio and we will continue this rate. At present, we have 27-28 hotels in pipeline and in various stages of completion,” Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (South Asia) Chief Executive Officer Raj Rana told PTI.

            The total number of rooms under construction are around 3,000 and these hotels will be operational over the next 3-4 years, he added.

            On hiring staff for the proposed hotels, Rana said: “We will require a good strength of new employees. We estimate that 4,500-5,000 new jobs will be created for these upcoming properties.”

            Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group currently has 73 operational hotels across India, offering about 9,000 rooms under various categories and employs around 15,000 people.

            The group last week opened its first hotel in North East at Guwahati.

            The ‘Radisson Blu’ is the 9th property opened this year and was constructed by Dharampal Satyapal Group.

            “Guwahati is the gateway to North East and we are very happy to start the first five-star property in the region. We are already seeing very good response to the hotel and expect that it will achieve sustainable operational profit within next one year,” Rana said.

            The hotel, located on National Highway 37 in suburb of Guwahati offering a view of Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary, has 196 luxury rooms and is currently employing around 250 people.

            Asked about the Group’s plan regarding North East, Rana said: “The region has growing potential. We have already received queries from other cities. We are exploring what brand will be appropriate in those smaller places.”

            He said the Group has a policy to have at least one property in each state capital of the country.

            Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has over 1,350 hotels in operation and under development in more than 105 countries across the world, employing 88,000 people.

            The Group operates brands like Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, Park Plaza and Park Inn under Radisson, while Country Inns & Suites under Carlson.

            Carlson Rezidor plans to grow its portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. (PTI)


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