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Lemon Tree Hotel opens with 25, 000 sqft banquet space in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh

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Lemon Tree Hotels, have launched Lemon Tree Hotel, into the industrial town of Himachal Pradesh called Baddi. Carnation Hotels Private Limited, the hotel management arm of Lemon Tree Hotels, will be managing this midscale hotel. The hotel encompasses 25,000 sq ft of combined banquet space. It has a modern conference room, Tangerine that has a space of 3,000 sq.ft., a board room, two lush green lawns spreading over 10,000 sq.ft. each, and a terrace top venue it transforms into as a stunning venue for destination weddings, corporate events, social dos as well as stay conferences. The management agreement was signed by Rattan Keswani, Deputy Managing Director – Lemon Tree Hotels & Whole Time Director – Carnation Hotels, and M/s Royal Park (Owner). Keswani, said: This property enhances our portfolio mix and helps us enter the lucrative industrial town of Baddi, which is home to over 2000 medium and large industries besides being a convenient transit location for guests travelling to popular leisure destinations in the hills.” Ashok Kukreja, Managing Partner, M/s Royal Park, stated, “With their world class management by our side, we are sure to develop this new hotel into the most preferred destination amongst business and leisure travellers visiting this industrial town.” The hotel is strategically located in the scenic locales of the Solan district, just off the Baddi-Nalagarh National Highway, a mere 45 minutes serene drive from the Chandigarh Airport and a 30 minutes’ drive from the famous Kalka railway station.      

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The Tamara opens in Kodai with spacious meetings space

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The Tamara Kodai is the newest addition to The Tamara brand of luxury resorts. It is located in the historical La Providence in Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu and It offers 53 suites of French Provincial design, each boasting of a bedroom with large balcony, living room, and an attached bathroom. It also has a Ball Room that can accommodate more than 100 guests with a spacious pre-function area. The wellness facilities will include The Elevation Spa, Yoga Lounge, and a fitness center. La Providence is a historical structure dating back to the 1840s that was known to be one of the first structures to come up in the region. An expansion took place staying as close to the old colonial style of architecture as possible.

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Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty & Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre unveiled

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Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty have launched Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty & Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre, the third Grand Hyatt – branded hotel in India. The 264-room luxury hotel is a waterfront urban resort situated in Kochi, Kerala. The convention centre offers unparalleled and personalised service with over 4,500+ sq. m of indoor and 4,000+ sq. m of outdoor space including two customizable and column-free venues that make your event a magnificent experience. The convention centre has three helipads and parking capacity for about 1000 cars. With a prime waterfront location, the convention centre is a 45-minute drive from Cochin International Airport and is connected to all major road networks.  “We are delighted to introduce the Grand Hyatt brand to Kerala and increase the footprint of the Grand Hyatt brand in India”, said Sunjae Sharma, Vice President India Operations, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. “Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is a spectacular destination resort and is all set to redefine living grandly in the city. We are confident that we will be delivering an abundance of authentic experiences for our guests – to help them create memories and moments of more in this wonderful destination.” The hotel features 264 luxurious, contemporary guestrooms including 38 suites, among them are 33 Grand Suites, four Executive Suites, one Presidential Suite, three two-bedroom villas and one three-bed room villa. Offering three destination dining options, Colony Clubhouse and Grill, a re-imagined old world grill and rooftop bar; Malabar Cafe, where the cuisine redefines the regions age old, treasured recipes in a cafe spirit and Thai Soul, a casual vibrant pool side restaurant with cuisine inspired from the streets of Bangkok. Śāntata, the luxurious spa offers a modern …

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Pride Group of Hotels launches Pride Hotel and Convention Centre in Indore

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Pride Group of Hotels recently launched the Pride Hotel and Convention Centre in Indore. Pride Hotels have entered into a tie up with the HRJ International for the management of the Pride Hotel & Convention Centre Indore. Pride Hotel and Convention Centre, Indore was inaugurated in auspicious presence of Shri Uttam Swami Ji Maharaj, S. P. Jain, MD, Pride Group of Hotels, Kishore Jaiswal, Kapil Jaiswal, MD, HRJ International and Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary of BJP Indore. Arun Nayar, Executive Director, Pride Group of Hotels, Atul Upadhyay, Vice President Pride Group of Hotels and Sanjay Sharma, General Manager Pride Hotel and Convention Centre Indore were also present during the launch. Speaking at the inaugural function, Jain said that Madhya Pradesh presents avenues for numerous opportunities. “The city of Indore is located close to two Jyotirlinga and tourists visit these destinations round the year. The hotel is located at Dewas Bypass making it the ideal choice for leisure and business activities as two important industrial hubs Pithampur and Dewas are located nearby,” he added. The Pride Hotel & Convention Centre Indore offers a choice of Deluxe, Suite rooms and 10 Luxury Villas, Gym, Business Centre & Swimming Pool. Tiffany Blues – the All Day Dining Multicuisine restaurant offers mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies and offers global cuisine with live interactive kitchen, featuring a choice of elaborate buffet and an A La Carte menu. Tiffany Blues features live cooking and offers ideal venue for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. A Fuel Bar – offers a wide variety of spirits, choicest of rare malts and Armagnac’s or on an innovative cocktail. Pride Hotel & Convention Centre offers good extensive convention facilities and is the …

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80-key Sarovar Premiere Jaipur opens with 1800 sqft meeting space

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Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Sarovar Premiere Jaipur. The upscale full-service hotel features 80 guest rooms and suites with modern interiors, stylish furnishings and spacious event and banquet space. The hotel offers venue for meetings and special events. The 1,800-square-foot meeting space can accommodate up to 200 people. Located at Lal Kothi in Tonk Road, Jaipur, the hotel is ideal for discerning corporate as well as leisure travellers. The hotel also adds ease to those travelling to the city as it is conveniently located close to the airport, railway station, Vidhan Sabha and famous tourist attractions. The hotel was launched in the presence of Ajay Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels and Sandeep Sharma, Executive Director, R S Sharma & Co (Delhi), Jaipur. “This new hotel is a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio in Rajasthan,” said Bakaya. “Jaipur is one of the most significant destinations in India for leisure as well as business travel and this is our fourth hotel in the city after Sarovar Portico Jaipur, Nirwana Hometel Jaipur and Park Inn Jaipur. Sarovar Premiere Jaipur’s superior features, state-of-the-art amenities, and incredible location will make it a top destination here. The Sarovar brand continues to expand its presence and we are further opening hotels in Ajmer and Jaisalmer soon

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315-room Pearl Rotana Capital Centre opens as MiCE destination

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Rotana has unveiled Pearl Rotana hotel at Capital Centre on April 17 in the presence of Mohammed Bin Juan Al Badie Al Dhaeri of Al Badie Group, Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana, the top Executives from both companies and honourable guests. Pearl Rotana is a modern-designed hotel located in the hub of the city, across from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), 20 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to all the main attractions. The 315 light, modern rooms and suites have been designed for guests to feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire stay experience. Mohammed Al Badie Bin Youan Al Dhaeri, Chairman of Al Badie Group, said, “This partnership will benefit our shareholders and the local economy and strengthen our position in the domestic and international markets.”

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IHCL announces its first Taj in Saudi Arabia

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The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced its foray into the Holy City of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, with a partnership with Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Company in the prestigious King Abdul Aziz Road (KAAR) project, one of the largest urban rejuvenation projects in the city of Makkah. Commenting on the signing of this agreement, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, “We are honoured to partner with Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Company in bringing the first Taj hotel to Saudi Arabia. This signing is aligned to our strategy of a strong focus on global growth markets and to be present where our guests travel to. We are committed to expanding our presence in the MENA region.” This hotel will be IHCL’s fourth venture in the MENA region. The company manages Taj Dubai located in the Burj Khalifa downtown area. It will also open another two hotels in Dubai in the next twelve to eighteen months. The proposed hotel is situated within walking distance of the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram), the main attraction for over 6 million pilgrims who visit the city each year. It will also be in close proximity to commercial offices, retail stores and restaurants within KAAR project. The hotel, scheduled to open in January 2023, will have approximately 340 keys, banqueting facilities and several restaurants to serve all tastes. Commenting on the partnership, Eng. Mohammad Al Ganawi, Chief Executive Officer of Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Company said, “We are delighted to partner with The Indian Hotels Company Limited. We look forward to working with them to bring the iconic Taj brand to the unique development project in …

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Leela to manage Mahatma Mandir, also announces 300-key The Leela Gandhinagar

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The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts will now operate and manage the Mahatma Mandir, the country’s largest convention and exhibition centre, after winning the competitive bid and management contract. The 34-acre Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world-class facility for national and international conferences, exhibitions and events. Designed to reflect the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, this environmentally responsible complex can host about 15,000 people. It includes a convention hall which boasts of a seating capacity of 6,000 people. The hotel chain will also launch The Leela Gandhinagar, a 300-room property which is expected to be the largest property in Gujarat’s capital city, informed Vivek Nair, Chairman and Managing Director, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Commenting on the development, Nair said, “The addition of Mahatma Mandir and The Leela Gandhinagar to our MiCE portfolio reinforces our plan to expand further into the international conferences and events space, and underscores our asset-light growth strategy. Together with the support of the Government of Gujarat, our endeavour is to help transform Gandhinagar into the convention capital of India.” The agreement, effective April 1, 2018, has been signed with Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development Corporation (GARUD) – a Special Purpose Vehicle formed by the Government of Gujarat with the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC).

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Novotel debuts in Kakkanad, the IT hub of Kochi

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Kochi, known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea for its rich mix of history, modernity, nature, art and culture is a popular travel destination among tourists. AccorHotels along with the MuthootPappachan Group, launched the Novotel Kochi Infopark. Situated in the heart of the IT Hub of Kochi, KakkanadInfopark, and Wonderla Kochi, Kerala’s largest state-of-the-art amusement park, Novotel Kochi Infopark is one of the first international midscale brands to debut in the industrial zone. The hotel is only a 40-minute drive from the Kochi International Airport and 30-minute drive to the Ernakulam Railway station. Featuring 128 spacious rooms including eight suites and a room designed specifically for the specially-abled with signature in-room amenities and WiFi, the hotel offers the perfect blend of local and international art elements of the city. Kochi has a cosmopolitan culture, highly influenced by its historical trading partners, Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese, and Japanese. The vividness of the city is best exhibited by its geographical diversity with rustic charms like Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. The hotel features three meeting rooms and can host from 20-200 guests. Thomas John Muthoot, Chairman & Managing Director of MuthootPappachan Group said on this occasion “MuthootPappachan Group carries the legacy of 131 years of Trust, Service Excellence and Customer-centricity. We are delighted to partner with AccorHotels on the opening of the first Novotel hotel in Kochi. AccorHotels is indeed one of the largest & finest in the hospitality industry worldwide and the numerouno in the entire Europe. Our legacies and values therefore, are in harmony, towards offering our guests in Kochi, world class hospitality services. We look forward to working with our partners and ensuring our company’s continued growth in the …

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Radisson Hotel Group aims for 200 hotels in South Asia by 2022

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The newly rebranded Radisson Hotel Group announced its expansion plans at Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) 2018. The company aims to expand its portfolio to more than 200 hotels in operation and under development by 2022 in South Asia. The group has already signed Radisson Blu Resort Visakhapatnam, Radisson Panipat City Centre and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Agra in the first quarter of 2018. Radisson Gwalior opened last month and the group is on track to open another eight more hotels in India this year. “This is the most exciting period in our company’s long history,” said Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group. “With the rebranding of our company, we are positioning Radisson Hotel Group for a bright future. India has been a key market for us for many years. We look forward to working with hotel investors, owners, developers and other stakeholders across the country as we accelerate the expansion of our portfolio to India,” added Giannouka. “With a robust performance, ahead of industry average and continued investment in technology and revenue driving platforms, we are optimistic of meeting our five-year goals. I am delighted that India is leading the way in Asia Pacific with a total of seven global brand offerings,” said Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group.

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