This year marks robust growth for the Ibis brand, Accor's economy lodging hotel, with the opening of four new Ibis hotels in the Middle East which are Ibis Muscat (171 rooms) in Oman and Ibis Amman (158 rooms) in Jordan; Ibis Al Barsha (480 rooms) and Ibis Mall of the Emirates (204 rooms), both opened early May in Dubai.
The Ibis network in the Middle East continues to grow with openings planned in key business and leisure destinations, such as Ibis Rigga in Dubai scheduled to open in March 2010 while two other Ibis properties are set to open in Bahrain and Kuwait also in early 2010. These upcoming hotel openings will bring the Ibis regional portfolio to ten hotels.
Bharat Hotels, the holding company of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, will invest nearly Rs 2,300 crore in hotel properties in the next four years. This will include its foray in the mid-market segment.
The company, under its luxury brand The Lalit, operates eight properties in New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Srinagar, Udaipur, Khajurao and the most recent one in Bekal, Kerala.
There are nine more at various levels of development in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Noida (National Capital Region, New Delhi), Amritsar, Dehra Dun and two overseas properties in Dubai and Koh Samui (Thailand). Investments are estimated to be Rs 1,500 crore in these ventures. These hotels are likely to be operational between 2010 and 2012, taking the total number of properties under The Lalit to 17.
As for plans in the mid-market segment, Bharat Hotels is looking at 25 properties till 2014 with investments between Rs 750 crore and Rs 800 crore. Seven of these are already under development and likely to…
Starwood Hotels & Resorts plans to add another 15 hotels in India by 2012 and the hotel operator's chief executive said that untapped demand in the country could spell swift returns for the new properties.
Westin Hotels & Resorts and Classic Citi Investments Pvt. Ltd. today announced the opening of THE WESTIN PUNE KOREGAON PARK - a 277-room full service hotel. The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, has the distinction of being the first business hotel in the chain's properties in India
Located in the prime adjuncts of Koregaon Park, amidst green surroundings, the hotel proffers a panoramic view of the Mulla-Mutha River. With the airport and the railway station at a distance of barely four kms and eight kms respectively, Westin offers access to every major destination as well as high end shopping, leisure and entertainment hot spots. The Westin Pune Koregaon Park will feature five restaurants and bar, 1470 sq. mt. of flexible meeting space, 24 hour WestinWORKOUT® facilities, Westin Kid's Club for children between 4 to 12 years, Westin Executive Club Lounge, business centre, 24-hour in-room dining and heavenly spa among other key features.
The chain of budget hotels uses tech to make their futuristic, space-shuttle-like rooms compact and comfortable. In a slight twist on the Japanese capsule hotel concept, Yotel offers business travelers 10-square-meter cabins.
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