By the end of the year, the Chennai five star hotel market would have nearly doubled in size. Four hospitality players Hilton, Hyatt, Leela and ITC are set to open their new properties.
"In Chennai, there are less than 2,000 rooms of four star and five star hotels as of now. By year end, these four hotels will add nearly 1,500 rooms," said T Nataraajan, honorary secretary of Southern India Hotel and Restaurant Association (SIHRA) and CEO of GRT Hotels.
Hotel management company, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, which has properties across the country and one property each at Dar-es-Salam and Nairobi, is planning to add 30 properties to its network of managed hotels within the next few years.