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India’s Lemon Tree Hotels in GCC push

India’s Lemon Tree Hotels plans to expand into the Gulf region to capitalise on demand for three-star and four-star hotels.

The company, with 29 hotels in India, aims to have at least eight hotels signed in the UAE in the next three years, with at least one targeted to be under operation by December this year, according to Rattan Keswani, the company’s Deputy Managing Director. The hotels, which will be a mix of new and converted properties, will be branded under the upscale Lemon Tree Premier, the midscale Lemon Tree Hotels, and the economy brand Red Fox Hotel.

 “Dubai and Abu Dhabi are developing exponentially, the infrastructure keeps evolving, we see the government [in Dubai] focus its attention on the midscale [segment],” Keswani told Gulf News by phone.