Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, today announced that it plans to have more than 100 hotels in operation in India by 2015. This was announced by Hubert Joly, Carlson president and chief executive officer, during a signing ceremony for two new hotel agreements in India.
Setting the momentum for its robust expansion, Carlson announced that after opening eight hotels in 2010, it is planning to add at least 15 more hotels in 2011.
"We are delighted to be bringing great hotels to market across our brands and to have such a strong infrastructure and team here in India," said Hubert Joly, Carlson president and chief executive officer.
Carlson, which opened three hotels in the first half of the year, is scheduled to open another five hotels by the year end. These include the 178-room Radisson Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar, the 120-room Radisson Hotel Rudrapur, the 73-room Country Inn & Suites Gurgaon Sector 12, the 94-room Park Plaza Ahmedabad and the 80-room Park Plaza Faridabad.
Carlson, which is India's largest international hotel company, also signed two new hotel agreements in west and south Indiafor the 275-room Radisson Blu Hotel Mumbai Malad and the 110-room Park Plaza Coimbatore.
Park Plaza Coimbatore
Owned by Sabari Inn Private Limited, the USD 15 million hotel is scheduled to open next year. Only four kilometres from the Coimbatore International Airport, it will feature four suites, 14 deluxe and 92 executive rooms. Food and beverage options will include a restaurant, coffee shop, rooftop restaurant and bar. There will also be two banquet halls that can accommodate up to 500 guests each, as well as two board rooms seating up to 40 people.