Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, the management arm of Chatwal Hotels & Resorts, has unveiled a brand building initiative in India with the announcement of a five year plan to launch 52 hotels in India. These include 40 Night hotels and 12 Dream hotels.
Currently courting franchise and management opportunities for both these brands, the initial launch sites will be a Dream resort in Goa and India’s first location for Night in Chennai. These will be followed by New Delhi and Mumbai along with Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Dream and Night hotels are currently in operation in New York, Miami, Bangkok, Thailand and Cochin, India and its international expansion plans include hotels in Vienna (Austria), Prague (Czechoslovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Berlin (Germany), Zagreb (Croatia), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and 10 other properties within the US including Los Angeles.
Chatwal Hotels & Resorts has already invested more than $180 million in India and have another equity investment of more than $300 million planned that will go towards setting up of initial infrastructure towards operation of the large chain.
Both the Dream and Night brands of hotels are the brainchild of hotelier Vikram Chatwal.
The Night brand will be positioned as an “affordably chic” hotel option featuring services such as guest DJs in lounges and gourmet quick-serve food and beverage options. Meanwhile, the Dream brand is positioned as a full-service, lifestyle brand for gateway cities and resort destinations.
Dream and Night locations presently include the 316-room Dream Downtown in New York’s Meatpacking district at 355 West 16th Street; the 216-room Dream New York at 210 W. 55th St. in midtown Manhattan; the 72-room urban Night Hotel at 132 W. 45th St. in Manhattan; the 108-room Dream South Beach located in the heart of South Beach; the 195-room Dream Hotel Bangkok in the heart of Thailand’s capital city; and the 151-room Dream Cochin, located in Ernakulum City, the commercial capital of Kerala, India.
Dream New York