Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has acquired full ownership of Country Development & Management Services, the joint venture between Country Inns & Suites by Carlson and Chanakya Hotels, which was set up to develop the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand in India.
The Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand in India will now be managed by Carlson Hotels (South Asia) Private Limited, the Indian affiliate of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. This acquisition also includes four Radisson Blu hotels managed in India by CDMS.
"Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has been committed to India for 25 years," Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said in a statement. "We aim to have 170 hotels in operation and under development by 2020 in the country."
The Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel brand has more than 500 hotels in operation and in the pipeline globally. There are currently 24 operating hotels in India and 11 in various stages of development.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is represented seven brands in India, ranging from mid-scale to luxury. In total, the Group has 117 hotels open and under development across 60 Indian cities, including 16 state capitals.
Earlier this month, Carlson Rezidor was acquired by China's HNA Group.