Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group accelerated its expansion plans in India. This year, the group added another 12 newly signed hotels to its portfolio of 140 properties open and under development across 60 Indian cities, including 16 state capitals.
Each new hotel project will be developed through management and selective franchising contracts in India's emerging cities. "We have 85 hotels in operation in the country where we continue to sign a new hotel every four weeks and open a hotel every six weeks," Raj Rana, CEO, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said in a statement.
The new hotel signings will operate under Carlson Rezidor's brands Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites by Carlson. Following the signing of Radisson Red in Mohali, Chandigarh last year, Carlson Rezidor's South Asian portfolio now includes six brands.
Radisson Jodhpur—one of the two openings in December 2017—is close to the airport, the city center and various tourist attractions, including Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Balsamand Lakes and Gardens, Mandore, Mahamandir Temple and Kayalana Lake.
Radisson Mumbai Goregaon
Mumbai is also in line for a Radisson brand debut next month with the Radisson Mumbai Gorgaon. Following an extensive conversion, Radisson Mumbai Goregaon will be near the main commercial and retail hub of Goregaon suburb of Mumbai and the Mumbai International airport.
Radisson Bengalaru City Center
Kick-starting the new year, Radisson Bengalaru City Center is slated for a Q1-2018 opening on the Ulsoor Lake. The property is next to office spaces, restaurants, two shopping malls, retail at MG Road, government offices, the metro line and Cubbon Park.
As the first Radisson in this market, Radisson Zirakpur is near Ambala-Chandigarh highway, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula and the residential and commercials areas of Zirakpur. The hotel, which is already in advanced stages of construction, is slated to begin operating by Q2 2018.
Park Plaza Kaushambi
Park Plaza Kaushambi, a new CBD hotel, is near East Delhi and Noida micro markets. Opening by Q4 2018, the hotel is in advanced stages of construction.
Radisson Mumbai Andheri MIDC
As part of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, Radisson Mumbai Andheri MIDC is the next project underway. The hotel is already under construction ahead of its expected opening in 2019. The property is near manufacturing units, residential and infrastructural developments, commercial buildings, retail and health care facilities.
Radisson Goa Baga
Already in advanced stages of construction, the Radisson Goa Baga in North Goa is also opening in 2019. The hotel project is near Baga market, tourist activities, shopping, a flea market, restaurants, bars, the beach and other major micro-markets, including Candolim, Calangut and Anjuna.
Opening the following year, Radisson Bhopal is center of the residential and commercial hub of the capital city. The hotel—Carlson Rezidor's first in Madhya Pradesh—is close to the airport, railway station, bus stand and main business, industrial and administrative centers.
Near Shimla city center, Carlson Rezidor has already began development on the Radisson Kufri hotel project, which is also expected to begin operating by 2020. The property will include a main building and six cottages.
Radisson Rewa will not only be the first upscale branded hotel in the city of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, but also Carlson Rezidor's first hotel signing in an emerging tier III city. Set for a 2020 opening, the hotel, which is currently under construction near the city center, is close to the railway station, the city's industrial hub and National Highway 7.
Radisson Blu Dehradun
In the state capital of Uttarakhand, Radisson Blu Dehradun is near the commercial and residential areas of the city and Mussoorie. The greenfield hotel project is expected to begin operating in 2021.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bareilly
With Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bareilly, Carlson Rezidor snagged the first mover advantage by developing the first branded hotel in the city. As a greenfield project, the city center hotel's construction has begun near the National Highway 24 and Bareilly Railway station and is expected to be completed by 2021.