Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to add 3,000 rooms to its India portfolio

Global hospitality major Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group plans to add 3,000 new rooms to its portfolio under various brands across India over the next three to four years, creating 4,500-5,000 new jobs.

The Group, which has been primarily interested in big cities in India, will have most of its planned 27-28 new hotels in tier-II cities of the country. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group currently has 73 operational hotels across India, offering about 9,000 rooms under various categories and employs around 15,000 people.

"The Carlson Rezidor Group continues to add seven-to-eight hotels every year to its portfolio and we will continue this rate. At present, we have 27-28 hotels in pipeline and in various stages of completion," Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (South Asia) CEO Raj Rana told The Economic Times.

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Carlson Rezidor plans to grow its portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015.

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