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Old June 8th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #21
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Add one more to that list- Sarovar...although i don't know if that's gonna be a 5 star one. They are also making one in Tezpur. As much as I would want improved hospitality standards in GHy, I fear the social cost might be too much, for eg, it's really sad to see that beautiful hill in Khanapara carved up like that..always thought the grass there was the prettiest in Ghy. Similarly, the Vivanta project might diminish the green cover in and around the Vet College signififcantly
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June 8: Dispur is pushing for a uniform building policy to check unregulated growth on the outskirts of the capital.


Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has issued directions for the policy during a meeting with representatives of agencies entrusted with planning and development of the city, which has seen its population swell to around 9.6 lakh according to the 2011 census from 8.1 lakh in 2001. Unofficially, the population is over 14 lakh, including the floating population of three lakh.


Officials from Guwahati development, panchayat and rural development and urban development departments and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) as well as deputy commissioners of Kamrup and Kamrup (metro) have been asked to come up with a uniform building policy at the meeting last month.

The step has been necessitated following complaints about the haphazard growth outside city limits, especially in areas like Palashbari, Azara, Chaygaon, Mirza, Sonapur and Jorabat. Since these areas do not fall under Guwahati Municipal Corporation or GMDA, construction in these areas are controlled by panchayat bodies, which do not have the expertise to deal with a rapidly developing city.


“Since the city is spreading fast, there has been a lot of unchecked development by builders and individuals exploiting the lax guidelines. Therefore, there is a need for a uniform policy before it is too late. The building bylaws will be made applicable to areas outside the city, irrespective of whoever issues the order. Panchayat bodies, too, should follow similar guidelines,” an official said.


Sources said officials had even mooted expansion of city area to at least 1,000 square km from the present 264 square km for structured growth. “We need a master plan with new areas and more satellite towns with proper planning and facilities. There cannot be ad-hoc steps,” another official said.

The move for uniform bylaws follows an inspection trip by Gogoi along with GMDA chairperson Robin Bordoloi, to take stock of construction in the city.

Gogoi, who is also the Guwahati development department (GDD) minister, had publicly expressed his displeasure over unscientific construction on hilltops, even leading to the arrest of a construction firm official, who has since been released.

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Old June 10th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #23
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i think sarovar is not a five star hotel. it is a 3 star hotel.

there are few four star hotels coming up in guwahati.

i too think that construction activities should be stopped in hill areas. but the place where mariott is coming up will give it added advantage over other five star hotels because of its location as it will allow vistors to have a panaromic view of guwahati.

but except for one or two leisure spots in hills, rest all hapazard construction buildings should be stopped immediately and i hope govt. has started taking corrective action on this regard.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #24
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Sarovar Hotels to set up two properties in Assam at Rs 75 cr



Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, one of the leaders in the mid-market hotel segment in the country, is all set to venture into North-East with its plans to open two properties in Guwahati and Tezpur, in Assam.


The one in Guwahati would be under its ‘Hometel’ brand and would be a no-frill economy hotel with 70 rooms. The one in Tezpur would be under its ‘Portico’ brand and would be a mid-market 3 star hotel with 50 rooms.



Anil Madhok, managing director of Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, told Business Standard that the company had acquired land for both the properties and was waiting for “approvals to come to start work.”

“North-East is a growing market and is witnessing an escalating demand for quality accommodation. Sarovar Hotels and Resorts aims to fill this gap and offers hospitality at various price points that provide unmatched services and premium accommodation for both business and leisure travellers,” said Madhok.

He said the company was coming up with a 120-room 5-star hotel in Bhubneswar and is scheduled to be completed by December 2012.

The two hotels in Guwahati and Tezpur would be commissioned by January 2011 and May 2011 respectively. Though Madhok did not give any break-up of the investments, he said the total investment in the two hotels would be Rs 75 crore.

Recently, the foundation stone of the first 5-star Taj Hotel by Tatas was laid by Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi in the presence of Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Sons. Now, the decision of Sarovar Group to invest in Assam would further cheer up the tourism sector of the state and the region.

Apart from 42 operational hotels, another 30 Sarovar hotels are at various stages of development. "By end-2010, Sarovar targets to be a 50-hotel chain and by 2020, aims to achieve a 100-hotel portfolio," said Madhok. The company is building assets by way of company-owned hotels and is venturing into serviced apartments.

“After a sombre 2009, industry is now picking strength and showing positive signs. The mid-market segment continues to grow in India with maximum growth in the budget and no-frill segment across metros, non-metros and smaller cities,” said Madhok.


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it seems HOMETEL by sarovar group will be a 3 star hotel.

there is another four star hotel likely to come up very soon by apeejay group
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Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels plans to launch new 4-star brand by mid-2012

MUMBAI: Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd will expand its management portfolio with the launch of a four-star brand by middle of this year.

Under this proposed brand, the group will take hotels on management contracts.

On the sidelines of the Graduation Day of the Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, Navi Mumbai’ s 2011-12 batch, Vijay Dewan, MD, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels said, “We plan to introduce a new four-star brand for the properties being managed by our group. The new brand will be launched by Priya Paul, our Chairperson, by mid-2012.”

The group is looking at the average room inventory between 75 to 100 for this brand. In addition, the group will also be open to existing operational hotels which fit into the brand standards.


A step towards its plans, the group has already started scouting for properties in cities like Guwahati, Chandigarh, etc.



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It seems after high rise apartments boom and shopping mall boom, it is time for the gateway of the NE to witness a boom in hospitality sector. Guwahati, a city which did not have five star hotel till last few years, now boast of atleast six five star hotels under various phases of construction. while construction of hotel radisson, mariott hotel and HYATT regency are going on at full swing, taj vivanta and hotel holiday INN's construction are likely to srart soon.
another propsed five star hotel will come up near propsed IT park.

besides this, there are couple of four star hotels coming up in and around guwahati.

hoping to see other brands like lemon tree, novotel, le meridian in guwahati soon..

LOOK EAST policy, if implemented properly will benefit guwahati immensely and it shall become a tourism hub in international tourism map.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #28
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Holiday Inn, Guwahati, India

Project: Holiday Inn, Guwahati, India

Location: India

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Project value: AUD$ 22 m

Client: SM Infrastructure Ltd.

About this Project

Holiday Inn, Guwahati is located adjacent to National Highway 37, south of Guwahati city centre. It is only a 15 minute drive from Guwahati Airport, the only large airport in the state of Assam. Guwahati is considered to be the gateway to the North East India region and is the largest city within the region. Its mildly sub-tropical climate attracts travellers in summer and winter.


Holiday Inn has good quality meeting facilities and will attract a number of business guests upon completion. The ground and second floors of the ten-storey tower comprise of high end public areas such as a lobby, lobby lounge, all day restaurant, speciality restaurant, ballroom and retail space, while the third to ninth floors comprise of guest rooms, special rooms, junior and executive suites and a royal suite.

The hotel consists of a total of 200 rooms, including handicapped rooms.

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Old June 14th, 2012, 08:10 AM   #29
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Holiday Inn will be the 5th five star hotel in guwahati, whose construction will be starting very shortly.
and it will be one among the best five star hotel in guwahati once completed.

the road from khanapara junction to guwahti airport, around 20 km stretch will be the future of guwahati.
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Good job Sunny for creating and maintaining these threads.

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Big luxury hotel chains plan big in North-East

North-Eastern states are on the hotel industry radar. With real estate development speeding up, hotel companies are cashing in on the boom.

More than six hotel chains are looking at either building properties or expanding their presence in these states.

ITC’s WelcomHeritage brand, for instance, is scouting for properties in Nagaland and Kaziranga, Assam. The hotel, however, is already there in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.


Sarovar Hotels, which has its three-star Portico brand in Tezpur (Assam), is also looking at having two new properties in Guwahati and Shillong. Roots Corporation’s Ginger Hotels too has a presence in Guwahati and Agartala, and is now looking at expanding its chain in the region.


While many international hospitality players are studying the market in this region, few companies such as Wyndham Hotels, Berggruen Hotels and Choice Hotels have decided to make a foray.

According to Sunil Mathur, director, Wyndham Hotels, “North-East is on our list. We see a good business potential in that region and would pursue the same.”

Wyndham Hotel, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, recently tied up with engineering and construction company Gammon India to launch Wyndham’s mid-market brands — Super 8 and Days Inn — in India.

Since integrated townships, retail and a lot of development is taking place on the real estate front in Guwahati and Shillong, hoteliers consider these cities as the best bet.


“Lack of proper infrastructure had kept potential investors away from this states. Now the situation is improving, hotel companies along with other corporate investors are looking at these destinations. Few big brands are looking at establishing resorts and wildlife lodges,” says an analyst.

North-East has an untapped tourism market. Since new-age travellers prefer adventurous destinations, these states hold a good potential.

Rakesh Mathur, president, WelcomHeritage hotels, says, “We consider North-East a lucrative option, as this part of the country has remained largely untapped by hoteliers. Besides, tourists don’t have large exposure to this part which assures a good crowd in these areas.”

With other local hotels doing brisk business in the region and charging rates equivalent to that of five-star, a lot of hoteliers have decided to move in.

Tirthankar Banerjee, general manager, Retail, JLL-Meghraj, says, “For hotels its a matter of profitability. When the local hotels charge tariff as high as any five-star hotel, they prefer in bringing their brand and cash in on the same. Other then, they also want to have the first mover advantage.”


He also added that budget hotels are the most suitable for these destinations.

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thnaks alot.

i would like others to take part and make these threads more informative. hope some guys who are from guwahati will take part activley in future.
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some major real esate development near deepor beel, guwahati

Post Bureau, Guwahati (June 13): Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader, Akhil Gogoi on Wednesday accused the state government of selling the state’s resources to corporate house s putting the lives of indigenous people at stake. Gogoi accused the government of double standards after it evicted indigenous people from forest lands, hills and wetlands in and around the city only to write over the lands to corporate houses keen to open their businesses in the state.

“The chief minister is a hopeless person who has sold himself to the corporate sector. Most ministers in the state h ave shares in the numerous upcoming housing projects in the city. The CM cannot take any action against such projects even if he wants to,” said Gogoi.

Discussing the detailed project report (DPR) for restoration and development of three water bodies in Guwahati — Deepor Beel, Sarusala Beel and the Silsako Beel — Gogoi said the DPR was prepared by a New Delhi-based firm, Prem Chaudhury and Associates recommending establishment of eco-tourism parks, resorts and site development in public-private-partnership mode.

Should this happen, Gogoi warned, the three wetlands will cease to be reservoirs of d rainage water and turn into m ere money-making enterprises. He said that large tracts of wetland is already under encroachment not only by private parties but also by government agencies and the present government is leaving no stone unturned to exploit the remaining area for their personal gain.

The KMSS general secretary alleged that Ginger Hotel located at Chachal has been constructed on 15 bighas of the Silsako beel, while a housing complex, Royal Heritage was constructed nearby after evicting some families who had resided in that areas for several years. “The government has also allotted land to various other organisations, many from outside the state to construct apartments and other buildings there. These includes Mumbai-based Hamza Properties Private Limited which has been given more than 30 bighas, the Purbanchal Griha Nirman Samiti which also got 30 bighas and city-based Maria Public school, which got three bighas of land on the River Bahini,” he said.

Besides, the Doordarshan Colony, land for Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Trust, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD), the tennis association, are also located on wetlands while plots of land have already been allotted for construction of the Assam Cultural University, a film institute and a 17-storied building being constructed by Himatsingka Group. The peasant leader alleged that in spite of the huge problem of water logging in the city, there is no proposal in the DPR to drain the excess water into the Bahini river which flows through the Silsako Beel. He also alleged that several powerful ministers, MLAs and top police officials are involved in grabbing land from the people residing near the wetlands for years. On the issue of construction of big dams, Gogoi said the KMSS will resume the protest if the state government or N HPC decides to resume work on the LSHEP.

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Now Lemon Tree is coming up in guwahati

Fleur Hotels looks to develop 35 Lemon Tree hotels in India in 4 yrs


Lemon Tree has entered into a strategic partnership with the Dutch pension fund asset manager APG to develop a portfolio of 35 mid-market hotels in India in four years. APG has taken six per cent stake in Lemon Tree Hotels and formed a joint venture to set up a hotel development cum owning joint venture company Fleur Hotels. All the proposed hotels in this joint venture will be branded as Lemon Tree Hotels, Lemon Tree Premier or Red Fox Hotels. Confirming the developments to Express Hospitality, Saurabh Nandi, chief marketing officer, Lemon Tree said, “We are looking to build inventory further in the National Capital Region, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata. Additionally, Srinagar, Goa, Nasik, Guwahati, Raipur, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Vishakapatnam, Vadodara, Surat, Gwalior, Mysore, Patna, Jamshedpur, Madurai, Puducherry, Lucknow and Amritsar.” These will be full service hotels and will offer 24x7 services, a range of food and beverage outlets including a 24x7 coffee shop, recreational bar, specialty restaurants, business facilities including WiFi, meeting rooms and recreational facilities including fitness centre, swimming pool and health spas.

APG manages about 299 billion Euros ($393 billion) on behalf of Dutch pension funds. Fleur Hotels will invest over Rs 2,000 crore to develop and own 4,500 rooms by end of 2016. It holds 47 per cent shareholding in the joint venture-Fleur Hotels, while Lemon Tree holds the balance 53 per cent. APG’s combined investment in the joint venture and Lemon Tree Hotels is Rs 650 crore.

“The hotel industry in India is not comprehensively segmented yet and is in the process of evolution. The non-five star/deluxe market is now seeing a number of brands entering the space and is getting further segmented into upper upscale, upscale, midscale and budget/economy. We see significant unmet demand in the upscale and upper upscale segment and supply being added in these segments will lead growth for the entire hotel industry. On completion of these proposed hotels, Lemon Tree will be a dominant player in the mid-market hotel segment,” added Nandi. Global private equity group Warburg Pincus also has a 25 per cent shareholding in the company, but Nandi informed that Warburg Pincus will continue to be invested in Lemon Tree.

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ATDC plans to set up convention centre in Guwahati

The Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) has plans to build a convention centre in Guwahati, Assam with a seating capacity of 2,000 pax. Speaking exclusively to Express Hospitality, Anurag Sinha, managing director, ATDC informed, “Once the land is finalised, the much awaited project is expected to roll out in this financial year, maybe in the next two months. Guwahati has long felt the need for a state-of-the-art convention centre especially to tap the MICE market.” Recently many MICE events have been held in Guwahati like the North East Food Processing Expo at NEDFi haat at Ambari in January organised by Neramac (North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation), an initiative of the Centre.

Singh added, “We have lot of MICE events lined up this year. First the Eco Tourism Society of India's (ESOI) workshop in March, followed by the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India's (ATOAI) 10th annual convention from October 28 -31 and then the North East Travel Mart to be held for the first time in Guwahati in November.”

Presently, the city's convention needs are met by the Guwahati Medical College Convention Centre (which can accommodate upto 800 pax) and the ITA Machkhowa Complex (500 pax). As for rooms, Guwahati has a hotel room supply of around 500 rooms in privately owned hotels and 100+ rooms in ATDC's 49 properties, some of which are owned and some leased out for three years to private parties through open bids.


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Golden Tulip to come up in guwahati soohn

Golden Tulip to introduce Campanile and Premiere Class brands in India



The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group and Louvre Hotels plans to introduce its other budget and economic brands, such as 'Campanile' and 'Premiere Class' in India. Plans are afoot to introduce a Campanile brand in northern India in the next six months. They also plan to add eight to nine new hotels in the country over the next year or so.

“These hotels will be joint ventures with private owners where we will provide management services and in some we could also pick up stakes. We are planning to operate 20 hotels by 2012-end across the luxury to budget segments,” said V J Singh, managing director, Louvre Hotels and Golden Tulip South Asia in Kolkata. He, however, said the company was yet to decide on the size of the stake. By 2015, the company aims to have 50 hotels with an inventory of 15,000 rooms.

Singh was in Kolkata recently for the formal launch of 'Tulip Inn', a 46-keys business hotel and the first venture of the Group in the Eastern region. Shiraz Hotels has developed the property at a cost of Rs 50 crore. “While the restaurant will be run by us, the Tulip Group will manage the property,” said Ishtiaque Ahmad, managing director, Shiraz Hotels.

Besides, the newly-launched hotel in Kolkata, the Group manages properties in Amritsar, Delhi, Jaipur, Panchkula, Bhilai, Lucknow, Mandwa (Rajasthan), Ranchi and Hyderabad. Over the next one year, it plans to manage a second property in Jaipur, apart from Navi Mumbai, Kufri (Himachal Pradesh), Bengaluru, Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Mussourie, Ahmedabad and Vadodara. The proposed properties will be a mix of its premiere brands – 'Royal Tulip' and 'Golden Tulip' and also its budget brand 'Tulip Inn'.

The group is also focusing on the Eastern region in a big way and is scouting for land in places like Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Durgapur, Asansol, Darjeeling and Kolkata.

Singh said discussions were on with private developers for setting up hotels in these places. The company is planning to set up a second hotel in Kolkata at New Town, Rajarhat. Most of these hotels are expected to be budget and mid-scale hotels.

Meanwhile, Shiraz Hotels plans to extend their partnership with the Golden Tulip Group. "We are planning to have another tie-up with the Tulip Group in Darjeeling. The land is with us and the structure is ready. The 30-keys property will take another one-and-a half years to be operational,” said Ahmed.

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group forayed into India in 2007 with its Golden Tulip brand of hotels. It entered into a joint venture with the US-based Leyland Group and set up Golden Tulip Southern Asia. However, in 2009, the Golden Tulip chain was acquired by the US-based Starwood Capital Group (SCG).


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It seems Hospitality industry in assam, guwahati in particular is booming like never before. till last couple of years i never thought of such a dramatic change in hospitality sector. with international luxury brands entering in guwahati like never before, it is time for assam to get its long awaited due in the global map of tourism.

i still remember that, during my college days when i used to come to guwahati for vacation by train, i used to have a feel of entering into tourism hub as i make entry to assam via siliguri, often called as india's chicken neck. it is green green and green everywhere. and it still gives me immense pleasure when i see green clad mountains and rivers flowing beside it.
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BIL to manage all its properties through new hotel arm

Real estate company Brahmaputra Infrastructure (BIL) will launch projects in the four and five-star category under its hotel brand Brahmaputra Castle through its new hotel division - Meghalaya Infratech - that will look after all its hotel development plans.

The hotel arm will also manage all its upcoming properties. Initially BIL had intended to partner with an international brand for the management of its forthcoming hotel projects. Rakesh Kadam, president of the hotel company, said, "We have now decided to go solo and will manage our own hotels that will be branded as Brahmaputra Castle. We wanted to partner with international management companies but were not getting a fair deal."

Meghalaya Infratech plans to come up with 20 four- and five-star hotels in the next decade. It has a land bank and has already started work. Kadam said, "We are coming up with a five-star deluxe hotel over 10 acres of land in Khanapara in Shillong (Meghalya) which will have 128 rooms and 20 cabanas along with a food court and convention hall for banqueting. We have another plot of 3.2 acres on G S Road, Guwahati where we are building a 98-room property with two restaurants and conference rooms with a food court and banqueting facility."

In addition, Raipur and Vishakhapatnam will also get properties, all of which will don the Brahmaputra Castle brand suffixed by the city name.

The hotels are under different stages of construction and are expected to become operational from 2011. "We are also searching for good locations to purchase land for our other projects," Kadam claimed

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Real estate company Brahmaputra Infrastructure (BIL) will launch projects in the four and five-star category under its hotel brand Brahmaputra Castle through its new hotel division - Meghalaya Infratech - that will look after all its hotel development plans.

The hotel arm will also manage all its upcoming properties. Initially BIL had intended to partner with an international brand for the management of its forthcoming hotel projects. Rakesh Kadam, president of the hotel company, said, "We have now decided to go solo and will manage our own hotels that will be branded as Brahmaputra Castle. We wanted to partner with international management companies but were not getting a fair deal."

Meghalaya Infratech plans to come up with 20 four- and five-star hotels in the next decade. It has a land bank and has already started work. Kadam said, "We are coming up with a five-star deluxe hotel over 10 acres of land in Khanapara in Shillong (Meghalya) which will have 128 rooms and 20 cabanas along with a food court and convention hall for banqueting. We have another plot of 3.2 acres on G S Road, Guwahati where we are building a 98-room property with two restaurants and conference rooms with a food court and banqueting facility."

In addition, Raipur and Vishakhapatnam will also get properties, all of which will don the Brahmaputra Castle brand suffixed by the city name.

The hotels are under different stages of construction and are expected to become operational from 2011. "We are also searching for good locations to purchase land for our other projects," Kadam claimed

http://www.expresshospitality.com/20...market01.shtml
the one which is coming up in khanapara, on the outskirt of guwahati is hotel mariott. it seems they have tied up with mariott for this project.


the other project which will come up on a plot of 3.2 acres along G S road will be a five star hotel and this plot will house the biggest shopping mall of the region with build up area of 8.5 lakhs sq. ft. this will be a four star hotel as per info i have.
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A Tiered strategy

The real growth story for the hospitality industry is not expected to come from the key metros, but the emerging markets of the tier II and tier III cities that are still untapped and hold great promise. By Sudipta Dev

The Indian hospitality industry is all set to evolve to the next stage of maturity, driven by the growth story of the mid market segment and the emergence of the tier II and tier III cities as the new development hubs. The opportunities in the market has made both international hotel companies and Indian chains strategise their plans for long-term business opportunities. From an international behemoth like Starwood Hotels and Resorts that is looking at atleast 25 cities outside the metros to develop hotels in the future, to a newbie Indian brand like Peppermint, all are bullish about this market segment.


Industrial development coupled with increased air connectivity, particularly low cost carriers are the strong drivers for growth. Besides, many of the tier II and tier III cities boast of international air connectivity. The corporate sector that is exploring rural and unexplored markets, are bringing in hospitality business to these cities that are the hubs for hinterlands in each state. Cities like Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Noida and even an (unexpected) Guwahati, are the scenes of a lot of hospitality activity. After the metros, cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru had long emerged as important markets almost a decade ago when they established themselves as IT hubs. “Due to a somewhat limited hotel inventory, coupled with favourable factors of production, tier II and tier III cities are now emerging as hospitality growth areas around the country. Key factors supporting growth in these cities include reasonable land costs, limited hotel supply, healthy demand patterns led mostly by domestic visitation, and strong economic and infrastructural growth,” says Sudeep Jain, country head and executive vice president, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, India.

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