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Carlson Rezidor to strengthen leadership position with growth in south and west India
06 Apr 2015
  • Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced that it is strengthening its leadership position in India by growing its presence in state capitals and accelerating its growth in emerging secondary and tertiary cities, with particular focus on South and West India.
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  • “We have established a nationwide presence that has been built upon a deep understanding of this key market. Having earned our position as the international leader in India’s hospitality industry, we will further extend our brands and geographic presence. Our team is stronger than ever before and we are positioned to seize the growth opportunities. We intend to have a hotel in every major city in India with landmark hotels in every state capital,” said Raj Rana, chief executive officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
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  • As part of its growth strategy in India, Carlson Rezidor is broadening itsbrand presence with the introduction of Radisson Red, an upscale Lifestyle Elect brand targeted at millennial-minded individuals and Quorvus Collection which showcases expertly-curated modern luxury hotels that are inspired by the lifestyle of the contemporary global traveler.
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  • The hotel group intends to grow its India platform by way of management, selective franchising and conversions by signing hotels in new locations and increasing its presence in key cities. It will also continue to work with existing strategic partners, as well as forge new partnerships, to develop scalable opportunities for growth.
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  • In 2014 and the first quarter of 2015, Carlson Rezidor opened a total of 10 hotels and signed six new hotels in India. Carlson Rezidor successfully achieved their first conversion this year with Radisson Goa Candolim. By 2015 year end, Carlson Rezidor expects to open eight to nine hotels and sign 12-15 new hotels in cities throughout India. 
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  • Carlson Rezidor’s current brand portfolio in India includes the Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brands. There are currently 117 Carlson Rezidor hotels in operation and under development across 45 cities in India, including 14 state capitals. The group aims to grow its India portfolio to over 170 hotels within the next 5 years.
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