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New Hotels in Pipeline

1.) Uppal Group plans to develop seven luxury hotels by 2010
Real estate firm Uppal Group plans to develop seven luxury by 2010 in the country, adding about 1,400 rooms across the country. Expanding its business in the hospitality sector, the group tied with global hospitality major Marriott for developing and managing two five-star hotels, each in Gurgaon and Chandigarh, with a total investment of over Rs 500 crore.

2.) Marriott to add 24 hotels by 2011
International hotel chain Marriott is planning to add 24 luxury hotels in the country by the year 2011. Marriott International Regional Vice President (Hotel Development - Indian Subcontinent) Navjit Ahluwalia said that these luxurious hotels will comprise of about 7,000 rooms.

3.) Panoramic Universal to launch new hotels in India
Panoramic Universal, a global hospitality player is going to launch for hotels in India. The hotels would be placed in Thane, Hyderabad, Durgapur and Pune and would be completed in the year 2009.

4.) Ten New Hotels to dot the city of Hyderabad
Possibly by the end of this decade the city of Hyderabad would have over 10 new hotels which would be a mix of luxury as well as budget hotels. Big groups like The Park, Hilton, Hyatt, Accorr and Trident have already made their plans to set up high-end star hotels here.

5.) Marriott Joins Hand With Unitec for 3 new hotels in India
US- based lodging firm Marriott International has entered into a long term management agreement with real estate developer Unitech to run three new hotels in India, which are expected to start their operations by 2008. The three new hotels would be located in Kolkata, Noida and Gurgaon.

6.) Accorr Group has plans to set up 200 hotels in India
Accorr, the worldwide famous hotel group has plans to establish 200 new hotels in India within this decade

7.) Appu Hotels Plans to open 10 new hotels across Tamil Nadu
Appu Hotels, the owner of Le Royal Meridien (five star deluxe hotel) in Chennai is planning to set up around 10 hotels across Tamil Nadu in the next three to four years. An investment of around Rs. 1000 crores is expected in this project.

8.) Kempinski and Leela Palaces & Resorts bring a chain of hotels
Kempinski Hotels and the Leela Palaces & Resorts have announced the extension of their Management Alliance in India. In the agreement signed by the heads of each group, Reto Wittwer, President & CEO of Kempinski, and Captain C.P Krishnan Nair, the honourable Chairman of the Leela Palaces and Resorts it is mentioned that in addition to the Leela Kempinski hotels in Mumbai, Bangalore and Kovalam, a further five hotels in New Delhi- Gurgaon , Udaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune will be constructed in the next four years. The first of the new hotels under this agreement has already opened in 2005 and will be rechristened as The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort.

9.) Larsen and Turbo's new venture in Bangalore
The idea of leasing land for the construction of a hotel with recreational facilities for travellers is being considered in Bangalore. Larsen and Tourbo will undertake the construction work.

10.) Starwood and Vatika set for the Westin New Delhi Hotel & Residences
Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Vatika Group, one of the leading real estate and hospitality players in India have announced an agreement to construct The Westin New Delhi Hotel & Residences in Gurgaon, India which is scheduled to open in 2007. The hotel however will be managed by Starwood and will feature 300 rooms, five restaurants, 17,500 square feet of meeting space, a 16,000 square-foot health and spa center, as well as upscale retail outlets. Located strategically in Gurgaon, the hotel will provide travelers easy access to key convention and commercial offices.

11.) Mahima Real EstatePvt Ltd plans hotel in Jaipur
The Jaipur- based Mahima Real Estate Pvt Ltd ( MREPL ) is planning to launch a hotel -cum-mall project in the Pink City.

12.) Hyatt plans to launch 15 five star and deluxe hotels and resorts in India
The US based Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts has planned to add another 15 five star and delux hotels and resorts in India over the next three to four years. Hyatt will set up two hotels each in Bangalore, Hyderabad and chennai. It also has plans to expand its construction network in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Gurgaon. It is eyeing on Kerala and Goa as the prospective sites for resort construction.

13.) South India Hotels & Restaurants Association proposes a launch of 51 hotels in South India
According to M.P Purushothaman , President South India Hotels & Restaurants Association, proposals have been made to launch 51 hotels in South India. Most of the hotels would be in the three star category. The average investment per hotel would be in the range of Rs 20 lakhs per room.

14.) Chandigarh- hot target for hotel construction
DLF in a joint venture has decided to build five star hotels in Chandigarh in the next three years. Radisson, Oberoi and Maurya Sheraton have also shown interest in setting up hotels in Chandigarh. DLF has already set aside 4 acres of land in the IT Park, where it will develop a five star hotel with 250 rooms, costing around Rs 250 crore.

15.) Shangri-La to check into Bangalore
Hong-Kong based Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is launching its first business hotel brand 'Traders Hotel' in Bangalore. The Traders hotel would open in late 2008 with 316 rooms near the International Tech Park situated at Whitefield. Apart from this business hotel, this hotel group would operate two five-star hotels.

16.) ITDC to build two hotels
ITDC has sought the New Delhi Municipal Corporation nod to set up two green- field hotels in the capital.

17.) Oberoi Group's New Venture
The Oberoi Group is planning to launch a luxury hotel in Goa. Goa is going to witness development of 12 new hotels over a period of 3-5 years, according to a survey by Federation Of Hotel and Restaurant Associations Of India and HVS International. The Oberoi could be one of these 12 new hotels.

18.) IIHR New Venture
Indian Hotels and Health resorts ( IIHR ) Hospitality Private Limited, which has Ananda Spa as its flagship brand , is now planning to open a range of business class hotels, with the penning of Ista, Bangalore. It will be investing around Rs 500 crore to set up the Ista brand of business hotels across the country. The Chairman of IIHR, Gautam Khanna has announced that the investment would be made in the properties coming up in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Amritsar by 2008. The group is also planning a second project in Bangalore with 70 rooms.

19.) Royal Orchid's New Launch
Bangalore- based hotel group Royal Orchid has planned to set up a four star hotel in Hyderabad by the end of 2006. It is further expecting to launch a five star hotel in the future. Also, hotel chains like London based Le Meridien, the InterContinental group and Lemon Tree are keen to come to Hyderabad. The ITC group also has plans to build another hotel in the city.

20.) Accor Launches first new hotel in India
Accor has recently launched its first newly built hotel in India- Novotel Hyderabad. The hotel has 287 spacious rooms and features two restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre and business centre.

21.) Lemon Tree Hotels on major expansion spree
Lemon Tree Hotels has drawn a major expansion plan and will be launching two more hotels in 2006 in Goa and Pune. In addition, seven more hotels are under development across cities like Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Pune. The Lemon Tree Amarante Beach resort Goa will be the first one to open and is slated for an opening in November 2006. In addition, three other Red Fox Hotels in the economy segment are under construction in Mumbai, Jaipur and Hyderabad and are expected to open by 2008 end. Currently two Lemon tree Hotels are operational at Udyog Vihar and City Centre, Gurgaon.

22.) Le Meridian Plans to launch 10 more hotels in India
Le Meridian Hotels & Resorts plans to launch largest number of hotels in India. The UK based Le Meridian group of hotels currently has a major of 10 hotels across India and has made plans to double the base to 20 hotels in India latest by 2009. Robert E Riley, the CEO of Le Meridian Hotels & Resorts made this announcement.

23.) International hotel brands to raise toast to India
World's leading hotel brands are planning to enter the Indian hospitality industry in joint venture with various domestic hotel majors of India. Even new brands such as Amanda, Satinwoods, Banana Tree, Hampton Inns, Scandium By Hilt and Mandarin Oriental are no more lagging behind in this matter.

24.) 38 New Budget Hotels for India
Berggruen Hotels has come up with a huge plan of setting 38 new budget hotels in India in the coming five years at an investment of $ 100 million. The hotels would be constructed in major destinations of India.

25.) Banyan Tree to start Rs. 150 crores JV hotel in Kerala.
The internationally acclaimed, Singapore based hospitality group - Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is to start a Rs.150 crore joint venture luxury resort in the backwaters island of Chertalla in Kerala's Alappuzha district. The resort would be the most luxurious in India offering all possible comfortability level to the visitors from all across the globe.

26.) Best Western to develop 100 hotels.
Cabana Hotel Management Pvt Ltd, the Indian master licensee for Best Western, the world's largest hotel group, will develop 100 hotels in India's emerging business centres over the next seven to eight years with an investment of $1.2 million. Cabana has already made plans for making six hotels in Ooty, Bangalore, Jaisalmer, Kanyakumari and Jaisalmer and now is moving ahead to Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Patna, Aurangabad, Nagpur.

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