Global hospitality major Carlson Radisson Rezidor Hotel Group, in partnership with Hill Crest Resort and Spa, has opened its 29th Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Karjat near Mumbai and has another 11 in the pipeline under the upscale brand.
“This is our 29th property under the Radisson Blu brand, which is located in Raigad district (Maharashtra) and we have another 11 hotels under this brand in the pipeline.
“With 102 keys, we are mainly targeting corporate retreats, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions/events), destination weddings and individual leisure for this property,” Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group CEO, South Asia, Raj Rana, told reporters here.
The resort’s owner, Debasish Chakraborty, who has a background in courier and logistics business and has co-founded courier brand DTDC, said, “The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has a better understanding of the consumer needs. With the property under this brand, we are expecting it to become a favourite destination soon and give good returns.”
“We have spent over Rs 130 crore in developing this property, which is a beautiful balance between modern design and enveloping natural beauty,” he said.
Globally, there are 300 Radisson Blu hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories.
With the opening of the Karjat property, the group now has 77 hotels in India, with another 41 in the pipeline.
“Our target of 170 operating hotels by 2020 in India is well on track as we already have 77 properties in operation and another 41 in pipeline. On an average, we aim to open 8 hotels every year,” Rana said.
He said with demand emerging in tier II and III cities, the global hospitality group is looking at more properties under its Park Inn, Country Inn and Radisson RED brands.