Mid-priced hotel chain Lemon Tree Hotels today announced the opening of two properties, Lemon Tree Premier Patna Bihar and Lemon Tree Hotel Alwar in Rajasthan. "We are delighted to bring the Lemon Tree brand to Patna and Alwar. These hotels are a first for us and present branded alternative to the city residents as well as our existing customer base. Both cities has rich cultural heritage attracting business and leisure travellers," Lemon Tree Hotels Deputy Managing Director and Carnation Hotels Director Rattan Keswani said in a release. Lemon Tree Hotels, opened its first hotel with 49 rooms in May 2004 and operates 42 hotels in 26 cities with 4,434 rooms as on September 30, 2017. The the mid-priced hotel chain has properties located across India, including the National Capital Region, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Indore and Aurangabad.