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The Indian hospitality industry has experienced prominent growth in recent years due to various factors, including the rising purchasing power of domestic travellers, an increase in commercial development and foreign tourist arrivals, a growing airline industry and government-led initiatives aiming to stimulate the sector. There is a great deal of scope to expand tourism across India, and as the country improves air travel connections and relaxes visa restrictions, tourist arrivals should increase. The Indian hotel industry is highly fragmented, with a large number of small and unorganised players dominating the market. In recent years, there has been a shift towards the mid-market and budget segments in the industry, and the development of hotel aggregators in the budget space, who have consolidated the massive and unorganised hotel market.

HVS Monday Musings: Luxury Boutique Hotels – A Growing Concept In India

By Dipti Mohan and Akash Datta

Luxury boutique hotels and resorts, a widely prevalent concept globally, is still at a nascent stage in India, with very few brands and properties. The increasing desire for experiential travel, by not only the millennials but across different cohorts often looking for unique and exclusive stays, has led to the growing popularity of this concept in the country.

Ginger Hotel Guwahati

Ginger announces the signing of its second hotel in the city of Guwahati. The hotel will be designed around the brand's lean luxe philosophy of offering a vibrant, contemporary and seamless hospitality experience to its guests.

Dusit Princess Serviced Suites Kolkata

Thailand-based Dusit International, one of Asia's fastest-growing hospitality companies, has announced its expansion into India with a plan to open at least two Dusit-branded hotels per year from 2021 onwards in Tier I and Tier II cities - such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore - as well as key leisure destinations throughout the country.

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