2013 Successes strengthens Carlson Rezidors leadership position in India
Carlson Rezidor can also expect further injections of new hotels as a result of its partnership with Bestech Hospitalities Pvt Ltd (Bestech). As part of their agreement, six hotel management agreements have already been executed in 2013 alone. From now to 2024, the partnership will deliver an additional 43 new generation Park Inn by Radisson hotels in north and central India, which will provide an added boost to Carlson Rezidor's portfolio growth. Carlson Rezidor is currently also in the process of seeking a second strategic partnership to leverage multi-platform growth in India.
At the same time, India is also the focal point for the roll-out of the next generation Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand. This growth is managed through Country Development and Management Services Private Limited (CDMS); a joint venture between Carlson and Chanakya Hotels Private Limited, which has successfully pioneered the brand in India.
The Carlson Rezidor team in India is led by Raj Rana, chief executive officer of Carlson Hotels (South Asia) Private Limited, and K.B. Kachru, chairman and the founder of Carlson Rezidor's hotel business in India. Together, they have more than 40 years of hospitality experience.
"Our partnerships have put us on a path of phenomenal growth and we will continue to invest in our relationships with hotel owners and in our people to ensure that we leverage our momentum and capture the emerging opportunities in this market. We have in place a strong India team comprising 50 local talents who have excellent local networks and an in-depth understanding of the operating environment to take us to the next stage of growth. I am confident the progress we have made over the last three years will allow us to further broaden our footprint in India," added Barlow.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes morethan 1,350 hotels in operation and under development with 180,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 105 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 88,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com.