Radisson Hotel Group is proud to achieve a historic milestone of 100 operating hotels in India with the opening of Radisson Bhopal. With more than 20 years in operation, Radisson Hotel Group is one of the leading international hotel groups in the country with seven distinct brands and a presence across over 60 locations encompassing key business, leisure and gateway centers. Boasting one of the most widely connected domestic network in India, the Group has been growing at an exceptional momentum with plans to open 14 new hotels in 2021 and more than 60 hotels in the next five years.
Radisson Hotel Group has been one of the pioneers to identify tier II, III and mid-segment markets as the growth engine, and was amongst the first international hotel chain to venture into these areas. Today, the Group draws more than 50% of its business from these centers. With the Group’s wide presence, operating scale and distribution in India, it is now seeking to enter tier IV and V markets in an aggressive manner.
“This is indeed a nostalgic point in our journey of over two decades. Since inception in the 1990s, Radisson Hotel Group has charted out a success story and played a significant role in transforming the Indian hospitality industry. I am truly grateful to our guests, owners, employees and the extended hospitality industry for their tremendous support to help us reach this milestone,” said K.B Kachru, Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor, Radisson Hotel Group, South Asia.
“One hundred operating hotels is a milestone that both celebrates our legacy and heralds a new era of hospitality at Radisson Hotel Group. We are focused on building a future-ready roadmap for our business which will uplift our brand equity, transform our operations and establish a culture of excellence”, said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President Operations South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group
Focused on the needs of today’s travelers, the Group has evolved its portfolio by introducing hotels and resorts that offer contemporary indulgences, elevated guest experiences and superior design quality.
Strengthening its portfolio with a new brand addition, the Group launched Classic Grande Imphal, a member of Radisson Individuals constituting 171 keys in March 2021. Radisson Individuals is a conversion brand that offers independent hotels and local, regional chains the opportunity to be part of Radisson Hotel Group and benefit from the Group’s international awareness and experience, with the freedom to maintain their own uniqueness and identity. Radisson RED, a much-awaited addition to the Group’s India portfolio, that will usher in a new culture of unconventional, bold and unique hospitality is expected this year as well with the first hotel to be launched as Radisson RED Chandigarh Mohali constituting 154 keys.
The Group plans to add six upper upscale and upscale resorts in high demand leisure destinations in 2021. Radisson Blu Resort, Dharamshala, Radisson Blu Resort, Visakhapatnam, Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala opened recently while resort additions in Goa, Pondicherry and Pahalgam are to follow. Other distinguished additions to the portfolio include Radisson Bhopal, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik; Radisson Kufri; Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Sonamarg; The Elite Narasapura, a member of Radisson Individuals and The White Hotel Katra, a member of Radisson Individuals.
“We have adopted a new design approach and developed global guest experience programs to make every stay memorable. Our upcoming portfolio reflects the energy, passion, brand connect, and Yes I Can! hospitality that resonate strongly with modern travelers’, added Zubin.