Mumbai: Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) reiterated its commitment to South Asia at a media briefing held on the sidelines of Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) 2019. RHG is already one of the largest international hotel groups in India, with 143 properties and over 16,800 rooms currently operating or under development nationwide. As RHG enters the second year of Destination 2022, its five-year strategic roadmap, extensive expansion is underway across this vibrant region.
The Group signed 15 hotels in India in 2018 and it has already signed four more properties in 2019: Park Plaza Amritsar, Radisson Greater Noida, Radisson Gurugram Sohna Road City Center, and Park Inn by Radisson Kashipur. Seven new hotels were opened in India in 2018, and the Group is on track to reach the landmark of opening its 100th hotel in India this year. Leveraging its first-mover advantage in the country, Radisson intends to introduce international hospitality to a series of fast-growing Tier II and III cities, as well as emerging areas such as North East and Central India. New hotels set to open within the next 12 months include India’s first Radisson RED® hotel, located in Mohali, which will usher in an exciting new era of contemporary, creative hospitality to India.
“At RHG, we have long since recognised the subcontinent’s vast potential, and it is no coincidence that we are now one of South Asia’s largest and most trusted hotel groups,” said Zubin Saxena, MD & VP of Operations, South Asia. Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, RHG, said; “We have created a series of transformational, innovative new initiatives covering all aspects of our business. They include EMMA, a revolutionary global unified technology platform, strengthened brands, enhanced commercial strategies and operations protocol.” RHG is also rolling out seven new global brand programs, including Rad Family, Radisson Meetings and Welcome India, which is dedicated to outbound Indian guests.