Carlson has said it is planning to grow the
number of Country Inns & Suites by Carlson in operation in India
from the current 11 to more than 50 hotels over the next 10 years,
with five hotels scheduled to open in 2011.
This growth will be
managed through Country Development and Management Services
Private Limited (CDMS), a joint venture between Carlson and Chanakya Hotels Private Limited that has successfully pioneered
the brand in India over the last 10 years.
The roll out of the brand will continue
to follow the Carlson strategy for India, focusing on primary and
secondary cities, and resorts in line with the country's
developing economy, demographic changes, and travel and tourism growth.
The five new hotels scheduled to open in 2011
include the 37-room Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Delhi Satbari
which opened last week, the 50-room Country Inn & Suites by
Carlson Mussoorie which will open this month, the 190-room Country
Inn & Suites by Carlson Gurgaon NH-8 and the 71-room Country Inn &
Suites by Carlson Ajmer which will open in June, and the 130-room
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Mysore which will open in October.
The first of the next generation of the brand is set to debut in
ďThe mid-scale market in India represents a
significant opportunity and Carlson is pleased to be able to grow
its Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand in this market
through its strategic partnership in CDMS,Ē said K.B. Kachru,
executive vice president, Carlson Hotels, South Asia.
The brandís rapid
expansion aligns with
Carlsonís Ambition 2015 growth strategy.
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