Tata group-owned, Ginger Hotels is all set to expand it network of hotels in India. Offering enough options for budget travellers taking flights to India, Ginger Hotels will open up 55 new properties in next few years

Budget-conscious vacationers taking flights to India have a reason to rejoice as Ginger Hotels, a mid segment hotel chain owned by Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), has announced that it will invest INR 600 crore ($108 million approx) in the next four years to establish 55 new properties all over the country.

Roots Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of IHCL, runs this mid-range hotel chain. The firm currently operates 25 hotels in the country.

“In the next four years, we plan to open 55 new hotels. This will require us to invest over Rs 600 crore,” Roots Corporation Chief Executive Officer Prabhat Pani was quoted in media reports.

“While we will open multiple hotels in bigger cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, we are also looking to set up properties in smaller places like Nagpur, Patna, Coimbatore and Kochi,” Pani added.

The Ginger Hotels feature on the preferred list of many domestic as well as foreign leisure and business tourists who book cheap flights to India and land up in Delhi.

Pani further revealed that seven of these proposed hotels are already under construction. These are located in Noida and Greater Noida in the national capital region (NCR), Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Amritsar and Chandigarh; the company plans to open them for business in the next 12 to 15 months. Each of the proposed hotels on an average will have 100 rooms.

Ginger Hotels uses the unique concept which it calls ‘Smart BasicsTM’ that ‘provides facilities to meet the key needs of today’s traveller, at surprisingly affordable rates’.

Currently the hotel chain runs properties in cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Agartala and Jamshedpur and the company reports 70-75 per cent of an average occupancy trend.

With a number of international five star hotel brands entering the Indian hospitality market, Ginger Hotels are sure to entice those planning budget holidays to India and looking for affordable hotel deals besides airline tickets for cheap flights.

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