Mumbai: Le Meridien, the French hotel brand, plans to open five new hotels in India in the next three to five years, a top company official said.
“We are looking at setting up five new properties of hotels and resorts in India adding around 1,000 rooms capacity over the next three to five years,” Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels regional vice-president Don Elliot said on the sidelines of a conference here.
The company is negotiating with its partners and these properties will be set up in Tier-I and Tier-II cities, Elliot said.
Le Meridien hotel brand currently has a presence with eight hotels in India which includes properties at Ahmedabad, Cochin, Jaipur, New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
Le Meridien, currently represented by 105 properties in 50 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc in 2005.