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Lemon Tree Hotels strengthen presence in Gujarat

Launches Lemon Tree Premier in Ahmedabad in a new avatar;
Open two new hotels in Dahej and Vadodara

Gujarat, 4th August, 2016: The Lemon Tree Hotel Company today announced the formal opening of two new properties in Vadodara and Dahej besides the refreshed upscale property in Ahmedabad, signalling the group’s focus on Gujarat, in their overall expansion plans across India.

Speaking on the occasion of the multi-city launch, Rattan Keswani, Dy. Managing Director, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company and Chairman, Carnation Hotels said: “We are excited at our fast paced growth in Gujarat. Being one of the most progressive and investor friendly States in India, we were keen to spread our wings here. Besides our owned hotel in Ahmedabad, the addition of these three properties in Gujarat opens new domestic locations for our existing customers offering them the same refreshing experience and close to home comfort that Lemon Tree is known for.”

He added: ”Gujarat highlights a luxurious lifestyle of leisure, business and investments. It promises us new opportunities and a speedy growth. We thank our Owner Partners for entrusting us with their hotels and helping us enhance our portfolio mix.”

Lemon Tree Hotels strengthen presence in Gujarat
 Lemon Tree Hotel Dahej-Lobby

Lemon Tree Hotels strengthen presence in Gujarat
 Lemon Tree Hotel Vadodara- Room
Lemon Tree Hotels strengthen presence in Gujarat

Lemon Tree Hotels strengthen presence in Gujarat
Lemon Tree Premier-The Atrium-Ahmedabad-Room

Present on the occasion were- Anshuman Mohta, Director & Promoter, Hestia Hospitality Pvt. Ltd- Owner-Lemon Tree Hotel, Dahej; Shapath Parikh, Director, Parikh Inn Pvt. Ltd- Owner-Lemon Tree Hotel, Vadodara and Arshad Patel, Director, Associated Hotels Pvt. Ltd.-Owner-Lemon Tree Premier; The Atrium, Ahmedabad.

Lemon Tree is the 3rd largest hotel chain in India by owned rooms. It operates 3 brands - Lemon Tree Premier (upscale), Lemon Tree Hotels (midscale) & Red Fox Hotels (economy) and currently has 29 hotels in 18 cities with over 3200 rooms and the fastest growing Indian hotel company. By 2019, it will own and operate over 8000 rooms in 60 hotels across 30 major cities of India.

Lemon Tree Premier; The Atrium, Ahmedabad, is the first upscale hotel of the Lemon Tree group in Gujarat. It underwent extensive renovation and refurbishment to emerge as plush and stylish hotel, enhanced by landscaped greens and a serene water body. Located on the bank of Sabarmati, it offers 63 spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites. Its multi-cuisine coffee shop– Citrus Café, with an interactive kitchen extends into a picturesque alfresco grill area- Citrus Grill that overlooks the river. Besides this, the hotel boasts of the largest indoor swimming pool in the city.

Said Arshad Patel, Owner-Lemon Tree Premier; The Atrium, Ahmedabad: “We are delighted to partner with Lemon Tree Hotels in Ahmedabad. With their world class management by our side, we are certain that the hotel will become the most preferred destination amongst business and leisure travellers.”

Lemon Tree Hotel, Vadodara is Lemon Tree group’s second midscale property to open in Gujarat, and delights guests with its smart in room amenities, refreshing services and a close to home experience. Located in close proximity to Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara Stock Exchange and Sayaji Baug, it offers connectivity to all over Gujarat and neighbouring tourist cities like Mumbai and Shirdi. A key highlight of the hotel is its soon-to-open exclusive roof-top space that serves as an excellent outdoor dining venue, adding that extra zing to guest events.

Speaking about the hotel, its owner Shapath Parikh, Owner-Lemon Tree Hotel, Vadodara, added: “Since we opened our doors, Lemon Tree Hotel, Vadodara has established itself as one of the top midscale hotels in the city.  Conveniently located in the heart of the city, we offer 48 contemporary rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a gym and three banqueting and meeting locations.  This is Parikh Inn Group’s first venture in Western India, and we aim to build on our success in Gujarat in the future.”

Lemon Tree Hotel, Dahej, is the first and only branded 4 star hotel of the city. A 69-room hotel, just 20 mins away from the heart of Dahej and the multi-product special economic zone (SEZ), makes for a perfect destination for the transient and long stay travellers looking for a home away from home. This one-of-its kind property boasts of a resort style ambience amplified by refreshing interiors, a vibrant atrium, and a spectacular courtyard. To help recreation seekers unwind and refresh, the hotel also boasts of a delightful poolside and an activity centre.

Speaking on the hotel’s formal opening, Anshuman Mohta, Owner- Lemon Tree Hotel, Dahej, stated: “This is the maiden hotel venture of Hestia Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. It is the only four star business hotel in the Bharuch-Dahej belt of Gujarat. The hotel lays a special emphasis on a ‘clean and green environment’. Due to its strategic location outside the main Petrochemical SEZ, guests are able to unwind in green landscaped surroundings with an outdoor swimming pool. The cleaner air due to the green surroundings is certainly very rejuvenating, especially after a long day at work. Not just for business people, due to the dearth of hotels in the area, we are also a family oriented hotel for those looking to get away for a break. We would definitely strive to specialize in ‘refresh, rejuvenate and revive’ for all our guests.”

All hotels have a 24x7 multi-cuisine restaurant- Citrus Café and a fitness centre. Their USP is the top-of–the line conference rooms, exquisite board rooms, a business centre and meeting spaces that they offer to cater to the discerning business needs of guests, on one hand and the growing MICE needs of big and small corporate customers on the other.

Lemon Tree is also well known for its social responsibility and inclusiveness initiatives. All hotels are thus built on the principal of Universal Access and offer a specially designed room and bathroom for differently-abled guests.

Together with their personalized services, modern facilities and impeccable service standards, these hotels are a perfect place for the upbeat business and leisure traveller to interact and unwind.

About the Destinations:  

Ahmedabad also known as Amdavad is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat. An important economic and industrial hub in India, it was ranked third in Forbes's list of fastest growing cities of the decade in 2010. Ahmedabad has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission and it’s estimated gross domestic product was projected at $119 billion in 2014.

Dahej or Dehejbara, is a port town located close to the Gulf of Cambay, just 300 kms from Bombay and 150 kms from Ahmedabad, the State capital. Industrial giants have poured in more than Rs 10,000 crore worth of investment in this area, with giants like IPCL, Birla Copper, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited and BASF leading the pack.

Vadodara is one of the top ten fastest developing cities of India and the third largest city of Gujarat. An important industrial, cultural and educational hub of western India, the city is home to a gamut of large-scale industries, major IT and development companies and also benefits from being the Gateway to the Golden Quadrilateral- Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Surat.

About Lemon Tree Hotels:

Fresh, fun & spirited Lemon Tree Hotels are India’s fastest growing chain of upscale business and leisure hotels – the perfect choice for today’s discerning traveler looking for high quality accommodation.

Founded in September 2002 by Patu Keswani, the New Delhi based company currently operates 3 brands Lemon Tree Premier (upscale), Lemon Tree Hotels (midscale) & Red Fox Hotels (economy). The chain currently currently owns and operates 29 hotels in 18 cities aggregating over 3200 rooms with 3500 employees. This speedy growth has currently made the group the 3rd largest by owned rooms with venture capital participation from global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, diversified Japanese financial institution Shinsei Bank and Dutch pension fund asset manager APG.

By 2019, Lemon Tree will own and operate over 8000 rooms in 60 hotels across 30 major cities of India including Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dahej, Gangtok, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Katra, Kolkata, Manesar, Muhamma (Kerala), Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Purulia, Shimla, Srinagar, Trichy, Tiruvanthapuram, Udaipur and Vadodara to name a few. To know more, visit