Lemon Tree Hotels acquires Berggruen Hotels taking its total inventory to 7,800 rooms in 77 hotels across 45 destinations, making it India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-priced hotel sector.
Keys Hotels are present in 16 cities including Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Goa, Gurugram, Kochi, Kolhapur, Ludhiana, Mahabaleshwar, Manali, Mumbai, Pune, Port Blair, Trivandrum and Vishakapatnam. Of these, Lemon Tree already has a presence in seven destinations and these Keys Hotels add to the depth of coverage in those cities.
Commenting on this acquisition, Patanjali Keswani, Chairman and Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels said, “We are pleased about this acquisition and the geographic spread that the Keys Hotels portfolio brings with it. We will now instantly enter nine new destinations and simultaneously consolidate inventory in seven of our current destinations. Going forward, we will add value to the top line of these hotels both in terms of higher yield and greater occupancies. As a pan India mid-market player, Lemon Tree Hotels are now available across 45 cities and can offer its customers multiple options in key cities. This will help us build loyalty with our guests as well as allow us to offer a wider range of brand options to hotel owners in our managed hotels portfolio, in future.”
The keys portfolio of brands includes:
Keys Prima | Upper Midscale: this premium brand, offers stylish features and excellent service. These hotels feature a spa, salon, swimming pool and an array of cuisines.
Keys Select | Midscale: this popular brand offers comfort and convenience, for both business and leisure travelers. The promise includes a warm welcome, efficient service, impeccable hygiene, delectable food and a good night’s sleep.
Keys Lite | Economy: this budget brand is targeted at smart consumers who look for affordable and stress free accommodation when they travel. These hotels offer hygienic rooms, multiple amenities, a selection of delicious food, safety and security for the price conscious traveller.