Pictured: Hilton Hyderabad Resort & Spa (Imagery © 2022 Hilton).
According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database, nearly 27,000 additional hotel rooms will become available in India over the next few years.
A total of 177 projects are to be completed in cities such as Bengaluru, Jaipur and New Delhi.
Of the 26,884 new keys we have recorded in our data, 11,580 of them will be in 95 four-star projects, while the remaining 82 new five-star hotels will offer an additional 15,304 rooms.
Growth should remain strong, with the opening of 36 hotels this year, representing a total of 5,539 rooms. Next year the total rises somewhat to 58 hotels, but with just 7,917 additional keys, this suggests that a greater proportion of the proportion are either smaller developments or contain fewer larger rooms. The project-to-room ratio then returns to 2022 levels for 2024, with 29 planned sites delivering 4,545 keys. Finally, 2025 and beyond is currently expected to produce another 54 hotels with a total of 8,883 rooms.
City and brand leaders
Bengaluru is leading the city’s development stakes, with 10 projects on the slate creating 2,103 additional rooms. Close behind is Jaipur, with nine projects and 1,523 keys collectively. In bronze medal position we have New Delhi, which will benefit from six new hotels comprising 2,055 rooms.
Two Indian Hotels Company Ltd subsidiaries are leading the way in terms of brands, with Taj and Vivanta by Taj bringing an additional 15 hotels to the market, although the former will add a total of 2,337 keys and the latter’s developments will include 2,276 bedrooms. IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts completes the top three with 10 projects creating 1,244 additional rooms.
At the top of the new additions are two upcoming five-star developments: Hilton Hyderabad Resort & Spa and Zephyr – MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Apartments in Bengaluru.
Hilton’s recently announced project will span 15 acres of land, housing 115 rooms and 13 villas with private pools as well as a range of lifestyle amenities.
Highlights of this modern architectural property surrounded by green lawns include multiple restaurants, a bar, a fitness center, and spa, plus banquet and meeting space for corporate events and celebrations. It should be completed in 2025.
Mixed use jewelry
Deutsche Hospitality’s latest development in India’s third most populous city will open in the first quarter of 2024. Located in the mixed-use Zephyr development, the hotel will feature 178 rooms and suites and 123 luxury serviced apartments.
Specialty restaurants will include Chinese, Indian, Italian restaurants, teahouses, club lounges, private/exclusive clubs and all-day lounge bars. The Steigenberger-branded hotel will host 24,000 square feet of convention space and a 12,500 square foot spa area offering a lounge and swimming pool. Outdoor sports facilities will include a tennis court and jogging track.
Architects Steelman Partners are developing the design, while the interiors will be created by super luxury specialists, Studio Papiri International.