Carlson has expanded its India portfolio with the opening of its 30th hotel in the country, the 201-room Radisson Hotel Indore.

Carlson has expanded its India portfolio with the opening of its 30th hotel in the country, the 201-room Radisson Hotel Indore.

Situated in the business hub of Indore, the hotel is a 20-minute drive from the Devi Ahilyabai airport and 25 kilometers from the industrial centers of Dewas and Pithampur, one of Asia’s largest industrial areas.

“This hotel opening marks Carlson’s accelerated growth in India as part of our Ambition 2015 global growth strategy to expand our portfolio by at least 50 per cent by 2015 to more than 1,500 hotels in operation,” says K.B. Kachru, executive vice president, Carlson, Hotels, South Asia. “This is also the 12th Radisson hotel operating in India. With over 40 Radisson hotels under development throughout Asia Pacific, Radisson is the number one, fastest growing upscale brand in the region.”

Owned by strategic partner Bestech Hospitalities Private Limited in India, the Radisson Hotel Indore is one of four projects on which Carlson is partnering with The Bestech Group in the country. Carlson already manages the Bestech-owned Radisson Suites Gurgaon and Park Plaza Noida, and will also manage the Radisson Hotel Nagpur, which is scheduled to open in the first half of 2011.

“We are very proud of our strategic alliance with Carlson. With its exceptional hospitality experience, the Radisson Hotel Indore will bring value to the overall development of Indore and add a new dimension to the already established hospitality culture of the city,” says Dharmendra Bhandari, managing director, Bestech Hospitalities Private Limited.

“The hotel has been designed by Singapore headquartered design firm DBTA International Pte Ltd and will be the pride and benchmark of true hospitality in Indore,” says Sunil Satija, managing director of The Bestech Group.

Featuring 18 suites and 183 guestrooms, the Radisson Hotel Indore offers a contemporary setting. The hotel features several dining options, including The Creative Kitchen, an all-day restaurant serving global cuisine; The Great Kabab Factory, an Indian-specialty restaurant; The Lobby Bar, offering an array of international spirits and wines; and The Cakewalk, presenting fine cakes and pastries.

The Radisson Hotel Indore features a 38,000-square-foot area for conferences, meetings and social gatherings, and can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Another highlight is the extensive wellness facility located on the hotel’s landscaped rooftop, offering a panoramic view of the city and comprising a swimming pool, gym with yoga room and a spa offering a range of therapies.

The hotel is also convenient to several attractions rich in history, such as the Holkar Palace or Rajwada, a seven-story façade built more than two centuries ago; the Lal Baag Palace on the banks of the River Khan, and Indore’s Central Museum.