Top Indian Hotel Companies in India (2021 List)

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Top Indian hotel companies

A hotel is a home away from home for you. You might have to travel to another city or another country for work, vacation, or a host of other reasons. And in such circumstances, a hotel is where you put up. Depending on your requirement and budget, you can select the type of room and hotel where you would like to stay.

Hotels are of different categories and star ratings. These range from ultra-luxurious properties to more basic accommodations. A majority of them would serve you food and refreshments, while some others might offer the option of only a room. There are millions of hotels all over the world. They are located in tourist spots (for vacationers), near business districts and airports (for business travelers), and in more remote locations (for travelers who are looking for peace and quiet).

The Hotel Industry in India

The hotel industry is a component of any tourism and hospitality sector. India’s IT sector and other industries are on a growth trajectory. This is increasing the inflow of business travelers to the country. This, in turn, is fueling the growth of business hotels across the country.

And for a long time, India has been a chosen tourist destination for people from the world over. With improved infrastructure, more international flights, and better connectivity to the tourist places, more and more budget, and luxury tourists are traveling to India. And in keeping with this growth, there has been a rise in the construction of hotels of all categories in India. Many international luxury and budget hotel chains have also entered India, thus contributing to the growth in rooms.

Certain Important Facts & Figures About the Industry in India

In 2020, the Average Room Rate (ARR) was close to INR 5500. This is expected to touch almost INR 6300 by 2025, thus having a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to 2.50%.

The RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room) in 2020 was close to INR 2,000. This is expected to touch almost INR 3400 by 2025. India would be hosting the Cricket World Cup in 2023 (source). This will result in the inflow of a large number of cricket enthusiasts from all across the world.

Of the total available hotel rooms, the unbranded sector accounts for nearly 70%.

The Government of India has taken several initiatives like promoting religious tourism, Bharat Darshan (cross-country theme-based tourism), UDAN – Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (domestic flights at much cheaper rates, connecting smaller cities with their larger counterparts), improving the railway’s infrastructure, etc. These will provide a much-needed fillip to the hotel industry by increasing room occupancy and generating higher revenues.

Hotel Companies in India

The hotel industry in India is highly fragmented. The lion’s share of the market is owned by the independent units and unorganized sector. And there are large organizations as well that operate branded and top-quality hotels at multiple premium locations all over India. These organizations are highly corporatized and offer world-class service with a hundred percent professionalism.

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Top Indian hotel companies

12 Famous Hotel Companies in India

Indian Hotels

Indian Hotels

Indian Hotels is counted among the most renowned hotel companies in India. Part of the global business conglomerate Tata Group, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) was set up in 1899 by the legendary Jamshedji Tata. The group operates close to 200 hotels in 12 countries, spread over 4 continents. The signature brand of the group – Taj Hotels – is an iconic brand that is renowned the world over. It has a number of properties that were erstwhile palaces in Rajasthan and Gujarat, India. These attract wealthy foreign tourists from many countries.

Its other brands include Ginger Hotels, The Gateway Hotels and Resorts, and Vivanta Hotels. IHCL also operates the airlines’ food supply business TajSATS Air Catering Ltd, which is a joint venture with SATS (formerly known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services).

Website: https://www.ihcltata.com/
No of Employees: 33,797 (2020)

EIH

EIH

EIH Ltd belongs to the Oberoi Group one of the largest & most respected hotel chains in India and also the world. Oberoi, Trident, and Maidens are the three hotel brands that EIH owns & operates. It has its presence in 24 cities of India, with more than 4,900 rooms. It is also present in 6 countries apart from India. Carrying forward the legacy of its founder, the legendary Mr. Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi, the company’s sole objective is to ensure customer ecstasy. Eih achieves this through personalized service, global level facilities, and attention to the minutest details.

Website: https://www.eihltd.com/
No of Employees: 3,919

Chalet Hotels Ltd

Chalet Hotels Ltd

Chalet Hotels Ltd (CHL) is owned by the K. Raheja Corp. It’s a high-end hotel chain that has a string of seven properties across 4 Indian metros – Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. The total room strength is above 2500. CHL has co-branding arrangements with top hotel chains like JW Marriott, Westin, Renaissance, Four Points by Sheraton, etc. CHL is characterized by premium-level service standards and steady innovation in property qualities.

Website: https://www.chalethotels.com/
No of Employees: 6000

Lemon Tree Hotels 

Lemon Tree Hotels 

Lemon Tree Hotels (LTH) has been operational since 2004. Founded by Patanjali Keshwani, the company today operates 80 hotels in almost 50 Indian cities, with combined room strength of more than 8000. LTH has the distinction of being India’s mid-priced hotel chain. The company has been awarded multiple times and operates its properties under 7 distinctive brands. LTH is now targeting to up its room strength to 100+ properties, consisting of over 10,000 rooms, across more than 60 locations – both domestic & international.

Website: https://www.lemontreehotels.com/
No of Employees: 8,000

Westlife Development

Westlife Development

Founded in 1982, Westlife Development is a renowned entity in India’s hospitality sector. It represents the global food giant McDonald’s in western & southern India through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. The company operates over 300 restaurants in 40+ locations across this region.

In the last few years, Westlife Development has branched into specific segments like beverage outlets (McCafe), nutritious breakfast (McBreakfast), home delivery (McDelivery), and dessert outlets. With such diversification & exquisite service, the company is rapidly increasing its base of delighted customers.

Website: http://www.westlife.co.in/
No of Employees: 9,538

Club Mahindra Holidays

Club Mahindra Holidays

Club Mahindra Holidays was established in 1996. Part of the famed Mahindra Group, Club Mahindra Holidays is the flagship brand of Mahindra Holiday & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), the hospitality division of the group. The company provides holiday facilities on a timeshare basis to its customers.

A family can spend the vacation at any resort owned by Club Mahindra Holidays for a period of 10/25 years, depending on the terms of the subscription. At present, the company has more than 100 resorts in India & abroad. It is among the largest vacation ownership companies globally.

Website: https://www.clubmahindra.com/
No of Employees: 2,56,000

India Tourism Development Corporation

India Tourism Development Corporation

The Government of India-owned India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) was set up in 1966. It has always been at the forefront to promote India globally as an enchanting tourist destination where visitors from around the world can have a wonderful time.

Besides owning hotels, the company also owns a string of premium restaurants, transport facilities, duty-free shopping options, money changing, hospitality education, and much more. At present, ITDC owns 4 luxury properties pan-India under the highly prestigious Ashok Group of Hotels.

Website: https://itdc.co.in/
No of Employees: 1,354

Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd.

Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd.

TAJGVK began its journey with a single property around a decade and a half ago. Currently, it owns over 7 premium-level properties, consisting of over 1360 rooms. Located in different parts of the country, there is one common feature of all the properties. And that is – their architectural grandeur.

The properties have eye-catching interior decors in close proximity to the international airport, excellent service standards, and every amenity that’s needed to make your stay a most memorable one – irrespective of the fact whether you are a business or a pleasure traveler.

Website: http://www.tajgvk.in/
No of Employees: 1220

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EIH Associated Hotels Limited

EIH Associated Hotels Limited

Incorporated as Pleasant Hotels Limited in 1983, the company assumed its current name in 1996. A subsidiary of the EIH Group, EIH Associated Hotels Limited runs a number of hotels in the luxury segment in key tourist spots of India, catering to the upper segment travelers, both domestic and international. Its hotels are run under the Oberoi & Trident brands and are located in places like Simla, Jaipur, Agra, Bhubaneswar, etc.

Website: https://www.eihassociatedhotels.in/
No of Employees: 700

Oriental Hotels

Oriental Hotels

Oriental Hotels Ltd (OHL) started its journey in 1970. The objective was to establish global standard hotels that would appeal to the discerning and premium segment traveler. The company’s goal was to ensure that the guests left with a smiling face and a desire to come back. And it has achieved its goal. Its first property was the Taj Coromandel, Chennai. The Taj Group of Hotels markets the properties of OHL. At present, there are 7 properties owned by the company, primarily in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Website: http://www.orientalhotels.co.in/
No of Employees: 720

Hotel Leela

Hotel Leela

The Leela is the commonly known name for the luxury hotel chain The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts. It was established in 1986. The Leela Mumbai, located near the international airport in Mumbai, was the company’s first hotel. Over the years, the much-awarded chain has 9 properties – all of which are examples of mind-blowing architecture and top-class customer service. Being located close to the airport/railway stations, the properties ensure that they have a steady inflow of, especially business travelers.

Website: https://www.theleela.com/en_us/
No of Employees: 3,727

Sayaji Hotels

Sayaji Hotels

A new entrant to India’s hotel industry, Sayaji Hotels is rising up the ranks and is showing tremendous growth potential. In terms of quality, service, and a luxurious experience, Sayaji Hotels is ensuring that its customers should have no cause for complaint. The company built its first hotel in Vadodara, Gujarat.

Today, it has 12 properties spread across 10 locations in India. It also owns the immensely popular restaurant chain Barbeque Nation. Well-trained members of staff provide immaculate service to the guests, amidst enthralling architecture and luxurious rooms that are fitted with the most modern amenities. The brands owned by the company are Sayaji, Enrise by Sayaji, and Effotel by Sayaji.

Website: https://www.sayajihotels.com/
No of Employees: 1000+

List of Top 12 Hotel Companies in India

Sl. No. Hotel Companies Establishment Headoffice
1 Indian Hotels 1989 Mumbai
2 EIH 1949 Kolkata
3 Chalet Hotels Ltd 1986 Mumbai
4 Lemon Tree Hotels 2002 New Delhi
5 Westlife Development 1982 Mumbai
6 Club Mahindra Holidays 1996 Chennai
7 India Tourism Development Corporation 1966 New Delhi
8 Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd. 1996 Hyderabad
9 EIH Associated Hotels Limited 1983 Chennai
10 Oriental Hotels 1970 Chennai
11 Hotel Leela 1986 Mumbai
12 Sayaji Hotels 1982 Chennai

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