ACCOMODATION

Hotels and other accomodation in India come in a wide range, both in rates and quality. Luxury hotels are usually of very high class, although they tend to be overpriced in the major metros. A reasonable range of budget and mid-range hotels are also to be found in all the cities, towns and other places of interest for both business and leisure travellers. Many state governments maintain mid and budget range hotels or tourist lodges within their respective states in various places of interest and are usually reasonably priced. India has a total of 100,000 star category hotel rooms. Many of the larger cities such as bengaluru face acute hotel room shortages during peak season resulting in artificially high rates. India's hospitality sector is growing at almost 9 per cent per annum and an additional 50,000 rooms are either under construction or planned in the ten major cities alone. Over 350 new star hotels have been announced to be opened by 2011. Many of the international hotel groups not yet established in India are firming up plans to open hotels in the future. These hotel chains and brands include MGM Mirage Hospitality, Radisson, Swiss˘tel Hotels and Suites, Movenpick Hotels and Suites and Wyndham Hotel Group (Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 chains).

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Selected Hotels and Resorts

Swiss˘tel Kolkata - Opens in June 2010
Radisson Hotels - Numerous hotels throughout India
The Golkonda - Hyderabad
Hyatt Hotels - Delhi, Goa, Kolkata and Mumbai
Asiana Hotel - Chennai
Ista Hotels - Amritar, Bengaluru and Hyderabad
Lemon Tree Hotels - Ahmedabad, Alappuzha, Aurangabad, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Gurgaon, Indore and Pune
Aman Resorts - Alwar, Delhi and Ranthambhore
Novotel - Hyderabad and Mumbai
Claridges Hotels - New Delhi, Mussoorie and Mumbai
Shangri-La, New Delhi - New properties opening in Mumbai(2010) and Bengaluru (3 properties: 2009-2011)
Kumarakom Lake Resort (Kerala) and The Paul - Bengaluru
GRT Hotels
The Metropolitan Hotel - New Delhi
Cidade De Goa
Neemrana Hotels - Heritage hotels in Rajasthan
Ananda Spa - Rishikesh
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Maidens Hotel - Delhi
Dolphin Hotel - Vizag
Peerless Group of Hotels - Kolkata, Durgapur, Mukutmanipur and Port Blair
Ginger Hotels - Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Durg, Durgapur, Goa, Haridwar, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Mysore, Nashik, New Delhi, Panaji, Pantnagar, Puducherry, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Vadodara
The Orchid, Mumbai
Uppals's Orchid, New Delhi
CGH Earth - Various hotels and resorts in Kerala
Taj Group of Hotels - Various hotels and resorts throughout India
Oberoi Hotels - Various hotels and resorts throughout India
ITC-Welcomgroup - Various hotels and resorts throughout India
Fortune Park Hotels - Various hotels and resorts throughout India
The Lalit - Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Srinagar, Bengalure, Udaipur and Khajuraho
The Park Hotels - Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, Vembanad Lake (Kerala) and Vizag.
Sheraton Hotels in India
Hotel Sarovar Plaza - Amritsar
Swosti - Bhubaneswar and Gopalpur-on-Sea
Jaypee Hotels
Historic Resort Hotels Group
Holiday Inn Resort - Goa
The Residency Hotel - Hyderabad
Le Meridien hotels in India - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Jaipur, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune
Elgin Group of Hotels
The Fariyas Group of Hotels - Mumbai and Lonavla
Inder Residency - Ahmedabad
Hotel Hindusthan International - Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Varanasi
The South Park - Thiruvananthapuram
The Emerald Apartment Hotel - Mumbai
The Residency Hotel - Chennai, Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Karur and Puducheri
The Ambassador Group - Mumbai, Chennai and Aurangabad
The Leela - Mumbai, Bengaluru, Goa, Gurgaon, Kovalam and Udaipur
Hotel President Park - Aurangabad and Indore
Sinclairs Hotels
Kenilworth hotels - Kolkata and Goa
Heritage Hotel Association of India
The Ashok - New Delhi
The Clarks Group of Hotels
Nirula's Hotel - Delhi, Noida, Panipat
Best Western India

Hotel Photo Gallery


The palatial Udaivilas at Udaipur was built in three years. Udaivilas has been rated by Travel & Leisure 2007 awards as the world's No. 1 hotel!
Lobby at the Leela Kempinski, Mumbai. Room view - Leela Kempinski Mumbai. Other Leela hotels are located at Goa, Kovalam (southern Kerala) and bengaluru.
Taj Residency - Vizag Room view - Taj Residency, Vizag.
Atrium view - Taj Deccan, Hyderabad. Atrium view - Taj Deccan, Hyderabad.
A view of a room at the Taj Deccan (formerly Taj Residency), Hyderabad. Garden view - Taj Deccan, Hyderabad.
A view of a room at the Goa Mariott Resort, Panaji. The Goa Marriott Resort, Panaji.
A view of a room at Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur. A view from the garden of the Taj Hari Mahal.
A view of one of the 10 suites at the Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur. A view of the dining room at the Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur.
A view of the hallway leading to the dining area at the Trident Hilton Udaipur. A view of the pool at the Trident Hilton, Udaipur.
The luxurious Udaivilas, Udaipur Udaivilas, Udaipur
Udaivilas, Udaipur Udaivilas, Udaipur
Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur The Metropolitan Hotel Nikko at New Delhi A room at the The Metropolitan Hotel Nikko
A Victorian style room at The Residency Towers, Chennai A view of a room at the Trident Hilton, Udaipur The Residency Towers, Chennai
External view of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata A view of a room at the Hilton Towers
(picture taken when the hotel was known as Oberoi Towers), Mumbai.
Le Meridien, New Delhi. Le Meridien is undertaking a substantial expansion plan in India.
External view of the Le Meridien in Kochi A view of a room at Le Meridien, Kochi Taj Palace - New Delhi
The Leela Palace - bengaluru The Leela Palace - bengaluru The Leela Palace - bengaluru
Marari Beach Resort - Alappuzha Marari Beach Resort - Alappuzha The Shangri-La Hotel in New Delhi