The current count of hotel rooms in India is 130,000, and the country is expected to require an additional 50,000 rooms over the next two to three years, according to World Travel and Tourism Committee (WTCC) estimates
US-based hotel chain, Marriott International, plans to expand its network in India to 100 hotels over the next five-years, stated Arnie Sorenson, Chief Operating Officer, Marriott International. At present, the group operates 11 properties across the country. Roots Corporation, a subsidiary of Indian Hotels Company (IHC), plans to open 60 to 70 budget hotels, known as Ginger Hotel, in 23 locations across the country. ITC, the Kolkata-based cigarette major, also projected its plan to open 25 new hotels under the Fortune brand over the course of next 12-18 months (or by 2011).