News

StayWell gathers India momentum

StayWell Hospitality Group is forging ahead with its Indian expansion plans, with the addition of three properties on the subcontinent to its growing portfolio.

The Australia-based firm will debut its four-star Park Regis brand in India with the opening of a 94-room property in Goa in late 2013. In addition, a 122-room hotel on the outskirts of Mumbai and a 52-room property in Jaipur will come on board under the Leisure Inn moniker in the middle of the year.

The additional three properties take the firm's Indian portfolio to six, following the announcement of three properties in Hyderabad, Raipur and Greater Noida in December.

However, chief executive Simon Wan said the tally is "just the tip" of StayWell's expansion plans in the region.

"Six properties announced in such close succession represent the speed in which StayWell is gaining ground in this market," he said. "In addition, we have other deals in India nearing completion, including the high probability of further properties in Chandigarh, Indore and Pune."

The firm is targeting 25 hotels in India by the end of 2014 and 50 hotels by 2016.

Managing director for India, Rohit Vig, added that, of the 50 hotels targeted, 60% will fall under the Park Regis brand with the remainder to be Leisure Inns.

 

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Comments are closed.

Travel Agents

Savenio restructures commission model

There’s been plenty of tszujing happening over at Savenio lately. However, that’s not to suggest the “Fab Five” paid the agency network a visit.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas still committed to October restart for international flights, says Joyce

Qantas’ CEO doesn’t plan on letting a few vaccine “speedbumps” get in the way of the flying kangaroo going international in October.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Florida Governor sues CDC and Biden administration, demanding resumption of cruising

The lawsuit claims the US government is “singling out” the cruise industry and costing the state billions.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Man blows almost $20,000 after refusing temperature check at Disney World

Today, in what NOT to do at Disney World, we bring you reports of a man who blew almost $20,000 after getting kicked out for refusing a temperature check.

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

Rail Europe launches fresh e-learning program for agents

Are you looking to get your rail bookings back on track? Go full steam ahead with this new online training tool.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Destination NSW appoints PwC’s Kathryn Illy as new GM of consumer marketing

Katherine Illy is joining Destination NSW as its new consumer marketing boss. However, Travel Weekly understands she is of no relation to Aussie rapper Illy.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

New aircraft, more jobs and a bigger network: Virgin Australia fast-tracks growth plans

Virgin boss Jayne Hrdlicka trekked to a cabin crew training school in Brisbane this morn to deliver this very important update.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

“Truly changes the game”: Travelport unveils next-gen platform

The global travel retail player has new-look platform. However, we have no idea how the guying spinning on his head has anything to do with it.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

“There was a knife in the pool”: Melbourne’s worst motel hits the market

Melbourne’s most notorious motel is up for sale, and its owners are hoping to get a few million for it.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Will Aussies actually be able travel to other countries via New Zealand?

Reports have been circulating about a loophole in the trans-Tasman bubble that could see Aussies travelling beyond the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Share

CommentComments

Events

NCL, Club Med and Globus team up for blockbuster roadshows

ATTN AGENTS: It’s time to get out of your track pants and into your business attire, because one of the first in-person trade events of 2021 is about to land.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Upgrades, revitalisation key focuses for Kakadu Tourism in 2021

Kakadu Tourism is upgrading and revitalising its attractions. Sources say the region’s saltwater crocodiles will be equipped with laser beams.

Share

CommentComments