Mumbai gets Ginger Hotel
Ginger Hotel launched its very first hotel in Mumbai, located on Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri.
the domestic arrivals in India, Ginger Hotels opened its 26th property in Mumbai. The 116room hotel will cater largely to the junior to mid level business travellers in the country’s financial hub. Raymond Bickson, MD and CEO, Indian Hotels Company Limited said, “The Indian hospitality sector offers an immense growth potential for comfortable and hygienic accommodation at affordable pricing. The company, working in association with Prof. C.K. Prahalad, identified this opportunity in India much in advance of the industry, and thus conceived India’s first chain of no-frills, “Smart Basics” hotels. We are proud that Ginger Hotels has successfully set a high benchmark in the limited service hotel segment in India.”
The hotel in Mumbai has air-conditioned rooms equipped with electronic locks, a work area, and a 26inch LCD television with satellite channels, direct-dial telephone including STD facility, mini-fridge and tea/coffee maker. Other guest facilities at the hotel include a meeting and conference room, net zone, gymnasium, vending machines, digital safe deposit boxes, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity in the public areas and individual rooms. It is also located within close proximity of the domestic and international airports. The rates for a single room starts at Rs 4999 minus taxes and double room starts at Rs 5999 minus taxes.
Commenting on the presence of rival hotels groups like Formula 1 and Ibis in the same segment of budget hotels, Prabhat Pani, Chief Executive Officer & Director, Roots Corporation Limited said, “There is also more demand in this segment of the market than supply and hence more competition is always welcome. However, we have an advantage as we have been in the Indian market for a long time. Also, we are an Indian brand and hence we understand our customers better and know how to cater to our clients better. The launch of Ginger Hotel in Mumbai is a significant milestone in the hotels’ expansion plans. 60 per cent of our clients are corporate and since Mumbai is a commercial hub, we thought it is important to mark our presence here.”
Pani also stated that there is an invested of Rs 13.5 crores in the Ginger Mumbai property. He further informed that Ginger hotel has further expansion plans in Western India and will soon open more hotels in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Vadodara. It will also open more hotels in Norther India in the next seven months in cities like Noida, Chandigarh, Jaipur and more.
MD and CEO Indian Hotels Company Limited