Mum­bai gets Gin­ger Ho­tel

Gin­ger Ho­tel launched its very first ho­tel in Mum­bai, lo­cated on Ma­hakali Caves Road, And­heri.

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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.

Ray­mond Bick­son

MD and CEO In­dian Ho­tels Com­pany Lim­ited

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