Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has partnered with India’s 3C Company to open a $400 million property in the Delhi One project by 2014. Four Seasons Delhi will feature 250 guest rooms plus 180 furnished serviced private condominium homes and will be located in Noida’s Sector 16B across the Yamuna river from the capital city. The company, according to Senior Vice President Christopher Wong, is now looking at Rajasthan, Kerala and Goa for resort projects. He describes Gurgaon in the Delhi NCR area as a potential future destination for Four Seasons properties.
The company itself does not develop or own hotel properties, rather manages, operates and lends its brand name to hotels owned by other developers. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently operates 85 luxury hotels globally.
What this means: India’s pitifully low hotel room inventory is rapidly rising but there is a long way to go. The cities of Las Vegas and Orlando each have more rooms that the 100,000 guest rooms in all categories across the 28 states of India. We are now seeing development in all categories from foreign and domestic players and this can only be good for business and recreational travelers.