Large hotel brands including Taj Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, ITC Hotels and Crown Plaza have lined up plans for putting up properties in Odisha. According to reports, a senior official of the tourism department said “Taj Hotel is coming up with a large commercial complex. In the same manner ITC’s property is expected to be ready in the next six months. All the new hotels will be coming up in Bhubaneswar,” . Not only that ITC Group is also putting up a 110 room five star hotel in Bhubaneswar under its Welcome Hotel brand.
Odisha has 13 star-category hotels with a combined inventory of 1,200 rooms. Out of these only two hotels Mayfair Lagoon and Hotel Trident are in the five-star deluxe category. The state’s tourism department is also engaging key state-based hoteliers to tap the franchise business model with flagship brands like Hilton Group, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Raddison Hotels, Taj Group and Starwood. Collaboration with the hospitality brands of repute could help showcase Odisha as a global tourism destination.
Tourism is one of the six focus sectors for attracting new investment identified by the Odisha Government.
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