Lemon Tree Hotels announced its latest signing, Lemon Tree Hotel, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The property is expected to be operational by December 2023 and shall be managed by Carnation Hotels Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary and the management arm of Lemon Tree Hotels Limited.
This property will feature 47 well-appointed rooms, a restaurant, a banquet, a gym and other public areas. The Bhopal Airport is about 17 kms from the property while the Railway Station is just 6 kms. The property is connected by both public and private transport to all the major cities in India.
With several water bodies dotting the city, Bhopal is known as the “city of lakes”. The lakes supply drinking water and are used for recreational activities too. Around the lakes are several palaces and a fort that dates back to the 1700s. Bhopal has several mosques, including the 19th-century Taj-ul-Masjid, the largest mosque in India. A three-day religious pilgrimage is held at the mosque annually which attracts Muslim pilgrims from all parts of India. Other tourist attractions in and around Bhopal include Fatehgarh Fort; Lakshmi Narayan Temple; Bharat Bhawan, a multipurpose arts centre; the Museum of Man, an open-air exhibit of replicas of different Indian tribal dwellings and Van Vihar National Park which is a zoological park.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mahesh Aiyer, CEO, Carnation Hotels Private Limited commented, “We are happy to announce our expansion in Madhya Pradesh with our valued partner, Hotel Rajtilak Pvt. Ltd. We already have 2 operational hotels in the state, in Indore and Bandhavgarh and another 3 upcoming in Kanha, Jabalpur and, now, Bhopal. We have found that Madhya Pradesh has immense tourism and business potential and are looking at adding more hotels and resorts in the state to our existing portfolio. Though we are just in February, this is already the fifth hotel signed by the company this CY. We signed 19 hotels in the previous CY and we are looking to top that number in CY23 through our asset-light expansion strategy,” he further added.