Oberoi opens 5-star resort in Gurgaon


The resort area in Gurgaon, the enterprise hub within the nationwide capital area, is heating up. Oberoi Resorts on Tuesday inaugurated its first luxurious resort there, proper subsequent to the Trident property, below a administration contract with Orbit Resorts.

Each, the brand new Oberoi Gurgaon and the sooner Trident, are constructed and managed by Oberoi however below an association with Orbit Resorts, which owns the land below it. The brand new resort was constructed for Rs 400 crore and is to cater primarily to enterprise travellers.

With motels like Leela Kempinski and Westin already round, the competitors goes to get stiff. A brand new resort is certain to have some impression, stated Sanjoy Pasricha , vice-president gross sales and advertising and marketing, Leela group.

Whereas Leela itself remains to be evaluating the impression on its enterprise, “Trident has lowered its costs by 15-20 per cent already,” he stated. Resorts will now must assess the sort of packages they’ll supply after Oberoi’s entry on the highest value level. Nevertheless, folks finally cool down with their most well-liked manufacturers, he added.

“The rapid impact can be on the tariffs within the present motels, however in the long run it’s a good factor, as there may be not a lot provide in Delhi NCR,” stated P R Srinivas — chief, journey, hospitality and tourism, Deloitte India.

Calling it a optimistic improvement, Rajinder Kumar, former president, Federation of Resorts and Eating places Affiliation of India, stated, “With one other resort developing, pricing will change into aggressive in Gurgaon.” He stated the stock was getting bigger in Gurgaon because it was a beautiful centre for conventions. Additionally, at any level, when there’s strain in Delhi, folks transfer to NCR, he stated.

Estimates counsel that by 2012-13, different motels that had been within the pipeline in Gurgaon would even be opening.

Manav Thadani, managing director, HVS India (hospitality guide), has a distinct view. Gurgaon is a really sturdy market and different motels aren’t going to be affected due to Oberoi, he stated. “Oberoi will come on the high. They go after charges and never occupancy. If in any respect, Trident could must drop its price. Whether it is charging Rs 12-13,000, it could must convey it all the way down to Rs 9,000,” he added.

Final month, EIH Ltd, the listed firm which operates the Oberoi and Trident manufacturers, had closed a rights challenge, elevating Rs 1,179 crore by way of challenge of shares. Of this, Rs 900 crore can be used to retire debt and a few half utilised for organising flight kitchens in Delhi and Mauritius.

“We’re a really asset-heavy firm and wish to construct our concentrate on solely managing motels,” stated Arjun Oberoi, chief planning officer, Oberoi Group.

The corporate is planning to open 5 extra motels in India and overseas, with a mixture of administration contracts and fairness. The Group will open its Trident property in Hyderabad with 320 rooms, adopted by a 250-room property in Dubai. In 2013, one other property in Hyderabad, with 220 rooms. By 2014, it expects to operationalise its property in Marrakesh, Morocco. It’s also going to function a 70-room resort in Oman. The group can be exploring growth alternatives in Europe.

The corporate has no plans to enterprise into the mid-market or four-star class motels. It’ll follow luxurious and premium manufacturers.

On whether or not the corporate plans to promote any of its ‘trophy motels’, owned by the Group, the chief working officer, Vikram Oberoi, stated: “There are not any ideas on that but. Mr (P R S) Oberoi (the chairman) has not taken any resolution.”

The brand new Oberoi resort in Gurgaon has been constructed at a value of Rs 400 crore and can largely cater to enterprise travellers.


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