Carlson Rezidor acquires Country Inns & Suites in India


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CARLSON Rezidor Hotel Group has acquired Country Development & Management Services (CDMS), a joint venture between Country Inns & Suites by Carlson and Chanakya Hotels that was set up to pioneer the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand in India.

The acquisition includes operation of four Radisson Blu hotels managed in India by CDMS.

With this deal, the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand in India will now be managed by Carlson Hotels (South Asia), the Indian affiliate of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Explaining the decision to acquire CDMS, Raj Rana, CEO, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “India is an important market for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, where we offer seven brands from mid-scale to luxury. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is an integral part of our brand portfolio in the mid-scale segment. This consolidation will help us in directing our resources more efficiently to support our hotels.”

Commenting on the move, Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia-Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, added: “This acquisition, resulting in the full ownership of CDMS, is a strategic move to further strengthen our position as the leading international hotel operator in India.

“We aim to have 170 hotels in operation and under development by 2020 in the country.”

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