Lemon Tree Hotels Limited, India’s hotel chain in the mid-priced hotel sector, announced the formal opening of Lemon Tree Premier, City Center, Pune today. This is its first ‘Premier’ property in the state of Maharashtra and its second ‘owned’ hotel in Pune city. Just five minutes from the railway station and the key business and shopping hubs of the city, this new hotel offers 201 rooms and suites, a 24×7 multi-cuisine coffee shop – Citrus Café with a show kitchen show kitchen, a hip recreation bar – Slounge, an eclectic pan-Asian restaurant – Republic of Noodles as well as a rejuvenating spa – Fresco, a Life Fitness gym and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also has over 7,000 sq ft of banquet space, including large conference rooms and an open business centre for meetings and special events.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mahesh Aiyer, Sr. Vice President-Operations (South & West), Lemon Tree Hotels said, “We are pleased to open our second and most anticipated property in the heart of Pune city. Known for its landmarks as well as noteworthy businesses, educational institutions and manufacturing companies, Pune has always been an important nerve centre of Indian culture and economy. With this hotel opening we further strengthen our footprint in this demand dense market. We expect to make a mark by offering a high quality stay experience with our impeccable service and great price.”
Lemon Tree Group operates 3 brands – Lemon Tree Premier (upper midscale), Lemon Tree Hotels (midscale) & Red Fox Hotels (economy). With this opening it now owns and operates 52 hotels in 31 cities of India aggregating ~5300 rooms. Lemon Tree Hotel, Hinjawadi, Pune, launched in 2007, is the group’s first hotel in the city. The group opened its first hotel with 49 rooms in May 2004 and currently operate ~5300 rooms in 52 hotels (including managed hotels) across 31 cities. By FY 2021, the chain is scheduled to operate 85 hotels with 8,674 rooms, across 57 cities (as in December 2018).