Lemon Tree Hotels celebrates its 20th anniversary


September 2, 2022 marked the twentieth anniversary of Lemon Tree Hotels. The company was founded on September 2, 2002 and launched its first hotel – the 49 Key Lemon Tree Hotel at Udyog Vihar in Gurugram in 2004. Twenty years later, the company has become the sixth largest hotel chain in India, and owns and today operates 8,300 rooms in 85 hotels in 52 destinations in India and abroad

To mark this momentous event, the company held celebrations at all of its hotels, as well as at the New Delhi headquarters.

Speaking on the occasion, Patanjali Govind Keswani, President and CEO, said, “On this momentous occasion, I would like to thank every member of the Lemon Tree family who has been part of this journey. These twenty years have seen us through many ups and downs, and this celebration is a testament to the dedication, hard work and resilience of every team member who has helped us reach this milestone.

It is said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This is also true for building a brand. The Lemon Tree journey began 20 years ago when Patanjali G. Keswani envisioned the first hotel the company would build in September 2022. It took just under two years for Lemon Tree Hotels Limited to open its first hotel in May 2004. years the company has seen many milestones including its successful IPO in 2018 and its international expansion in 2019. The company has also evolved over the years to cater to different market segments and different brands, to to know. Aurika Hotels and Resorts, Lemon Tree Premier, Lemon Tree Hotels, Red Fox Hotels, Keys Prima, Keys Select and Keys Lite were created to meet the needs of travelers from all walks of life. While the current pipeline of hotels will become operational by 2026, the company will operate 10,900 rooms in 114 hotels in 69 destinations, in India and overseas, including Aurika and Mumbai Skycity, which will be the largest hotel in India. India with 669 rooms.

Lemon Tree Hotels Limited is India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-priced sector, and the third largest, based on majority ownership in owned and rented rooms, as of June 30, 2017, according to the Horwath report. We operate in the premium and mid-range segment, consisting of premium, mid-range and economy segments. We offer differentiated but superior service offerings, with a value for money proposition.

LTHL opened its first 49-room hotel in May 2004 and currently operates approximately 8,300 rooms in 85 hotels spread across 52 destinations, in India and overseas, under its various brands, viz. Aurika Hotels and Resorts, Lemon Tree Premier, Lemon Tree Hotels, Red Fox Hotels, Keys Prima, Keys Select and Keys Lite. As the current pipeline becomes operational, 10,900 rooms in 114 hotels across 69 destinations, in India and overseas, will be operated under the LTHL brands.

Lemon Tree Hotels including Keys Hotels are located across India in metropolitan areas such as NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai as well as many other Tier I and Tier II cities such as Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Indore, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Kochi, Ludhiana, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada. The company has expanded internationally with the opening of hotels in Dubai in December 2019 and Bhutan in February 2020. New hotels are also expected to open internationally in Bhutan and Nepal.


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