Lemon Tree Hotels celebrates 20th anniversary
To mark the momentous occasion, the company held celebrations across all its hotels, as well the corporate office in New Delhi
September 2, 2022, marked the 20th anniversary of Lemon Tree Hotels. The company was founded on September 2, 2002, and launched its first hotel - the 49-key Lemon Tree Hotel in Udyog Vihar in Gurugram (then Gurgaon) in 2004. Twenty short years later, the company has grown to become the sixth largest hotel chain in India, and today owns and operates 8,300 rooms in 85 hotels across 52 destinations in India and abroad.
To mark the momentous occasion, the company held celebrations across all its hotels, as well the corporate office in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Patanjali Govind Keswani, Chairman and Managing Director, said, “On this momentous occasion, I would like to thank each member of the Lemon Tree family who has been a part of this journey. These 20 years have seen us go through numerous ups and downs, and this celebration is a testament to the dedication, hard work and resilience of every single team member who has helped us to reach this milestone.”
They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This is also true about building a brand. The Lemon Tree journey began 20 years ago when Keswani envisioned the first hotel that the company would build. In less than two years, Lemon Tree Hotels Limited opened its first hotel in May 2004. Through the years, the company has witnessed numerous milestones including going public with a successful IPO in 2018 and expanding internationally in 2019. The company has also evolved over the years to cater to different segments of the market, and the various brands, vis Aurika Hotels & Resorts, Lemon Tree Premier, Lemon Tree Hotels, Red Fox Hotels, Keys Prima, Keys Select and Keys Lite, came into being to serve the requirements of travellers across the spectrum. As the current pipeline of hotels becomes operational by 2026, the company will be operating around 10,900 rooms in 114 hotels across 69 destinations, in India and abroad, including Aurika, Mumbai Skycity, which will be the largest hotel in India with 669 rooms.
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