Lenny Menezes the chairman of the Hilton Worldwide in India has the daunting task of launching one hotel in the country every 45 days.
Menezes has the mandate to re-establish the Hilton brand in India and expand the hotel chain quickly to benefit from the impending boom in the hospitality sector. Hundreds of hotels will be adding up to 155,000 rooms around the country in the next five years—out of which 65,000 will be branded. “But the country will still be facing a shortage of rooms,” says Menezes.
Hilton on its own will set up 50 hotels in the next five years, out of which six hotels are operational in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.