Thailand-based hospitality chain, Lebua Hotels & Resorts, is looking at expanding in India with four luxury properties in the next two years and an investment of over $368 million.
The company has narrowed down cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Goa and Rishikesh for these new hotels.
It is reportedly in talks with three property owners and a deal is likely to be sealed within this year.
Lebua currently operates three properties in Rajasthan, one in Udaipur and two in Jaipur, with a total capacity of 140 rooms.
Globally, the company has six luxury properties in three countries – Thailand, New Zealand and India – with a 40 per cent focus on corporate business and 60 per cent on leisure.
Lebua plans to provide air charter services to its properties within the next three months. With an eye on China and Indonesia, it also plans to take its global tourism business share in Asia from 26 per cent to 74 per cent in the coming years.
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