Carnation Hotels, which operates India’s Lemon Tree brand, has signed an agreement to manage a new budget hotel in the city of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
Located on the city’s Rockins Road, the Red Fox Hotel Tiruchirappalli offers 70 rooms, and will now undergo a complete refurbishment by the Lemon Tree team, before reopening in October 2016.
All Red Fox hotels offer cafes, laundry services and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel is owned by local real estate company, N Kishnasamy & Sons.
“Trichy has always been a landmark city in the history of Tamil Nadu,” said Rattan Keswani, chairman of Carnation Hotels. “It attracts a lot of leisure and business travellers. We are excited about including it in our portfolio and are delighted to partner with N Krishnasamy & Sons for their second project with us.”
Under its three brands, including the upscale Lemon Tree Premier, midscale Lemon Tree Hotels and budget Red Fox Hotels, Carnation now operates a portfolio of 26 hotels in 15 cities across India, comprising more than 3,000. In Tamil Nadu, the company already has hotels in Chennai and is currently constructing a property in Coimbatore.
K Madhu, director of N Kishnasamy & Sons said; “We are pleased to bring Red Fox Hotel to Trichy. Our past experience with Lemon Tree Hotels has been excellent and this encouraged us to once again partner with India’s fastest growing hotel chain and bring its world class management, in the city. With Lemon Tree’s expertise by our side, we are sure to delight the discerning business and leisure travellers visiting our city.”