Ramee to expand in India

Ramee Group of Hotels, Resorts & Apartments, is all set to open more properties in India in both Tier-I and II cities

Ramee Group of Hotels, a Dubai-based hospitality company, is not only managing properties they own, but also running others under management contracts, says Nihit Srivastava, Director Operations & Business Development (India), Ramee Group of Hotels, Resorts & Apartments. “By 2017 we will be 17 in number. We have already touched major cities including Mumbai with four properties, Bengaluru, Pune as well as Tirupati. There are new acquisitions in Delhi, Noida, Surat, Vadodara, and Manali,” he says.

Ramee Group recently opened 72-room Ramee Strand Inn in Bengaluru in February and next property they will be opening in Surat, followed by Daman, Manali, New Delhi and Noida, Srivastava reveals. They have also signed up for a property in Badami in Karnataka, known for its heritage, forts and caves. “Two years back, people did not know the brand as we were mainly focused on Middle East and were developing properties there. We have 11 properties in Dubai, three in Oman, six in Abu Dhabi and 14 in Bahrain. Next region we are targeting in this financial year is Iran,” says Srivastava.

The company has tie-ups with many big companies for online reputation management and for sales and marketing, they have a centralised system. “We have opened various sales offices. We already have an office in Mumbai as well as in New Delhi, which we will strengthen as we are expanding in North India. We will have an office in Gujarat, because we already have presence in Surat and we are targeting Ahmedabad. We have a sales office in Mangalore, and we are working in all corners for promotion and expansion in India,” he informs. He claims to have received great support from the travel trade, especially when they participated in trade shows in the country. “We’ve got good response in outbound because of our strong presence in the Middle East. We have many queries from people travelling out as they look at destinations like Dubai, Oman, and Bahrain because they want to explore more. There is also a lot of movement from India to Iran as well as Georgia. Thus, we are looking for more expansion there as well as in India, since we are doing well in the domestic market,” Srivastava adds.

Multiplier Effect:
• Ramee Group has sales offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Surat and Mangalore and is targeting Ahmedabad

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