New Delhi: Hospitality firm Carnation Hotels on Thursday said it has signed a contract with Bajaj Hill Resorts Pvt Ltd for managing Suryavilas Luxury Resort & Spa in Himachal Pradesh.
Carnation Hotels, which is a joint venture between Lemon Tree Hotels and Lemon Tree and entrepreneur Rattan Keswani, has entered into a 10-year renewable agreement for managing the 36-room property Suryavilas, the company said in a statement.
"The management and operations of the resort will be taken over by the Lemon Tree Group on December 1, 2012," it said, adding that the resort would become part of the Lemon Tree Premier portfolio.
It will be branded as 'Suryavilas, a Lemon Tree Premier Resort' from February 1, 2013, after amalgamation of all systems, it added.
Commenting on the development, Carnation Hotels Co- Promoter and Managing Director Rattan Keswani said: "This resort gives us a ready foothold in the lucrative resort and spa market in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh. We are exploring setting up more Suryavilas resorts with Lemon Tree Premier branding with the Bajaj family."
Carnation Hotels is currently exploring ten management opportunities across a spectrum of cities and business segments, he added.
Suryavilas Luxury Resort & Spa Managing Director Gayatri Bajaj said: "This agreement will help Suryavilas gain tremendously in global exposure and access to consumers by being part of this fast growing group."
Situated in Solan district, Suryavilas plans to expand room capacity to 50 rooms from its current 36 rooms, the company said.