Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts plans to focus on the southern market to expand its footprint in India. The international hospitality chain that signed management contract deals for opening two hotels in Bangalore is now looking at the Chennai market for expansion.
“Chennai is a city we are looking at. But we want to find good partners who will be compatible with our standard of functioning,” Farhat Jamal, Area Manager and General Manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai, told Business Line.
The hotel group that currently owns and/or manages 80 properties across the world under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands will be opening its first Bangalore hotel by the third quarter of next year.
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