Global hospitality major, Hilton is planning to add 18 hotels across India by 2021 as it bets on the country to be one of its key growth drivers. The US-based hospitality chain already has 15 operating hotels in India with over 2,400 rooms under its five brands — Conrad, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton. The new hotels will be across the country, including localities such as Bengaluru, Lucknow, Goa, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The company aims to use tourism upside in India as it is a fast growing market with a growing middle class and tax reforms. The company will operate the upcoming hotels under the brands that the hotel already have in the country. The hotels will be under the management contract model. The investment in new properties will be mostly in training, expertise, network and reservation system as the hotels will not be owned by Hilton. Hilton is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with more than 4,900 properties comprising over 8,00,000 rooms spread across 104 countries and territories. Globally, it has a portfolio of 14 brands.
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