Bullish on India, Minor Hotels keen on signing more hotel deals
After having forayed into India with hotels in Bodh Gaya and recently in Jaipur, Minor Hotels is open to exploring more lucrative deals in this market.
During her visit to India this week, Marion Walsh Hedouim, VP Communications & PR for Minor Hotels, said, “We are certainly interested in India, and are looking for greenfield opportunities or conversion options for our eight brands. Our CEO was in India last month to meet with prospective partners. Minor hasn’t been in Mumbai since pre-Covid, and now the time is opportune to reconnect with the trade. We have recently announced a launch in Jaipur. We are interested in the outbound traffic from here since India is the number one source market for Thailand.” Minor Hotels is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.
Talking about the traveller segments, she said the Minor Hotels in Thailand offer opportunities for hosting destination weddings, and recent opening in Jaipur will cater to the domestic wedding segment in India. “We have hotels suited the weddings and MICE clients from India.”
Commenting on the acquisition of the NH Hotels brand, Hedouim said that it has served as a three-fold advantage – diversification in the geographies in Europe and Brazil, introducing the Asia guest to the European hospitality and gaining foothold in the corporate segment since Minor is a leisure heavy brand. “We are looking at cross over hotel opportunities.”