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Sahara India Club Royale Corporation Limited and Carlson Hotels
Building a Radisson Hotel in Lucknow, India

Lucknow, August 16, 2007: Sahara India Club Royale Corporation Limited, the hotel business wing of Sahara Infrastructure and Housing has entered into an ‘Management and License Agreement’ with global leader in Hospitality services Carlson Hotels Worldwide, to establish Radisson Hotel at Sahara City Homes, Lucknow. Situated at the ultra modern Sahara City Homes, Lucknow Township, the hotel will be called ‘Radisson Hotel Lucknow Sahara City Homes’.  

The Hotel would be constructed and owned by Sahara India Club Royale Corporation Limited. The hotel would operate under a license from Radisson Hotels International USA a fully owned subsidiary of Carlson Hotels Worldwide. The construction of hotel will commence shortly and become operational by first quarter 2010. The investment on the project is about 100 crores. 

Mr. Dibeyendu Banerjee, CEO - Hotels; Sahara City Homes, Sahara Infrastructure & Housing, said, “We are happy to tie-up with Carlson Hotels Worldwide the global leader in hospitality business. We are sure that travelers as well as the residents of Sahara City Homes, Lucknow, will experience the world class Radisson experience.”    

Mr.K. B. Kachru, Executive Vice President- Carlson Hotels Worldwide – South Asia said “Radisson has significant experience as an operator of upscale, full service hotels round the world. We are delighted to be associated with Sahara on such a dynamic and pioneering project.”   
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(L to R) Shri Dibeyendu Banerjee - CEO, Hotels, Sahara City Homes, Shri K.B. Kachru 
- Executive Vice President -South Asia for Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Shri Suryaveer
Singh - Asst General Manager, Sahara Infrastructure and Housing
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The 3.68-acre hotel with architecture that reflects the future would have 135 rooms and 15 service apartments. Located 15 kms away from the excitement of the city centre, the hotel will be an oasis of tranquility.

The other features of the hotel are: 

- Two dedicated Executive Club Floors for people who want more out of life. 
- Three tastefully designed banquet halls can accommodate 800 distinguished guests
- Expansive lawns available for outdoor functions.
- The hotel has all necessary executive services available within its premises
- The entire hotel is wi-fi-enabled
- Concierge and travel services for local and international travel
- A choice of a 24-hour Coffee Shop along with a specialty restaurant
- 24-hour room service facilities
- Money exchange facilities
- A heated pool along with a fitness and wellness centre
- A high end retail outlet
- Parking facility for approximately 200 vehicles
The hotel is a part of a range of the world class facilities offered by Sahara Infrastructure & Housing at its self-sufficient Sahara City Homes Township at Lucknow. This premium township is part of the world's largest chain of self-sufficient, high quality chain of townships developed by Sahara Infrastructure and Housing in 217 cities across India. Designed by the famous architect Shri Hafeez Contractor, the first fully air-conditioned township of India will provide best community living, setting new standards in luxury and style. 

Sahara India Club Royale Corporation Limited is a hospitality business wing of Sahara Infrastructure & Housing - India’s and largest Infrastructure & Housing Company. 

The current construction activities of Sahara India Infrastructure and Housing include mega-projects like ‘Aamby Valley, and the ‘Sahara City Homes Townships’. Also included are ‘Sahara Grace’ – a premium group housing project in Gurgaon ,Lucknow & Kochi, lifestyle retailing & entertainment project of ‘Sahara Ganj’ in Lucknow .The other successful projects are ‘Sahara Mall, Gurgaon’, 4 townships under the Sahara States brand and a number of commercial complexes. 

Sahara City Homes - the premium project of Sahara Infrastructure & Housing is the world's largest chain of self-sufficient, high quality townships. These townships have been planned in 217 cities spread across all over the country, with each township spread on an area of 100 to 300 acres. The residential units are complimented by complete support functions for security, health, education, transport, communication & entertainment.  Sahara City Homes will ensure a relaxed and close-to-the-nature living for the residents with 55-60% area dedicated to well manicured greenery with open spaces including playgrounds, parks, lawns, landscaping, wide metalled roads and water bodies. Sahara City Homes symbolize Quality, Style, Comfort, and International Lifestyle.

Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific is the regional headquarters for Carlson Hotels Worldwide with offices in Singapore, Australia, India, Japan and China. Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific manages five brands: Regent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson and Park Inn. Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific includes over 53 hotels in 11 countries. Globally Carlson Hotels Worldwide includes over 953 locations in 72 countries. Carlson, the parent company of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, is one of the largest privately held corporations in the United States and a global leader in the marketing, travel and hospitality industries. Among the names in the Carlson family of brands and services are Carlson Wagonlit Travel; T.G.I Friday’s Restaurants; Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Carlson Marketing Worldwide. For additional information visit: www.carlson.com

Radisson Hotels & Resorts – One of the world’s leading, full-service hotel companies, Radisson Hotels & Resorts currently encompasses 400 properties in 64 countries. Radisson is focused on being the hotel of choice with business and leisure travellers by understanding the independent mindset and changing needs of today’s frequent travellers who want more control over their hotel experience. Radisson Hotels & Resorts is continuing to evolve the brand, introducing new product and service standards, to address key guest needs and distinguish the hotels within the full-service category. The Radisson vision is to be a global hotel company distinguished by great hotels in strategically important locations, a recognized and trusted brand; valuable relationships with the guests it serves; and superior financial returns for owners and investors, www.radisson.com

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Contact:

Ghulam Zeeshan
Assistant Senior Manager
Corporate Communication, Sahara India Pariwar 
Ph.: 0522 2304233
Email: zeeshan.ghulam@saharacorpcomm.in
 

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Also See: Le Meridien Plans to Add Largest Number of New Hotels in India, More than Any Other Country Globally / January 2005
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