A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a modest-quality mattress in a small room to large suites with bigger, higher-quality beds, a dresser, a fridge and other kitchen facilities, upholstered chairs, a flat screen television and en-suite bathrooms. Full service hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large number of full service accommodations, an on-site full service restaurant, and a variety of on-site amenities. Boutique hotels are smaller independent, non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities.
Hotels are found in almost all the cities. Hotels operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The principal factor that determines the guest attitude towards a hotel is service although other amenities such as room, food and beverages are of equal importance tangible determinants.
Over the last decade business opportunities in India had intensified and elevated room rates occupancy levels in India. Even budget hotels are charging USD 250 per day. 'Hotel Industry in India' success story is only second to China in Asia Pacific. The World Travel and Tourism Council, says that India ranks 18th in business travel and will be among the top 5 very soon. India's big success stories includes the new model for development and growth; a model that is uniquely made. One of the major reasons for the increase in demand for hotel rooms in the country is due to the boom of information technology, telecom, retail and real estate. India's increasing stock market and new business opportunities are always been attractive foreign investors and corporate travelers to look for business opportunities in the country.
Few Indian major players are as under:
· Accent Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
· Barque Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
· Bliss Hotels Ltd.
· Chartered Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
· Daspalla Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
· Ecomotel Hotel Ltd.