Chatwal targets 50 hotels in India by 2016 via Wyndham franchising

INDIA The Dream and Night boutique hotel brands could flag as many as 50 hotels in India over the next five years through a new partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group, hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal says.

His Chatwal Hotels & Resorts, which features Dream and Night outposts in New York City, Bangkok and Cochin, India, believes his brands could ultimately flag 100 or more properties in India, Hindustan Times reports.

plans to set up 50 new hotels in India in five years as part of a major expansion into South Asia in partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group. “India has just 100,000 hotel rooms at present. It can easily seek 100,000 more,” said Chatwal at a media event

A deal announced in January gives Wyndham exclusive rights to franchise and manage the Dream and Night brands globally. Chatwal continues to own the brands.