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Indian chains lose out in hospitality battle

Marriott-Starwood, Carlson Rezidor and others are winning the tug-of-war for customers with local hotel chains as they add new properties at a breakneck speed

Swaraj Baggonkar  |  Mumbai 

Marriott's acquisition of Starwood Hotels has made it the largest hotel chain in the country: with nearly 18,000 rooms. This has upset Tata Group-promoted Taj Group of Hotels' decades-old streak of market leadership. Including the budget segment brand Ginger, the Taj Group, which comprises Taj, Vivanta by Taj and Gateway brands, has a room inventory of 16,640. At 79, the Marriott-Starwood combine trails the Taj Group which has 120 properties - more than anyone else in India. However, a further 79 new properties with 16,000 rooms from Starwood and Marriott are set to open in ...

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