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Crossway Hotels to manage beach resort near Chennai

IANS  |  Chennai 

player will soon start managing a mid-segment beach resort near here and targets to have about 10 properties under its brand by the end of this year, said a

"The beach resort property is located near the famed Mamallapuram known for the rock sculptures. As per discussions that were finalised, we will start managing the property from next month onwards. Formal announcement will be made soon," Yangya Prakash Chandran, Founder and CEO, Crossway Hotels told IANS.

Though that stretch has big names like Radisson Blu, Inter-Continental, Sheraton Grand, Four Points by Sheraton and others, there is good space for mid-scale property, added.

According to Chandran, the company will be adding a 30-room under its Crossway Hub brand near here.

"The Crossway Hub property will be functional towards the end of next year. We are flexible in terms of branding. We are also open for soft branding of properties," added.

According to him, the company is in discussions with property owners in and

Currently, Crossway Hotels manages Days OMR Chennai, Crossway Parklane, and and Convention Centre,

While the 57-room OMR Chennai in managed by Crossway Hotels, the brand belongs to global group

"The property has about 80 per cent occupancy. A good number of Japanese executives stay in on long term basis," said.

Speaking about the hospitality scene on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) where several new star hotel properties have come up in the recent times, Chandran said: "The scene is slightly volatile with the addition of more rooms."

According to him, there will be about 3,000 star hotel rooms on the OMR stretch apart from the unorganised players.

"Several big brands have started quoted low rates so as to keep their rooms occupied and to meet the fixed costs. This is a challenge for properties like Days Hotel," Chandran said.

On the other hand, hoteliers near the are happy with their occupancies and the room tariff.

According to Chandran, the 32-room near the airport is having good occupancy rate and does not have pressure on room tariff.



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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 09:40 IST