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 #2715  by Sundar
 November 18th, 2011, 5:03 pm
Friends, this topic is to discuss and provide information about hotel in Madurai
 #2716  by Sundar
 November 18th, 2011, 5:05 pm
This is the newly opened 3*** hotel. It looks very big from outside!
 #3544  by madurakarenda
 February 7th, 2012, 10:35 pm
The Residency group of hotels is all set to strengthen its presence in the South by expanding its chain. Besides the two hotels that The Residency, promoted by the Appaswamy group now operates in Chennai and one each at Coimbatore, Bangalore and Karur, plans are afoot to establish hotels in Puducherry, Madurai, Mysore and Chennai.

The proposed project at Chennai is expected to come up along the IT highway. Though this would not be immediate, the launch of this project would make it the group's third hotel in Chennai. The group already operates two hotels at T Nagar - The Residency, Chennai and its second property – a four-star category hotel – The Residency Towers.

The Managing Director of the Group, Mr Ravi Appaswamy, told Business Line that the work on the Puducherry project was on, while land had been procured for establishing a hotel each in Madurai, Mysore and Chennai. While work on the group's venture at Madurai and Mysore would commence before the close of the year, the Chennai project, which is expected to come up in a 4.5 acre ground on the IT highway would not be immediate, he said.

At Madurai, the hotel is expected to come up closer to the airport on a seven-acre ground. “We have given the work to a Singapore architect. The plan is on the drawing board stage. We intend to have a convention centre as well and take the city to the next level. The Mysore project would have 100 rooms and in downtown area. We will target tour groups and business people as there is a lot happening in terms of IT in Mysore.”

The budget allocation towards the Mysore and Madurai projects have been estimated at around Rs 125-150 crore. “It will be from our internal accruals,” he said, adding “it will take about three years to operationalise these hotels. We expect to commence the work before the end of this year.”

Mr Appasamy was in the city to oversee the renovation of the Coimbatore project. Asked if he was looking to foray in to Hyderabad and Bangalore, he said, “We are not looking at establishing our chain in Hyderabad for now because of the Telangana issue; as for Bangalore, we are looking at a right location.”

(The Bangalore property – The Richmond Hotel – is managed by SAS Hotels).

Reverting to the Coimbatore project, he said, “We are preparing to offer our customers a new experience, be it dining or staying. Today, the hospitality industry here has matured, grown four-fold; we are not looking at establishing a second project here.”

Asked if he sought to refurbish the interiors because of the competition following entry of a number of business class hotels here, he said, “The normal turnaround time for renovation in the hotel industry ranges between 8 and 10 years; we have taken up renovation of gadgets such as the air-conditioning plant, lift and other engineering equipments in the first phase. This would result in energy saving and thereby cost, as also ensure our commitment to the environment.”

The group has installed a windmill, which caters to the energy requirement of its five hotels, he said.

Renovation of the rooms was in progress and every three months, the refurbished rooms would be rolled out, he said. “We invest on maintaining the room, not just creating the facility and stopping there. Every three months, we refurbish the upholstery, polish and make the required changes. Now, we have taken up 100 per cent replacement on an estimated outlay of Rs 25-30 crore.”
Differential tariff

The group has introduced differential tariff such as corporate tariff, best available rate and flexible pricing. “This dynamic pricing is basically to handle the supply-demand gap and we also offer 24-hour check-out facility unlike most others that go by the 12 o'clock check-in rate,” he said, adding “like the airline industry, the hospitality sector is also going through a revenue management situation.”

Pricing of various offerings such as availing cab service, pick-up and drop, complimentary breakfast etc, which remained fixed in the past was made more flexible now, he added. “The customer can choose the services that he/she wishes to avail from the bouquet of offerings and pay only for the services availed.”

To a query on the challenge that the hospitality sector faced at this juncture, Mr Appaswamy said, “Attrition at the threshold level is still an issue.” ... ef=wl_home

Nice that they are about to come up with a convention centre, seven acres near the airport is a good idea indeed :dance: For us, the convention centre is from a private. So, maintenance and design will be definitely world class, we will have to wait for 3 years from now
 #3990  by madurakarenda
 March 5th, 2012, 10:51 am
Another hotel launched in the Lake view road stretch :)

 #4182  by madurakarenda
 March 22nd, 2012, 11:45 am
Another hotel to the 120 ft read from Surveyor colony to MIBT.

 #4205  by madurakarenda
 March 24th, 2012, 10:50 pm
ஓட்டல் திறப்பு விழா

புதூர்:மதுரை மாட்டுத்தாவணி-சர்வேயர்காலனி ரோட்டில் "வி-கிராண்ட்' ஓட்டல் திறப்பு விழா நடந்தது.தலைவர் வெள்ளப் பாண்டியன் தலைமை வகித்தார். ஏ.டி.ஜி.பி., ராஜேந்திரன் திறந்து வைத்தார். நிர்வாக மேலாளர்கள் சண்முகபாண்டியன், விஜய்பாண்டியன், இந்தியன் பாங்க் மண்டல முதன்மை மேலாளர் திருநாவுக்கரசு, முன்னாள் ஐ.ஜி., சிதம்பரசாமி, டி.ஐ.ஜி., ராம ”ப்பிரமணி கலந்து கொண்டனர்.நிர்வாக மேலாளர் சண்முகபாண்டியன் கூறுகையில், ""வி-கிராண்ட் ஓட்டல் முற்றிலும் நவீன முறையில் கட்டப்பட்ட 3 ஸ்டார் ஓட்டல். 50 அறைகள் உள்ளன. நீச்சல் குளம், கேளிக்கை அரங்கம், 500 பேர் அமரும் கருத்தரங்கு கூடம், திருமண அரங்கம் உட்பட அனைத்து வசதிகளும் உள்ளன,'' என்றார். நீதிமன்னன் விழா ஏற்பாடுகளை செய்தார்.

^^ Looks like the new hotel in 120 ft road in Surveyor colony is a 3 star one :thumbup: We are getting even bigger in hospitality sector, new hotels once in every fortnight atmost!!
 #4480  by madurakarenda
 April 11th, 2012, 10:58 am

SIMAP Residency running into issues because of Nithyanandha's disciples :crazy:
 #4722  by madurakarenda
 April 23rd, 2012, 12:35 pm
Another 3 star hotel in pipeline for Madurai :


GWG- Green Royale Hotels, Madurai – is in Construction Phase…..Grand Opening within 4months…..
Find it in the scrolling highlights section of the page.

Don't know the location. Most probably in Anna nagar 100 ft road or Lake view road my wild guess since I saw many u/c hotel type buildings there.

Once again, Madurai rocks in hospitality sector :dance1:
 #4994  by rajageorge
 May 4th, 2012, 9:06 pm
Driving into Ellis Nagar from the Periyar Bus stand Bridge; does anyone know what type business/building is coming up on the right hand side before the end of the bridge? There used to be a transport depot before. :?:

Is it a Hotel?
 #4998  by madurakarenda
 May 5th, 2012, 8:42 am
^^ Some YMCA conference hall kind of building was under construction. And preceding that some building was in very infant stages i.e completed foundation alone. Which one do you say George?
 #4999  by rajageorge
 May 5th, 2012, 3:36 pm
MK, I'm not sure , This is a huge plot (approx. 50 cent), there used to be gym and then a transportation storage facility, it's couple of plots from the bus company. I'm sorry.. :(
 #5009  by madurakarenda
 May 6th, 2012, 10:42 am
Let us wait to know it George :thumbup: Many residential projects are mushrooming in Ellis nagar locality till BP Road