With 40 hotels in 23 cities totaling over 4100 rooms and 4500 employees, Lemon Tree Hotels is without a doubt one of India’s fastest growing chain of upscale business and leisure hotels. Keeping up to it its fresh, fun and spirited brand values, this Delhi-based homegrown hotel group, which had started its journey in the year 2002, announced its presence in Sector 60, Gurugram, with its twin properties – Lemon Tree Hotel, Sector 60 and Red Fox Hotel, Sector 60. With this the third largest Indian hotel chain by asset ownership in the country becomes the largest owner of hotel rooms in the millennium city.
Located just off Golf Course Extension Road and a short distance from the key business hubs of Gurugram and strategically nestled between high-end residential societies, the twin hotels offer easy access to HUDA Metro Station, Leisure Valley and Sector 29, the entertainment district of the city, besides being 20 minutes away from Signature Towers, IFFCO Chowk and the Mall mile on MG Road.
In line with the vibrant design and ambience that Lemon Tree is known for, these properties promise to delight its guests with their lively interiors, scrumptious food, top-of-the-order facilities and the warm and friendly services so distinctive of the hotel chain. This 3.2 acres property also houses a 20,000 sq.ft. Convention Center, complete with commercial and office space, making it the largest accessible MICE destination in Delhi NCR. Separating the conference rooms, convention centre and business units from the residential suits is well thought out, offering privacy and comfort to the guests staying with the hotels.
Lemon Tree Hotel, Sector 60, is complete with 104 stylish rooms and suites, a 24×7 multi-cuisine coffee shop – Citrus Café – and a hip recreation bar – Slounge – in addition to a business centre, a fitness gym and an open-air swimming pool. While Red Fox Hotel, Sector 60, is an economy business hotel and offers 154 smart rooms and suites, a multi-cuisine coffee shop – Clever Fox Café – a Cyber Kiosk, an efficient meeting room, a well-equipped fitness centre and laundry service.
But what makes the hotels exclusive in operations are the universal designs allowing people of varying abilities to access all areas of the hotel with ease and offering specially designed room and multiple suites for differently abled guests.
As a part of a unique initiative adopted by the chain, Lemon Tree Hotels gives a whole new meaning to the concepts of inclusivity and sustainable business model. Not only are these hotels 100% accessible for people of all abilities, but they are also run by a special team of hotel staff. As part of the group’s HR strategy, about 12-15% of the employees at Lemon Tree are differently abled. In fact, in a first ever initiative, over 70% of the workforce at Lemon Tree Hotel and Red Fox Hotel, Sector 60, are Opportunity Deprived Individuals (ODI); i.e., either differently abled or come from economically and socially marginalized segments of the society. The hotel runs thorough training programmes for all such employees in association with various NGOs working in specific sectors.
In a statement, Aradhana Lal, Vice President, Sustainability Initiatives, Lemon Tree Hotels, explains the inclusivity policy upheld by the hotel. “We truly believe in mainstreaming and including people with disabilities and those from the marginalized segments in our employee base and provide them the same opportunities as others in order to realize their full potential.” The hotels thoughtfulness is reflected in every little gesture of aid they can extend towards society. Most of the art, for example, that don the many walls of the hotel are sourced from tribal Bastar in an effort to support indigenous art.
No wonder guests have a unique experience and pleasant stay at Lemon Tree.