India’s leading hotel chain, ‘Lemon Tree’ has opened its ‘Premier’ class 4 star property near Mumbai’s busy international airport. Lemon Tree Hotels is considered a pioneer in the mid-scale hospitality market in India.
Lemon Tree Hotels is promoted by Lucknow-born former senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Taj Group of Hotels, Patu Keswani – Chairman of the Skills Council for Persons With Disability. His mother’s dad was a Colonal in British Army. 60-years old Keswani has thus focused on offering opportunities to Indians with disability. Over 20% of Lemon Tree employees (900+ people) are from this disadvantaged segment of the population. Lemon Tree has also developed a standard process to induct people with disabilities into its entire hotels pan India. Lemon Tree Hotels believes in being an equal opportunity employer and has been recognized on various platforms for its work towards employing differently abled.
Also, Lemon Tree Hotels adopts a stray dog at each of its hotels across India. They name the dog, inoculate it and feed it well. Based on the personality of the dog, he/she is assigned a ‘fun’ role in the hotel and this brings joy to employees and guests alike. The Lemon Tree Hotel Company also adopts street dogs that are cared for by the Lemon Tree team. A supporter of the NGO PETA (People for Ethical Treatments of Animals), each of its hotels in India has an adopted dog mascot. It is the largest corporate adopter of stray dogs in India. Interestingly, Lemon Tree Hotels was ranked 12th amongst the best large workplaces in Asia by the Great Place To Work Survey of 2018.
Currently, over 90 direct and connecting international flights facilitate the transit of passengers from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Mumbai every day. The average room rate of this newly opened 4 star category Lemon Tree Premier Hotel located in the vicinity of Metro Station near Andheri’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is around Rs 7,500 per double-bed room per night inclusive of all taxes and breakfast, if booked through the Company’s online reservations system around a month in advance.