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India's Lemon Tree Hotels - A Refreshing Concept
Lemon Tree Hotels Today

Fresh, spirited and youthful, Lemon Tree Hotels (LTH) is India’s largest chain in the mid-priced hotels sector and third largest overall, on the basis of controlling interest in owned and leased rooms, as of July 30, 2017, according to the Horwath Report.

This award winning Indian hotel chain opened its first hotel with 49 rooms in May 2004 and operates 57 hotels in 34 cities with 5800+ rooms and over 5000 employees (As on July, 2019).

Lemon Tree hotels are located across India, in metro regions, including the NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as tier I and tier II cities such as Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Indore and Aurangabad. To know more, visit lemontreehotels.com hotels page or call Central Reservations at +91-9911701701

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Our Brands

The group offers three brands to meet hotel needs across all levels:

  • Lemon Tree Premier (Upper Midscale business and leisure hotels)
  • Lemon Tree Hotels (Midscale business and leisure hotels)
  • Red Fox by Lemon Tree Hotels (Economy hotels)

1. Lemon Tree Premier
The plush and spacious interiors at Lemon Tree Premier take the zing up a notch. This chain of upper midscale business and leisure hotels elevates the Lemon Tree experience while retaining the same freshness, quirkiness and energy that Lemon Tree is well known for.

Lemon Tree Premier pampers the style conscious and upbeat traveler with its personalized services, premium in-room amenities, award winning restaurants and fun experiences.
2. Lemon Tree Hotels
Lemon Tree Hotels are midscale business and leisure hotels that uplift your spirits at the end of a long day. Like the fruit they are named after, Lemon Tree Hotels are fresh, cool and sparkling with zest.

Cheery greetings, a friendly smile and a whiff of the signature lemon fragrance welcome you at Lemon Tree. This stylish business hotel with fresh and bright interiors refreshes you with its witty humor and spirited environment.

Lemon Tree’s ‘close to home’ comfort helps you unwind with its smart in-room amenities, vibrant café, recreation bar, pool and fitness center. All this, at an unbeatable value.
These two brands offer:
• An exciting range of dining options:
• Citrus Café (all hotels) the bright and inviting 24x7 (most hotels) coffee shop offers an eclectic Indian and international menu Slounge (select hotels) the recreation bar, offers a fun memorable way to chill and have a spirited night out
• Republic of Noodles (select hotels) the award winning pan Asian restaurant offers the best of popular food from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar
• Kebab Theater (select hotels) brings you traditional mouth watering kebab delicacies from provincial cuisine across India

• A fitness center (Life Fitness equipped), a refreshing swimming pool (where available) and a rejuvenating spa-Fresco (where available) promise to keep you feeling as fresh-as-a-lemon.
• A well equipped business center and meeting rooms make business on the move more productive.


3. Red Fox by Lemon Tree Hotels

Red Fox welcome you with its fresh bold interiors as well as crisp and clean rooms. These economy hotels delight you with its unbeatable value and reliable safety standards. Here friendly smiles and a lively environment go hand in hand with professional service.

The business facilities at Red Fox include hi-speed WiFi, Cyber Kiosk, Clever Fox Café, an efficient meeting room, a well-equipped gym and laundry service.

Hotels that are young at heart, Red Fox let you be yourself whether you are working on your laptop or winning a game of carom in the lounge. Add to this, Clever Fox Café’s scrumptious food and the hotels' ‘close to home’ environment - these hotels become the first choice for price conscious travelers.

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Management Team

LTH is run by a group of experienced hotel professionals who have worked with leading luxury hotel brands and across industries including Consulting, FMCG, Banking and Insurance, Telecom, Automobiles and offshore business processing.

Learning and Development

The company has implemented a detailed plan for learning and development in order to deliver on its brand promise and has developed customized content and training processes for LTH that are world class as well as benchmarked across industries.

Wealth Creation Opportunity

Notably, LTH offers wealth creation opportunities to its employees through an employee stock option program.

Sustainability

Lemon Tree focuses on delivering a healthy ‘triple bottom line’ i.e. Planet, People and Profit through its sustainability initiatives.

Planet: Current efforts include energy efficiency and conservation; water efficiency and conservation; use of CNG instead of LPG; use of green building material; planting of trees and shrubs on hotel premises; building hotels in accordance with Universal Design concepts - for greater access for differently abled people and building our hotels to Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) Gold Standards.

In the medium term to long term, it aims to focus on wind power; agro power i.e. burn agricultural waste; recycled water for AC cooling tower; heat pump for energy conservation; solar photo voltaic (PV) system for lighting; extensive use of LED light fittings (post cost reduction); geo thermal energy.

People: We are very focused on our culture and on keeping our people engaged. Lemon Tree Hotels have been ranked amongst the ‘Best Companies to Work for’ in India for seven consecutive years (2011 -2017) by the Great Places to Work Institute. In 2017, it was ranked #4 in the Top 100 Great Places to Work.

LTH is an equal opportunity employer and actively invites job applications from people with disabilities. The company ethos is that persons with disabilities must be provided the same opportunities as others to realize their full potential. By creating an environment in the organization that allows them to deliver their best, LTH is able to play a part, however small, in social inclusiveness and nation building.

Lemon Tree has defined the goal as mainstreaming ‘Opportunity Deprived Indians ’ i.e. ODIs into its workforce. ODIs include:
A. Employees With Disability (EWDs):
Physical Disability

  • Speech and Hearing Impaired (SHI)
  • Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)
  • Acid Survivors (AS)
  • Going forward, also Visually Impaired (VI), Low Vision (LV)

Intellectual Disability

  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism

People who belong to marginalized sections of society or are from the Economically/ Socially (EcoSoc) weak segment

  • Below Poverty Line (BPL) individuals
  • Widowed or abandoned/battered/destitute/divorced women
  • Orphans/abandoned girls
  • Individuals from economically weak families
  • Communities who do not get education and employment opportunities easily i.e. North Eastern States, Bihar, Jharkand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, tribal/interior areas of any state, etc.
  • For any of the above segments (except #2), we consider those who have studied upto Class 9 and not beyond that.

    This initiative was started in 2007. As on July, 2018, approximately 21% of our own employees are Indians who are opportunity deprived in some way.

    Lemon Tree inducts people with disabilities and those with an economic/social disadvantage into its entire hotels pan India. They work across different areas of our hotels e.g. Housekeeping, Kitchen Stewarding and Food & Beverage Service. The goal is to grow this percentage substantially over the years and make ODIs a central part of our company. The work done in this area has been continuously recognized and rewarded at a national level You may refer to our Awards Page. You may refer to our Awards Page

    Profit: We endevour to being best-in-class in our cost structure, both in building and operating hotels. In an attempt to offer the best Return on Capital Employed to our investors, over the long term.

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Awards and Citations

The Lemon Tree Hotels has been awarded several citations and awards consistently, testament to the outstanding value and experience we provide to our employees, guests, partners and society.
You may refer to our Awards Page

Our Hotels

Our Hotels

Fresh, spirited and youthful, Lemon Tree Hotels (LTH) is India’s largest chain in the mid-priced hotels sector and third largest overall, on the basis of controlling interest in owned and leased rooms, as of June 30, 2017, according to the Horwath Report.

This award winning Indian hotel chain opened its first hotel with 49 rooms in May 2004 and operates 57 hotels in 34 cities with 5800+ rooms and over 5000 employees (As on July, 2019). This rapid growth has made the group the 9th largest hotel chain in India in terms of owned, leased and managed rooms, as of June 30, 2017.

Lemon Tree hotels are located across India, in metro regions, including the NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as tier I and tier II cities such as Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Indore and Aurangabad. To know more, visit lemontreehotels.com or call Central Reservations at +91-9911701701

New Hotels*: *Opened post 31st January 2018.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Alwar
  • Aurangabad
  • Bandhavgarh
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhiwadi
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Corbett
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Gangtok
  • Goa
  • Gurugram
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Katra
  • Kerala
  • Manesar
  • Noida
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Siliguri
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Vadodara

Upcoming Hotels:

  • Aligarh
  • Amritsar
  • Bokaro
  • Coorg
  • Dehradun
  • Gulmarg
  • Jhansi
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Manesar
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Rishikesh
  • Shimla
  • Sonmarg
  • Thiruvanthapuram
  • Udaipur
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Awards

Lemon Tree Hotels: Awards and Citations

2019
Key Awards

  • Investing in People Award during Tourism For Tomorrow Awards 2019 organized by World Travel & Tourism Council in Seville, Spain.
  • Amity Corporate Excellence Awards for Best CSR Practices, 2019 by Amity School of Science and Technology
  • 47 hotels out of 55 operating hotels (over 1 year) awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2019

2018
Key Awards

  • Green Champion Award 2018 under the category ‘Organization Leading the Green Building Movement in India (Commercial)’ during 5th Green Champion Award 2018 organised by IBGC (a part of CII formed in 2001)
  • Best 3 Star Hotel Award Category during National Tourism Award 2016-17
  • Ranked 12th amongst the Best Large Workplaces in Asia by the Great Place To Work Survey, 2018
  • Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award for Corporate Responsibility/ Environment

Other Awards

  • Amity Leadership Awards for Business Excellence by Leveraging IT, 2018 by Amity School of Science and Technology
  • Customer Loyalty Awards for the category of "Best Loyalty Program in Services Sector” 2018
  • 26 hotels out of 41 operating hotels(over 1 year) awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Lemon Tree Premier Ahmedabad | Gurugram- Leisure Valley-1 & 2, City Center | Jaipur
  • Lemon Tree Hotel Baddi | Bangalore – Electronics City | Bandhavgarh | Chandigarh | Chennai- Shimona | Dehradun | East Delhi | Goa- Candolim | Hyderabad- Gachibowli | Indore | Katra | Pune | Muhamma (Kerala) | Manesar | Srinagar | Vadodara
  • Red Fox Hotel Bhiwadi | Chandigarh | East Delhi | Jaipur | Trichy

2017
Key Awards

  • Ranked #4 Best Company in India by Great Places to Work For Institute 2017
  • Ranked #19 Best Company in Asia by Great Places to Work For Institute 2017
  • Recognition for being among the best in the industry – Hotels & Resorts, 2017
  • Recognition for being among the best in the Special Category – Employer Branding, 2017; Utilizing Analytics to Drive Great Place to Work Initiative, 2017
  • NCPEDP Hellen Keler Award 2017 for Role Model Companies
  • Dr. Anji Reddy Memorial Award for Model Employer for Persons With Disabilities 2017

Other Awards

  • 23 hotels out of 33 operating hotels(over 1 year) awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Lemon Tree Premier Ahmedabad |Bangalore | Gurugram- Leisure Valley-1 & 2 | Hyderabad | New Delhi | Jaipur
  • Lemon Tree Hotel Aurangabad | Bangalore – Electronics City and Whitefield | Chandigarh | Dehradun | East Delhi | Candolim, Goa | Hyderabad- Gachibowli | Indore | Katra | Pune | Muhamma (Kerala) | Manesar | Vadodara
  • Red Fox Hotel Bhiwadi | Jaipur
  • 24 hotels won the ClearTrip Letter of Appreciation 2016-17
  • Lemon Tree Premier New Delhi | Jaipur | Hyderabad | Gurugram – Leisure Valley – 2 | Ahmedabad | Bengaluru
  • Lemon Tree Hotel Chennai | Indore | Katra | Ahmedabad | Shimona Chennai | Pune | Chandigarh | Whitefield | Goa | Candolim | Bengaluru | Gurugram – Udyog Vihar
  • Red Fox Hotel – Hyderabad | Jaipur | New Delhi
  • Holiday IQ- Better Holiday Awards 2017 for being voted India’s Favourite Hotel Chain
  • BML Munjal Awards 2017: Runner-Up: Business Excellence through Learning and Development
  • People Matters Talent Acquisition League 2017:’ Best in Diversity’ Award
  • People Matters Total Rewards 2017: 'Best in Building Career' Award

2016
Key Awards

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India: Best Employer – National Award, 2016. Award received from the President of India
  • Ranked #9 Best Company in India by Great Places to Work For Institute 2016
  • Ranked the Best Company in India for Workplace Culture Transformation 2016
  • Overall Winners World Responsible Tourism Award 2016 at WTM®, London
  • Gold Winner-'Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment' category’ 2016,WTM®, London

Other Awards

  • HR Innovation Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion,2016
  • BW Hotelier Editor’s Choice Award 2016 for being an equal opportunity employer
  • Franchise India 9th Annual Estate Awards: Best Budget Hotel of the Year
  • TripAdvisor Hall of Fame: Republic of Noodles| Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa.
  • 19 hotels out of 29 hotels awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2016:
  • Lemon Tree Premier Bangalore | Gurgaon | Hyderabad | New Delhi
  • Lemon Tree Hotel Ahmedabad | Aurangabad | Bangalore – Electronics City and Whitefield | Chennai- Shimona | Dehradun | East Delhi | Gurgaon-Udyog Vihar | Hyderabad- Gachibowli | Indore | Muhamma (Kerala)
  • Red Fox Hotel East Delhi | Hyderabad | Jaipur | New Delhi.
  • Republic of Noodles Bangalore – Ulsoor Lake & Electronic City | Goa | Hyderabad- Hitech City
  • 16 hotels awarded Holiday IQ’s Better Holiday Award 2016:
  • Lemon Tree Premier: Bangalore | Hyderabad | Jaipur
  • Lemon Tree Hotel Ahmedabad | Aurangabad | Bangalore – Electronics City and Whitefield | Chennai | Dehradun | Goa | Hyderabad | Indore | Muhamma (Kerala) | Pune
  • Red Fox Hotel Hyderabad | Jaipur
  • Lemon Tree Smiles adjudged the Best Loyalty Program at the 9th Loyalty Awards Summit by AIMIA.

2015
Key Awards

  • Asian Human Capital Award 2015 for Innovative and Impactful People Practices by Ministry of Manpower, Singapore and the Human Capital Leadership Institute.
  • Ranked #30 in the Top 50 Great Places to Work For 2015
  • Ranked #2 Best Company in India with Unique Initiative/ Programme 2015

Other Awards

  • HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award 2015 in Sustainable Communities category
  • NASSCOM Award for Social Innovation in corporate (responsible business) category for a hotel chain creating visual aids and sign language for its differently-abled employees
  • 18 hotels out of 26 hotels awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2015:
  • Lemon Tree Premier: Ahmedabad | Gurgaon | Hyderabad | New Delhi
  • Lemon Tree Hotel: Aurangabad | Bangalore – Electronics City and Whitefield | Chandigarh | Chennai | East Delhi | Gurgaon-Udyog Vihar | Indore | Muhamma (Kerala) | Pune
  • Red Fox Hotel East Delhi | Hyderabad | Jaipur | New Delhi
  • Republic of Noodles Bangalore – Ulsoor Lake & Electronic City | Goa | Hyderabad- Hitech City
  • Times Food Award 2015: Best pan-Asian restaurant awarded to Republic of Noodles
  • Lemon Tree Premier, HITEC City, Hyderabad
  • Lemon Tree Premier, Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore
  • BW Hotelier HR Excellence Award 2015 for being an equal opportunity employer
  • CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2015(in association with Chattisgarh Tourism) ‘Best Budget Hotel’ awarded to Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Muhamma, Kerala
  • Groupon’s Golden Spoon Award 2015: Citrus Café, Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport
  • Zomato Users Choice Award 2015: Slounge, Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur

2014
Key Awards

  • Cornell University Exemplary Practice Award 2014 for Lemon Tree Hotels’ companywide inclusion program and initiative of hiring and supporting People with Disabilities
  • Ranked #86 in the Top 100 Great Places to Work For 2014

Other Awards

  • National Tourism Award 2012-13: Best Classified hotel under 2 Star Category - Red Fox Hotel, East Delhi
  • Nipman Foundation ‘Equal opportunity Award’ 2014
  • 16 hotels out of 22 operating hotels awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2014:
  • Lemon Tree Premier: Bangalore| Gurgaon | Hyderabad | Jaipur | New Delhi
  • Lemon Tree Hotel: Ahmedabad | Aurangabad | Bangalore– Electronics City and Whitefield | Chennai | East Delhi | Indore
  • Red Fox Hotel: East Delhi | Hyderabad | Jaipur | New Delhi
  • Republic of Noodles: Goa | Bangalore-Ulsoor Lake
  • MakeMyTrip Platinum Pick Award 2014
  • Lemon Tree Premier, Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore
  • Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa
  • Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad
  • Lemon Tree Hotel, Dehradun
  • Red Fox Hotel, Hyderabad
  • Lemon Tree Hotels conferred the Booking.com's Awards of Excellence 2014 for Rate Parity
  • Bookings.com Guest Review Award for Excellence 2014
  • Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa
  • Lemon Tree Hotel, Chandigarh
  • Lemon Tree Hotel, Indore
  • Cleartrip Featured Hotel Award 2014-15
  • Lemon Tree Premier: Bangalore | New Delhi | Jaipur | Hyderabad
  • Lemon Tree Hotel: Ahmedabad | Aurangabad | Chennai - Guindy and Manapakkam | Dehradun | Indore |Goa
  • Red Fox Hotel: Jaipur | New Delhi
  • Mouthshut People’s Choice Award 2014-15
  • Lemon Tree Premier: Bangalore | Jaipur | New Delhi
  • Republic of Noodles: Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur ‘I Ate Here Award’
  • Times Food Award 2014: Best pan-Asian restaurant awarded to Republic of Noodles at Lemon Tree Premier,Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore
  • Best Budget Hotel Award at CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2014: Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Muhamma
  • Goa Food & Hospitality Awards: Best Hotel – Mid market Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa
  • Certificate of Merit, National Energy Conservation Award 2014, to Red Fox Hotel, Hyderabad by Ministry of Power Government of India
  • HDFC Bank Award for best hospitality services in the ‘business class’ segment
  • Dainik Bhaskar Readers Choice Award 2014 for the most popular hotel in the North Area of the city- Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur

2013
Key Awards

  • Ranked #67 in the Top 100 Great Places to Work For 2013.

Other Awards

  • AajTak Care Awards 2013 for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the Empowerment category. This award is for our Employees with Disabilities (EWDs) initiative.
  • 16 hotels out of 19 operating hotels awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2013:
  • Lemon Tree Premier: Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Jaipur.
  • Lemon Tree Hotel: Ahmedabad | Aurangabad | Bangalore | Chandigarh | East Delhi | Gurgaon | Indore | Kerala | Pune.
  • Red Fox Hotel: East Delhi | Hyderabad | Jaipur.
  • Republic of Noodles, Goa.
  • Lemon Tree Hotels selected amongst the top two brands of Best Hotel For Value in the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2013.
  • HolidayIQ.com
  • ‘India Says Yes’ certificate awarded to 9 hotels: Lemon Tree Premier Hyderabad; Lemon Tree Hotel Ahmedabad | Aurangabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Goa | Indore | Kerala | Pune.
  • ‘India Says Yes’ certificate for ‘Awesome Food’: Lemon Tree Hotel Aurangabad | Kerala.
  • ‘India Says Yes’ certificate for ‘Excellent Service’: Lemon Tree Hotel Aurangabad | Goa.
  • HICSA 2013 Best New Hotel of the Year: Mid-market Segment - Lemon Tree Hotel, Chandigarh.

2012
Key Awards

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India National Award: Outstanding Work in the Creation of a Barrier-free Environment for Persons with Disabilities, 2012; Best Employer 2011
  • Ranked in the Top 50 large organizations (>1000 employees) in the 2012 study of Best Companies to Work For by the Great Place to Work Institute & the Economic Times.

Other Awards

  • 15 hotels across the three brands were awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2012.
  • Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa awarded Expedia Insiders’ Select, 2012 (top 1% of 114,000 hotels globally).
  • Lemon Tree Hotel, Indore awarded ‘Top 25 Bargain Hotels in India’ 2012 by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’Choice.
  • Red Fox Hotel, Jaipur awarded ‘Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in India’ 2012 by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice.
  • CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2012 ‘Best Budget Hotel’ awarded to Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort,Muhamma-West of Kumarakom, Kerala
  • Outlook Traveller Readers’ Choice Award 2012 for Best Mid-range Hotel in India.
  • MakeMyTrip. com’s Platinum Pick Partner Awards 2012 to 8 hotels under the Lemon Tree Premier, Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox Hotels brands.
  • NCPEDP (National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People)-Shell Helen Keller Award 2012:Category C: Role Model Organizations,for the work towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Award 2012: Category B: Role Model Non-Disabled Individuals, for your work towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Svayam Accessibility and Universal Design Award, 2012.

2011
Key Awards

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,Government of India: Best Employer – National Award, 2011.
  • Ranked in the Top 100 in the 2011 study of Best Companies to Work For by the Great Place to Work Institute& the Economic Times.

Other Awards

  • Winner of Excellence Honours for ‘Best Mid Range Hotel’ by Times Travel Academy, 2011.
  • 7 Lemon Tree Hotels have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
  • 4 Lemon Tree Hotels rank #1 on TripAdvisor in their respective cities.
  • 4 Lemon Tree Hotels are Expedia Insider’s Select Hotels (top 1% of 90,000 hotels globally, of which only 11 hotels were selected in India).
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2011: Best Pan Asian restaurant in North Goa awarded to Republic of Noodles at Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa.
  • Republic of Noodles at Lemon Tree Amarante beach Resort, Goa awarded one of Asia's finest restaurants by The Miele Guide, a regional guide book to restaurants in Asia.
  • MphasiS Universal Design Award, 2011: The NCPEDP (National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People).

2010
Key Awards

  • The NCPEDP (National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, a non-profit organization working as an interface between government, industry, international agencies and the voluntary sector)Shell Helen Keller Award, 2010 for exemplary beliefs and practices in employing Differently Enabled People.

Other Awards

  • SATTE 2010, Hotelier for ‘Best Mid Market Developer’.
  • FHRAI (The Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Associations of India) Hall of Fame Award, 2010.
  • Lemon Tree Hotel, Hinjawadi: Winner of TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice 2010 Awards: Top 10 in Service among 8000 Indian hotels.
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2010: Best Pan Asian restaurant in North Goa awarded to Republic of Noodles at Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa.
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Vision, Mission, Values

Vision, Mission, Values

Vision

Lemon Tree Hotels shall be India’s largest and finest chain of upscale, mid-scale and budget hotels and resorts.

Mission

We shall be committed to:

  • Ensuring the well being and self-worth of our colleagues, who are of the utmost importance to us.
  • Contributing to the community we live in and to India in general.
  • Delighting our guests, whose comfort, safety, security and well-being is our main reason for being.
  • Rewarding our stakeholders, whose trust motivates us to excel further.
  • Maximizing the efficiency of our processes, to enable us to be the most cost-effective brand offering the greatest value, which our customers have every right to expect.

Core Values (To Rise)

  • Teamwork – We recognize that superlative performance is always the result of teamwork.
  • Ownership – We always take responsibility for our actions
  • Respect and Empathy – We always exhibit respect and concern for colleagues, guests and partners.
  • Integrity – We always maintain the highest standards of fairness and transparency in all our dealings.
  • Spirited Fun – We create an exciting and spirited work environment encouraging our colleagues to think freely.
  • Excellence – We always drive excellence in what we do.
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CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility

Lemon Tree believes that the brand should stand for more than ‘just profit’. We have focused our efforts on creating a socially inclusive work environment which seeks to bring in people of different backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities and offer them work as a unified team with a common goal.


We believe that persons with disabilities (which can be physical, social or economic disabilities leading to an opportunity deprivation) must be provided the same opportunities as others to realize their full potential and live with dignity. By creating a supportive environment in the organization that allows them to deliver their best, we are able to play a part, however small, in social inclusiveness, opportunity/livelihood creation and therefore nation building.

Lemon Tree has defined the goal as mainstreaming ‘Opportunity Deprived Indians’ i.e. ODIs into its workforce. ODIs include:

A. Employees With Disability (EwD):
Physical Disability

  • Speech and Hearing Impaired (SHI)
  • Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)
  • Acid Survivors (AS)
  • Going forward, also Visually Impaired (VI), Low Vision (LV)

Intellectual Disability

  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism

People who belong to marginalized sections of society or are from the Economically/ Socially (EcoSoc) weak segment:

  • Below Poverty Line (BPL) individuals
  • Widowed or abandoned/battered/destitute/divorced women
  • Orphans/abandoned girls
  • Individuals from economically weak families
  • Communities who do not get education and employment opportunities easily i.e. North Eastern States, Bihar, Jharkand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, tribal/interior areas of any state, etc.

For any of the above segments (except #2), we consider those who have studied upto Class 9 and not beyond that.

Evolution of the EWD Initiative | Disability Types
In the early stages, we inducted EwD only in back-end roles like Kitchen Stewarding and Housekeeping, where direct guest interaction was minimal. Also the focus was only on SHI employees. This gave us an opportunity to develop standard operating procedures and training modules in an iterative manner. Subsequently we extended this initiative to guest contact areas such as our restaurants. Here, interaction with guests is an integral part of the job role. We then re-engineered the relevant service process to enable EwD to interact with guests. We also engaged with people with orthopaedic impairment where their disability did not come in the way of their job performance. We have now done six trials with Down Syndrome in Delhi/NCR at the coffee shop. As we are building sufficient learning and experience from this exercise, we will start hiring such candidates across other hotels in the group and slowly ramp up to a national scale. Autism trials (two) and Acid Survivor trials have started too and the learnings are being assimilated.

This initiative was started in 2007. As on May, 2018, approximately 21% of our own employees are Indians who are opportunity deprived in some way.

Summary of Awards

2018

  • FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award for Corporate Responsibility/ Environment 2018
  • Business Excellence by Leveraging IT, 2018 by Amity School of Science and Technology

2017

  • Dr. Anji Reddy Memorial Award for Model Employer for Persons with Disabilities 2017 NCPEDP Helen Keller Awards for Role Model Companies 2017
  • Ranked #4 Best Company in India by Great Places to Work For Institute 2017
  • Ranked #19 Best Company in Asia by Great Places to Work For Institute 2017
  • Recognition for being among the best in the Special Category – Employer Branding, 2017; Utilizing Analytics to Drive Great Place to Work Initiative, 2017
  • People Matters Talent Acquisition League 2017:’ Best in Diversity’ Award
  • People Matters Total Rewards 2017: 'Best in Building Career' Award

2016

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India: Best Employer – National Award, 2016.
  • Award received from the President of India
  • Ranked #9 Best Company in India by Great Places to Work For Institute 2016
  • Ranked the Best Company in India for Workplace Culture Transformation 2016
  • Overall Winners World Responsible Tourism Award 2016 at WTM®, London
  • Gold Winner-'Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment' category’ 2016,WTM®, London
  • HR Innovation Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion,2016

2015

  • HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award 2015 for Sustainable Communities
  • Asian Human Capital Award 2015 for Innovative and Impactful People Practices by Ministry of Manpower, Singapore and the Human Capital Leadership Institute
  • Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) 2015 Sustainable Hotel Awards: for Sustainable Communities
  • NASSCOM Social Innovation Award 2015 for Corporate (Responsible Business). This award is for our training AV in Indian Sign Language (ISL) for our Speech & Hearing Impaired (SHI) employees
  • Ranked #30 in the Top 50 Great Places to Work For 2015
  • Ranked #2 Best Company in India with Unique Initiative/ Programme 2015
  • BW Hotelier HR Excellence Award 2015 for being an equal opportunity employer

2014

  • Cornell University Exemplary Practice Award 2014 for Lemon Tree Hotels’ ccompanywide inclusion program and initiative of hiring and supporting People with Disabilities.
  • National Tourism Award 2012-13: Best Classified hotel under 2 Star Category - Red Fox Hotel, East Delhi
  • Nipman Foundation ‘Equal opportunity Award’ 2014
  • Ranked #86 in the Top 100 Great Places to Work For in India 2013 by the Great Place to Work Institute & the Economic Times

2013

  • Aaj Tak Care Awards 2013 for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the Empowerment category. This award is for our Employees with Disabilities (EwD) initiative.
  • Ranked #67 in the Top 100 Great Places to Work For in India 2013 by the Great Place to Work Institute & the Economic Times.

2012

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India: National Award: Outstanding Work in the Creation of a Barrier-free Environment for Persons with Disabilities, 2012. Award received from the President of India.
  • Ranked in the Top 50 large organizations (>1000 employees) in the 2012 study of Best Companies to Work For in India by the Great Place to Work Institute & the Economic Times.
  • NCPEDP (National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People)-Shell Helen Keller Award 2012: Category C: Role Model Organizations, for the work towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Award 2012: Category B: Role Model Non-Disabled Individuals, for your work towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Svayam Accessibility and Universal Design Award, 2012

2011

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India: Best Employer – National Award, 2011. Award received from the President of India.
  • Ranked in the Top 100 in the 2011 study of Best Companies to Work For in India by the Great Place to Work Institute & the Economic Times
  • MphasiS Universal Design Award, 2011: from NCPEDP (National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People)

2010

  • NCPEDP (National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, a nonprofit organization working as an interface between government, industry, international agencies and the voluntary sector) – Shell Helen Keller Award, 2010 for exemplary beliefs and practices in employing Differently Enabled People.

B.TRIBAL ART

Lemon Tree Hotels is the largest buyer nationally of tribal art from Bastar, Madhya Pradesh. This enables the group to support poor tribal craftsmen in this region and allows the chain to showcase their art extensively across its hotels.

C. GIVING BACK TO SOCIETY

LTH supports and partners these NGOs and societies:

Goonj: which provides clothes and utensils to the impoverished.

Suniye: that runs a school for Speech and Hearing Impaired children from economically weaker sections of society. It provides extensive life skills support to these children.

Akshaya Patra: whose focus is to eliminate hunger in the city. It regularly provides a free meal to approximately 2000 destitute people in Delhi, across the city.

Muskaan: which provides comprehensive education, vocational training and work opportunities to young people who are intellectually challenged.

Ramanujan Society: where LTH has donated gifts to students for successfully clearing the IIT entrance exam.

D. Art Objects Through People For Animals

LTH is a large supporter of art objects promoted by People for Animals. This money helps support the initiatives undertaken by PFA for the welfare and care of animals across India.

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Eco-Friendly Practices

Eco-Friendly Practices

Lemon Tree Hotels - Eco-Friendly Practices

Committed to a healthy and happy earth, Lemon Tree Hotels has implemented many eco-friendly processes for energy saving and water preservation, responsible waste management as well as measures to control water, noise and environmental pollution.

Caring for the Environment

Our existing and upcoming hotels are designed and constructed to qualify for the L.E.E.D Gold Standard. Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (L.E.E.D) is the internationally

recognized eco-friendly building certification standard awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to buildings designed for energy savings, efficient use of water, reduction of CO2 emission and overall improvement in environmental quality.


Our Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport, Red Fox Hotel, Delhi Airport and Lemon Tree Hotels, City Centre Gurugram hotels, have been built in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Gold LEED standards and the Indian Green Building Council’s standards.

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Energy Conservation
  • Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) with thermal enthalpy wheels: for heat recovery from washroom exhausts
  • Chilled water reset through building automation: to reduce power consumption required for cooling building
  • Heat pumps: for heat recovery, for heating domestic water
  • LED lighting and CFL Lighting: both consume far less energy than traditional lighting
  • Key Tag Energy Saver System: conserves energy in unoccupied rooms
  • Natural/day lighting: reduces power consumption dramatically
  • Double Glazed Vacuum Sealed Windows: conserves energy and reduces noise
  • Auto Time Management (for lighting, air-conditioning and ventilation fans) through timers and motion sensors: helps conserve energy
  • Energy-Efficient Hydro-Pneumatic System with Variable-frequency Drive (VFD) motors for water supply: ensures constant pressure and reduces load on pumps
  • LT Voltage Stabilizer: is energy saving and prevents damage to equipment due to sudden power fluctuations
  • Thermal Insulation: increases room comfort and conserves energy
  • Use of BEE certified equipment e.g. air-conditioner, refrigerator, fans, etc.: reduces energy consumption
  • Solar Panel for hot water: alternative, renewable energy
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Water Conservation
  • Sewage Treatment Plant (STP): recycles water used across the hotel and this recycled water is used in the garden and flush systems
  • Aerators/Flow Restrictors including Duel Flush System: maintains water force and yet reduces outflow, hence saving water
  • Rain Water Harvesting: protects and replenishes the ground water table
  • Auto Flush For Public Urinals: minimizes water wastage
  • Guest engagement program – water saving poster placed in all rooms that quantifies the saving of water each guest can do by not getting their linen changed daily – encourages them to do their small bit to save precious water when they are travelling
Green Fuels and Green Materials
  • Use of CNG instead of LPG: leads to reduction of pollution
  • Use of Green Building Material for example recycled wood, medium density fiberboard, rubber wood, particle board, sawmill shavings or saw dust, AAC blocks
Waste Management
  • Sewage Treatment: prevents pollution
Noise Pollution Management
  • Double Glazed Vacuum Sealed Windows: reduces external noise level below 50 decibels
  • Environmental Seals: prevents entry of noise and smoke (in case of fire) into the room
  • Noiseless Generators: acoustically insulated, the sound level is dampened to a minimal level
Operational Practices
  • Laundry Paper/Cloth bags instead of plastic: environmentally friendly
  • Recycled Garbage Bio-degradable Bags: environmentally friendly
  • Water Glasses inverted and placed on a cork surface: thereby doing away with plastic covers
  • Pencils not plastic pens
Safety And Security

Safety And Security

At Lemon Tree Hotels, safety and security of our guests, employees and assets is paramount to us. Our security department has invested in updated technology and equipment for all our recent hotels and evaluates ways to upgrade security measures in our older hotels.

For example, our hotel, Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport has adopted face recognition software together with cameras, a video wall in the security control room, a 3D walkthrough and bio-metric access control. Some key security arrangements in our recent hotels include crash bollards and boom barriers at each entrance, under-vehicle surveillance systems, baggage x-ray scanners, CCTV coverage of all public areas, intruder alarm system and panic buttons at key locations such as the main gate, reception and swimming pool areas.

Some of the measures in practice are:
  • Baggage scanners to ensure that all guest baggage is screened on arrival
  • CCTVs located in all public areas especially at strategic points
  • Individual fire indicators outside each room to expedite emergency response in case of a fire emergency
  • Wide angle (110 degrees) peephole on room entrance doors
  • Safety chain and double lock facility in the main room door interactions
  • Emergency procedures notice displayed behind the entrance door
  • Fire resistant room door (up to a limited extent)
  • All entrance doors are lined with an environmental seal to minimize noise and protect the room from external smoke, in case of fire
  • Smoke detector in each room
  • Water sprinklers in each room for enhanced fire safety
  • Entrance door and bathroom doors can be double locked from the inside
  • Low level signage on all our buildings
  • A public address system (in most hotels) to help evacuate guests and employees during an emergency
  • 24x7 power backup
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Management

Patanjali Govind Keswani

Chairman & Managing Director

Patanjali is a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and holds a Post Graduate Diploma Degree in Management from IIM Kolkata. He was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by IIT Delhi in 2011 and by IIM Kolkata in 2012. Patanjali worked for 17 years in the Tata Administrative Services, including as the Senior Vice President – Special Projects. Subsequently he has also worked with A.T. Kearney Limited, as its Associated Consultant and Director in their India Office.  At present, he is also the Chairman of the Skill Council for Persons with Disability and a founding member of the Sector Skill Council for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism industry.

Rattan Keswani

Deputy Managing Director

An alumnus of the Oberoi School of Hotel Management, Rattan started his career with The Oberoi Hotels, Mumbai. An hotelier for over 30 years, he was President of the Trident Hotels of the Oberoi Group, prior to joining Lemon Tree Hotels. A highly respected figure in the Indian hotel industry, Rattan brings to Lemon Tree Hotels several years of experience in managing high performance teams across multiple functions and geographies. 

Vikramjit Singh

President

Vikramjit is a graduate from the University of Delhi and has a Post Graduate Diploma Degree in Hotel Management and Administration from the Taj Group of Hotels. Prior to this he was an entrepreneur. Before being appointed as the President of the Lemon Tree Hotels he was the Chief Sales Officer of the Company. He has 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Jagdish Kumar Chawla

Executive Vice President - Projects & Engineering Services

Jagdish holds a Diploma Degree in electrical engineering from Pusa Polytechnic, Delhi and has 20 years of experience with The Taj Group of Hotels. He has previously also worked with the National Thermal Power Corporation, Bharti Electric Steel Company Limited and Mother Dairy while holding various positions. Mr. Jagdish Kumar Chawla has more than 40 years of experience in the field of engineering, constructions and operations.

Davander Singh Tomar

Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Davander is a B. Com, M.A. and an L.L.B. from University of Delhi and has 18 years of experience with The Taj Group of Hotels as the Area Security Manager of Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. He has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Kapil Sharma

Chief Finance Officer

Kapil is a B.Com from University of Delhi and a qualified Chartered Accountant. His last assignment was as Head-Finance and Accounts, Leroy Somer & Controls India Private Limited. Kapil has close to 22 years of experience in the finance and commercial function, and has previously worked with Onida Finance Limited and AFL Limited.

Aradhana Lal

Vice President - Sustainability Initiatives

Aradhana is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and has 23 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Corporate Communications and Sustainability..

Aradhana leads Sustainability at Lemon Tree Hotels i.e. ‘Planet’/Environmentally friendly initiatives i.e. renewal energy, water recycling and reuse, waste management, etc. and ‘People’/Inclusion and Diversity i.e. hiring Employees With Disabilities (EWD) and Economically & Socially Marginalized Segment (EcoSoc). This includes Speech & Hearing Impaired, Orthopaedically Handicapped, Down Syndrome, Visual Impairment and Autism in the EWD segment and BPL, orphans, widows/abandoned/battered women and people belonging to states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, North-East, etc. in the EcoSoc segment. Aradhana co-leads recruitment of these marginalized segments and leads new initiatives in the disability space. She has, over the last few years, run trials with people with Down Syndrome and Autism as well as Visually Impairment/Low Vision.

She was earlier Vice President - Sales & Marketing at Lemon Tree Hotels. Aradhana was previously Sales & Operations Manager at Hindustan Lever Network (formerly known as Aviance), the multi-level marketing business of Hindustan Unilever. Prior to that Aradhana was with the Taj Group of Hotels.

Ritu Ranjan

Chief Design Officer

Ritu, a graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, has been working with Lemon Tree Hotels since 2013. She works closely with the Interior designers, Architects and the Chairman’s office to develop and execute the design vision of the group across its brands. She leads the design conceptualization and implementation for new hotels and also works on the upgradation of the older hotels in the group.

Rajesh Kumar

Vice President-Human Resources

Rajesh is a post graduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. His last assignment was as Senior Manager-Human Resources, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts. Over a career spanning 11 years, he has worked with Select Holiday Resorts, Gurgaon, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Oberoi McAlpine India Limited, Shimla.

Sumant Jaidka

Senior Vice President – Operations

Sumant is a graduate from the Salzburg School of Hotel Management, Austria. His last assignment was as the Chief Operating Officer of Lemon Tree Hotels. He has worked with the TheTaj Group of Hotels, Hilton, Maurya Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Hyatt Regency. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer –North & Central, of Lemon Tree Hotels.

Mahesh Aiyer

Senior Vice President – Operations (South & West)| Lemon Tree Hotels Limited

Mahesh holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Thrissur, Kerala and a master’s degree in business administration from Madras University. He has over 22 years of rich experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to his second stint with Lemon Tree, he worked in a leadership role as a Partner in a hotel asset design & real estate firm. During his last assignment with the company, he essayed the responsibility of Chief Operating Officer- South. Mahesh, as General Manager for Vivanta by Taj–Whitefield, was a member of the core committee that laid the foundation of ‘Vivanta’ by Taj Group of Hotels. In 2012, he was conferred with the General Manager of the Year Award by Hotelier India.

Cyrus Madan

Chief Operating Officer - Carnation Hotels Private Limited

Cyrus is a graduate from the Welcome group Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal. He was earlier head of operations at Red Fox by Lemon Tree Hotels. Cyrus has previously worked with GE Capital and the Taj Group of Hotels.

Sareena Kochar

Vice President–Housekeeping

A proven leader with a keen eye for detail, a flair for contemporary art and decor, and three decades of rich experience is what sets Sareena apart. A creative problem solver, with a consistently successful track record in all aspects of Housekeeping, she is an expert in new hotel openings and has opened more than 24 hotels for Lemon Tree and several hotels for the Lalit Group. A self-made woman, her last assignment was as Corporate Executive Housekeeper with VLCC Health Care. She has also worked with key industry players like Howard International, Jaypee Residency Manor, Vasant Continental amongst others across locations in India. She has launched many eco-friendly practices within the company and firmly believes that a good induction and comprehensive training is the key to high standards of delivery and service. A role model for many, she has nurtured and groomed a lot of talent within the organization and gifted several able Housekeepers to the industry. A key members of the ‘Swachya Bharat Swasthya Bharat’ campaign, she also plays an important role in training and development of the Speech and Hearing Impaired (SHI’s) Team Members in the Housekeeping department.

Prashant Mehrotra

Chief Revenue Officer

An IHM graduate with a remarkable career graph, Prashant Mehrotra has over 13 years of operating business experience. A man with a rich pedigree, he has worked with prominent brands in the industry like The Trident, Radisson and The Oberoi hotels. He joined Lemon Tree Hotels in 2006 as the Hotel Manager for their foremost property at Udyog Vihar and has been instrumental in contributing to the groups’ speedy growth ever since. With sparkling operations, development, technology and sales acumen his expansive skills have exponentially taken him up the hierarchical ladder. With a penchant for MIS analytics, Prashant’s strength lies in finding innovative ways to improve existing systems, procedures and practices, giving the organization that much needed out of the box perspective and edge.

Inder Pal Batra

Vice President - Finance

Inder is a Chartered Accountant. His last assignment was as Manager Accounts with Ajanta Offset & Packaging Limited. With over a decade of experience in the finance function, he has also worked with Frontier Biscuit Factory, New Delhi, Arti Foods and Fats, New Delhi and P. S. Kohli & Company, New Delhi. He was previously the Assistant Vice President - Finance, of Lemon Tree Hotels.

Rajiv Tyagi

Vice President - Finance

Rajiv is a commerce graduate from University of Delhi. He has worked for over 25 years with ITC Maurya Sheraton and the Taj Group of Hotels (Delhi), where he was last the Area Credit Manager, Taj Group, Delhi. He was previously the Assistant Vice President - Finance, of Lemon Tree Hotels.

Naresh Chander Malhotra

Vice President-Projects & Engineering Services

Naresh is a mechanical engineer, a graduate from University of Delhi and holds part ‘A' AMIE certification. His last assignment was as Chief Engineer, Batra Hospital. His experience also encompasses the Taj Group of Hotels, Clarks Hotels, Santa Cruz International Airport and Indraprastha Power Station.

Ajai Kumar

Chief Information Officer

Ajai is an MCA from Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur, UP. He has 19 years of experience in the management of IT, including solution design, enterprise wide implementation, data centers, networks, process re-engineering and managing change. Prior to joining Lemon Tree Hotels, Ajai worked with blue chip corporates- Anand Automotive Systems, Blue Dart, Central Cottage Industries, Gati & BAX Global India.

Rajeev Janveja

Corporate Chef

Rajeev started his culinary journey with the Taj Group of Hotels after completing his studies from IHM Lucknow. Over the years, he has honed his skills at various Taj hotels across the country as well as with some other leading retail food businesses. During his illustrious career, Rajeev has launched many quality restaurants like the Machan and Ricks at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi; ARENA, an international all day dining at the Taj Deccan and the iconic restaurant Thai Pavillion at Vivanta by Taj, Begumpet. He was closely involved in the renovation, planning and opening of the Indian restaurant Masala Bay at the Taj Land’s End, Mumbai. Rajeev has been a part of various high profile food promotions across the world and has participated in cookery sessions in countries like Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia and France. He has also featured on cookery shows on Star TV and Sony TV. With a career spanning over 31 years, he brings with him a rich and relevant experience of launching exciting new restaurants and food concepts. 

Natasha Yashpal

Assistant Vice President & Head – Travel Trade

Natasha graduated in Hotel Administration from Welcome Graduation School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal. Natasha has 17 years of experience in Hospitality Industry. She has previously worked with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts as a Sales Manager, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts as Director of Sales & Marketing – Travel Trade and Quo Vadis Travels Pvt. Ltd. as Director of Development. She has also worked with Lemon Tree Hotels as a Group Head & General Manager for Travel Trade - Sales. Her last assignment was the Director of Sales for Royal Park / Royal Gulf Tourism, UAE.

Devinder Kumar

General Manager-Revenue Management & E-commerce

Devinder Kumar has studied Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing from IIM, Ahmedabad and is a hotel management graduate from IHM, Shimla. With 15 years of experience under his belt, Devinder came on board Lemon Tree Hotels in year 2010 and has been contributing to the Revenue Management and Distribution Team ever since. He has also handled diverse responsibilities in Operations & Sales across hotel brands like ITC, Starwood, Marriott and The Grand, New Delhi.

R. Hari

General Manager-Human Resources

Hari is a post graduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and a post graduate in Arts with a professional degree in Law. His last assignment was as General Manager–Human Resources, VLCC. Over a career spanning 34 years, Hari has worked with ITDC, IHG and VLCC.

Naresh Kumar

General Manager-Materials Management

Naresh is a post graduate in Commerce from University of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. He has worked with Grand Hyatt, Park Royal, Imperial Hotel and Shangri-la Hotel. He has been working with Lemon Tree Hotels since 2007 in the Purchase Department. His last assignment was Assistance Purchase Manager at Shangri-la Hotel.

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Pooch Policy

Pooch Policy - Canines (K9)

We love dogs, which is why we have adopted a street dog across almost all of our 49 hotels. We name the dog, inoculate it and feed it well.
Watch the video for a typical day in the life of a K9 at Lemon Tree Hotels. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1zRNnGDeDo

Artificer Polytechnus Keswani aka Street Arthur

Assistant Manager, Chairman’s Office
Lemon Tree Hotels

Artificer, who was earlier serving as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairdog, has been elevated to the position of Assistant Manager, Chairman’s Office with immediate effect, on account of the sad demise of Sparky Keswani (who was also our Company Mascot) on 1st August, 2017. Artificer, will be personally inducted into his new role by the Chairman himself, as he steps into the illustrious paw-th of his predecessor.

Knotty aka Not-Yet-A-Tree

Associate, K9 squad

Knotty, a honey blonde Indian dog, thrives at the Lemon Tree Hotel, Ahmedabad. The alcohol-free, mostly vegetarian environment of the city appears to suit his spiritual nature, demonstrated by his deep desire to meditate for prolonged periods, in absolute silence. Curious guests may however spot him vociferously loitering just outside the coffee shop kitchen at lunch time only (1 pm to 2 pm, daily).

Potty aka Pot Tree

Training Associate

Pot Tree, a male dog, resides at the Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad. His aimless (to the ignorant) scampering fueled by his incredibly high metabolism has led to a prophetic nickname. Due to his swift intake, speedy throughput and copious output, Potty represents our core value of "Excellence".

S'Paw

Spouse of Potty

S'Paw, a female dog, cohabits with Potty in the sylvan surrounds of the Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad. A confident and affectionate dog, s'Paw can normally be found gamboling in the front lawns of the hotel or hanging about near the greenhouse in the backyard.

Ouch

Associate, K9 Squad

Ouch, a white Indian dog of male persuasion, lives in the Lemon Tree Hotel, Chandigarh. With his charming yet playful nature and propensity to jump in and out of nearby bushes, he has already acquired a female fan following in the neighborhood.

S'leepee

Canine Resource Associate, K9 squad

S'leepee, a multi-hued Indian dog, resides at the south east corner of the Lemon Tree Hotel, Chennai. An ascetic by inclination, S'leepee prefers a simple meal of curd rice or on Sundays, idli and coconut chutney.

Byte

Associate, K9 Squad

Byte, a silky tan and white female dog lives in the basement of the Lemon Tree Hotel, Electronics City, Bengaluru. Her focus on 3 principles: eat, love and play symbolizes Lemon Tree Hotels yearning for simplicity.

Nip'n'run aka Nipper

Accounts Associate, K9 squad

Nipper a brainy blonde male dog, resides at the south west corner of Lemon Tree Hotel, Indore, adjoining the staff entrance gate. Nipper would embody our core value of "Inquisitiveness", had we such a value.

Lottery aka Lot Tree

Associate, K9 squad

Lot Tree, a black and white female dog of indeterminate origin, frisks around the Lemon Tree Hotel, UdyogVihar, Gurgaon. As far as we can tell, her skill set indicates a marked preference for games-of-chance and somnolence. Lottery embodies our core value of 'Fun'.

Snippy aka Snippet-Of-A-Tree

Associate, K9 squad

Snippy, a richly bewhiskered chocolate brown dog presently frolics at the Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Alleppey, Kerala. Snippy may symbolize our core value of 'Integrity' as she never shirks any of her self-assigned duties, no matter how inscrutable these may appear to be.

Tommy aka Tom Tree

Top Dog, Guest Protection Services, Pune Region

Tom Tree, a male tan and white Indian dog, is located at the Lemon Tree Hotel, Hinjawadi, Pune. Tom Tree embodies our core value of "Respect and Concern for others" and is responsible for guarding. Update: Subsequent to his confirmation and assurance of a steady job at the hotel, Tommy has started a family. Lemon Tree is delighted to introduce these three new additions to the group: Tic, Tac and Toe.

Lemo

Deputy Associate

In keeping with our mantra to reduce bureaucracy, Lemo has been hired as Deputy Assistant Associate to the Assistant Deputy Manager reporting to the Executive Assistant to the Chairman. His purview is to make management lean.

Blotch

Horticulture Associate

Blotch, a white, tan and brown Indian dog lives in the Rock Garden of the Lemon Tree Premier, HITEC City, Hyderabad. In spite of the natural camouflage offered by his coat, he may occasionally be glimpsed from guest rooms facing the South West.


Foxy

Foxy, a black and beige pup resides in Red Fox Hotel, East Delhi and can often be spotted at the perimeter of the hotel slightly recumbent. Having acquired a gourmet’s taste for bread, she now enjoys a position among the ranks (and hearts) of the neighborhood bakers.


Pixy

Pixy is an angelic white dog with gentle eyes who lives in Red Fox Hotel, Jaipur. Playful by nature, she is frequently seen bouncing outdoors with sudden bursts of inexplicable intensity.


Roxy

Roxy is the cutest kid on the block. This cuddly beige ball of joy is often seen basking in the sun and rolling around in the lush green grass of Red Fox Hotel, Hyderabad’s Heritage Garden. With the classiest bowtie around, this bonny hound is the apple of everyone’s eye.


Snuggles aka Eat Tree

K9 Squad

Snuggles, a black and white Indian dog resides in the Lemon Tree Premier at St. Johns road, Bengaluru. Snuggles seems to like snuggling and cuddling.



Pointy

Assistant Administrative Officer

Pointy, a beige Indian dog of female gender resides all over the Lemon Tree Hotel, Shimona, Chennai. Her name is derived from her ability to always face North, no matter what the temptation to turn elsewhere.


Geek

Customer Analytics Specialist

Geek, a yellow Labrador Retriever typically lounges within a 14.35 meter radius of the coffee shop kitchen. His ability to collect, analyse and review customer behaviour helps the hotel to anticipate the changing needs of customers and deliver guest delight.


Battery a.k.a Bat Tree

K9 security squad

Battery a.k.a Bat Tree is an Indian male dog who generally resides in the North West quadrant of the Lemon Tree Hotel, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. His nocturnal habit of stealthy patrolling is greatly aided by his pitch black color.



Queen Mala aka Ma’ lady

Wellness Associate

All dressed in charcoal grey and white, Queen Mala is as exquisite as her name. Perfectly sculptured and with deep pristine eyes, this charmer with a slightly husky bark, can be found engaging with the hotel staff as if to check on every ones well-being and health.

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