Carlson to hire 30,000 in India

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Mumbai: Global hospitality major Carlson, which runs the luxury chain Radisson, plans to open 19 more hotels in India by the year-end and 100 by 2015 with a total expected headcount of 30,000 by then, a company official said.

The US-based hotel chain currently employs around 10,000 people across its 34 hotels (3,234 rooms) in India.

“We plan to open 19 more hotels this calendar year. These hotels will help generate 6,000 employment opportunities. We already employ around 10,000 people across all our hotels under operation,” Carlson Hotels President and CEO Hubert Joly told PTI here.

The company has already signed management contracts for about 54 hotels, of which 19, with a total of 2,670 rooms, will open this year. The total project cost of these 19 hotels is estimated at around Rs. 2,250 crore.

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