Welcome To Carnation Hotels

“Carnation Hotels is the strategic management arm of Lemon Tree Hotels and is a hotel management company that lends an established brand philosophy to the owners in delivering end to end solutions, starting from design conceptualization to viably managing the operations of the hotel.” - Rattan Keswani

About Carnation Hotels

Carnation Hotels Private Limited is the hotel operations and management services subsidiary of Lemon Tree Hotels founded in collaboration with Rattan Keswani. It endeavors to provide hotel management services to third party hotel owners. Carnation Hotels leverages its operational excellence through the corporate depth and expertise in Sales & Revenue Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources as well as Technical Services / Project Management of The Lemon Tree Hotel Company, for owners across India. Carnation Hotels bring together a team of highly trained and qualified industry professionals to deliver optimum financial results to owners while maintaining exemplary quality service standards for the guests. Through its Operating and Marketing alliances, the company provides/offers comprehensive services for an ultimate hotel operations’ model to its owners under the three brands of Lemon Tree Hotels Limited. Since its inception in July, 2012, the company endeavors to strengthen performance of the brands of Lemon Tree Hotels through consistent and well crafted guest service and revenue delivery programs. Carnation Hotels Private Limited (CPHL) currently operates 25 hotels with an inventory of over 1800 keys as on October 31, 2019 and has over 25 hotels under development with an inventory of ~2000 rooms.

Rattan Keswani


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. Rattan is also the Deputy Managing Director of Lemon Tree Hotels Limited. He was conferred with the Hall Of Fame Award by Hotelier India for 2015.

Kapil Sharma


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.


Pushpinder Kumar

Senior Vice President – Operations, Carnation Hotels

Pushpinder is an alumni of the Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development (OCLD) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from IHM, Mumbai. Parallely, he also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hyderabad University. He comes with over 30 years of experience with the hospitality industry. Pushpinder has spent 11 years at Oberoi Hotels and Resorts and has also worked with Fern Hotels and Resorts, Park Plaza, The Renaissance, Crowne Plaza, amongst others. He has tremendous expertise in handling hotel operations and management. Prior to joining Carnation Hotels in 2019, he was associated with Royal Orchid & Regenta Hotels as an Executive Director.

Sameer Singh

Vice President – Operations, Carnation Hotels

Sameer is an alumni of the Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development (OCLD) and holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from Robert Gordon University. He comes with over 17 years of experience in hotel operations and revenue management, and has worked extensively with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. He is the Vice President- Operations at Carnation Hotels and oversees the operations, financial evaluations and compliances, implementation of brand standards, review of P&L statements and sales, along with owner engagement.

Geeta Jetley

Assistant Vice President – Operations

Geeta Jetley is an alumna of the Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development and has spent over 25 years working in the hotel business in India and overseas. Prior to joining Carnation Hotels, Geeta was heading operations for Wyndham Hotels in India. She has been a General Manager with The Oberoi Group as well the Le Meridian and has extensive experience in hotel openings and re-brands.


We promise. Because we can!

Carnation Hotels draw advantage from the diversity of the experience and skills that The Lemon Tree Hotel Company has created and built over the years. We have the depth and the width of a range of services that go into developing a concept into a successful hotel project with sustainable operational advantages.

In the words on one of the most logical Indians, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, "Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident". We, at Carnation Hotels, have imbibed this ethos / philosophy in our daily lives. Carnation Hotels continually provides comprehensive services to our owners, from conceptualizing the project till operating it professionally/competently.

Hotel development and operations can be a complex set of activities. We have done it many times over and we will continue to do it for the passion of being in the business! And that makes us more empathetic to your dreams as well as your concerns; therefore we like to keep it simple and logical. We help you create a smart hotel that runs on best service and accounting practices utilizing the marketing and distribution strengths of the focused sales & marketing teams.

We bring in strength across multiple verticals.

  • Design
  • Services
  • Processes
  • Learning & Development
  • Distribution
  • Branding
  • Complete management responsibility.


Taking on a wide variety of projects in diverse locations, Carnation Hotels Private Limited has remained committed to the spirit that it was established for. In its first year of operations, CHPL signed three hotels in three keys markets in the India hospitality landscape. The 108-Key hotel in Jaipur and 63-key hotel in Ahmedabad were rebranded as Lemon Tree Premier while 53-key hotel in Chennai, a Brownfield project, was branded as Lemon Tree Hotel.

The company has extended the reach of Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd across the length and breadth of the country, including the cities of Jammu, Katra, Srinagar, Baddi, Amritsar, Dehradun, Corbett, Manesar, Alwar, Bhiwadi, Noida, Lucknow, Gangtok, Siliguri, Patna, Vadodara, Coimbatore and Trichy, while also adding rooms in existing markets like Gurgaon, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa and Chennai. Additionally, by signing management contracts in Dubai, Nepal and Bhutan, Carnation has also paved the way for the company’s expansion in international markets

Operational Hotels

Upcoming Hotels




AddressAsset no. 6 Aerocity, Hospatility District IGI Airport, New Delhi 110037, India

Phone+91 11 46050101

Fax+91 11 46050110