About Us


Lemon Tree Hotels Limited is India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-priced hotel sector, and the third largest overall, on the basis of controlling interest in owned and leased rooms, as of June 30, 2017, according to the Horwath Report. We operate in the upscale segment and in the mid-market sector, consisting of the upper-midscale, midscale and economy segments. We deliver differentiated yet superior service offerings, with a value-for-money proposition.

LTHL opened its first hotel with 49 rooms in May 2004 and currently operates ~8,350 rooms in 87 hotels across 53 destinations, in India and abroad, under its various brands viz. Aurika Hotels & Resorts, Lemon Tree Premier, Lemon Tree Hotels, Red Fox Hotels, Keys Prima, Keys Select and Keys Lite. As the current pipeline becomes operational, LTHL will be operating ~10,450 rooms in 106 hotels across 64 destinations, in India and abroad.

Lemon Tree Hotels, including Keys Hotels, are located across India, in metro regions including the NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as numerous other tier I and II cities such as Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Indore, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Kochi, Ludhiana, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada. The company expanded internationally with hotels opening in Dubai in December 2019 and in Bhutan in February 2020. New hotels are also set to open internationally in Bhutan and Nepal.

To know more, visit lemontreehotels.com | aurikahotels.com | keyshotels.com

Our Brands

The group offers seven brands to meet hotel needs across all levels:
  1. Aurika Hotels and Resorts           Upscale segment
  2. Lemon Tree Premier                   Upper Midscale segment
  3. Lemon Tree Hotels                     Midscale segment
  4. Red Fox Hotels                          Economy segment
  5. Keys Prima                                Upper Midscale segment
  6. Keys Select                               Midscale segment
  7. Keys Lite                                   Economy segment

1. Aurika Hotels & Resorts
Aurika Hotels & Resorts is the upscale brand of Lemon Tree Hotels. The brand curates extraordinary experiences in a stunning ambience. Aurika hotels are stylishly elegant yet comfortably informal, allowing you to be just as relaxed as you wish. With an emphasis on design, Aurika hotels are a reflection of the soul of the destination where they are located, and each has its own personality. These hotels feature new-age dining and innovative entertainment options, complemented by invigorating fitness and wellness facilities, that add a sparkle to your stay. The smart, attentive team enhances your experience with efficient service, while still respecting your privacy. The essence of the brand is reflected in ‘beyond the unusual’. Inspiring spaces, flawless delivery and cutting edge technological solutions ensure that you can work, play and relax effortlessly.

2. 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 traveller with its personalized services, premium in-room amenities, award winning restaurants and fun experiences.

3. 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 freshas-a-lemon.
  • • A well equipped business center and meeting rooms make business on the move more productive.

  • 4. Red Fox Hotels
    Red Fox Hotels 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 Hotels 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 lets 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.

    5. Keys Prima
    This premium brand, offers stylish features and excellent service. These hotels feature a spa, salon, swimming pool and an array of cuisines.

    6. Keys Select
    This popular brand offers comfort and convenience, for both business and leisure travelers. The promise includes a warm welcome, efficient service, impeccable hygiene, delectable food and a good night’s sleep.

    7. Keys Lite
    This budget brand is targeted at smart consumers who look for affordable and stress free accommodation when they travel. These hotels offer hygienic rooms, multiple amenities, a selection of delicious food, safety and security for the price conscious traveler.

    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.


    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); geothermal energy.

    People: We are very focused on our culture and on keeping our people engaged. Lemon Tree Hotels has been ranked among the “Best Companies to Work for” in India for seven consecutive years from 2011 to 2017, by the Great Place to Work Institute, including in 2017 when it was ranked the fourth “Best Company to Work for” in India and was the only hotel company in the top 10.

    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. In March 2020, over 16% of our 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.

    Profit: We endeavour 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