Lemon Tree Hotels launch universally accessible hotels in Gurugram
The Lemon Tree Hotel Company announced the formal opening of its twin properties in Gurugram. Adding a collective inventory of just under 400 rooms, Lemon Tree Hotel, Sector 60 and Red Fox Hotel, Sector 60 houses a separate Convention Center with commercial and office space making it the largest accessible MICE destination in Delhi NCR. With this launch, Lemon Tree group now commands a joint inventory of 530 rooms in the city.
Speaking on this occasion, Vikramjit Singh, president of Lemon Tree Hotels said, â€śWe are delighted to reach a milestone of six hotels in the city. Gurugram continues to attract business and leisure travelers throughout the year and the launch of these twin properties along with a Convention Center, only brings to fore the potential of this market and LTHâ€™s successful run here.â€ť
Designed on the principles of universal design, these special hotels allow people of varying abilities to access all areas of the hotel with ease and offer specially designed room and multiple suites for differently-abled guests. They are a part of a unique initiative adopted by the company, wherein, Lemon Tree has taken its initiatives on inclusion to a new benchmark. Not only are these hotels 100% accessible for people of all abilities, but are also run by a special team.
As part of the groupâ€™s HR strategy, the company usually hires 12% to 15% employees with disability and a similar percentage of persons from the economically and socially marginalized disadvantaged segments (EcoSoc) of the society. In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, 70% of the hotel staff in Lemon Tree Hotel, Sector 60 is either from the EcoSoc or differently abled (Employees with Disability).
Aradhana Lal, Vice President, Sustainability Initiatives, Lemon Tree Hotels explained, â€śWe truly believe in mainstreaming and including people with disabilities and those from the marginalized segments in our employee base and provide them the same opportunities as others in order to realize their full potential.â€ť