HVS ANAROCK India Hospitality Industry Overview 2022

This report highlights the key trends in the Indian hospitality industry in 2022 along with the sector performance metrics, brand signings, and brand openings during the year. It also provides our outlook for the sector for 2023.
Mandeep S Lamba The year 2022 painted a mixed picture for the global hospitality sector. It was the year that travel finally made a comeback after a majority of countries lifted their travel restrictions and most people resumed their pre-pandemic way of life. As a result, travel demand increased significantly across the globe with people trying to make up for the lost time. However, inflation, the Russia-Ukraine war, and the “great resignation” negatively impacted the hospitality business in a few countries. The Indian hospitality sector also witnessed similar trends during the year but was more resilient than some of its global counterparts.

The year began on a challenging note with weak demand in the first few weeks because of the emergence of omicron cases and the re-introduction of travel restrictions across states. However, unlike the previous COVID waves, this setback was short-lived, and travel demand recovered much more quickly than before. The lower severity of omicron, increased vaccination rate, swift response by the government, quick revisions in restrictions, and the significant pent-up demand for travel contributed to this quick rebound. As a result, hotel occupancy in India crossed the 60% mark in March 2022 – a first since the onset of the pandemic – as several markets began outperforming their pre-pandemic occupancy levels, and the industry has not looked back since.

The beginning of 2023 has been promising, and the outlook for the Indian hospitality industry remains positive. Domestic demand will continue to be strong and international travel is also expected to pick up, despite the looming threat of a recession in the US and Europe, growing global geopolitical issues, and an increase in COVID cases in some countries. In addition, the G20 presidency of India and the fact that India is hosting a number of international events, including the ICC Men's World Cup, will increase demand for hotels in the cities where these events will take place.

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Mandeep S. Lamba, President – South Asia, oversees the HVS global hospitality practice for South Asia. He has spent over 30 years in the hospitality industry of which the last 19 have been in CEO positions. Having worked with leading International and domestic Hotel Companies such as IHG, Radisson & ITC Hotels, he also set up joint venture companies with Dawnay Day Group UK and Onyx Hospitality, Thailand to own and operate hotels in India giving him a broader exposure to the hospitality business.
An established industry leader, Mandeep has won several awards and recognitions in India and abroad for his accomplishments and contribution to the hospitality industry. He is a Certified Hospitality Administrator from the American Hotels Association (CHA), a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UK (MRICS) and a member of the Tourism Council of CII (Northern India). His views are often solicited for television and print media as a spokesperson for the hospitality & tourism sector.
Prior to joining HVS in 2018, Mandeep was the Managing Director, Hotels & Hospitality Group for JLL. 

Contact Mandeep at +91 981 1306 161 or [email protected]

About Akash Datta

Akash Datta, HVS Senior Vice President - Consulting and Valuation, leads consulting engagements, encompassing market studies, feasibility studies, strategic planning, valuation, and forecasting. Akash has spent nearly 13 years in the hospitality industry having successfully worked with International Hotel and Consulting firms such as Hilton, JLL and HVS in South Asia and the Middle East. In 2005, Akash started his Consulting career with HVS as an analyst following which he undertook his MBA in International Hospitality Management with concentration in Real Estate Finance from IMHI ESSEC in Paris, France. Known for his industry insights, Akash works with leading companies, private clients, industry groups, and global networks. Contact Akash at +91 989 9517 404 or [email protected].

About Dipti Mohan

Dipti Mohan, Associate Vice President - Research with HVS South Asia, is a seasoned knowledge professional with extensive experience in research-based content creation. She has authored several ‘point of view’ documents such as thought leadership reports, expert opinion articles, white papers, and research reports across industries including hospitality, real estate, infrastructure, cement, and construction. Contact Dipti at [email protected]


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