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Thursday, 22 November, 2018, 16 : 00 PM [IST]

Cygnett launches its New Gen booking engine by end of the financial year

5 new properties to join the Cygnett Portfolio by March, 2019
Cygnett Hotels & Resorts, a hotel management and brand franchising company, which manages Cygnett brand of hotels in India, will be revamping their technology platform with a NewGen booking engine with all modern technological features, by the end of the current financial year.  The proposed NewGen Booking engine will be AI-enabled with Loyalty features backed by block chain technology, etc. Informing this in an interaction with Hospitality biz, Sarbendra Sarkar, Managing Director of the hotel company claimed that the new platform will be a “game-changer” for the company.  

Sarkar said that the new technology platform will be a “cutting-edge” one and will give an edge and together with “less development cost” will become a major pull factor for the hotel company in signing more hotels.

Cygnett Hotels which has 15 operational hotels with about 1,200 rooms now is on an expansion mode and will be adding five more hotels to their portfolio by the end of this financial year. These new hotels are in Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Tinsukia and Dibrugarh (Assam), Nainital (Uttarakhand) and Ranthambore (Rajasthan).  “Nainital will be first resort property under Cygnett. The 60-room hotel has a scenic location,” he said.

Cygnett is also set to open a Cygnett brand in Jaipur next month. 
Apart from India, Cygnett Hotels is also keen to expand their footprint to SAARC region and later on to Middle East excluding Dubai and the North Africa, he said. Cygnett will be opening a office in Bangladesh soon, he added.

Sarkar has that the aspiration is to build a hotel company with a managed inventory of 5,000 rooms over the next five years.


 
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