About Us

India's Lemon Tree Hotels - A Refreshing Concept

Lemon Tree Hotels Today

Fresh, spirited and youthful, Lemon Tree Hotels (LTH) is India’s largest chain in the mid-priced hotels sector and third largest overall, on the basis of controlling interest in owned and leased rooms, as of July 30, 2017, according to the Horwath Report.

This award winning Indian hotel chain opened its first hotel with 49 rooms in May 2004 and operates 80 hotels in 48 destinations with ~8,000 rooms and over 8,000 employees.

Lemon Tree hotels are located across India, in metro regions, including the NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as tier I and tier II cities such as Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Indore, Vijaywada and Aurangabad. To know more, visit lemontreehotels.com/ hotels page or call Central Reservations at +91-9911701701.

Our Brands

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

1. Aurika Hotels & Resorts
Aurika Hotels & Resorts is the upscale brand of Lemon Tree Hotels. We curate extraordinary experiences in a stunning ambience, whenever you stay with us. Aurika hotels are stylishly elegant yet comfortably informal, allowing you to be just as relaxed as you wish. With an emphasis on design, our 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. Our 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
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. The plush and spacious interiors at Lemon Tree Premier take the zing up a notch.

Lemon Tree Premier pampers the style conscious and upbeat traveler with its personalized services, premium in-room amenities, award winning restaurants and fun experiences. The refreshing swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center and rejuvenating spa-Fresco promise to keep you feeling as fresh-as-a-lemon. Flexible meeting spaces and a business center make business on the move more productive.

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 hotel with its fresh and bright interiors refreshes you with witty humor and a 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.

4. Red Fox by Lemon Tree Hotels
Red Fox welcome you with its bold interiors as well as crisp and clean rooms. These economy hotels delight you with their 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 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 brand welcomes guests with its stylish features and excellent service. Experience exclusive hospitality with our customised services that make your time with us unforgettable. We assure you of our impeccable attention and innovative service. Relax and indulge at our spa, salon, swimming pool and savour an array of cuisines at our restaurants.

6. Keys Select
Keys Select invites guests to enjoy the comfort and convenience at these hotels, whether traveling for business or leisure. A warm welcome, efficient service, impeccable hygiene, delectable food and a good night’s sleep will keep you coming back to stay with us.

7. Keys Lite
Keys Lite 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.

Wealth Creation Opportunity

Notably, LTH offers wealth creation opportunities to its employees through an employee stock option program.


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); geo thermal energy.

People: We are very focused on our culture and on keeping our people engaged. Lemon Tree Hotels have been ranked amongst the ‘Best Companies to Work for’ in India for seven consecutive years (2011 -2017) by the Great Places to Work Institute. In 2017, it was ranked #4 in the Top 100 Great Places to Work.

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. Approximately ~20% of our employee base 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 You may refer to our Awards Page.

Profit:We endevour 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.

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