Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, a hotel management company, on Friday launched its own economy brand hotel Hometel in the Industrial Area here.

Talking to media persons, company's executive director Ajay K. Bakaya claimed this was the City Beautiful's “first branded economy hotel” and Sarovar's fourth Hometel in the country. The 114-room hotel was the 45th hotel in the company's portfolio and would further strengthen the group's presence in the Indian hospitality sector.

He further disclosed that the brand ‘Hometel' was first launched in Bengaluru in 2006, followed by Hyderabad and Mumbai. The economy brand was conceptualised to provide today's well-informed traveller with all modern facilities and comforts, at value-for-money pricing.

Hometel Chandigarh would not only meet the escalating demand for quality accommodation for visitors to the city but would also offer huge banquet space. The rooms offered minimalist design with a great thrust on functionality and included essentials like a tea/coffee maker, private mini bar, electronic safe, LCD television and wireless internet connectivity.

Talking about the future plans, he said that by 2011five more Hometel would be added in Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Roorkee and Guwahati with a consolidated inventory of over 500 rooms.