Lemon Tree Hotels plans to expand in East India, with upcoming hotels across the region in its pipeline.

The Indian hospitality group is looking to launch Lemon Tree Premier in Kolkata and Lemon Tree Hotels in Siliguri, Gangtok and Sikkim. “Asanol, Bhubaneswar and Mirik will also play a role in expansion,” according to Cyrus Madan, vice president of Lemon Tree Hotels.

Lemon Tree Premier in Kolkata will be located in New Town’s Rajarghat and will open in 2018. By 2019, Lemon Tree Hotels plans to own and operate over 8,000 rooms in 60 hotels across 40 cities in the country. The list of cities it is eyeing include Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Aligarh, Alwar, Bandhavgarh, Bengaluru, Bhiwadi, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dahej, Gangtok, Ghaziabad, Guguram and Goa.