The Oberoi Group

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The Oberoi Group
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1934; 84 years ago (1934)
Founder Mohan Singh Oberoi
Headquarters Delhi, India
Number of locations
33 (2017)
Area served
Key people
Products Hotels and Resorts
Number of employees
13,000 (2017)[1]
Parent East India Hotels

The Oberoi Group is a hotel group with it's head office in Delhi.[2] Founded in 1934, the company owns and/or operates 35 luxury hotels and two river cruise ships in six countries, primarily under its Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Trident Hotels brands.[citation needed]


The foundations of the Oberoi Group dates back to 1934 when Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi, the founder of the group, bought two properties: the Clarke's in Delhi and the Clarke's in Shimla.[citation needed] In the following years Mr. Oberoi, assisted by his two sons, Tilak Raj Singh Oberoi and Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi (P.R.S. Oberoi), continued the expansion of their group with properties both in India and abroad.[3]

November 2008 terrorist attack[edit]

On 26 November 2008 two hotels in Mumbai (The Oberoi, Mumbai & Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai) were taken over by terrorist organizations as a part of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. 32 staff and guests were killed during the 3-day siege.[4]


The two major holding companies of The Oberoi Group are EIH Ltd and EIH Associated Hotels (formerly East India Hotels).[citation needed] P.R.S. Oberoi is the current chairman of The Oberoi Group. His son, Vikram Oberoi, and , Arjun Oberoi, serve in the capacities of the Joint Managing Directors at the holding companies.[citation needed]

The Oberoi Family is the majority shareholder in EIH Ltd with 32.11% stake.[citation needed] Cigarettes to Hotels conglomerate, ITC Limited owns approximately 14.98% stake in EIH Ltd.[citation needed] To ward off pressures from ITC Ltd. whose ownership stands precariously close to the automatic open offer trigger at 15%, the Oberoi family divested 14.12% stake in EIH Ltd. to Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Investment and Holding Pvt Ltd. The stake sale happened on 30 August 2010 for Rs. 1,021 crores valuing EIH Ltd. at an enterprise value of Rs. 7,200 crores. Recently the stake of reliance further raised from ITC and it stood at 20% overall for Reliance industries.[citation needed]


The company currently manages hotels under the luxury Oberoi Hotels & Resorts brand, with a further 10 five-star properties under the Trident Hotels brand. The Group also operates the Clarke's in Shimla and the Maidens Hotel, Delhi. These two properties however are not held under the Trident or under the Oberoi brand. The Clarke's, after remaining temporarily shut following its lawns caving in because of construction in the eco-sensitive vicinity, reopened on 16 September 2012.[citation needed]

List of hotels[edit]

Hotel City/Area Country Brand Notes
The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra India Oberoi
The Oberoi, Bangalore Bangalore India Oberoi
The Oberoi, Gurgaon Gurgaon India Oberoi
The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur India Oberoi
The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Kerala India Oberoi Kerala backwater cruise
The Oberoi Grand Kolkata India Oberoi
The Oberoi, Mumbai Mumbai India Oberoi At Nariman Point, with the Trident
The Oberoi, New Delhi New Delhi India Oberoi
The Oberoi Sukhvilas Chandigarh India Oberoi
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambore India Oberoi
The Oberoi Cecil Shimla India Oberoi
Wildflower Hall Shimla India Oberoi
The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur India Oberoi No. 1, World's Best Hotels, 2015.[5] No. 4, World Best Hotels, 2012[6]
The Oberoi, Bali Bali Indonesia Oberoi
The Oberoi, Lombok Lombok Indonesia Oberoi
The Oberoi, Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius Oberoi
The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh Sahl Hasheesh, Red Sea Egypt Oberoi
The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser Egypt Oberoi Nile cruise
The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruiser Egypt Oberoi Nile cruise
The Oberoi, Madina Madina Saudi Arabia Oberoi
The Oberoi Business Bay Dubai United Arab Emirates Oberoi
The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, Ajman United Arab Emirates Oberoi
The Oberoi Marrakech Marrakech Morocco Oberoi Opening late 2018
Trident Agra Agra India Trident
Trident Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar India Trident
Trident Chennai Chennai India Trident
Trident Cochin Cochin India Trident
Trident Gurgaon Gurgaon India Trident
Trident Hyderabad Hyderabad India Trident
Trident Jaipur Jaipur India Trident
Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai India Trident
Trident Nariman Point Mumbai India Trident At Nariman Point, with the Oberoi
Trident Udaipur Udaipur India Trident
Clarkes Hotel Shimla India (stand-alone hotel)
Maidens Hotel, Delhi Delhi India (stand-alone hotel)

Oberoi family[edit]

Prominent members[edit]

Name Date of birth Date of death Notes
Mohan Singh Oberoi 15 August 1898 3 May 2002 Founder of the Oberoi Group
Tilak Raj Singh Oberoi 1929 - Eldest son of MS Oberoi
Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi ? - Youngest son of MS Oberoi
Vikram Oberoi ? - Son of PRS Oberoi
Arjun Oberoi ? - Nephew of PRS Oberoi


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What are The Oberoi Group's three grand pillars of success?". People Matters. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Oberoi Group. Retrieved on 14 November 2012. "Oberoi Hotels & Resorts 7, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi-110 054, India "
  3. ^ "About Our Founder". Oberoi Group. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ Blakely, Rhys (22 December 2008). "A taste of defiance as massacre hotel opens for high tea". The Times. London. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  5. ^ World's Best Hotels
  6. ^ World's Best Hotels 2012

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