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The Oberoi resorts: luxury redefined

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Title:The Oberoi resorts: luxury redefined
Author(s):Sonia Bharwani (Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Management and Technology, Gurgaon, India)
Citation:Sonia Bharwani, "The Oberoi resorts: luxury redefined", Emerald Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, (2011)
Keywords:Hotels, Luxury, Marketing strategy, Oberoi
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/20450621111166130 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:This case study is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source. Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision making. The author/s may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.

Title – The Oberoi resorts: luxury redefined

Subject area – Tourism and hospitality.

Study level/applicability – This case has been developed to suit the pedagogical needs of undergraduate and post-graduate students of management in the area of strategic marketing management in the service industry.

Case overview – The case describes the challenge faced by Gautam Raj, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, The Oberoi Group, in making submissions to the Chairman, P.R.S. Oberoi for giving shape to the company's future strategic plans and developing the blueprint for further growth. The Oberoi Group is a leading India-based hospitality company, which was looking at selective expansion in the five-star deluxe segments by seeking new opportunities for its luxury leisure business in order to achieve a greater geographic spread. The case gives detailed information related to “The Oberoi” resorts ranging from their genesis to their branding and marketing strategies to put into perspective the challenge faced by the protagonist in making appropriate recommendations regarding the optimal choice of location for new-luxury leisure resorts.

Expected learning outcomes – The case is designed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate understanding of generic strategies for sustaining competitive advantage and market selection strategies and to analyse prospective location choices for making recommendations regarding appropriate markets to enter.

Supplementary materials – Teaching note.

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