Sweden-based Svenska Hotels and Germany-based Worldhotels have formed a strategic partnership to develop five-star hotel properties in India.

The partnership will develop 20 hotels over ten years, comprising a total of 1,000 rooms.

The focus will be on small upscale boutiques and designer hotels with 30-100 rooms each, according to asiatraveltips.com.

Svenska will also open its eighth Indian hotel in Bangalore, which will have 56 rooms, comprising 40 superior rooms, ten deluxe rooms and six luxury suites, a rooftop swimming pool and a health club.