Sonica Malhotra, MD of Delhi-based MBD Group’s hotel division, has officially announced her first partnership with Deutsche Hospitality. MBD will open The Zephyr MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Apartments in 2020. Architect is Steelman Partners, interior designer is Studio Papiri. There will be 178 hotel rooms, and 123 apartments: hotel bedroom size ranges from 450 sq ft up to the 3,000 sq ft Presidential Suite, which has three bedrooms.There will be a Mandara spa and restaurants may well include MBD’s own brands Made In India, and RED, which serves Chinese food. MBD is named for its Founder and Chairman, Ashok Kumar Malhotra, who has two daughters, Sonica and her elder sister, Monica. The family hopes to have at least 15 hotels in the next 20 years and all will be in India.