Literature from America and Europe have contributed immensely to the arena of management studies. This research uses Western and Eastern literature to lay down a balanced platform for a literature study on India. Using the Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck framework, along with the work of Geert Hofstede on cultural dimensions this literature study will evaluate how the strong cultural background of Indian employees working for international hotel chains situated in India differs from the organisational culture of these international companies. This study aims to provide a brief insight into the cultural orientations of India, helping expatriates, managers and students to enhance their knowledge on managing people from different cultures in varied cultural settings. Recognising different cultural settings and appreciating differences in cultural norms is often the key to management success.