This Week's Top Headlines
JHM Hotels to introduce 25 properties within five years
  JHM Hotels, a US-based developer and franchise-management company is considering expansions to its Indian presence. It expects to start operations of 25 hotels in the next five years more>>
Dawnay Day Hotel's countdown to TEN
  TEN, the much-awaited development, had only been spoken of in terms of its brand concept by the management of Dawnay Day Hotels India Ltd (DDHI). The new brand, sources reveal, is to be officially announced within a month's time more>>
The Claridges Hotels and Resorts records increased growth
  The Claridges Hotels and Resorts has recorded a top line growth of 40 percent at the end of FY2007-08. The group's three operational properties have recorded a marked increase in their turnover more>>
IHG announces 14 new-look Holiday Inns for India
  InterContinental Hotels Group has announced 14 new-look Holiday Inn hotels in various stages of development across India. Accounting for more than 3,700 rooms, these hotels are scheduled to open over the next three years in 11 cities nationwide more>>
Emaar MGF ties up with Marriott for four properties by end 2010
  Emaar MGF has entered into a tie-up with Marriott International Inc to develop four properties. The properties are expected to start operations by end 2010. more>>
Asia Pacific Travel Catering 2008 to be held in Singapore
  International Travel Catering Association (ITCA), in association with the International Flight Services Association (IFSA), plans to organise the Asia Pacific Travel Catering 2008 at Singapore in April 2008 more>>
Ginger Hotels increases Eastern India focus
  Ginger Hotels has aggressive expansion plans as far as eastern India is concerned. The company plans to come up with two more properties in Guwahati and Jamshedpur to add to its three existing properties in the region more>>
EIH to expand in Middle East and South East Asia
  East India Hotels Limited (EIH) has announced plans to expand its portfolio internationally, with a focus on the Middle East and South Asia. According to PRS Oberoi, Chairman & CEO, EIH Limited, the company is considering locations in the Middle East, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia more>>
Berggruen Hotels to introduce four star brand in India
  Berggruen Hotels is all set to launch an upscale, four star category hotel brand in the Indian market. The hotel chain will develop the brand primarily in the metros, as well as cities like Goa and Pune more>>
IBOM to open Hyderabad branch
  Institute of Bar Operations & Management (IBOM), the New Delhi-based Bartending School managed by Sandy's Hospitality Pvt Ltd (a Sandy Verma brand), plans to open another branch in Hyderabad more>>

Indian hospitality & the profitability equation

A look at Indian hospitality market’s dynamics, its rise in terms of existing hotels' profitability and new brands more>>
BP Sahni
Principal, AK Hafizka College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, more>>

India: Tourism projects' overview
Selected state-wise projects sanctioned under the merged scheme of product / infrastructure development for destinations and circuits of tourism in India (2006-2007) more>>

The battle of the stains
A hotel’s housekeeping department has to grapple with different kinds and hues of stains, on a daily basis. With the latest advances in technology, their work has become more>>

Water waste and its management
Dr Amiya Kumar Sahu details how hotels can manage waste water to curb water more>>
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