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RIL to set up hotels in Mumbai and Ahmedabad
  Reliance Industries is in talks with Canada-based Four Seasons Hotels and French group Accor to set up hotels at some of its properties in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The group is looking at more>>
Jaipur hotels undeterred by blasts
  Despite last Tuesday’s chilling bomb blasts, the hospitality sector’s morale still reigns high. Though there was much dissuasion on the part of the Rajasthan Government in terms of travelers more>>
India loses the race to host WACS Congress 2012
  India’s bid to host the 35th edition of WACS Congress 2012 came to end on May 13, 2008. India lost the bid to South Korea on the eve of the 33rd biennial WACS Congress (12 – 15 May) more>>
Punjab government invites EOI for 5-star hotel site
  The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has invited the Expression of Interest (EOI) for development of a five star hotel on more>>
Peninsula Land forays into hospitality sector
  Peninsula Land, the property development segment of Ashok Piramal Group, has announced its foray into the hospitality sector with a joint venture with textile maker and real estate developer Arrow Webtex. The JV will develop business hotels across India more>>
Holiday Inn to be back in Chennai after 25 years
  Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) brand is bringing Holiday Inn back to Chennai after a gap of 25 years. The Rs 150-crore luxury hotel will be operational by 2011 at Estancia, an 82-acre integrated more>>
Casa Piccola to launch more outlets in India
  Bengaluru-based Casa Piccola Hotels plans to open outlets under the Casa Piccola brand in Hyderabad, Chennai, Puducherry and Kochi. It will open two more outlets in Chennai and one each in more>>
Club Med to appoint sales representative to strengthen position in India
  In a bid to strengthen its position in the Indian market, Club Med, the France-based luxury resort company, will appoint a sales representative in Mumbai from June 2008. Club Med started more>>
Pride Group to launch four mega projects in Kashmir
  The UAE-based Pride Group Holdings will invest over $500 million in the Jammu & Kashmir tourism sector, which will help in the creation of up to 2,500 jobs. The four mega projects more>>
Casa Bela Vista to set up another property in Manali

Manali-based Casa Bela Vista, Cottages and Spanish Café plans to come up with another property in Manali in order to provide more home stay facilities to tourists. Casa Bela will set up a more>>


South India: A haven for hospitality
Hotel chains across the globe are looking to establish a presence in South India as there is room for new brands and new concepts. The stability in business is one of the key factors for the growth of the sector more>>
Chef on the block
Chefs, like cricketers, feel that they should make big bucks. Or so they tell Marcellus Bapista more>>
Flower power for the hotels
Floral decorations play an important part when it comes to satisying guest expectations and aspirations at hotels more>>
The advent of Convenience Food
Convenience food is an oft-misunderstood term, since people confuse it with ready to eat or processed food. KS Narayanan attempts to demystify the concept more>>
"Security in India is highly disorganised"
Rehana Qureshi, Regional Marketing Director, Group 4 Securicor (G4S) India, provides insights into the security business in India more>>
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