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ITC, hoteliers appeal against smoking ban
  ITC and Indian Hotels Association moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Union Government's notification which bans smoking in 'public places', including hotels and restaurants, from more>>
M P Purushothaman appointed as FHRAI President for 2008-09
  M P Purushothaman, Chairman, Empee Group has been appointed as the President of the Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI) for the 2008-09 term. He was appointed more>>
Hyderabad hotels set to acquire 24 hour liquor licenses
  The Government of Andhra Pradesh has granted a 24 hour liquor license to four-star, five-star and five-star deluxe hotels in Hyderabad. The announcement was made more>>
Pune hotels to cash in on Commonwealth Youth Games ‘08
  The third Commonwealth Youth Games, scheduled from October 12 - 18, 2008 in Pune, is expected to boost the city’s hotel business, since it will usher in over 1,300 athletes, 350 officials and more>>
Vikram Bakshi to resign as NRAI President
  Vikram Bakshi, Managing Director, McDonald’s India announced his intention to resign as President of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), at the Annual General Meeting of the more>>
PRS Oberoi conferred with ‘Outstanding Business Leader’ Award
  Well-known hotelier PRS Oberoi, Chairman, Oberoi group was conferred with an ‘Outstanding Business Leader’ award by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India more>>
IGNOU's tourism school to produce 25 lakh students in ten years
  According to a Press Trust of India (PTI) report, Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) new school on tourism and hospitality management has envisaged to churn out 25 lakh more>>
MHRIL files draft for IPO
  Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), a leisure hospitality provider that offers family holidays and is a part of the Mahindra group of companies, has filed its more>>
Tunga Hotels to offer management services and form JV, as well
  Tunga Hotels Ltd is looking to manage properties in the three star, four star and five star categories in Pune and Bengaluru. The group aims to offer management services to 60-150 room hotels. It more>>
Hotel Leelaventure forays into management contract
  Hotel Leelaventure Limited has entered into a management contract with Ambience Hotels and Resorts Limited for their more>>
JHM Interstate to bring in 'Doubletree’ to India

JHM Interstate Hotels’ first property in India at Visakapatanam will be under the 'Doubletree' brand of Hilton. This is the first more>>

Wellwisher Group makes hospitality foray

Navi Mumbai-based real estate developer, Wellwisher Group, has made its foray into the hospitality industry with a more>>

Barbeque Nation to separate from parent company

According to The Hindu Business Line, the Sayaji Hotels' subsidiary, Barbeque Nation, plans to detach from its more>>


Payment Gateway Systems: Reinforcing hotel infrastructure
Hotels have jumped onto the e-commerce bandwagon to maximise their business’ reach. HBI takes a closer look at the electronic transaction medium more>>
New world wines and conditions
The Indian wine market is growing, with the influx of international players. World renowned Chilean winemaker, Eduardo Chadwick, provides an insight into these wines more>>
Types of hard surfaces in the hotel industry
Anuradha Khot, Freelance Housekeeping Trainer and Consultant delves into the different surface types used in the hotels and their maintenance more>>

Electronic Keys: A leap ahead
Brig (Retd) Pramathesh Raina gives an insight into the electronic key card phenomenon and vigilant key card handling in hotels more>>
The employees’ market
Are our thoughts and decisions driven by external forces? Are we taking our career decisions on impulse? And ultimately, is it an employees’ market or are we living in a state of illusion? more>>
Chip of the old block
Marcellus Baptista laments his lack of a writer’s block more>>
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