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FHRAI recommends hospitality and tourism development beyond 30 m of high tide line
  The Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) recently submitted a proposal to the Government of India for the development of tourism and hospitality infrastructure more>>
Custom Culinary to sponsor culinary challenge at AAHAR 2009
  Custom Culinary Inc will sponsor a culinary challenge, ‘True Taste Competition’ for AAHAR 2009, which will be hosted in Chennai. This year, the culinary challenge can not feature Chefs from more>>
Govt of Meghalaya to augment room inventory by 2011
  In a bid to boost the hospitality sector, the Government of Meghalaya has opted for the public private partnership (PPP) model of operations to develop hotels in the state. Currently, that state has a more>>
Hotels battle rising costs with staff downsizing
  According to an ET report, the Indian hospitality industry is downsizing its temporary staff and going slow on employing new staff, in order to combat rising costs due to low occupancies. Some more>>
Indian Chefs welcomed into the UK by MAC
  As per a Times of India article, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) of UK's Home Office has amended its list of occupations and skills that are in deficit (in the country) to incorporate more>>
State government raises imported alcohol prices in Maharashtra
  As per an Economic Times article, the government has reversed an earlier notification that made high end imported liquor brands cheaper in Maharashtra. According to a new notification made on more>>
HRAP to launch website on Punjab Tourism
  The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab, (HRAP) is planning the official launch of its website,, by next week. It will enable tourists to obtain relevant information about more>>
Asiana Hotels invests Rs 440 Crore in expansion
  According to The Hindu Business Line, Chennai-based Asiana Hotels Pvt Ltd plans to invest Rs 440 Crore in an expansion that includes properties at Sriperumbudur, Pillayarpatti (Karaikudi) more>>
Hotel Leelaventure to add 10 properties by 2012
  With an aim to increase its presence in India, Hotel Leelaventure Limited is in the process of adding in more properties into its portfolio. As earlier reported by Hospitality Biz, the group will more>>
Fairmont to open its first property in India in 2010
  Fairmont Hotels and Resorts will be managing a hotel in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. This is Fairmont's first property from its collection of luxury hotels to be announced in India. Opening in more>>
Sarovar Hotels to operate hotel in Dubai

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has commenced its partnership with Highland Hotel Dubai and is now operating this 123-room hotel. Strategically located in Burj Dubai, the hotel caters more>>

Kerala's eighth Taj property is launched in Thiruvananthapuram

The Taj group will open its eighth luxury hotel in Kerala, Taj Residency - Thiruvananthapuram, on September 8, 2008. The hotel has 137 rooms and a staff strength of 265, with tariffs ranging from more>>

Adyar Ananda Bhavan to expand business in the NCR

Chennai-based Adyar Ananda Bhavan Sweets and Snacks plans to increase its presence in the National Capital Region more>>

Nilgiri's to expand 'Masala Bread' outlets

Nilgiri's the Bengaluru based F&B operator that runs supermarkets, dairy and bakery outlets in southern India plans to more>>


Gaining ground: Hotel development near airports
Many major Indian cities are introducing new airports or revamping existing ones. Hoteliers are utilising this opportunity to develop hotels in and around the airport more>>
The road to becoming a CEO
Every employee must strive to be a competent and resourceful individual in the workplace. Iyer Subramanian explains the role of a ‘Chief Effectiveness Officer’ more>>
Aligning perceptions for smoother implementation
Very often, our perceptions are not based on facts. Moreover, perceptions vary from individual to individual, which creates a gap between planning and execution. Ravi Wazir points out the need to align our perceptions with those of others more>>

A Grand link to old Bombay
HBI discovers how the ITC Grand Central, Mumbai is a fine blend of British colonial style and modern contemporary design more>>
Lasting Impressions
We as Indians have faced these issues and come back with these perceptions, how do you justify the perceptions we leave with an international tourist? more>>
So, where has all the good food gone?
It is becoming increasingly difficult to order a meal in a restaurant. In fact, just ordering a cup of tea or coffee is not the same anymore. In the old days you stepped into a restaurant, sat on a wooden chair, and asked for cup of tea. more>>
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