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India still has the potential for hospitality development: HICSA 2009
  While the industry has been talking about an apparent market slowdown in terms of new development as well as tourism inflow in India, the international hotel chain operators still more>>
This is the best time for new brands to enter India: HICSA 2009
  There are several domestic and international chains that plan to develop their brands in the Indian market so as to launch their properties while the market is on the upsurge. Some of these more>>
Hotels are better built in bear markets: HICSA 2009
  The global hospitality sector has been significantly affected by the economic crises due to the lack of fund inflow for upcoming projects. HICSA 2009 aimed to discuss the fund acquisition more>>
Due diligence is crucial at all business stages: HICSA 2009
  The first concurrent breakout session on the second day of HICSA 2009 dealt with 'Due diligence in Indian hotel development and acquisition' and was moderated by Mohit Saraf, Senior Partner, more>>
Asset managers can mediate between owners and operators: HICSA 2009
  Hotel asset management is a segment clearly defined and in operations in the western hospitality markets. However, this field of operations is yet in its infancy stage in India. The session more>>
Modern hotel development needs transparency between developers and promoters: HICSA 2009
  India has witnessed a few ambitious hotel projects that stand out as iconic structures or monumental developments of their time. Recently opened hotels and upcoming projects more>>
HICSA 2009 session: The future of guest room technology
  Just as hotels have changed their appearance and functioning in the wake of modern day conveniences and technology, so have the hotel guests and global travellers that frequent these places. more>>
There should be no misalignment between the owner and operator: Rahul Nair
  On the second day at HICSA 2009, the session on ‘Management Contracts - Working together in these troubled times’ was moderated by Jay H Shah, CEO, Hersha Hospitality Trust. more>>
India has potential for medical tourism: Dr Naresh Trehan
  The third keynote address at HICSA 2009 was presented by Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Global Health. Through his presentation, Dr Trehan highlighted the more>>
Task Force personnel expose lax security in Hyderabad hotels
  According to the Times of India, Task Force decoy teams were deployed to check security measures adopted by star category hotels in Hyderabad, post the Mumbai terror attacks. The teams more>>
Six Senses Resorts and Spas exploring possibility to set up Six Senses Spa in India
  Bangkok-based Six Senses Resorts and Spa, is exploring the possibility of setting up a Six Senses Spa at different hotel properties (not in the Six Senses Resorts and Spa portfolio) in India. more>>
Hyatt-Emaar JV stalled
  According to the Economic Times, Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has denied Hyatt Hotels the permission to collaborate with Emaar MGF until it has paid the requisite more>>
IHG continues strategic expansion in India
  IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced a confirmed development pipeline of 31 hotels to be opened across major metros and secondary cities across India more>>
Mahindra Holidays plans growth spurt in Kerala
  MMahindra Holidays and Resorts India, part of the Mahindra Group, is planning a major expansion in Kerala, which includes developing a new resort in the Wayanad district and increasing more>>
Awesome announces members of governing body for 2009-10
  Academic With Excellence Spectrum of Maintenance Engineers (Awesome) has announced the new governing body for Awesome’s all India operations in 2009-2010. The announcement more>>
A Starwood Product Story: New Brands and New Ideas
Starwood’s innovative branding practices and creative transformations involve realigning traditional hotel standards and segmentations with new technology and market strategies. HVS takes a closer look at what this means, beginning with the launch of the element and aloft hotel brands more>>
“New equipments have changed the whole cooking process”
An alumnus of IHM Pusa, Sunil Beri has over three decades of experience and expertise as a Chef. Currently, Area Senior Executive Chef with Morrison Senior Dining, Beri shares his views about different issues related with the trade with Hospitality Biz more>>
Security solutions for the hotel industry
The terrorist attacks in Mumbai has reinorced the need for adequate security measures in hotels. Rakesh Sachdev, Managing Director, Acetech Technologies Pvt Ltd and member of the Asian Professional Security Association feels that hotels should have a comprehensive security system in place and advocates a five tier security system for them more>>

India and abroad: The disparity in work culture
Indian hospitality professionals are always keen to explore options abroad, and are amongst the most sought after candidates for poaching. Chef Manoj Patkar, Associate Professor and Head of Department - Food Production, Apeejay Institute of Hospitality speaks about the differences in the work culture of hotels across the world more>>


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