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GoI to soon give infrastructure status to tourism sector
  According to PTI report, Government of India (GoI) will soon give infrastructure status to the tourism sector, enabling hotels to get cheaper loans for new projects. While speaking at more>>
Mysore sets rules for F&B and hotel segment
  According to Star of Mysore online, P Manivannan, Deputy Commissioner and the District Election Officer have has directed all officers in the Mysore district to allow bars, hotels more>>
IPL draws customers into Mumbai restaurants
  In the wake of a low-key New Year’s celebration and the current economic recession, Mumbai’s F&B industry has begun to cash on the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, currently more>>
We have observed a revenue increase in the past two months: Riyaaz Amlani, MD, IEHPL
  While the hospitality sector might be in a slump, one segment within the sector is still buoyant in its growth rate. Riyaaz Amlani, Managing Director, Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality more>>
WORLDHOTELS to add 3 properties to Indian portfolio by end 2009
  WORLDHOTELS, a collection of the world's most unique independent hotels, plans to incorporate a total of 10 hotels in its Indian portfolio by end 2009. The three new hotels will be added in more>>
Royal Orchid Hotels expands amidst recession
  According to Business India, Bengaluru-based Royal Orchid Hotels plans to grow in the four and five star categories amidst the ongoing recession. In Hyderabad, the company plans to more>>
Foreign companies may increase royalty and trademark fees
  According to The Economic Times, the Indian government is considering and reviewing a proposal that will permit overseas hospitality and technology firms to charge Indian more>>
Starwood sues Hilton
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has announced it has filed a lawsuit against Hilton Hotels Corporation and its senior executives Ross Klein, Global Head of Hilton Luxury & Lifestyle more>>
Hilton confirms Federal Grand Jury subpoena receipt
  Hilton Hotels Corporation has acknowledged the receipt of a federal grand jury subpoena from the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. It requests documents more>>
Hotel Ebony to develop convention facility by end 2009
  Hyderabad-based Sri Aditya Convention Center and Holiday Resorts Pvt Ltd, which marked its footprint in the hospitality sector with its first property Hotel Ebony, is in the process of developing more>>
Accor will expand in the Middle East
  According to a Reuters report, French hospitality group, Accor has announced that it plans to more than triple the number of its hotels in the Middle East. It will focus on the budget more>>
MoT and NCHMCT present IHM Bengaluru with award
  Ministry of Tourism and National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology has honoured Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Bengaluru with a special award for Placement more>>
Punjab University to set up UIHMT
  Keeping in view the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India’s (GoI) scheme to start hospitality courses in college, school and university, Punjab University, Chandigarh has set up a new more>>
SHRM launches India’s first campus in Panchkula
  The School of Hospitality and Resort Management (SHRM), Singapore has recently launched its first and principal campus in India at Panchkula, an outskirt area of Chandigarh. more>>
McAfee-backed booking engine for independent hotels is complete
  GuestCentric Systems, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for the independent hotel industry, has announced the completion of McAfee Secure certification. In order to capitalise on more>>
“We have different solutions for different verticals”
Dynamic Vertical Solutions (DVS) is a leading provider of end-to-end integrated business management solutions for organisations and businesses across various industry sectors. In an exclusive interview with Hospitality Biz, Rakhee Nagpal, Founder & Managing Director, DVS, spoke about their different products and services and future plans more>>
Crowne Plaza Today : Vikas Oswal, Executive Chef, Gurgaon
Vikas Oswal joins Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon as the Executive Chef. Having over 17 years of experience, Vikas has worked in chains like Le Meridian, Taj, Hyatt and has had an earlier stint with IHG as the Executive Chef of Intercontinental Bali. His most recent assignment was with DB Hospitality where he was responsible for their Flight Catering Units, BICA Restaurants, Express Counters and Lounge Bars at various airport locations. Prior to this he has been Executive Sous Chef at Le Meridien, Senior Sous Chef at Park Royal and Chef De Partie at Taj Coromandel. 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>>

Commitment to excellence: The key to success
In order to stay ahead of the competition, it is essential for employees to consistently work to develop and broaden their skill set. Iyer Subramanian feels that one must be committed to excellence to be successful in life more>>


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