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HRANI postpones annual convention
  Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) has decided to postpone their annual convention for the time being. The convention was scheduled to be held at Agra from August more>>
NRAI to launch revamped website
  National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) will launch their revamped website this week. The website will be interactive, more informative for its members. According to the association more>>
NCHMCT to train faculties on management skills
  In an initiative aimed to prepare a strong second level of command in National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) governed Institutes of Hotel Management more>>
CAI-WR introduces new initiatives to increase member base
  While the national body of Concierge Association of India (CAI) gears up for an independent chapter, Concierge Association of India - Western Region (CAI-WR) has launched a new set of more>>
Third IHC convention postpones to September 2009
  The Indian Housekeepers Club’s (IHC) third national convention has been postponed to September 2009. The event will be held from September 12 to 13, 2009 in New Delhi. However, more>>
Powerful bomb blasts rock JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels in Jakarta
  Two powerful explosions rocked the J W Marriott hotel and the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia this morning. According to reports in various news agencies, at least nine people, more>>
Travel + Leisure ranks two Oberoi hotels among the best in the world
  Two Oberoi hotels have been ranked among the ten best in the world. The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore has been ranked second and The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur eighth in Travel + Leisure’s more>>
Somatheeram Group to open more leisure properties
  Kerala-based Somatheeram Group, known for their traditional Ayurvedic resorts, will open more leisure hotels in the state. As part of their expansion plans, the group had recently opened their more>>
ITC Green Centre is ‘monument to the future’: Hillary Clinton
  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her visit to Delhi chose the LEED Platinum rated ITC Green Centre in Gurgaon to announce a vision for Indo-US collaboration on climate change. more>>
Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Mumbai to install CNG boilers by September 2009
  Ramada Plaza Palm Grove in Mumbai will install two hotspring fully automatic gas boilers in the next two months. The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) operated boiler will have 48 kilowatt more>>
Apeejay Institute of Hospitality to conduct programme on sugar craft from August 27-28, 2009
  Apeejay Institute of Hospitality will conduct a two-day Professional Development Programme on sugar craft in the pastry kitchen from August 27 to 28, 2009 at Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, more>>
5% VAT on wine affects Maharashtra wineries
  The additional five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on wines imposed by the Maharashtra Government has affected the sale of wines in the state. This has brought the total VAT on wine sales more>>
Australia based Buderim Ginger plans India foray
  Australia-based Buderim Ginger, the producer of ginger and ginger-based F&B, plans to launch its products in the Indian market. There are plans to enter the market with a local partner on an more>>
Moti Mahal to enter Australia, UAE by 2009 end
  Moti Mahal Delux Management Service Pvt Ltd, the chain which manages the brand Moti Mahal restaurants across India has plans to foray overseas. The company plans to launch its flagship more>>
Providing online distribution solution to hotels
Located in New York’s Theatre District, The Washington Jefferson Hotel has successfully carved its position as a weekday accommodation provider for business customers and a sanctuary for those visiting the city recreationally on weekends. more>>

Sustainability — putting a face to the name

HVS explores the emerging role in hotel management companies — the Vice President of Sustainability. more>>
“Certain security procedures are followed by each department during red alert”
AWith India facing terrorist attacks and frequent bomb threats, Col Balwan Singh (Retd), Loss Prevention Manager, ITC Maratha, Mumbai speaks to Hospitality Biz on action taken by the hotel during a red alert more>>

specialreport_imgSparkling rosé wine is good for health
Wine is probably the best social drink man has ever known. A lot has been spoken about Red Wine and White Wine, but the Rosé has never got its worth.
Rosé wine comes in a range of colours from pale orange to vivid near purple, depending on the grapes, additives and more>>


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