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Secretary General’s termination creates factional war in FHRAI
  Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) is a vertically divided house on the termination of incumbent Secretary General (SG), Harish Sud, by the President, M P Purushothaman. The President showed Sud the door for 'his non-cooperation' last month and has appointed a new SG in his place. more>>
NRAI leadership to meet DPCC
  National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) Managing Committee has decided to meet the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to discuss issues pertaining to restaurants in the capital city. DPCC had served show-cause notices to individual restaurants more>>
Indians sceptical of visiting hotels: Boston Analytics
  A recent study conducted by Boston Analytics reflects that consumer visits and spending at hotels and restaurants has reduced drastically post terror attacks, followed by security strengthening at such establishments. The study concerns security's impact on more>>
Starwood introduces the refurbished Le Meridien brand
  Le Meridien, the brand acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2005, has adopted a new brand identity. The hotel chain, which has been working to define brand standards, strategic focus more>>
Mahindra Homestays plans to gauge UK’s response to its product
  After a year of operations in the Indian inbound tourism market, Mahindra Homestays, a Mahindra Holidays & Resorts Pvt Ltd (MHRIL) venture, will conduct surveys to gauge consumer more>>
Dehradun to get its first five-star hotel by 2011 end
  Olympic gold medallist and ace shooter, Abhinav Bindra, has ventured into the hospitality industry with Abhinav Hotels & Inns. The group is in the process of turning its nine acre farm house more>>
Marriott launches first property in Pune
  Marriott International Inc has launched its first property in Pune. The 153 room hotel under the Courtyard by Marriott brand is located at Hinjewadi, the city’s IT belt; it aims to cater to the more>>
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces launches fourth property in Goa
  Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has announced the launch of its property, 'Vivanta by Taj – Panaji Goa', which is located 28 km away from Dambolim airport. Vivanta offers 170 guest rooms more>>
Oakwood launches second property in Pune
  Oakwood Worldwide, a US-based serviced apartment management company, has recently launched its second property in Pune, Oakwood Premier Pune. The company already more>>
Bird Academy launches its first training centre in Mumbai for specialised aviation and hospitality courses
  Bird Group, one of India’s largest diversified groups in the aviation, travel and information technology arena, today inaugurated its first training centre in Mumbai for specialised aviation more>>
Hyatt launches educational programme worldwide
  Hyatt, which has its presence in more than 370 hotels and resorts worldwide in 44 countries, has launched the online Hyatt Travel Specialist educational programme more>>
Schneider Electric rolls out IP video surveillance range
  Pelco, Schneider Electric’s CCTV and video security division, has unveiled new IP range of video surveillance products that comprises Sarix-based HD series and Endura 2.0. Pelco more>>
McDonald's India to launch 170 outlets by 2014
  McDonald's India is in the process of analysing its growth strategy in India in terms of new outlets in the market. As part of its expansion plans, the company aims to expand through more>>
“Paradigm shift from teacher-centred to student-centred learning”
Ranjan Mukherjee, Director, FHRAI Institute of Hospitality Management in conversation with Rashmi Pradhan on hospitality education’s present condition more>>
Story of the Michelin Guide
Neena Joshi explains how and why the Michelin Star is amongst the most coveted credentials in the restaurant world. The highest reward that any Chef or restaurateur can dream of is a Michelin Star. However, in India, little is known about how to achieve this honour.. more>>
Predicting future guests
Sudhir Andrews
, Dean, Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa profiles hotel guests of the future. The traveller has changed like everything around us. The flat world has changed the way we communicate, explore and stamp our own identity more>>
The Pride : Ajay Chadha, General Manager, Chennai
Ajay Chadha has joined as the General Manager of The Pride Chennai. Chadha's first stint with hospitality industry was with Asian International Hotel in New Delhi in the year 1983 in the front office department. In his 25 years of service in the hospitality industry, Chadha was assocaited with The Oberoi New Delhi, Le Meridien New Delhi, Radisson Delhi, InterContinental Delhi, more>>


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