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Six hotels in Delhi to induct people who complete MOT’s ‘Hunar se Rojgar’ programme
  Six branded luxury hotels in Delhi have agreed to induct people, who have completed ‘Hunar se Rojgar’ programme of Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India. According to government more>>
SIHRA to organise ‘All India Hotels & Restaurants Convention’ at Thiruvananthapuram
  Southern India Hotel & Restaurant Association (SIHRA) will organise a two-day ‘All India Hotels & Restaurants Convention’ at Thiruvananthapuram on December 7 and 8, 2009. more>>
Marriott International launches new brand, The Autograph Collection
  Marriott International, Inc has launched The Autograph Collection, a new brand within the company’s global portfolio consisting of upper upscale and luxury, independent, hotels with distinctive more>>
KEYS HOTELS to expand operations in India
  KEYS HOTELS, budget and mid-market hotels of Berggruen Hotels, currently operational in Thiruvananthapuram, Lonavala and Hyderabad, is looking at expanding its operations in India. more>>
Holiday Inn to build five-star hotel in Patna
  According to a report by Pranava K Chaudhary of The Times of India, hotel chain Holiday Inn will build a five-star hotel in Patna, which will be operational by 2012. The financial bid was okayed by more>>
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts launches City Heart Sarovar Portico in Ludhiana
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has launched City Heart Sarovar Portico, its second hotel in Ludhiana. The hotel will have a total inventory of 49 guest rooms and suites. Currently, 18 rooms more>>
Hotel Sahara Star Mumbai joins WORLDHOTELS as Deluxe Collection affiliate
  WORLDHOTELS, which has 500 affiliate properties in more than 300 destinations and 70 countries worldwide, has added Hotel Sahara Star Mumbai as Deluxe Collection affiliate. more>>
Two Zuri Hotels in Goa join Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino and The Retreat by Zuri have joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts as member of Summit Hotels & Resorts and Sterling Hotels respectively. more>>
Velvett Country Hill Resort & Healing Centre, Khandala to add 14 rooms by February 2010
  Velvett Country Hill Resort & Healing Centre, Khandala is in the process to add 14 rooms to its existing 37 rooms. The new rooms will be operational by February 2010. The approximate amount of more>>
Bids invited for developing Institute of Hotel Management at Mohali, Punjab
  The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) on behalf of the Union Government has invited Request for Proposal (RFP) from interested companies for developing an Institute more>>
Encore Hotels acquires vegetarian hummus brand Falafel’s
  Encore Hotels, the hospitality arm of Mirah Group has acquired the vegetarian hummus brand Falafel. The brand was introduced in India by JB N JEG Foods, which offers vegetarian more>>
Le Royal Meridien, Mumbai Chef receives Kitchen Artist of the Year Award 2009
  Sous Chef Nandan More from Le Royal Meridien, Mumbai has received Best Kitchen Artist of the Year award at the recently held Chef’s Awards 2009. The award ceremony was organised by the PHD more>>
Ecuador eyes India to promote its tourism and food industry
  In a bid to promote tourism and food industry of Ecuador, the Ecuador Embassy has organised a week long (November 10-17, 2009) Ecuadorian Gastronomy Festival at ITC Grand Central, more>>
Terroir India and Aspri Spirits launch new wines under Mumbaai Dreamz label
  Terroir India Pvt Ltd (TIPL) and Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd (ASPL) have launched a new range of wines under the label Mumbaai Dreamz in their portfolio. In tune with the partnership between the two more>>
Mercury Winery to expand international operations
  Mumbai-based wine producer, Mercury Winery Pvt Ltd (MWPL), with an aim to expand its international operations, recently forayed into the Italian market for sales and distributions of its wines. more>>
‘Introducing crises management is essential to help students gear up for the next slowdown’
As Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Lavasa initiates new efforts to empower the next generation of hospitality entrepreneurs to deal with the next wave of growth and the following period of slowdown, Ruud Reuland, General Director, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne speaks with HospitalityBiz on the quality and potential of manpower for the India hospitality industry more>>
A ‘high touch’ lesson for hospitality managers — understanding body language
Like many other industries, the every day environment of hospitality includes some very useful high tech tools that help project revenues, identify the level of sales booking pace, manage inventory and monitor payroll. It remains essential though in our world of welcoming people to our establishments that we retain a solid focus on the ‘high touch’ side of the every-day interactions with people. more>>
Chefs’ Day Awards

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H-LINE Professional Uniforms
METRO Cash & Carry India has launched a range of professional uniforms for hotels, restaurants and caterers under its own brand H-LINE. The range covers 15 different types of products including Chef coats, full and half aprons, waist coats, Chef caps, shirts, trousers, service jackets, ties and bows. more>>

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