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Indian Railways undertakes measures for food safety, hygiene, nutritional content at stations and trains
  According to a PIB release, K H Muniyappa, Minister of State, Ministry of Railways, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha yesterday mentioned that Indian Railways is undertaking various measures more>>
FSSAI Act will remove multiplicity of authorities: V N Gaur, CEO, FSSAI
  The food sector in India will come under one single authority as Food Safety & Standards Act comes in to effect next year. This was informed by V N Gaur, CEO, Food Safety & Standards Authority more>>
Bharat Hotels to invest Rs 1,500 crore in nine luxury hotels across India
  Bharat Hotels Ltd, owning company of the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore for its various hospitality developments across India. The hotel chain, which owns and more>>
Tivoli Group plans major expansion in India
  In a bid to have pan-India presence and promote its properties as banquet hotels, New Delhi-based Tivoli Group has major expansion plans. It will launch its first five-star hotel in Gurgaon, more>>
Mirah Group likely to call off partnership with Encore Hotels
  Mirah Group, promoted by the Goenka’s is on the verge of calling off their partnership with Barot’s for their hospitality arm, Encore Hotels Pvt Ltd. Encore Hotels is a joint venture formed between more>>
Madhubhan Resort & Spa, Anand to set up serviced apartments in second phase
  Madhubhan Resort & Spa, Anand, owned by Elecon Engineering Company Ltd plans to roll out serviced apartments in the next two years during its second phase of development. The resort, more>>
Sarovar to launch ‘Premiere’ brand in Gachibowli, Hyderabad
  Sarovar Hotels and Resorts is currently in the process of developing its third property in Hyderabad, under the up-scale ‘Sarovar Premier’ brand. The 203 room five-star deluxe property known as Aditya more>>
Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket initiates marketing efforts for India
  Six Senses Destination Spa in Phuket, Thailand recently launched a series of marketing initiatives for the Indian market. As part of its promotional efforts, the property will conduct a Corporate more>>
Citrus Hotels debuts in Pune
  Mind Space hotels and resorts, a company owned by Omprakash Goenka, Omprakash Bhandari and Ramesh Thakkar, recently launched Citrus Hotels, a premium business hotel, in more>>
STDC to introduce skill development programme soon to promote Village Tourism
  The Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) is planning to introduce skill development programme soon for the locals, in a bid to promote Village Tourism in the state. more>>
Sohum Spa to roll out franchise model in India
  Mumbai-based Sohum Spa, Core Wellness Ltd’s spa brand plans to roll out franchise model in India by the end of this month. The franchise model will be applicable to standalone spas across India. more>>
IFCA’s 4th edition of National Culinary Congress addresses dietary concerns of today’s traveller
  Indian Federation of Culinary Association’s (IFCA) fourth edition of National Culinary Congress in Hyderabad witnessed participation of culinary and food service professionals. The three-day more>>
‘Foodworld India 2009,’ the global convention for food industry to be held in Mumbai
  ‘Foodworld India 2009,’ the global convention for food business and industry, will take place on November 26-27, 2009 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Grounds in Mumbai. More than 200 more>>
United Spirits acquires Tern Distilleries for Rs 13.42 crore
  According to a report in Hindu Business Line, United Spirits Ltd (USL) has acquired Andhra Pradesh-based Tern Distilleries, a primary distillation facility, for Rs 13.42 crore. A spokesperson more>>
Pacific Coast Feather Company to organise its first workshop on housekeeping in India
  US-based Pacific Coast Feather Company (PCFC), manufacturer of pillows, comforters, mattress pads, feather beds and sheets, will organise its first workshop at Radisson Hotel Delhi on more>>

Saluting the culinary professional
National Culinary Congress 2009 - the fourth congregation of culinary professionals and food service operators recently concluded in the picturesque and historic city of Hyderabad, HospitalityBiz compiles an event report... more>>
‘There’s enough to sustain a visitor’s interest in a heritage hotel’
WelcomHeritage Hotels managed to register a modest growth last year in spite of adverse market conditions. Sunil Sikka, Head – Marketing & Business Development, WelcomHeritage in conversation with HospitalityBiz explains how they made the impossible possible…. more>>
expertspeak_imgEgo – Is it harmful for hoteliers’
“Ego is the biggest enemy of humans” – A quote from the Rig Veda

What is ego? It is a state of mind which exists or is created in a person, which allows the person to think, function or feel in a particular way. If you are a human being, you have an ego. more>>
STR Global reports the Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline for October 2009
The Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline includes 985 hotels comprising 235,931 rooms, according to the October 2009 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report released recently. more>>

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