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SIHRA finalises date for FHRAI convention
  Southern India Hotel & Restaurant Association (SIHRA) has finalised the dates for this year’s Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) convention, which will take place in more>>
Delhi farmhouses may host visitors of Commonwealth Games, 2010
  According to a report by Lisa Mary Thomson and Neha Dewan of The Economic Times, apart from the hotels, rooms under the bed and breakfast (B&B) scheme and other accommodation more>>
Leela Hotels asked to close its floating casino in Goa
  According to a PTI report, the Goa Government has ordered the closure of Leela Hotels’ offshore casino with immediate effect after the latter failed to pay an annual licence fee of Rs five crore within more>>
Kumarakom hotels form consortium to attract big events
  Five hotels in Kerala’s backwater destination, Kumarakom, have come together to form a consortium – MICE & Marriage Kumarakom – in order to attract events in Kumarakom. more>>
Best Western forays into Punjab with ‘Merrion’ in Amritsar
  Best Western India has announced their entry into Punjab with the opening of Best Western Merrion in the City of the Golden Temple, Amritsar. The 40-room hotel having four-star facilities more>>
Prajay Engineers Syndicate to invest Rs 600 crore in hospitality sector
  According to a report by K Rajani Kanth of Business Standard, Prajay Engineers Syndicate Ltd (PESL), Hyderabad-based construction and hospitality major, will be investing more>>
Delhi Metro in JV with IHCL constructs hotel in Dwarka
  According to a PTI report, Delhi Metro is constructing a hotel in joint venture with the Tata Group to cash in on the growing demand for room facility for tourists, particularly during more>>
Bed and breakfast scheme in Chandigarh to be scrapped
  According to a report by Ajay Sura of The Times of India, the Chandigarh administration has decided to scrap its much-touted bed and breakfast scheme. A formal order in this regard more>>
Analjit Singh to raise stake in EIH to over 26 per cent
  According to a report in Reuters, Analjit Singh, Chairman, Max India is poised to become the biggest shareholder in hotel chain EIH Ltd and join the founding Oberoi family as Vice-Chairman more>>
AHA to kick start ‘Online World Campus’ in January 2010
  The American Hospitality Academy (AHA) is in the process of launching their ‘Online World Campus’ programme in India, Philippines, Nepal and the US. AHA will impart hospitality focussed more>>
Hotel stocks in India hit 52-week high
  According to a report by Rajesh Chandramouli of The Times of India, most of the hotel stocks hit their 52-week high on the back of news that hotels have hiked or mulling an increase in room tariffs more>>
Westin Hotels & Resorts to launch specialty restaurants in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune
  Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 145 hotels and resorts in more than 29 countries and territories and owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will unveil its specialty Indian more>>
DHPL’s casino project to get Rs35 crore PE funding
  According to a report in, a casino being built by Daman Hospitality Pvt Ltd (DHPL) is raising Rs 35 crore from Madison India Real Estate Fund Ltd, a USD 150 million (Rs 698 crore) more>>
AP farmers to come up with mango-wine, flavoured water
  A group of mango growers in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh are developing a mango wine and mango fruit-flavoured water. The products will be hitting the consumer market in the next more>>
Second edition of Intervitis India to be held in Nashik on November 5, 2009
  The second edition of Intervitis India, a technology trade fair, will be organised by Messe Stuttgart and the Nashik Valley Wine Growers Association. The fair will take place on more>>
Tough times help the industry to be creative and innovative
As the first business hotel under the Westin brand in India gears up for its opening, HospitalityBiz converses with Stephane Fabregoul, General Manager, The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace about the brand’s positioning in the Indian market more>>
Spanish Olive Oil: All-round benefactor

Liquid gold
The greatest exponent of mono-unsaturated fat is olive oil and it is a prime component used in Mediterranean diet. Olive oil is a natural juice, which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is freshly pressed from the fruit. In ancient Greece, athletes ritually rubbed it all over their body. more>>
specialreport_imgHotels in India – Trends & Opportunities
HVS has now been at the forefront of providing hospitality services in India for 13 years. After observing two economic downturns and a historical growth period, we are in a position to offer a unique perspective on the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry as well as the process of recovery. more>>
Glimpses of The Venetian Macao Hotel and Resort press conference promoting itself as a MICE destination in India
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