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FHRAI asks SIHRA to hold this year’s annual convention
  The Executive Committee meeting of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), held at the behest of the Court Commissioner in Mumbai yesterday, has asked more>>
Railway Ministry halts infrastructure projects
  According to a report by Sharmistha Mukherjee of Business Standard, the ambitious plan by the Railways to raise Rs 1,00,000 crore in the Eleventh Plan (2007-12) to develop rail infrastructure more>>
FHRAI factions decide to work together in future
  The long-drawn factionalism that plagued the leading hotel industry association, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), for the last few months, may come to more>>
BCIHMCT to organise award ceremony in New Delhi from Oct 7 to 9, 2009
  Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BCIHMCT), New Delhi will organise 8th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2009. The national event will take more>>
Karambir Singh Kang, GM, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai wins ‘Virtuoso Hotelier Of The Year 2009’ Award
  Karambir Singh Kang, General Manager, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai has been awarded with the Virtuoso Hotelier of the Year Award, 2009 at the Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best’ Hotel more>>
HICAP to honour Sir Michael Kadoorie with Lifetime Achievement Award
  CHorwath HTL and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), co-hosts and organisers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), will present Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman, more>>
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide to launch five-star hotel in Ahmedabad
  According to a report in DNA, US-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide is ready to launch its second five-star hotel in Ahmedabad. The Aloft hotel, a brand of Starwood Hotels and more>>
Tune to set up 20 hotels across India
  Tune, The Tune Hotels Group of companies has entered into a strategic partnership with Apodis Hospitality Group to invest in, develop and operate 20 Tune hotels more>>
Shervani Nehru Place to open for business at NCR in December 2009
  New Delhi-based Shervani Hospitalities is in the process of launching their third hotel venture in the National Capital Region (NCR). Shervani’s upcoming property, Shervani Nehru Place, more>>
Marriott International signs 21 hotels in Asia
  Marriott International has signed 21 management contracts for hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region. The 21 hotels are scheduled to open by the end of 2013. It will represent four of the more>>
Pride Group of Hotels eyes Tier II cities for expansion
  With an aim to have a wider presence in the Indian market, Pride Group of Hotels is now eyeing Tier II cities to expand its business hotel brand, Pride Biznotel. For the same, the company is more>>
The Venetian Macao to set up sales office in India by end of 2009
  Observing the potential of the Indian market and with a view to expand its presence in India, The Venetian Macao, the five-star property of the Las Vegas Sands Corp located in Macao, China more>>
RCI affiliates five more resorts in India
  Resort Condominiums International (RCI), global provider of innovative products and services to the global travel and leisure industry, has announced five new resort affiliations across India. more>>
Philippines-based Jollibee Foods to foray into India
  Philippines-based Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC), one of the leading fast food players of Philippines, is planning to enter into the Indian fast food sector. According to a company official, JFC is focusing more>>
WORLDHOTELS adds Asiana Hotel in Chennai to its portfolio
  WORLDHOTELS, which has 500 affiliate properties in more than 300 destinations and 70 countries worldwide, has added Asiana Hotel in Chennai to its leading global sales, marketing more>>
Indian Vintner settles court case with Australian Vintage
  Indage Vintners has settled the court case filed by the Australian Vintage by giving them Australian wine as compensation for not completing the deal to buy the Loxton winery and more>>
Informa lines up promotional activities for National Taste Week
  Informa India and ProMeeting are in the process of organising National Taste Week between January 25 and 30, 2010. The association has lined up several F&B promotional events more>>
Innovate to succeed
This is the time of the year when festivals, hospitality season and the swine flu make a very unappetising cocktail. Though the festivities were initially toned down, the masks and handkerchiefs worn by public in panic are slowly disappearing. It seems the world has come to terms with the swine flu and has mentally accepted it as any other illness. The industry is hopeful that the business season commencing from this month does well. more>>
‘Northern Chinese style of preparation is more in tune with Indian palate’
Chef Wang Bing, the Chinese Sous Chef at 19 Oriental Avenue of Shangri-La Eros Hotel New Delhi, is an expertise in introducing innovative Chinese dishes. Interacting with Hospitality Biz , during the ongoing ‘Chinese Duck’ promotions, Chef Bing explains about the different ways to create Chinese dishes in order to suit different palates… more>>
specialreport_imgFuture prospects in hospitality education
The hospitality industry has grown many folds. The time has come to focus on the future of hospitality education. Having interactive sessions, continuous co-ordination and inter-relationship among institutions will be a step towards giving hospitality education a uniform character. Universities, institutions and councils can work cohesively to reach this milestone. There is a need to organise workshops, formation of consortiums and core group from institutions, which will help put forward the views before the industry and regulatory authorities. more>>
STR Global posts Asia Pacific performance results for July 2009
Hotels in the Asia/Pacific region experienced decreases when reported in USD for all three key performance metrics for July 2009, according to data compiled by STR Global. In year-over-year measurements, the Asia/Pacific region’s occupancy dropped 6.3 per cent to 61.7 per cent; average daily rate declined 15.9 per cent to US 113.20 and revenue per available room fell 21.2 per cent to US 69.83. more>>

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