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Luxury tents for CWG 2010 visitors to be set up at Surajkund and Dundahera
  According to a PTI report, visitors to the CommonWealth Games (CWG), which will be held in the capital from October 3-14, 2010, will be able to stay in luxurious tents modeled on those put up more>>
Karnataka government mulls to roll out Caravan Tourism
  According to a PTI report, the Karnataka government is mulling on rolling out Caravan Tourism that will enable tourists to visit forest and other remote areas where hotel accommodation is a major more>>
HRAWI gears up for Diamond Jubilee celebration
  The Hotel & Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI), as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee year in February 2010. The Association has formed a more>>
FSSAI to convene first CAC meeting on January 19, 2010
  Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will convene its first Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting in New Delhi on January 19, 2010. The meeting will be attended by all more>>
ITDC declares dividend for the third consecutive year
  According to a PIB release, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) today presented a dividend cheque of Rs 7.90 crore to Kumari Selja, Minister for Tourism and Housing & Urban Poverty more>>
FICCI calls for granting infrastructure status to hotel industry
  According to a PTI report, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has called for granting infrastructure status to the hotel industry, aimed at boosting investments in more>>
J P Morgan to invest Rs 70 crore in Viceroy Hotels project
  Hyderabad-based Viceroy Hotels Ltd is raising Rs 70 crore (USD 15 million) in private equity funding for its Bengaluru hotel project. The 300-room project, which will be hived off into a subsidiary called more>>
Hampshire Hotels & Resorts to set up 14 hotels in India
  US-based Hampshire Hotels & Resorts LLC will invest USD 750 million to build new hotels across India over the next five years. Sant Singh Chatwal, Chairman, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts said more>>
Clarks Inn opens third hotel in Delhi
  Clarks Inn Group of Hotels, a subsidiary of UP Hotels Clarks Limited, has opened their third budget hotel in Delhi at Kailash Colony .The 30-room hotel has all executive rooms, which are equipped more>>
Carlson to open luxury brand Regent in Gurgaon
  According to a PTI report, global hospitality chain Carlson Hotel Worldwide has plans to open its luxury brand Regent in India with the opening of a hotel in Gurgaon in 2013. Carlson Hotel Worldwide more>>
Gir Nature View Resort to be developed near Sasan, Gujarat by 2013
  Gujarat-based independent promoter Suresh Vekarya is currently developing Gir Nature View Resort Ltd near Sasan, Gujarat. The project adjoining the Gir forest will consist of 30 cottages, more>>
Vipul Hospitality to set up five-star hotel at Bathinda in Punjab
  According to a PTI report, Vipul Hospitality, part of real estate firm Vipul Ltd, will invest a sum of Rs 80-100 crore over two years for setting up a five-star hotel at Bathinda in Punjab. The company has more>>
WACS to organise three judging seminars on culinary competitions
  World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will organise three judging seminars in 2010 with an objective to raise the standards of judging at culinary competitions, especially at the WACS more>>
Liquor companies plan to hike prices to offset higher input costs
  With prices of molasses having almost doubled during the last one year, liquor manufacturers are mulling price hikes across the board making popular whiskies, rum and vodka brands more>>
Speciality Restaurants plans more ‘Mainland China’ outlets
  Speciality Restaurants, which has brands like Mainland China, Sigree, Oh! Calcutta, Machan and Flame and Grill under its wing, plans to invest around Rs 150 crore to expand ‘Mainland China’ more>>
‘Our location gives us access to global accounts’
As Westin marks its entry into the financial capital of India, Jan Bundgaard, General Manager, The Westin Mumbai Garden City speaks with HospitalityBiz about the hotel’s positioning and marketing strategies more>>

Ongoing Hospitality & Tourism Projects : January 2010
For further information on ongoing hospitality and tourism infrastructure projects in India please contact or subscribe to Visit website for more details. more>>
Hotel (In)Security
Hotels need to continually evaluate and evolve new methods to combat terrorists, thieves and the unwelcome publicity that follows causing a potential loss in clientele. Terrorist attacks, dire economic news and a host of real and imagined malaises are just a few of the reasons that almost every publication discusses hotel security. The latest include the following: more>>

Asia Pacific Lodging Econometric’s Construction Pipeline - Executive Summary: Fall 2009
With 1,841 projects/438,451 rooms at the end of Quarter Three, the Asia Pacific Pipeline is the second largest in the world. Because the region has two of the fastest growing economies, China and India, regional project counts are down only 17 per cent and total rooms by 13 per cent from the Pipeline’s Quarter Two 2008 peak. more

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