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Phoenix Hospitality to invest Rs 3,500 Crore by 2012
  Phoenix Hospitality Pvt Ltd (PHPL), the hospitality arm of Phoenix Mills Limited plans to develop 38 hospitality assets in India, which includes hotels and resorts. It will be the only asset management company in
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Maharashtra hotels ‘sweat it out’
  With acute power shortage affecting Maharashtra, hotels across the state are being burdened with severe load shedding. This is taking a toll on on the hotels’ internal accruals. Hotels in business destinations like
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11 hospitality majors selected for Samukha Beach project
  11 hospitality majors like the Indian Hotels Company, ITC Welcomgroup, Dubai-based Emaar MGF, DLF, IHHR Hospitality, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, Goa-based
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CII proposes checklist for street food
  The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has come up with a 14-point checklist to improve the safety and quality of street vended food in the country. The checklist, designed by the CII Institute of Quality
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Chandigarh administration issues guidelines for Bed & Breakfast scheme
  The Chandigarh administration has issued guidelines to implement the Incredible India Bed and Breakfast scheme in the jurisdiction of Chandigarh in accordance with the Ministry of Tourism (MOT)
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IFCA Culinary Challenge and exhibition 2008 annexed with AAHAR
  Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) (Southern Region) will organise a Culinary Challenge and exhibition 2008 in conjunction with the second regional edition of AAHAR International Food Fair
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Singapore street food will be a part of Chennai Sangamam 2009
  Chennai will get a taste of Singaporean street cuisine at Chennai Sangamam 2009, a festival organised by Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) Southern region with the Government of Tamil
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PHD Chamber and Chefs’ associations to host Chef awards
  The annual Chef Day and Chef Awards 2008 will be celebrated on October 18 this year. The event as usual will be hosted by the PHD Chamber in association with Chef’s associations like the
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Parsvnath Developers get MoT clearance for first mixed use project
  Parsvnath Developers has received the clearance from the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to develop a four-star hotel at Parsvnath Planet Plaza at Lucknow. The hotel asset will be a part of the mall. This is Parsvnath
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Westin New Delhi, Gurgaon to soft launch in September 2009
 

Westin’s second property in the NCR region will be soft launched in September 2009, near IIFCO Chowk, Gurgaon. The business property will cater (90 per cent) to corporate travellers. Speaking with
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Pride becomes a member of WORLDHOTELS
 

The Pride Hotels is now a member of the WORLDHOTEL’s First Class Collection. It was selected by WORLDHOTELS after passing a series of rigorous tests and assessments based on hotel uniqueness
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Janpath Hotel on its way to regain past glory
 

Half-way through its renovation, India Tourism Development Corporation’s (ITDC) Janpath Hotel, is geared up to give its major competitors in the area a real run for their money in the days to
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MayFair Group of Hotels on expansion mode
 

MayFair Group of Hotels will launch a new property in Gangtok, titled MayFair Gangtok Spa and Resort in December, 2008. The property, which will be built on 48 acres will host 64 rooms comprising villas with
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 PRIME FOCUS

International QSRs with an Indian flavour
Most international QSRs that operate in the Indian market have introduced aspects of Indian cuisine into their food offerings. What induces these brands to incorporate popular Indian elements in their food menus in India?
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 MARKET SCOPE

Of battles with broadcasters

The aggrieved hotel industry looks forward to rationalising its situation with broadcasters. We present insights into the ongoing conflict of the trades
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 BRANDING
Brand names: The value of association of ideas
Chender Baljee, Chairman, Royal Orchid Hotels Limited explains the value of creating and maintaining a brand
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 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF
Rajindera Kumar - Director, Taj Ambassador Hotel, President HRANI
A firm disciplinarian and a perfectionist to the core, Rajindera Kumar, Director, Taj Ambassador Hotel, President HRANI enjoys the luxuries of life and is passionate about good food, cars, clothes and watches
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 FRONT OFFICE
“Revenue generation is the most critical issue faced by front offices”
Abhijeet Roy Sarkar, Front Office Manager, Jaypee Siddarth discusses the front office’s challenges with Japna Sodhi
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 POINT OF VIEW
Deconstructing the hotel industry professional
Anand Mittal feels that the attitude of a hotel professional is different from that of those who belong to other professions
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 THE LIGHTER SIDE
Singing for your supper
If you are hungry and thirsty, don’t ever make the mistake of going to a restaurant on a karaoke night, says Marcellus Baptista
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