This Week's Top Headlines
Market slowdown to affect hotel development
  With real estate stocks being hit adversely by the market slowdown, the phenomenon is expected to have a spiralling effect on hospitality development in India. Most real estate majors with ...read more>>
 
MCD to simplify guest house licensing
  The Municipal Corporation of New Delhi (MCD) in all probability will come up with a simplified licensing and approval policy for the guest houses in New Delhi, soon. The Standing Committee ...read more>>
 
DDA overlooks LBZ hotels in the proposed FAR
  The much-awaited notification of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on raising the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of Delhi hotels, may end up as a damp squib. This is due to indications that point to ...read more>>
 
IHC announces second national convention itinerary
  The Indian Housekeepers Club (IHC) has announced that it has frozen on the events itinerary for its second national convention. With a view to bring the housekeepers across the ...read more>>
 
Awesome to support COMFEX ‘09
  The Mumbai-based hospitality engineer’s association Awesome (Academic With Excellence Spectrum of Maintenance Engineers) is all set to support COMFEX 2009, an exposition ...read more>>
 
Four new Westin properties by 2012
  The Gurgaon-based Vatika Group, in association with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has plans to invest in four new Westin properties. These hotels will come up in the next ...read more>>
 
Mandarin Oriental launches The Park Terrace
  Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London launched its new open air restaurant, The Park Terrace, recently. The Park Terrace is open all day until 30 September for early morning breakfasts ...read more>>
 
Parsvnath Hotels to tie up with international brands
  Parsvnath Hotels Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delhi-based real estate developer Parsvnath Developers Limited (PDL), is about to enter into joint ventures and management contracts with ...read more>>
 
Ginger Hotels plans Indian expansion
  According to Financial Chronicle’s interview with Prabhat Pani, CEO, Ginger Hotels, the Ginger Hotels group plans to launch 60 to 70 properties in India, within the next three to ...read more>>
 
KHIL plans Indian expansion for Orchid brand
 

According to DNA, Mumbai-based Kamat Hotels India Ltd (KHIL) aims to achieve a nation-wide presence in India for its ecotel brand, The Orchid. The seven new properties are expected to ...read more>>

   
Bharat Hotels to enter into budget segment by 2009
 

Bharat Hotels is in the process of assessing opportunities to enter the budget segment. The plans are in its initial stages and the group plans to make its foray into this particular segment by ...read more>>

   
BSTDC to start a floating restaurant on Ganges in Patna
 

Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) is planning to launch a floating restaurant on the river Ganga. The Corporation is inviting private participation for operation, maintenance ...read more>>

   
Miele Guide introduces two culinary scholarships
 

The Miele Guide, Asia’s first independent restaurant guide, unveils two new culinary scholarships for aspiring Chefs through the new The Miele Guide Culinary Scholarship Programme. It plans to ...read more>>

   
MoT to set-up wellness training institutes
 

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) plans to develop institutes to train manpower in skills of yoga and traditional systems of medicine to position India as the global destination for ...read more>>

   
Kolkata’s Old Silver Mint to be converted into a museum and hotel by 2010
 

According to a recent IANS report, Kolkata plans to revamp its Old Silver Mint, a fine piece of Grecian architecture on ...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Funding to impact small and medium projects
Although there is general apprehension in the market that the RBI’s recent measures may adversely impact hospitality investments, experts feel that these steps will not have much impact on projects which have already achieved financial closure
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 MARKET SCOPE
The Liquidity Crisis and the Indian Hotel Industry: a Hurdle or a Silver Lining?
The state of turmoil in global financial markets has generated new concerns for the hospitality industry. This article attempts to ‘gaze the crystal ball’ and see what lies ahead for the industry in emerging markets like India
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 F&B

Celebrating cuisine: An insight into food festivals
Food festivals involve months of planning, decision making and arrangements, which brings in recognition and brand recall for the restaurant. We evaluate the finer aspects
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 KITCHEN INSIGHTS
The intricacies of molecular food
Chef Bakshish Dean, Executive Chef, The Park, New Delhi gives us the insider view on molecular food
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 SECURITY
The intricacies of hotel security
Brig (Retd) Pramathesh Raina delves into the finer points of hotel security
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 TECHNOLOGY

Locks take the electronic route
Hotels have started to opt for electronic locking systems over the traditional mechanical locks.
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