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This Week's Top Headlines
Hotel industry responds to Ministry's tariff slash call
  In the wake of global recession, the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has advised its member hotels to slash the room tariffs by 15 to 20 per cent. This move will also ...read more>>
 
Hotels incur major Forex conversion losses in Q2 ‘08
  The second financial quarter of FY 2008-’09 saw immense fluctuation in rupee prices, as the currency depreciated against the dollar. The recently announced Second Quarter results of domestic ...read more>>
 
IHC to organise 2nd National Conference in January 2009
  Indian Hospitality Congress (IHC) is organising the second National Conference on 'Hospitality Management Education – Issues & Challenges' between January 29 and 30, 2009 at ...read more>>
 
AHG seeks Housekeeper of the Month for December 2008
  Austrian Housekeepers Group (AHG) - International is presently seeking applications for the title 'Housekeeper of the Month' for December 2008. The applications may be filled by ...read more>>
 
Venus Consultants to launch five hotel projects
  Venus Consultants, a Chennai-based hospitality consulting firm, is in the process of launching several hotel projects in South India. It is revamping Hotel Kailash, a 22-room property on ...read more>>
 
Tivoli to add two banquet hotels to its portfolio
  Tivoli group of hotels will add two banquet hotels to its portfolio soon. The property in Greater Noida, Tivoli Habitat Centre, is ready for opening with its first booking — a grand wedding — ...read more>>
 
IHCL to introduce Jiva Spa at Taj Lands End
  Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is in the process of introducing a spa facility in its North Mumbai property, Taj Lands End. Contradicting the earlier report of Hospitality Biz, the group will ...read more>>
 
IHG signs deal with Shimao Group to open six new hotels
  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal with Shimao Group to open six new hotels under three brands in four cities in China by 2013. The hotels will carry the InterContinental ...read more>>
 
Trikona’s Apodis Hospitality to invest in, develop and operate properties
  According to DNA, Trikona Capital Group has set up Apodis Hospitality, which will not only invest in, but also develop and operate hotel properties on a pan India basis. The company has ...read more>>
 
Oakwood on an expansion spree in India and China
  Oakwood Asia Pacific, a division of Oakwood Worldwide, has drawn up major expansion plans in India with properties coming up in Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, ...read more>>
 
Ascot Hotels to set up service apartments in Punjab
 

According to a report in Financial Chronicle, Ascot Hotels and Resorts, co-promoted by the McDonald’s India franchisee group, is on an expansion spree. The company plans to set up ...read more>>

  
WelcomHeritage signs six more properties
 

WelcomHeritage, a joint venture between ITC and Marudhar Hotels of HH Jodhpur, has signed six more properties in states like Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and ...read more>>

   
RHW plans growth of its TGKF brand
 

According to the Hindu Business Line, RHW Hotel Management Services Ltd, a JV between Radisson Hotels Worldwide and UMAK Investment Company Private Ltd, plans to launch 50 ...read more>>

   
Nirula's embarks on Rs150 Cr domestic expansion
 

Nirula's, the fast food and casual dining chain, has earmarked an outlay of Rs 150 crore for its domestic expansion. As a part of its domestic expansion, the company is likely to go for ...read more>>

 PRIME FOCUS

Mall hotels: The upcoming trend in Indian hospitality
Although new to India, the trend of mixed use development is fast catching up in the Indian real estate world. Instead of standalone islands, hotels are fast becoming a part of many other components, such as office complexes, retail hubs, theme parks and entertainment centres. P Krishna Kumar examines the concept’s pros and cons
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 BUSINESS MANTRA
Economic slow down and the hospitality industry
In the first part of his column, Taposh Chakraborty, Principal, Boutique Hospitality Consulting, Bengaluru provides an insight into how the hospitality industry can withstand the present economic slow down and fulfil its potential
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 FINER NUANCES

The art of liquor appreciation
With the emergence of different foreign liquors in the Indian market, liquor appreciation sessions have become a widespread practice among liquor companies. Dheera Majumder tries to comprehend the thin line between education and marketing
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 HOUSEKEEPING
Types of hard surfaces in the hotel industry
Anuradha Khot, Freelance Housekeeping Trainer and Consultant delves into the different surface types used in the hotels and their maintenance
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 SELF IMPROVEMENT
How to handle difficult people
Iyer Subramanian gives insight into the efficient and effective ways to deal with difficult people, specifically the workplace
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 GROUND REALITY
Time to change
It is adaptation and learning that will help to keep pace with the happenings of our time. It’s the right time for change, and it depends upon our willingness to learn and readjust within the work scenario
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