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MoT revises hotel approval and classification/reclassification norms
  Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and Government of India (GoI) has come out with revised norms for approval of hotel projects as well as classification and renewal norms for the hospitality units in India. ...read more>>
  
Union Minister of Tourism reveals the names of loss making ITDC hotels
  According to a PIB release, Kumari Selja, Union Minister of Tourism (MoT) has said that out of the eight hotels owned by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a Central public sector ...read more>>
  
Captain C P Krishnan Nair to receive Hall of Fame Award
  Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the global leader in the development and hosting of hotel investment events, has announced that Captain C P Krishnan Nair, Chairman, The Leela Palaces ...read more>>
  
First edition of Hospitality Leadership Congress slated for Mumbai this year
  Hospitality Biz and Hospitality Consulting & Management Group (HCMG) will organise, ‘Hospitality Leadership Congress’ later this year in Mumbai. This is the first of its kind annual event on ...read more>>
  
Hospitality industry is becoming a hostile industry: Dr P Sekhar
  Micro Think Tank, which focuses on addressing the security issues in India, has recently released a white paper on hotel security. It highlighted the needs for standardisation of security ...read more>>
  
Concept Hospitality re-brands Grazia to Fern
  Concept Hospitality, which announced the launch of a new brand Grazia early this year, has undergone a brand change. The company will now launch its properties under the new brand Fern. Speaking exclusively with Hospitality Biz about the brand change, ...read more>>
  
Orchid Hotels India Ltd revamps its website
  Orchid Hotels India Ltd, (OHIL) formerly known as Kamat Hotels India Ltd is in the process of revamping their flagship brand's website i.e. www.orchidhotel.com. The new website ...read more>>
  
Alcon Victor Group's Grand Dona Sylvia property to open in Goa
  Goa-based hospitality player Alcon Victor Group is in the process of launching their new hotel – The Grand Dona Sylvia. The property is located on the Cavelossim beach in south Goa and ...read more>>
  
Fort Khejarla to add 15 rooms by April 2010
  Fort Khejarla (a unit of Bhandari Heritage Pvt Ltd) in Jodhpur plans to add 15 rooms inventory to its existing 38 rooms. This heritage property is leased by Bhandari Heritage Pvt Ltd, which is ...read more>>
  
Quality Inn Pearl, Hyderabad to open by end of August 2009
  Quality Inn Pearl, Hyderabad, owned by Hyderabad-based Sai Anirudh Constructions & Developers Pvt Ltd, will be launched by the end of August 2009. The 64 room inventory will be managed by ...read more>>
  
NCHMCT announces affiliation scheme for privately-run hospitality institutes
  The National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) has announced an affiliation scheme for private sector hospitality institutes, which are keen to offer ...read more>>
  
LBIIHM signs MoU with LSBM
  Lakshya Bharti International Institute of Hotel Management (LBIIHM), a Delhi-based hotel management institute, has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ...read more>>
  
Leeds Met India’s undergraduate hospitality course to commence from September 2009
  Bhopal-based Jagran Social Welfare Society (JSWS) in collaboration with England-based Leeds Metropolitan University plans to start the first batch of Under-graduate hospitality course in ...read more>>
  
NEC India to partner with hospitality solution providers
  In order to enhance its product visibility and market share in Indian hospitality segment, NEC India, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, plans for possible partnerships with other property ...read more>>
 COVER STORY

GenNext Conclave 2009
What are the challenges faced by the second generation or the new entrant entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry? How do they perceive the industry’s future? In its second edition of the annual initiative GenNext Conclave 2009, Hospitality Biz delves into these issues. Dheera Majumder reports
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 INTERVIEWS
“Bar coding can help increase productivity and improve inventory management and asset tracking”
Raj Srinivasan, Managing Director, Materials, Avery Dennison (India) Pvt Ltd discusses with Hospitality Biz, the development and growth of pressure-sensitive label market in India and Avery Dennison's scope of work in the hotel and F&B industry

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 EXPERT SPEAK
Not quite a piece of cake
At the risk of sounding a tad bit immodest, this piece is written in complete admiration for my tribe, my fellow Pastry Chefs and bakers in the Indian Hospitality scenario. Having worked at some of the best international kitchens and with some of the best bakers and Pastry Chefs in Europe,
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 SPECIAL REPORT
specialreport_imgThe Golden Rs of Heritage Hotels in India
This article discusses five common denominators for the mainstay of Heritage Hotels, each of which starts with the letter R — Restoration and Re-creation, Recreation, Rooms, Repast and Remembrances.

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