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MoT assigns IHM Pusa to carry out audit of seven wildlife sanctuaries in India
  In an effort to position India as a global Ecotourism destination, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has assigned the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) Pusa to carry out an audit of seven ...read more>>
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts signs MoU with Uttarakhand govt to promote homestays in the state
  Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd., (MHRIL) one of India’s leading leisure hospitality providers, has announced a strategic alliance with the Government of Uttarakhand for promoting and ...read more>>
InterContinental.com named best website in the hotel industry
  InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ website, www.intercontinental.com, has been awarded the Best in Class Award, in the hotel/ resort category, by 2009 Interactive Media Awards. With an overall score ...read more>>
Novotel’s 32 hotels and resorts in APAC attains Green Globe Sustainable Tourism Certification
  Novotel, the mid-scale hotel brand within the Accor group portfolio announced that 32 hotels and resorts throughout Asia Pacific have achieved Green Globe Sustainable Tourism Certification ...read more>>
Krishna Palace Residency plans two budget hotels in South India
  Mumbai-based Hotel Krishna Palace Residency’s Managing Director Krishna Shetty is planning to expand his hospitality portfolio in South India. As part of the expansion plans, two budget ...read more>>
Phoenix inks pact for Marriott hotels in Mumbai, Agra
  Phoenix Hospitality Company, a part of the Phoenix Group, has signed a long-term management agreement with Marriott International to set up Marriott hotels in Mumbai and Agra ...read more>>
Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai to open on December 17, 2009
  East India hotels (EIH) will open the ‘Trident’ hotel in Bandra Kurla Complex Mumbai on December 17, 2009. The hotel will be located 20 minutes from the airport. It will be the only hotel within the ...read more>>
Ras Resorts, Silvassa to add 60 rooms by December 2010
  Ras Resorts in Silvassa, the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, plans to add 60 rooms to its existing room inventory of 100 rooms, by end of December 2010. ...read more>>
Legrand India unveils latest range of wireless devices ‘Arteor’ in Hyderabad
  Legrand India, subsidiary of France-based Legrand Group, has unveiled its latest range of wireless devices ‘Arteor’ in Hyderabad recently. Legrand specialises in products and systems used ...read more>>
MTM’s third meeting highlights industry expectations from hotel management colleges
  The third meeting of Mumbai Trainers’ Meet (MTM), recently held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, focussed on bringing the representatives of the hotel management colleges of the city and the training ...read more>>
MMIHM&CT hosts national seminar on ‘Hospitality Industry in India – Development & Challenges’
  MM Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (MMIHM& CT), Mullana, Ambala recently hosted a two-day national conference on ‘Hospitality Industry in India – Development & ...read more>>
IHC’s third annual conference to be held at WGSHA, Manipal on February 26 and 27, 2010
  Welcom Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal will host the third annual conference of Indian Hospitality Congress (IHC) on February 26 and 27, 2010. The theme of the ...read more>>
NCHMCT to formulate curriculum for CBSE in hospitality subjects for next academic year
  As part of the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) initiative to overcome shortage of skilled manpower in the hospitality sector, National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology ...read more>>
BCIHMCT to organise seminar on issues and challenges of tourism, hospitality and environment
  Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BCIHMCT), affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi will organise a seminar ...read more>>
Hoteltech Show & Baketech Show to be held in Hyderabad from November 13-15, 2009
  The third edition of Hoteltech Show & Baketech Show will be held at NTR Stadium, Ashok Nagar in Hyderabad from November 13 to 15, 2009. The events will be organised by Samanuaya ...read more>>
 COVER STORY

Spa industry’s next ‘IT’ eration

The spa and wellness industry in India is poised on the brink of considerable expansion over the next few years. The entry of international branded spa operators coupled with the rise of indigenous Indian spa players makes this a competitive market with plenty options to match the customer’s wallet. The following special report tries to explore revenue maximising opportunities and the role of comprehensive spa technology solutions in the wellness industry
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 INTERVIEW
“We pay attention to every element of guest journey”
Good Night Guarantee or money back is a concept, was an unheard thing in the hospitality business in India. With first Premier Inn set to open in Bengaluru, the brand is bound to rewrite the way real ‘mid-market’ hotel conceived and operated in the country. In a tête-à-tête with HospitalityBiz, Aly Shariff, Managing Director-India, Premier Inn reveals more about the brand…
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 EXPERT SPEAK
expertspeak_imgScheduling the frequencies of cleaning
House keeping department has always been held responsible for maintaining the aesthetic upkeep of the hotel by frequent and periodic cleaning. Cleaning is not an occasional task but a periodic activity that has to be performed on a regular basis. Cleaning is to be carried out on daily, bi-weekly, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or on annual basis depending upon the requirement of the area.
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 PROJECT WATCH
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Ongoing Hospitality & Tourism Projects : November 2009
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