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HRAWI to conclude 60th celebration in Mumbai in July ‘10
  Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI) plans to conclude its Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Mumbai in July 2010. Sunit Kothari, Chairman, Diamond Jubilee Committee, HRAWI more>>
Haryana Cabinet decides to reduce Entertainment Tax
  The Haryana Cabinet has decided to reduce Entertainment Tax (ET) levied on hotels, resorts, clubs and fun and theme parks. Considering the persistent plea from hospitality and other related industry more>>
Lakhani Builders & Developers to set up five-star hotel, scouts for financial partners
  Navi Mumbai-based Lakhani Builders & Developers (LBD) plans to foray into the hospitality segment with a mixed-used development project in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. However, the Group is looking for more>>
HMCL to diversify into hospitality segment
  Shillong-based HM Cements Ltd (HMCL) plans to diversify into the hospitality segment and will open hotels in Guwahati and Shillong by January 2013 with an approximate investment of Rs 240 more>>
The Claridges Hotels & Resorts unveils new corporate website
  The Claridges Hotels & Resorts has launched a new website – Besides facilitating instant room reservations, the new website will provide details on all the hotels, more>>
Westin Hotels and Resorts to promote Indian properties through SPG database programme
  Westin Hotels and Resorts which currently operates four properties in Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and New Delhi will promote its existing properties through the database of Starwood Preferred more>>
Infinity Hotels to open its first hotel ‘Basilico House’ in Goa by January 2011
  Infinity Hotels Pvt Ltd which owns restaurants, Cafe Basilico and Koyla plans to open its first hotel ‘Basilico House’ in Goa by January 2011. The approximate investment for the project is Rs four crore. more>>
Citymax to launch three hotels in UAE by year end
  Citymax, the hospitality division of Landmark Group will launch three business budget hotels in UAE by year end. The first hotel will be launched in Al Barsha on May 3, 2010. more>>
Madhuban Group of Hotels to upgrade its Dehradun property to five–star deluxe
  Uttarakhand-based hospitality group, Madhuban Group of Hotels will undertake upgradation of Madhuban Hotel Dehradun shortly. The four-star hotel will be upgraded to five-star deluxe hotel more>>
AFB India Expo to be held in Mumbai from September 2-4, 2010
  Agriculture Food & Beverage (AFB) India Expo 2010 will be held from September 2-4, 2010 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. An international exhibition, AFB India Expo is being organised more>>
‘We have certain ‘brand pillars’ that distinguishes us from other business hotels’
Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi is the first ‘Garden Inn’ brand of Hilton International to have opened in the whole of Asia-Pacific. The hotel has been acclaimed as the ‘best mid-market hotel’ in South Asia at HICSA annual awards. Monisha Dewan, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi speaks with Hospitality Biz about the brand and its distinguishing features more>>
Things Bosses Don’t Like
We just go to work, do our job in a routine fashion without ever knowing what our boss wants. We seem to work hard, put in our best and feel that we have been performing extremely well at work. Our performance at work will be judged by bosses to whom we report and this where most of the people falter more>>
The Oberoi, Mumbai: Steven Kalczynski, General Manager
Steven Kalczynski has been appointed as General Manager of The Oberoi, Mumbai. Prior to this, he was the General Manager at The Ballantyne, part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection in Charlotte, North Carolina for almost five years. He was also associated with the Sheraton Corporation and worked in China. more>>

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