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‘We believe in being manager and not owner of hotels’
With the opening of first Ritz-Carlton in Bengaluru in 2011, Marriott International Inc., perceives India as a phenomenal lodging country in near future. Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President, India, Malaysia & Maldives, Marriott International Inc. speaks with Hospitality Biz on vision of Marriott more>>

Alila Surprisingly Different…
Alila Hotels and Resorts, which will open its second property in Bengaluru by early 2011, will celebrate the first anniversary of operations of its first property in India (Alila Diwa Goa) this month. Hospitality Biz gives an insight on the vision, core concept of this Singapore-based boutique luxury resort. more>>

The launch of Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre in Pune
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This Week's Top Headlines
Tourism industry associations welcome Prevention of Touting and Malpractice against Tourist Act 2010
  Travel trade and hospitality associations have welcomed the Prevention of Touting and Malpractice against Tourists Act 2010. more>>
Government of India sets investment target of Rs one lakh crore by 2015 in food processing sector
  A Letter of Intent for Bilateral Cooperation has been signed between India and France, in New Delhi recently. more>>
FTAs to India increase by 14.7 per cent in November 2010
  MoT has compiled monthly estimates of FTAs in India and FEE from tourism on the basis of data received from major airports. more>>
Rakesh Mathur, President, WelcomHeritage conferred with Karamveer Chakra
  Rakesh Mathur, President, WelcomHeritage has been awarded the Karmaveer Chakra by the Indian Confederation of NGOs. more>>
ITC Sonar, Kolkata to provide vocational training to differently-abled people
  ITC Sonar, Kolkata is celebrating Disability Awareness Week, which will go on till December 8, 2010. more>>
JW Marriott Mumbai undergoes renovation
  JW Marriott Mumbai, which started the renovation of its room in April this year, targets to complete the same by October 2011. more>>
Best Western India ties-up with The Horizon Group for first hotel in MP
  Best Western India in association with Indore-based developer, The Horizon Group are developing a hotel property, ‘Best Western Hotel Horizon’ in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. more>>
Comfort Inn Tulip Heights opens in Bhatinda, Punjab
  Choice Hotels India has opened Comfort Inn Tulip Heights in Bhatinda, Punjab. It has 84 rooms (including six suites). more>>
Keys Hotels to develop serviced apartments in India
  Keys Hotels has announced its foray into serviced apartment segment in India. more>>
Kamat Hotels (India) Ltd and Hyatt Hotels Corp to set up hotels in Gujarat
  JHPL, which has a tie up with Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp, is setting up a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad more>>
Kohinoor Group targets to add four more hotels by end of 2011 in India
  Hospitality vertical of Mumbai-based Kohinoor Group plans to add four more hotels to its existing portfolio by the end of 2011. more>>
Avis India introduces lady chauffeurs
  Avis India has introduced lady chauffeurs for its customers in India. Dedicated to single women travellers, the first fleet of lady chauffeurs will be driving the new BMW 5 series fleet at The Oberoi, Mumbai. more>>
Bakery Business 2010 to be held in Mumbai from December 8 to 10
  The fifth edition of Bakery Business 2010 will be held at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai from December 8 to 10. The trade fair will focus on the needs of bakery and pastry professionals. more>>
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