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45th FHRAI annual convention to be held from October 22-24, 2010 in Gurgaon
  The 45th annual convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will be held at The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR) from October 22-24, 2010 more>>
Vedic Village Spa Resort Kolkata becomes first Best Western Premier in India
  Best Western India recently tied-up with the Vedic Village Spa Resort of Kolkata, making it the first Best Western Premier hotel in India. Best Western ‘Premier’ is a high end luxury branding more>>
Convention Hotels India to launch its first property by Quarter One of 2011 in North Goa
  Convention Hotels India (CHI) plans to foray into the hospitality segment by launching its first property at Calangute in North Goa by Quarter One of 2011. The company plans to operate in 'built out' more>>
WelcomHeritage adds Panjim Inn in Goa and Mukundgarh Fort in Rajasthan to its portfolio
  WelcomHeritage, a joint venture between ITC Hotels Ltd. and H H Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, has signed a management contract for Panjim Inn in Goa and Mukundgarh Fort in Rajasthan. more>>
IHHR Hospitality to expand Ananda Spa in Jaipur by 2012
  IHHR Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. is in the process of expanding its flagship spa brand Ananda Spa in Jaipur. The company which operates the world renowned destination spa, Ananda- in the more>>
First Courtyard by Marriott property launched in National Capital Region
  Marriott International Inc, yesterday launched Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon. The launch marks the foray of the ‘Courtyard by Marriott’ brand into the National Capital Region. The Courtyard by more>>
Clarks Inn Group to foray into Punjab with first property in Amritsar by mid-March 2010
  The Chaddha Group of Companies, an Amritsar-based real estate developer will foray into the hospitality sector by constructing 40-room boutique hotel in Amritsar. Clarks Inn Group of Hotels, more>>
Fortune Hotels opens Fortune Park Vallabha in Hyderabad
  Fortune Park Hotels Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd., has opened its 32nd property, Fortune Park Vallabha at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad. Fortune Park Vallabha is owned by more>>
Mercure Lavasa and Lavasa International Convention Centre set to open in April 2010
  Accor Hospitality is set to unveil its international mid-scale brand Mercure at Lavasa, a township being developed by Hindustan Construction Company near Warasgaon Dam on the more>>
IHCL to manage three hotels in Egypt
  According to a PTI report, the Indian Hotels Company limited (IHCL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egyptian realty player Palm Hills Developments (PHD) for more>>
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne launches fourth edition of The Hotel Yearbook 2010
  Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) recently launched the fourth edition of The Hotel Yearbook 2010. The 261 pages book has 70-odd articles in this year’s edition. The contributors include CEOs more>>
Sudhir Andrews, Dean - Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa awarded with ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’
  Sudhir Andrews, Dean - Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa has been awarded the ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’. This award is given to few of the extraordinary men and women who have specialised more>>
Tulleeho Bartending Academy to open in Mumbai by this month end
  Tulleeho has tied up with Sophia Polytechnic to launch Tulleeho Bartending Academy (TBA) in Mumbai by this month end. Tulleeho will conduct two months Certificate course in Professional more>>
Chef Davinder Kumar's book on Kebabs released
  Chef Davinder Kumar, who is Vice President – F&B, Le Meridien, New Delhi, second book- - ‘Just Kebabs’ was recently released by Vir Sanghvi, Editorial Director, Hindustan Times in Delhi. more>>
Blue Foods launches fourth Spaghetti Kitchen outlet in India at Powai, Mumbai
  Bluefoods has launched its fourth largest Spaghetti Kitchen outlet in India at Powai, Mumbai. The new outlet sprawls across 5000 square feet of space. Bill Marchetti, the celebrity chef is the more>>
Sea Food and Wine Fiesta 2010 to be held from February 26-28, 2010 at Tulip Star Hotel in Mumbai
  US Asia Business Forum in association with Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India (GoI) will organise a three-day exhibition 'Sea Food and Wine Fiesta 2010' from more>>
Non Cooperation Moment
The headline is not an aberration of the ‘Non Cooperation Movement’ that sowed the seeds for Indian Independence about decades ago but the reality that we face today. Over the years, the hospitality and tourism industry have complained that the annual budget has not catered to their needs. more>>

Vision 2010: Future Insights

2009 brings end to an era of bullish hospitality growth coupled with challenges like the economic slowdown and volatile market conditions. The second anniversary issue of HospitalityBiz aims to provide a two part sneak preview of the opportunities, trends and business strategies that hoteliers are likely adopt in the coming decade, collating views of the most eminent hoteliers and decision makers from the industry. more>>
‘Beer is best when consumed fresh and our product can make that available’
House Brew, the latest product in the Indian F&B space is expected to revolutionise the restaurant business in the country by providing freshly brewed beer to their clients. Ian MacLennan, President, Eaglewatch Capital and Amit Adatia, Director, Abhijit Impex (I) Pvt Ltd speak with HospitalityBiz about the potential of beer machines in India more>>

HIFI 2010: Discovering India’s robust future
The second edition of the Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) 2010 instilled an optimistic view to boost new hotel development across the country, shedding away the gloom of economic meltdown. HospitalityBiz presents an overview of the event more>>

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