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Hotels in Himachal Pradesh witness favourable business last year
  According to an IANS report, Himachal Pradesh received 1, 14, 37,155 tourists in 2009, which is 17 per cent more compared to 2008. According to Arun Sharma, Director Tourism, Himachal Pradesh, more>>
Arunachal Pradesh CM lays foundation stone for five-star hotel in Itanagar
  According to a PTI report, Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh recently laid the foundation stone for a five-star hotel in Doimukh area, Itanagar. The Rs 200 crore five-star hotel is more>>
Design Hotels releases annual publication ‘The Design Hotels Book’ Edition 2010
  According to a report in, Design Hotels has announced the release of its annual publication The Design Hotels Book Edition 2010. Featuring a new yellow hard cover with silver foil more>>
Accor’s sales fall by 8.5 per cent in 2009
  According to a Reuters report, sales at French hotel chain Accor fell by 8.5 per cent in 2009, despite growth in the payment services unit. The company said that it saw some encouraging signs more>>
Hotel Leela Venture posts net profit of Rs 28.86 crore in Quarter Three of 2009
  According to a PTI report, Hotel Leela Venture has posted a net profit of Rs 28.86 crore in Quarter Three of 2009 as against Rs 20.50 crore in the year-ago period. Marked by buoyancy in the hotel sector more>>
IHCL shifts its investment in ELEL Hotels and Investments Limited into SPV
  According to a PTI report, the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced that it has shifted its investment in ELEL Hotels and Investments Limited, which owned the Sea Rock hotel more>>
Hoteliers likely to get cheaper power from Tata Power Company
  According to a report in, Hoteliers and other consumers in Mumbai are likely to get cheaper power from Tata Power Company, despite opposition from their existing supplier, more>>
Clarks Inn plans major Pan-India expansion
  Clarks Inn, the company promoted by The Clarks Group of Hotels, is planning hotel properties across India. The cities on the hotel’s radar are Gurgaon, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Meerut, Rudrapur, more>>
Goa-based Acron Group forays into hospitality segment by launching first property ‘Fortune Select Regina Goa’
  Goa-based property developer, Acron Group has forayed into the hospitality segment with the launch of its first property ‘Fortune Select Regina Goa’. Acron Hospitality, the hospitality arm of more>>
VCI Hospitality diversifies business into VCI Hotels and VCI MICE
  In a bid to have global brand visibility and tap different hospitality segments, VCI Hospitality Ltd. recently diversified its business into two verticals namely VCI Hotels and VCI MICE. The company more>>
Legrand Group unveils new range of Lighting Management Solutions at ELECRAMA 2010 in Mumbai
  Legrand India, subsidiary of France-based Legrand Group recently unveiled its new range of Lighting Management Solutions at ELECRAMA 2010 (January 20-24, 2010), an exhibition focussed more>>
NEC India unveils advanced unified communication solutions – SV 8500 for hospitality sector
  NEC India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Asia and NEC Corporation has reiterated its plans to increase its focus on the hospitality sector, with the launch of the UNIVERGE more>>
Pearls Wines launches Victoria Bitter for Indian market in Delhi
  Pearls Wines, a Delhi-based importer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, along with Australian Trade Commission recently announced the official launch of Victoria Bitter, popularly known more>>
Pan India Food Solutions opens third outlet of CBTL in Mumbai
  Pan India Food Solutions (PIFS), the Joint Venture between Pantaloon Retail India Limited and Blue Foods has launched its third outlet under its franchised brand of US chain The Coffee Bean more>>
Aspri Spirits aims to expand wine portfolio from Zonin in 2010
  Aspri Spirits Pvt. Ltd. (ASPL) is in the process of expanding its wine portfolio from Casa Vinicola Zonin (CVZ), one of the largest privately owned wine groups in Italy. The Indian distributor and more>>
‘Chefs need not experiment with rice any more’
Tilda Riceland, manufacturers and suppliers of Tilda brand of Basmati Rice, has recently launched different rice varieties to cater to different hospitality verticals based on their requirements. Rajnish Ohri, Director, Tilda Riceland speaks with HospitalityBiz about the reasons behind the launch of rice varieties more>>
Outsourcing project accounting worries
Over the last decade, boom in the Indian hospitality industry has attracted several real estate developers and entrepreneurs are aiming for their share in the pie. Alongside these new breed of hoteliers, the industry has also seen several international hotel chains who are looking to establish their brand in the Indian market. This has also attracted investments into the industry. more>>

STR Global reports Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline for December 2009
According to STR Global Construction Pipeline Report for December 2009 released recently, the Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline includes 442 hotels comprising 1,20,440 rooms.

Among the key markets in the region, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reported the largest amount of rooms in the total active pipeline with 29,727 rooms. The market also ended the month with the largest amount of rooms in the more>>

Aspri Spirits showcased wines from its portfolio of Italian producer Casa Vinicola Zonin (CVZ) at Intercontinental Marine Drive
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