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 INTERVIEW
‘It is a very humbling experience to serve the US President and the First Lady’
For fifteen years, a Filipino mother has been working her culinary magic at the White House and became the first female Executive Chef in 2005 under former First Lady Laura Bush. Cristeta Comerford, Executive Chef at the White House, gives an insight
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 EXPERT SPEAK
The Value of Dissent
Many years ago, I was interviewed by the CEO of a mid-sized retail firm for a role in his company. During our conversation, I learnt that the one thing he really disliked in any member of his team, and with a vengeance at that, was dissent of any kind within his organisation.

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 ANALYSIS

STR Global releases Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline report for September 2010
According to the September 2010 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Asia/Pacific hotel development pipeline comprises 1,065 hotels totalling 2,59,898 rooms. China ended the month with the largest number of rooms in the total active pipeline (1,39,711),
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This Week's Top Headlines
Hotel industry need not feel disheartened by lower occupancies: Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism
  According to Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism, around 75,000 foreign tourists visited Delhi during the Commonwealth Games 2010. ...read more>>
RBI wants lock-in period for FDI in hotels and tourism
  RBI has advised the government to impose strict new riders and set up a monitoring mechanism to prevent a real estate bubble. ...read more>>
Turnover clause should be done away with in PPP projects: Ratan Marothia, President, FHRAI
  According to Ratan Marothia, President, FHRAI, the clause pertaining to turnover should be done away with from the PPP ...read more>>
HRANI to re-activate associations in North Indian states
  The new leadership of HRANI is planning various activities to re-activate the associations in the north Indian states. ...read more>>
Parsvnath Hotels to enter into budget segment
  Parsvnath Hotels, hospitality development arm of realty major Parsvnath Developers, will soon enter into medium and budget hotel business. The Group expects to open around 20 to 25 properties in the first year of the launch itself and is in the process of finalising an ...read more>>
Le Sutra to open its spa ‘Angdayee’ next month
  Le Sutra, world’s first Indian Art Hotel, which was launched in Mumbai early this year, plans to open a spa in the hotel next month. ...read more>>
Goa-based Dempo family forays into hospitality industry
  Goa-based Dempo Industrial family, which is into mining, processing and export of iron ore, manufacturer of calcined petroleum ...read more>>
RIMC Sahil Hospitality India along with Edelweiss Group launches its maiden project in Alibaug
  RIMC Sahil Hospitality India Pvt Ltd has opened Fountainhead Leadership Centre, its maiden project in Alibaug, Maharashtra. . ...read more>>
BRM Group to open more boutique hotels in Orissa
  Bhubaneswar-based BRM Group plans to open more boutique hotels in Orissa including Bhubaneswar and Puri. ...read more>>
BCIHMCT invites NAAC for accreditation
  BCIHMCT, New Delhi has voluntarily invited National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for seeking accreditation ...read more>>
Hotel Technology India 2010 dates revised to November 11-12
  The dates for the upcoming Hotel Technology India 2010 have been revised to November 11-12, 2010 at the Majorda Beach Resort in Goa. ...read more>>
Komala’s Restaurants to open its second outlet in Mumbai by December 2010
  The dates for the upcoming Hotel Technology India 2010 have been revised to November 11-12, 2010 at the Majorda Beach Resort in Goa. ...read more>>
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