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 COVER STORY


Ease versus effort
The advent of convenience foods resonates very well with the budding Indian populace seeking products that ease their chores in today’s time crunched scenario. Hospitality Biz evaluates the convenience food market in India and their involvement with the food service and hospitality trade...read more>>

 INTERVIEW
‘WorldMiles offers the consumer – power of consolidation’
Loyalty Rewardz is presently running the world’s largest debit card loyalty programme for SBI customers. Bijaei Jayaraj, Chief Executive Officer, Loyalty Rewardz Management Pvt Ltd talks to Hospitality Biz on India’s first airline independent frequent flyer programme - Deutshce Bank’s WorldMiles Credit Card

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 EXPERT SPEAK
Elements of fabric and upholstery in interior design of a guest room
With hotels keeping housekeeping issues simplier, stocks easier to maintain, lesser cost in drycleaning, there has been a sea change in the ‘dressing’ of the hotel bed in four-star business hotels and some five-star hotels too. This means that there are no more bedcovers and lesser ‘decorative’ pillow covers. This leaves the designer with fewer fabric elements in the room.
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to conduct internal enquiry on CWG Village mess
  Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India will conduct an internal enquiry into deficiencies and complaints regarding Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village rooms...read more>>
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2011 to put North Eastern states of India in spotlight
  The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has decided to dedicate the ninth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2011, to be held from January 7-9 in New Delhi, to showcase the North Eastern states of India...read more>>
EIH plans Rs 1,300 crore rights issue
  According to a report in www.livemint.com, East India Hotels (EIH) Ltd, which runs the Oberoi chain of hotels, said yesterday that it plans to raise up to Rs 1,300 crore through a rights issue...read more>>
Hospet, Karnataka gets its first branded hotel ‘Royal Orchid Central Kireeti’
  Royal Orchid Hotels Limited (ROHL) has opened its 14th hotel, Royal Orchid Central Kireeti at Hospet in Karnataka. Being the eight hotel of the Group in Karnataka, the hotel marks the entry of a branded hospitality player in Hospet...read more>>
LMIPHL plans to add 1,500 rooms to Leonia Holistic Destination by 2012
  Hyderabad-based developer of hospitality and leisure products, Leo Meridian Infrastructure Projects & Hotels Limited is in the process of adding 1,500 rooms to its property--Leonia Holistic Destination by 2012...read more>>
Zuri Hotels undertakes brand restructuring
  In order to create brand identity in the mind of the customer, Zuri Hotels & Resorts has decided to restructure their Zuri branding into three broad categories. Henceforth, the Zuri properties will be categorised as Platinum, Lifestyle and Comfort ...read more>>
‘Homestay’ scheme adding new dimension to tourism in Himachal Pradesh
  According to a PTI report, the ‘homestay’ scheme launched recently by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department Corporation (HPTDC) has evoked an ‘overwhelming’ response in Kullu and Manali region with most tourists preferring to stay in small accommodations ...read more>>
Sukhmani Group of Institutions seeks investors and developers for hotel project in Chandigarh
  Chandigarh-based Sri Sukhmani Group of Institutions, having interests in the education sector, plans to develop a ‘medi city’ project on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway, in Dera Bassi municipal council in Mohali district of Punjab ...read more>>
Chandigarh Administration releases norms for Food Safety and Standards Act
  The stringent provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act were released in Chandigarh by the Chandigarh Administration yesterday. Manufacturing, storing, selling, distributing or even importing unsafe food leading to a consumer’s death can land the ...read more>>
SICA to host Culinary Conference on World Chef’s Day
  The South India Culinary Association (SICA) will host its second annual Culinary Conference on the occasion of World Chef’s Day, which will be celebrated on October 20, 2010 at The Raintree Hotel, Mount Road Chennai. The event will be based on the theme ...read more>>
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