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 EDITORIAL
On the Right Path
As the year 2011 comes to an end, in retrospect, it was a cyclic time for the Indian hospitality industry. The Indian government started the year by announcing the ‘Hospitality Development & Promotion Board’, which hoteliers viewed with a lot of scepticism.
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 INTERVIEW
‘One needs a great kitchen for a successful restaurant to run’ - Chef Jugesh Arora, Culinary Management Consultant, chefarora.com
The winner of Golden Hat Award and having over 25 years of experience in the culinary profession, Chef Jugesh Arora, Culinary Management Consultant, chefarora.com, who is also the President of South Indian Culinary Association (SICA) and member of World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), speaks with Hospitality Biz about services being offered at his new venture chefarora.com
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 EXPERT SPEAK
'Wine Diary From Italy' - Gagan Sharma, Sommelier and Wine Educationist
Italy has fodder aplenty for the wine-enthusiast. The Greeks started growing vines here back in 800BC and the Romans improvised to produce some truly treasured wines. They loved these wines so much that they named the country ‘Oenotria Tellus’, the land of vines. Recently, I visited the country to explore and educate myself on some of the world’s most famous wines.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Gujarat to spend Rs 635 crore on developing tourism infra
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  Mumbai was voted as the best ‘Indian City’ in the Indian cities category of the inaugural Conde Nast Traveler India Reader’s Travel Awards (RTA). ...read more>>
Capt C P Krishnan Nair conferred with Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel award
  Capt C P Krishnan Nair, Chairman, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd was conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award at the launch of Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards in India. ...read more>>
Lemon Tree Hotels receives National Award 2011
  Lemon Tree Hotels was conferred with the National Award 2011 for ‘Best Employer – Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities' by the Ministry of Social Justice And Empowerment, Government of India....read more>>
Starwood to acquire stake in German-based Design Hotels
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has signed an agreement to acquire 49.8 per cent of the shares of Design Hotels AG from Arabella Hospitality, one of Starwood’s longtime partners in Germany. ...read more>>
DLF Ltd picks up stake in Hilton Hotels Corporation
  DLF Ltd has bought its partner Hilton Hotels Corporation's 26 per cent share in joint venture (JV) DLF Hotels & Hospitality for Rs 120 crore. ...read more>>
Hotel Leelaventure Ltd launches GDS code
  Mumbai-based Hotel Leelaventure Ltd has launched its own Global Distribution Systems (GDS) code - LR. ...read more>>
Fairmont Jaipur to begin its full-fledged operations from mid-February 2012
  The first Fairmont brand hotel in India will start its full-fledged operations in the Jaipur also known as the Pink City, from mid-February 2012. ...read more>>
Pride Group of Hotels opens hotels in Kochi and Allapuzha
  Pride Group of Hotels has opened business hotel, Pride Biznotel, Cochin and Pride Emarald Island Resort, Allapuzha in Kerala. ...read more>>
Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon opens restaurant
  Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon has opened a speciality restaurant ‘The Oriental Pavilion’. It has 65 covers and is spread over two decks and boasts of a show kitchen. ...read more>>
Rossell India Ltd to foray into hospitality sector
  Kolkata-headquartered Rossell India Ltd is planning to roll out an Indian fast-food chain by this fiscal through its newly created Rossell Hospitality division. ...read more>>
India is fifth most vacation deprived nation: Expedia.com
  Online travel agency Expedia.com has released the results of the 2011 Vacation Deprivation study, an annual analysis of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. ...read more>>
Lavazza selects Law & Kenneth as communications partner
  Lavazza, an Italian coffee brand, has selected Law & Kenneth as its communications partner in India. The total marketing budget is estimated to be over Rs 35 crore, according to sources. ...read more>>
Wineries in Maharashtra see signs of revival
  A debt restructuring package from NABARD, a little surge in demand due to Christmas and New Year and a reduction in entry barriers by some states have revived the hopes of sick wine industry ...read more>>
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