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Hospitality Development & Promotion Board
Will it meet expectations?

The Union Cabinet’s go ahead for a Hospitality Development & Promotion Board to facilitate ‘single window’ clearance for hospitality related projects in India is certainly a welcome step. Hospitality Biz tries to understand the mood of industry players, vis-à-vis HDPB more>>
‘Our focus will be on expanding the prototype of hotel Kohinoor Elite’
2011 is the silver jubilee year for Kohinoor Group’ hospitality venture. Mukund Kamat, Vice President - Hotels Division, Kohinoor Group in conversation with Hospitality Biz talks about the soon to be launched budget category brand ‘Kohinoor Elite’ and the company’ future plans more>>

Horwath HTL General Manager Outlook Survey 2011
The Horwath HTL India General Manager Outlook Survey 2011 has been designed to provide the hotel industry with a quick assessment of the future market outlook, from people on the ground. The five question survey focuses on the outlook for occupancy, average room rates and total revenue. more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
MoT’s Hunar Se Rozgar programme exceeds its target
  The number of beneficiaries under the Hunar Se Rozgar programme of the MoT has exceeded the target set for the current financial year. more>>
Hyderabad to be promoted as MICE destination: Andhra Pradesh Tourism Minister
  Andhra Pradesh Tourism will promote Hyderabad as a MICE and film shooting destination in the domestic and international market. more>>
HRAWI conducts seminar on licensing requirements for hotels and restaurants
  The Hotel and Restaurant Association (Western India) recently conducted a seminar on licensing requirements in Mumbai more>>
The Leading Hotels of the World targets USD one billion revenue globally by 2013
  With 23 sales offices globally, 430 luxury hotels and resorts, having more than 68,000 rooms in 82 countries, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd (LHW) aims to achieve USD one billion revenue globally by 2013. more>>
SLH hopeful of adding ten more hotels in India by end of 2011
  Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is hopeful of increasing their footprint in India in the coming years. more>>
Wyndham Hotel Group to introduce Ramada Encore in India
  In order to expand its footprints in India, Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG) plans to introduce its brand ‘Ramada Encore’ in the country. more>>
Minor International plans to manage eight hotels in India by 2016
  Minor International, a hospitality and leisure company with over 1,000 restaurants and 27 hotel and resorts in the Asia Pacific region, plans to operate eight hotels in India in the next five years. more>>
Ascott ties up with RMZ Corp, to develop serviced residence in Bengaluru
  CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has entered into a joint venture with RMZ Corp to develop a 203-unit serviced residence in Bengaluru. more>>
MGM Hospitality announces India foray with Blue Coast Hotels
  Las Vegas-based MGM Hospitality announced its entry into the Indian market by partnering with Silver Resort Hotel India to develop a luxury property in New Delhi. more>>
GHM extends global sales and marketing network to Russia and India
  Asia-based luxury hotel and resort management company General Hotel Management Ltd has extended its global marketing network to India, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). more>>
America’s Best Franchising to introduce 3 Palms brand in India with SRM Spa
  US-based hotel franchisor America’s Best Franchising (ABF), plans to establish its presence in India by introducing their 3 Palms brand in the country through the franchise route. more>>
EMKE Group to invest Rs 600 crore for an international convention centre in Kochi
  UAE-based EMKE Group has announced their plans to set up an international convention centre in Kochi. more>>
CBSE to introduce vocational courses in hospitality, tourism and F&B
  CBSE is introducing new vocational courses — geospatial technology, food production (hospitality and tourism), food and beverage services (hospitality and tourism) more>>
Svastii Wellness Academy to start spa and wellness courses in Mumbai from February 14, 2011
  After the launch of Svastii Spa & Salon at Powai in Mumbai, Landmarc Leisure Corporation Ltd plans to open its first training institute ‘Svastii Wellness Academy’ at Andheri in Mumbai. more>>
Aspri Spirits brings DBR Latife wines to India
  Fine wines and spirits distributor Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd has introduced upmarket French wine brand Domaines Barons De Rothschild (DBR) Lafite wines in the Indian market. more>>
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