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‘High-end luxury segment will grow faster in the hospitality industry in future’
Marcus O Schneider, who recently joined The Claridges New Delhi as General Manager, speaks with HospitalityBiz on various aspects of hotel operations. In his earlier stint, from 1992-95, Schneider worked with Hyatt New Delhi as Executive Chef more>>
Changing organisational culture using culturally aligned science
The Bhagwad Gita talks about Karma, Vikarma and Akarma where by Karma refers to pious action, Vikarma refers to impious action and Akarma refers to inaction, which is transcendental in nature.
In the organisational context too we come across all these three phases of action. more>>

KEYS Hotels to sync Work & Play
Established in 2006, Keys Hotels have been developed around the notion of ‘spaces to work and places to play’, providing value for money lodging for India’s burgeoning young mid-market travellers. HospitalityBiz enumerates the young hotel brand’s journey so far and its ambitious plans ahead more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
MSRDC in talks with private developer to develop three-star hotels in Shirdi
  MSRDC, in order to fund infrastructure projects in Shirdi, will join hands with a private developer to construct three-star more>>
IHG’s Holiday Inn Express to debut in India by 2013
  IHG will soon introduce the Holiday Inn Express brand and has signed management contracts with Amrapali Group more>>
Worldhotels to provide real time rates and availability of independent hotels on Google Maps and Google Places
  Worldhotels will enable independent hotels to display their real time rates and availability in relevant search listings on Google Maps more>>
Gateway Hotels to set up Gateway Hotel Theog, Shimla
  Gateway Hotels with Mahamaya Infrastructure Private Limited will develop a 70-room hotel, known as Gateway Hotel Theog, Shimla more>>
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini to open in Q2 of 2011
  Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini, an upscale hotel brand of the IHG, is gearing up towards the launch in Q2 of 2011. more>>
Vijayshree Heritage Village in Hampi joins RCI
  RCI announced its affiliation with Vijayshree Heritage Village near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi, in Karnataka. more>>
The Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi launches NeoVeda Spa
  The Metropolitan Hotel New Delhi has launched NeoVeda Spa. The spa spread across 7,000 square feet, offers signature therapies. more>>
Emirates MCC University Campus, affiliated to IGNOU, opens in UAE
  Indian hospitality training institute has opened its campus in Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, to train manpower for the hotel and catering industry. more>>
Laureate Hospitality Education targets over 350 Indian students annually in the next five year
  Laureate Hospitality Education targets to receive over 350 students annually from India in the next five years. more>>
McDonald’s Corporation sells 50 per cent stake in Hardcastle Restaurants
  McDonald’s Corporation has exited Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd (HRPL), one of its two 15-year-old equal joint ventures that run Big Mac outlets in India, and is converting it into a franchisee operation. more>>
Gloria Jean’s Coffees opens outlets in Delhi
  Gloria Jean’s Coffees, a specialty coffee brand in association with Citymax India – hospitality arm of Dubai-based Landmark Group, has forayed into Delhi more>>
German wine brand Black Tower forays into India
  Aspri Wines and Spirits Pvt Ltd has partnered with German wine brand Black Tower. In India, Aspri Wines and Spirits will distribute Black Tower Rivaner, Black Tower Riesling and Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir. more>>
Vinsura Vineyards launches three wine flavours
  Nashik-based Vinsura Vineyards has launched a wine ‘Collection De Platine Reserve’ from its own vineyards. more>>
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