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 INTERVIEW
Eating pre-plated Indian food is like having a glorified thaali
India’s first Michelin star Chef Vineet Bhatia has been instrumental in uplifting the mundane image of Indian food by adopting contemporary methods and food presentation styles. In a tete-a- tete with Hospitality Biz , he shares his thoughts on ‘evolved modern Indian food’ and his forthcoming restaurant ventures
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS

Zuri Hotels & Resorts: Khuselo Mputo, Corporate Wine Sommelie
Goa Marriott Resort: Vinayak Patnekar, Event Operations Manager
Novotel Hyderabad Airport: Aditya Shamsher Malla, Director of Sales and Marketing
Hilton Chennai/Guindy: Gomathy Suppiah, Director Business Development
Hilton Chennai/Guindy: BSI Roopan, Director Finance
Hilton Chennai/Guindy: Vishal Singh, Director Operations
Hilton Chennai/Guindy: Ilango Subramanium, Executive Chef
ITC Sonar, Kolkata: Zubin Songadwala, General Manager

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 SPECIAL REPORT

India Hotel Market Introspection & Outlook
*   During 2010-13, the Indian hotel room market for 10 major cities is estimated to grow from Rs. 74 bn. to Rs.119 bn. translating to a 17% CAGR
*   Supply expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% will surpass the growth in demand which is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% during 2010-13
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This Week's Top Headlines
Subodh Kant Sahay is new Union Minister for Tourism
  Kumari Selja has been divested of the Tourism portfolio and Subodh Kant Sahay has been appointed as new Union Minister of Tourism. ...read more>>
APTDC initiates projects along Vizag and Bheemili stretch to promote tourism
  The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) has initiated various projects along Vizag and Bheemili stretch, in order to protect several important tourist spots in the region. ...read more>>
HC of Punjab and Haryana orders Chandigarh Administration to take action against illegal hotels and guest houses
  High Court (HC) of Punjab and Haryana asked Chandigarh Administration to take strict action against all illegal guest houses, hotels and lounges operating in the city and its periphery villages. ...read more>>
Cinnovation | CG invests in InVision Hospitality to create Zinc | InVision Hospitality
  Zinc | InVision Hospitality, a joint partnership between Thailand-based InVision Hospitality and Singapore-based investment company Cinnovation | CG, which has holdings in excess of USD one billion, has been launched. ...read more>>
Clarks Inn Group signs new hotel in Haldwani, Uttarakhand
  Clarks Inn Group has recently signed a management contract with Blue Orange Hotels Pvt Ltd for an upcoming hotel in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. ...read more>>
Royal Orchid Hotels net up 46 per cent at Rs 4.38 crore
  Royal Orchid Hotels Limited has earned total consolidated revenue of Rs 41.48 crore for the quarter ended December 2010 as against Rs 31.65 crore in the quarter ended December 2009, showing an increase of 31 per cent. ...read more>>
The Best Western Goradia’s opens in Shirdi, Maharashtra
  Best Western India with Goradia Group announced the opening of The Best Western Goradia’s at Shirdi in Maharashtra. ..read more>>
Fortune Inn Exotica, Pune opens
  Fortune Park Hotels Ltd has opened Fortune Inn Exotica, Pune, a full service business hotel. Fortune Inn Exotica features 54 rooms including 32 Standard Rooms, 17 Fortune Club Rooms and five Suites. ...read more>>
Le Sutra wins ‘India’s Most Unique Hotel’ Award at IHEA
  Le Sutra was declared ‘India’s Most Unique Hotel’ at the recently held Indian Hospitality Excellence Awards (IHEA) in Mumbai. ...read more>>
Design Hotels adds RAAS boutique hotel in India to its portfolio
  Design Hotels has added RAAS boutique hotel in Jaipur to its portfolio. The 39-room hotel comprises three restored 18th century buildings, which have been combined with four new buildings. ...read more>>
Goshiv Hospitality launches Hotel Mantra Amaltas, New Delhi
  Goshiv Hospitality Pvt Ltd has opened a boutique hotel Mantra Amaltas in New Delhi. ...read more>>
Le Cirque to open restaurant in The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi
  Iconic restaurant chain Le Cirque has partnered with Hotel Leelaventure Ltd to open its first restaurant in Asia. The restaurant will come up on the tenth floor of The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi this year. ...read more>>
Specialty restaurant ‘Earthen Oven’ opens at Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon
  Fortune Hotels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd, has opened North Indian specialty restaurant ‘Earthen Oven’ at Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon located on Sohna Road. ...read more>>
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