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Bathroom: The New Wellness Zone
Even though every star category hotel would have amenities to entice the guest i.e specialty restaurants, gymnasiums, spas, swimming pools and other facilities, guests are more concerned about bathrooms. Hospitality Biz takes a peek in the new developments, designing, fittings, eco-friendliness and safety in these wellness zones more>>
What is Indian Food, Restaurant Food and Home Made Food?
One morning, while driving down to my office, I received a call from one of my old friend saying that this one question that confuses everyone was also bothering him. It was, “What is the difference between restaurant food and home cooked food and why is it that restaurants don’t serve homemade food?” I thought that was all he wanted to know but then he put forth the big question, “Chef, if I were to define Indian food in a few words, how would I do that?” more>>

Hotel Leelaventure Ltd and Avaya Case Study
Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd, which is based in Mumbai, currently has six deluxe hotels located in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kovalam, Udaipur, Goa and Gurgaon. more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
Gujarat govt to promote Saputara as monsoon destination
  The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited announced a month-long monsoon festival to promote Saputara as a monsoon destination. more>>
Maha govt mulls extending timing of bar counters in star hotels
  The Maharashtra government is considering extending timings of bar counters at star hotels especially to facilitate foreign tourists. more>>
Bengaluru Concierge Association gains strength in South India
  Bengaluru Concierge Association (BCA) has strengthened its presence in Bengaluru and South India. more>> announces winners of 2011 Insiders' Select awards announced the winners of the 2011 Insiders' Select awards, an annual ranking of hotels around the world. more>>
UK's Whitbread to invest Rs 535 crore on hotels in India by 2020
  UK-based hospitality firm Whitbread will invest over Rs 535 crore in India by 2020 to fund its hotels business in the country. more>>
The Leela Kempinski Goa to add 20 base category rooms
  The Leela Kempinski Goa is going to add 20 base category rooms known as 'Lagoon Terrace' and a 245-cover multi-cuisine restaurant, with an additional investment of Rs 100 crore. more>>
Marriott International Inc has strong development pipeline in India: Rajeev Menon
  Marriott International Inc, which has opened two properties in North India last week – JW Marriott Chandigarh and Marriott Jaipur - is bullish about spreading its footprint across the country in the coming years. more>>
Marriott International Inc announces launch of Marriott Jaipur
  Marriott International Inc and Dangayach Group announced the launch of the first Marriott hotel in Rajasthan at Jaipur. more>>
Dagayach Group to venture out of Jaipur with hotel projects
  Dangayach Group, a Jaipur-based real estate group with interests in hospitality and jewellery business, will venture out of Jaipur with hospitality projects. more>>
Daiwik Hotels to open hotel in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu by October 2011
  Kolkata-based Daiwik Hotels Private Ltd will open its first hotel in India, in the pilgrim town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu by October 2011. more>>
TAAI to start three new courses for senior management and staff
  The Travel Agents Association of India is set to conduct training programmes at discounted rates for its members in association with three major travel and hospitality institutes. more>>
Revival Indian Thali aims to revive the concept of Indian food
  Keeping in mind the popularity of Indian food among Indians and international consumers, Vie Hospitality Pvt Ltd has recently launched its first outlet, Revival Indian Thali (RIT), in Mumbai. more>>
TGIF to open two to three outlets every year in India
  Bistro Hospitality Pvt Ltd, that operates global casual dining restaurant chain, TGI Friday's (TGIF) in India, will open a minimum of two to three outlets every year and will focus only on large formats. more>>
United Spirits Ltd increases stake in Sovereign Distilleries
  Vijay Mallya-led United Spirits Ltd (USL) has increased its stake in Sovereign Distilleries, giving it direct control over the Karnataka-based company. more>>
Globus Wines diversifies its business into Liquid Asset Management
  Globus Wines has diversified its business into Liquid Asset Management. The new business will take care of various investments more>>
Liquor bottles in Goa to carry holograms
  In a bid to certify the originality of the liquor available in Goa, the Excise Department of Goa has decided to introduce holograms on the liquor bottles manufactured in the state soon. more>>
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