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 INTERVIEW
'Premier Inn defines mid-segment hospitality'
Premier Inn has opened their second hotel in India at Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi recently. Gurpal Singh Kalra, General Manager, Premier Inn Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi speaks with Hospitality Biz about the offerings provided by the hotel, the locational and demographic advantages
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 EXPERT SPEAK
The Golden Rule of Networking - Dont Network - Christopher C Doyle, Managing Director, India Dynamic Results, LLC
Does this sound a bit daft? After all, isn’t networking the lifeline of the hospitality industry? While networking is important for all industries – who doesn’t network after all? – In hospitality, networking cuts across functions. Everyone working in a hotel is expected to – and does – network. So what is the rationale behind the title of this article?
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Sheraton - Bengaluru’s New Gateway
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has recently launched Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway. Bengaluru, which is nicknamed as the Garden City and also known as Silicon Valley of India, now has a new identity, owing to the addition of a new address to its inexhaustible list of leading hospitality brands from India and overseas. Hospitality Biz gives an insight about Sheraton’s new property
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT seeks support of technological institutes to help create right tourism infrastructure
  Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has urged Centres of Excellence in India to come forward and lend technical support ...read more>>
Subodh Kant Sahay to unveil Rs 442 lakh Kalagram project in Aurangabad
  Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Minister of Tourism, will unveil the Rs 442 lakh Kalagram project in Aurangabad on July 22, 2011. ...read more>>
TDSAT passes judgement in favour of HRAWI
  TDSAT held that telecasters, which beam matches in hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs, cannot recover duty ...read more>>
Indian Railways launches new web portal
  The Ministry of Railways has recently launched a comprehensive Indian Railway web portal. ....read more>>
Andhra Pradesh to promote religious sites in coastal areas
  The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government is planning to promote religious sites in coastal areas, as a majority of the tourists visiting AP are Religious Tourists. ...read more>>
Kerala hikes levy on liquor
  The Congress-led UDF government in Kerala in its first Budget since coming to power, increased levies on liquor. ...read more>>
Processed foods should be at CGST of 0 per cent: AIFPA
  The All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) has recommended that processed foods should be placed at Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) of 0 per cent ...read more>>
IHCL may end London tie-up with IHG
  The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) Ltd is reviewing its three-decade-old alliance with Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts....read more>>
Berggruen Hotels on aggressive expansion mode
  Berggruen Hotels Pvt Ltd plans to have 40 properties under its portfolio by FY 2015-16. ...read more>>
Three Oberoi hotels bag recognition from Travel + Leisure Magazine
  Three Oberoi hotels have been ranked first, third and fourth in Asia by the Travel + Leisure Magazine in their World’s Best Awards 2011 Reader’s Poll. ...read more>>
Premier Inn India shifts gears; now open for management of hotels
  Premier Inn India Pvt Ltd has decided to change its strategy from an asset model to operational and management contract model in the Indian market. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts plans to launch new brand for pilgrimage destinations
  With properties at religious destinations like Badrinath, Nashik and Haridwar, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts plans to launch a new brand....read more>>
Hotel Bawa International gets ISO 9001:2008 certification
  The Hotel Bawa International has recently received ISO 9001:2008 certification. ...read more>>
The Cocoa Trees to focus on the Mumbai market this year
  The Cocoa Trees, the chocolate store owned by Singapore-based FOCUS Network Agencies (FNA), recently opened its flagship store in Mumbai. ...read more>>
Phonographic Performance Ltd starts campaign against defaulter hotels and restaurants
  PPL has undertaken a national campaign, where it obtains injunctions from various courts including the High Courts against all defaulting venues if the licence fee is not paid. ...read more>>
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