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 INTERVIEW
'Our hotel is the envy of every hotelier' - Tamir Kobrin, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi
Located at capital's Diplomatic Enclave and exemplifying the magnificent architecture, The Leela Palace New Delhi has been designed for gold LEED certification. Tamir Kobrin, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi speaks with Hospitality Biz about the hotel's unique features
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Consumer Preferences: Quick Service Restaurants in India
The survey was undertaken to gain a deeper sense and understanding of the QSR landscape within the country today. A small consumption dipstick study was carried out to understand the QSR Consumer Consumption patterns for the following: (a) Cuisine (b) Frequency (c) Spend (d) Popularity (e) Parameters for Selection/Choice
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS

Absolute Hotel Services India : Subhasis Sarkar, Regional Director of Sales
Hotel Leelaventure Ltd : Thomas LJ Lind, Senior Vice President, Operations
East India Hotels Ltd : Prasanjeet Dutta Baruah, Vice President, Marketing
Marriott International Inc : Ramesh Daryanani, Regional Director, Global Sales – India
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This Week's Top Headlines
India records impressive growth in tourism sector in 2010
  India registered an impressive growth of 24.2 per cent in foreign tourist arrivals in 2010. Similarly domestic tourist visits also showed a growth of 10.7 per cent last year. ...read more>>
Andhra Pradesh ranks as top tourist destination in India
  With Tirupati temple attracting hordes of visitors, Andhra Pradesh has become the top tourist destination in the country recording 155.8 million domestic tourists in 2010. ...read more>>
TAAI asks Maharashtra govt to reduce tax burden on tourism industry
  Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has approached the Core Committee for Tourism, constituted by the state government, with a set of recommendations to boost tourism in the state. ...read more>>
Govt of Karnataka okays 10 projects in food processing sector
  Government of Karnataka has cleared 10 projects in the food processing sector valued at Rs 2,736 crore. ....read more>>
FHRAI to hold its Annual Convention in Bangkok
  The 46th Annual Convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will be held at Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok from October 11 and 13, 2011. ...read more>>
Hilton Worldwide gets clarification from SC on use of its trademark in India
  Hilton Worldwide has filed a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court requesting clarity about the construction of the Rajasthan High Court order due to unclear media reports regarding the impact of the order. ...read more>>
IHG launches Holiday Inn Cochin
  IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has launched Holiday Inn Cochin recently. The hotel located in close proximity to the National Highway Bypass, is being promoted by Indroyal Group.. ...read more>>
Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts plans to open 15 hotels in India in five years
  Swiss hospitality chain Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts plans to open 15 hotels in five years in India. The company has identified 12 new locations, including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa and Mumbai. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts to focus on mid-market segment
  Having 56 properties operational across 39 destinations in India, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts plans to expand in a major way in the country, keeping a focus on the mid-market segment. ...read more>>
Blue Foods aims major expansion in India
  Blue Foods (Pan India Food Solutions Pvt Ltd) is set to expand its operations across India, for its brands Gelato Italiano, Copper Chimney and Spaghetti Kitchen. ...read more>>
Restaurant owners offering hookahs await for BMC circular after Bombay HC judgement
  The Bombay High Court recently upheld a circular issued by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) banning the use of hookah and tobacco products in restaurants and eateries in Mumbai. ...read more>>
European Union wants duty relief on wine and spirits
  The European Union has sought a substantial reduction or even elimination of duties in the export of its wines and spirits to India as a 'must have' in the proposed free trade agreement. ...read more>>
India accepted unanimously as 45th Member State of OIV
  India has been unanimously accepted as 45th Member State of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). OIV, which replaced the pre-existing International Vine and Wine Office since 1924, was established on April 3, 2001. ...read more>>
Sukho Thai to open third outlet in Mumbai by August 2011
  Mumbai-based Sukho Thai, expertise in Thai foot massages, will open its third spa outlet in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), near Phoenix Market City, Mumbai by August 2011. ...read more>>
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