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 INTERVIEW
‘Holiday Inn Express to provide an alternative to luxury hotels’
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is poised to launch the Holiday Inn Express brand in India, Jan Smits Managing Director, IHG Asia Australasia elaborates on the brand’s development strategy, positioning and expansion plans with Hospitality Biz
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Realtors never shied away from hospitality projects
‘There is no such thing that realtors are not going ahead with hotel projects, it is purely a misconception’
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS

HVS India: Siddharth Thaker, Managing Director, Asset Management & Operational Advisory Services
HVS India: Natwar Nagar, Managing Director, Executive Search
HVS India: Kaushik Vardharajan, Managing Director, Consulting & Valuation Services
Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi: Rahul Raj , Food & Beverage Manager
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts: Julia Gajcak, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Global Marketing
Hyatt Regency Mumbai: Rajesh Ramdas, Director of Rooms
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to develop quality tourism infrastructure
  MoT has made consistent efforts to develop quality tourism infrastructure at tourist destinations and circuits. ...read more>>
NRAI to organise seminars on restaurant industry in NCR
  NRAI will organise quarterly seminars on various topics relevant to the restaurant industry in the NCR of Delhi this year. ...read more>>
MEDC to organise exhibition in Mumbai next month
  MEDC is organising a mega exhibition at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai from April 28 to May 1, 2011. ...read more>>
Indian e-commerce market set to grow at 47 per cent
  The Indian e-commerce market will grow at an impressive growth rate of 47 per cent to over Rs 46,000 crore in 2011. ...read more>>
Major Indian cities witness increase in hotel prices: Study
  According to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, the average cost of a hotel room in India rose two per cent in 2010. ...read more>>
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide launches new website
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) programme announced the launch of spg.com/resorts ...read more>>
Ascott parts ways with real estate firm Rattha Group
  Four years after Singapore-based Ascott Ltd, a serviced residence operator, entered India, it has decided to part ways with its local partner ...read more>>
IHCL's subsidiary to sell minority stake in Omega TC Holdings
  IHCL said its subsidiary Roots Corporation will sell a minority stake to the Singapore-based Omega TC Holdings for Rs 150 crore. ...read more>>
Accor and Interglobe Hotels to scale up ibis brand in India
  Accor forsees this year as the most appropriate time to scale up ibis hotels in the country.. ...read more>>
Absolute Hotel Services to manage Desertscape Jodhpur Resort
  Absolute Hotel Services India will take over the management of Desertscape Jodhpur Resort, owned by Prescon Hospitality Pvt Ltd. ...read more>>
Etap Hotel to foray into India by November 2011
  The budget brand of Accor, 'Etap Hotel' will debut in India by November this year.. ...read more>>
Royal Orchid Central opens in Shimoga, Karnataka
  Royal Orchid Hotels Limited has announced the launch of Royal Orchid Central in Shimoga. . ...read more>>
Disha Direct Marketing Services forays into hospitality sector
  Mumbai-based Disha Direct Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd has ventured into hospitality sector with the launch of Greenarth Leisure Pvt Ltd. ...read more>>
Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai introduces Wine Flight concept
  Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai has recently introduced 'Wine Flight' concept at its Italian restaurant 'Rhapsody'. ...read more>>
Jubilant FoodWorks to diversify into non-food business
  Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd plans to diversify into new areas, including operating hotels and other non-food segments ...read more>>
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