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 COVER STORY

Chef Uniform: Functionality with styles & patterns
Chef Uniform, which was just a functional attire worn only inside the kitchen by Chefs some years ago, has come of age in its look and feel, and today it has become a style statement that Chefs consciously want to flaunt like any other professional attire. The change in societal outlook to the profession and entry of professional costume designers played a major role in this transformation. Hospitality Biz explores the changing profile of chef uniforms
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 INTERVIEW
‘What we enjoy most is putting up grand hotels’ - Bobby Mukherji, Principal Architect, BMA
Bobby Mukherji & Associates (BMA), a leading architectural firm and designer of some of the palatial hotels in India, has an inclination to associate themselves with the hospitality industry. Bobby Mukherji, Principal Architect, BMA affirms that what he enjoys most is doing grand hotels. Bobby Mukherji speaks with Hospitality Biz about the sidelines of the opening of Marriott Jaipur
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 EXPERT SPEAK
How to avoid an unsuccessful hotel venture - Bibhash Chatterjee, Director, Super CEO
Indian tourism and hospitality sector has reached new heights today. Travellers are taking new interests in the country which has led to upgrading of the hospitality sector. Even an increase in business travel has driven the hospitality sector to serve their guests better. Foreign tourist arrivals has reached a record 3.92 million and consequently international tourism receipts have also reached a height of USD 5.7 billion.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Bombay HC directs police to take action against hotels without demarcated permit rooms
  Bombay High Court has recently directed the police to take action against hotels, which have not erected a partition to demarcate their permit rooms from restaurant areas ...read more>>
MGM Hospitality signs contracts for three hotels in Mumbai
  Las-Vegas based MGM Hospitality has signed contracts to develop and operate a Bellagio hotel, an MGM Grand hotel, and a Skylofts hotel ...read more>>
lebua Hotels & Resorts launches website for Delhi property
  Prior to the launch of its first managed hotel in India at Dwarka in Delhi by the end of this year, lebua Hotels & Resorts has launched its official website for the same. ...read more>>
The Orchid, Mumbai to increase its room inventory by 155 rooms
  The Orchid, Mumbai is increasing its room inventory to 400 operational rooms from the present 245 rooms to meet the growing demands of business travellers. ....read more>>
Royal Orchid Hotels Limited opens Hotel Central Blue Stone in Gurgaon
  Royal Orchid Hotels Limited has recently launched Hotel Central Blue Stone in Gurgaon. Hotel Central Blue Stone houses 50 deluxe rooms and has a business centre ...read more>>
Concept Hospitality opens Fern-Gir Forest Resort in Gujarat
  Concept Hospitality Pvt Ltd has opened the Fern-Gir Forest Resort in Sasan Gir, Gujarat. The resort comprises 40 rooms including two duplex suites, eight stand-alone villas, 20 villas and ten tents. ...read more>>
Creative Tours & Travels to foray into hospitality industry
  Mumbai-based Creative Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd has recently forayed into the hospitality sector. The group, in association with Highland Hotels & Resorts, is currently building a 118-room property in Kochi ...read more>>
DB Hospitality plans to raise Rs 1,000 cr through asset sale
  DB Hospitality, the Mumbai-based realtor, recently picked up a 49 per cent stake, is planning to raise Rs 1,000 crore by selling stake either in the hotel company ...read more>>
KCP to invest Rs 187 cr in hospitality sector
  Chennai based-KCP Ltd is planning to invest around Rs 187 crore in its proposed diversification into hospitality sector. ...read more>>
Powerfly with IHCL launches Powerfly Vacations
  Powerfly, in association with Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) have launched an extravagant holiday experience called ‘Powerfly Vacations’. ...read more>>
RateGain introduces new enhancements to its channel management solution
  RateGain has launched new enhancements in ChannelGain, an online channel management solution for hotels. ...read more>>
Travelport to launch hotel booking engine in India
  Travelport will launch its one-stop comparison shopping and booking engine, ‘Travelport Rooms and More’ in India in the first quarter of 2012. ...read more>>
Grand Sarovar Premiere, Mumbai to open new restaurant
  Grand Sarovar Premiere, Mumbai will open a restaurant serving Arabian cuisine by November 2011. ...read more>>
Café Coffee Day plans to add 900 outlets in India by 2014
  Café Coffee Day is planning to add 900 more outlets spanning 330 towns in India in the next three years. ...read more>>
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