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 COVER STORY

Facts on Faucets
Faucets are key elements in creating a unique and stylish design in the bathroom. But with huge investments made on fitting solutions, do they require careful usage and regular maintenance? Hospitality Biz finds out
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 INTERVIEW

We believe Indian consumer is maturing in taste - Jackie Matai, Co-Founder, Aspri Spirits and Sumedh Singh Mandla, CEO, Core Brands
From a humble start in 2004, today Aspri Spirits Private Limited has presence in 22 states across India and brings into the country over 55 brands and companies from 20 countries across the world. Having recently been inducted into the Keepers of the Quaich, Jackie Matai, Co-Founder, Aspri Spirits talks about the experience and Sumedh Singh Mandla, CEO, Core Brands discloses the company’s growth strategy to Hospitality Biz
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Why Hotels should Opt for IPTV? - Harish Chandra, General Manager - Information Technology, Sarovar Hotels
IPTV is a major USP in the future guest room technology
With time, TV in a guest room has evolved from bulky sets to sleek LCD/Plasma.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Book on 50 Master Chefs of India released in Delhi by Dr K Chiranjeevi
  Hospitality Biz in association with Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) released the book – ‘50 Master Chefs: India’s Most Dynamic Food People’ yesterday at the Ashok Hotel in Delhi. ...read more>>
Shangri-La opens its first hotel in Mumbai today
  The much-awaited Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai has opened today in the heart of the city. Located at South Mumbai in High Street Phoenix, Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai sits above Palladium mall. ...read more>>
DLF sells Aman Resorts for over Rs 1,600 cr
  DLF Hotel Holdings Ltd has sold luxury hotel chain Aman Resorts back to its founder Adrian Zecha for an enterprise value of USD 300 million (over 1,600 crore). ...read more>>
Daiwik Hotels to invest Rs 180 cr to develop mid-scale hotels at pilgrim destinations across India
  Daiwik Hotels, which has launched its first four-star hotel in Rameshwaram, a popular pilgrim destination in South India in April 2012, as part of its expansion plan, ...read more>>
Berggruen Hotels to launch luxury brand
  Berggruen Hotels Pvt Ltd, which owns and manages properties under the Keys Hotels brand, is aiming to launch a luxury brand under its portfolio. The Group is looking at cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, ...read more>>
Gulmarg to get its first luxury resort
  India’s premier snow and ski destination, Gulmarg, will now have a luxury hospitality address with The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa. The 85-key luxury resort set in seven-acre of amidst pine valley ...read more>>
Hyatt Hotels, Chartered Hampi Hotels open Hyatt Place Hampi in Karnataka
  Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Chartered Hampi Hotels Pvt Ltd recently opened Hyatt Place Hampi in Karnataka. More than 20 additional Hyatt Place hotels have been previously announced throughout the country, ...read more>>
StayWell Group to operate 50 hotels in 5 years in India
  Australia-based StayWell Hospitality Group is embarking on an aggressive expansion in India and plans to operate around 50 hotels within five years under its brands. ...read more>>
IHCL opens Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg
  Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has opened Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg. The property’s 63 rooms and villas have been built within an eco-conscious context to ensure it is unobtrusive and ...read more>>
Dr Jyotsna Suri elected as Vice President of FICCI
  Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, was recently elected as Vice President of FICCI at the 85th Annual General Meeting of FICCI. ...read more>>
Ratan Tata is Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
  Tata Sons, the holding company of the USD 100-billion Tata Group, has conferred outgoing Chairman Ratan Tata with the title of Chairman Emeritus, the third family member to wear that hat. ...read more>>
MoT appoints National Level Consultant for setting up tourism parks across India
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India has appointed a National Level Consultant (NLC) to develop action plans for setting up tourism parks, including their locations and ...read more>>
Remove policy impediments to generate tourism: WTTCII
  The World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) has urged the government to remove all policy-related impediments to foster tourism in the country. ...read more>>
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