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 COVER STORY

Simplicity is Ultimate Sophistication
A decade ago, no one looked at a mid-segment and budget hotel room from design point of view. But now, time has changed, anyone who checks into a hotel wants to stay in an aesthetically designed room. Hospitality Biz gives an insight into various aspects of planning a budget hotel
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 INTERVIEW
‘Our guests have freedom to leverage the uniqueness of both brands’ - Scott Thomson, GM, Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton, New Delhi
Located in the heart of East Delhi’s business area - Mayur Vihar, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and DoubleTree by Hilton properties are built side by side with over 360 guest rooms in total. Scott Thomson, General Manager, Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton, New Delhi-Noida-Mayur Vihar, in an interaction with Hospitalityb Biz shares the unique proposition of these two hotels
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 NEW APPOINTMENT

This Week's Top Headlines
Visa on Arrival scheme records 12.2% growth in foreign tourists in June 2012
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MoEF sets guidelines for tourism facilities around 600 wildlife areas
  Tourism operators around India’s 600 protected areas and pilgrimage places inside forests will have to pay ten per cent Eco Tax. They will also have to comply with new green rules to run business, ...read more>>
DoNER approves Tourism Master Plan for North Eastern Region
  A comprehensive Tourism Master Plan (TMP) for the North Eastern Region (NER) prepared by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in collaboration with North Eastern Council (NEC) has been approved by Ministry of Development of North East Region (DoNER). ...read more>>
The Lalit Suri Hospitality forays into international market
  The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Ltd, today, announced its foray into the global market with its property in London - The Lalit London. ...read more>>
6 IHCL hotels feature in 'World’s Best Awards 2012' list
  USA-based Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine has recognised six Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) properties in its annual ‘World’s Best Awards 2012’ list. ...read more>>
Worldhotels to expand presence in India; ties-up with Golkonda Hotel
  Worldhotels has tied-up with four-star Golkonda Hotel in Hyderabad, as part of its expansion plan in India. The tie-up with the Golkonda Hotel is on an annual fee basis, ...read more>>
Marriott Hotels ranks 7th among top 25 companies to work for in India
  Marriott Hotels India Pvt. Ltd has been recognised among the 'Best Companies to Work For in 2012' study by the Great Place to Work Institute, India. ...read more>>
Hotels.com launches marketing initiatives in India
  Hotels.com, an Expedia company, has launched active marketing activities in the Indian market. ...read more>>
Fairmont Hotels to foray into India in August 2012
  Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a Canadian based luxury hotel chain, will mark its debut in India, with the opening of Fairmont Jaipur in August 2012. ...read more>>
Hyatt to launch Andaz brand in Gurgaon in Q4 2014
  Hyatt Hotels Corporation, last week announced that Hyatt affiliates signed management agreements to introduce an Andaz hotel in Gurgaon in India. ...read more>>
Ginger Hotels opens second property in Chennai
  Ginger Hotels of Roots Corporation Limited has launched its second property in Chennai, today, located at Vadapalani. The 79-room hotel was inaugurated by Venu Srinivasan, ...read more>>
Hyatt to open Grand Hyatt Kochi in Q1 2017
  Hyatt Hotels Corporation, last week announced that Hyatt affiliates signed management agreements to open Grand Hyatt Kochi in India. ...read more>>
NEC India to launch partner enablement program from July 2012
  NEC India, a display, network and IT solutions provider in an endeavour to strengthen its presence in India, has announced an all new, dynamic partner enablement program starting from July 2012. ...read more>>
India’s first mega food park built in Andhra Pradesh
  The first mega food park in India - Srini Mega Food Park at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh was inaugurated by Sharad Pawar, Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries. ...read more>>
Mad Over Donuts opens 5th store in Pune
  Singapore-based Mad Over Donuts, last week, opened its new outlet in Pune, a high-street store after launching four successful stores across prominent malls in the city. ...read more>>
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