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 INTERVIEW
"Diversey's products are tested for their performance" - Kartik Iyengar, Mkt. Manager- Fabric Care & Personal Care - S. Asia, Diversey India
Recognising the importance of safe cleaning products, many hotels have started using products which are not only cost-effective but also eco-friendly. Kartik Iyengar, Marketing Manager- Fabric Care & Personal Care - South Asia, Diversey India Pvt Ltd explains this change to Hospitality Biz
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 KITCHEN, BAKERY
'A chef needs to be flexible to guest’s palate' - Veena Arora, Chef De Cuisine, The Spice Route Restaurant, The Imperial New Delhi
Although it is more than three decades since she left Thailand to settle down in India, Veena Arora, Chef De Cuisine, The Spice Route Restaurant, The Imperial New Delhi, keeps herself abreast with the Thai culture and its cuisine. A Chef without any formal chef education to boast about, she is an epitome of passion and dedication. A recipient of ‘Best Lady Chef’ award at the recent National Tourism Awards, Cef Arora speaks about her passion for Thai food to Hospitality Biz
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Designing a Sustainable Hotel - Pavitra Sri Prakash, Director, Architect & Urban Designer, LEED AP Shilpa Architects Designers Planners
A building for the hospitality industry needs a special design focus that is an efficient combination of management and maintenance while creating a memorable experience for the customer. The ambience and comfort that the design provides plays a crucial role in creating this experience.
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to start hospitality training courses from July 2, 2012
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India has decided to start two hospitality training programmes - Food and Beverage Services & Food Production, for students, ...read more>>
47th FHRAI Annual Convention to be held at The Leela Goa from September 6-8, 2012
  The 47th Annual Convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will be held from September 6 to 8, 2012 at The Leela Goa. ...read more>>
ITDC plans to open smaller hotels in North East
  India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has said that it is looking to tie-up with various states in North East India to open smaller hotels for catering to the growing domestic and ...read more>>
Profit drives businesses to go green: CII GreenCo Summit 2012
  The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) flagship summit, the GreenCo Summit, 2012 titled 'How to GREEN your company', concluded last week, gave a message that today the main driver for a business ...read more>>
Maharashtra government should formulate heritage tourism policy: IHHA
  The Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) has urged the Maharashtra government to consider formulating a heritage tourism policy and to provide various incentives for heritage hotels. ...read more>>
Haryana agrees to give 25 acres land to MoT to set-up Indian Culinary Institute
  The Haryana government yesterday agreed in principle to provide 25 acres of land in National Capital Region (NCR) to the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to set-up Indian Culinary Institute in the state. ...read more>>
Marriott plans to expand its footprint globally
  Marriott International, Inc. plans to open 4,000 hotels in 90 countries across its 14-brand lodging portfolio by 2014. With 115,000 hotel rooms in its development pipeline, ...read more>>
HHI to expand its footprint across India
  Kolkata-based Hotel Hindusthan International (HHI), which currently owns and manages five hotels in Bhubaneswar, Varanasi, Pune, Bengaluru, besides its flagship five-star property in Kolkata, ...read more>>
Hotel tariffs in Indore to rise from July 1, 2012
  Hotel rooms and liquor in Indore, Madhya Pradesh are set to get expensive from July 1, 2012 as hotels will increase their tariff. Currently, hotels in the state charge 16.18 per cent of overall tax. ...read more>>
Tamara Real Estate Holdings forays in hospitality
  Shruti Shibulal, daughter of S D Shibulal, CEO and Co-Founder, Infosys, has launched a 30-room boutique resort property in Coorg, The Tamara Coorg. ...read more>>
La Classic Revive Spa wins ‘Best Luxury Emerging Spa in India’ award
  Revive Spa at La Classic Hotel, Bengaluru has been awarded the ‘Best Luxury Emerging Spa in India’ by World Luxury Spa Awards 2012. “We are happy to receive the Award. ...read more>>
Mumbai most expensive city for hotel night charges: TripIndex
  Mumbai continues to be the most expensive city in India closely followed by Delhi and Chennai in terms of night charges in hotels, according to a study conducted by TripIndex, a cost comparing tool of TripAdvisor. ...read more>>
Reliance Capital to buy 18% stake in Grover Zampa Wines
  Reliance Capital is backing a merger deal between Grover Vineyards Limited and Vallee de Vin Private Limited. Reliance Capital will join Singapore-based wine investor Ravi Viswanathan ...read more>>
McDonald’s to open 250 outlets in India in 3-5 years
  McDonald’s India plans to open about 250 new restaurants at an investment of Rs 750 crore in the next three to five years across the country. McDonald’s also plans to increase procurement of potatoes ...read more>>
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