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 COVER STORY

Dishing the Dirt
With hotels moving from a comfortable look to a more elite, well-groomed one, the chemicals used for cleanliness have become more complex, in turn highlighting usage and safety procedures. Hospitality Biz explores the nitty-gritty of housekeeping in modern Indian hotels
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 INTERVIEW
'The Oberoi, Gurgaon has put India on global hospitality map' - Kapil Chopra, Senior Vice President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Within a year of commencing operations, The Oberoi, Gurgaon has achieved milestones on the world stage. Kapil Chopra, Senior Vice President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts shares with Hospitality Biz the key achievements of the hotel so far, and its unique positioning in the Indian hospitality industry
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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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This Week's Top Headlines
Govt-industry should partner to boost tourism sector: FICCI-YES Bank Report
  The government should partner with the private sector and frame a dynamic policy to boost the tourism sector in the country, the report by FICCI-YES Bank said. ...read more>>
MoT unveils pilot project for Qutab Minar under Clean India campaign
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India, this week launched a pilot project under the Clean India Campaign for the Qutab Minar complex at the site in New Delhi. ...read more>>
Tourism Department of Puducherry plans to develop Arikamedu site
  The Tourism Department of Puducherry plans to promote projects at Arikamedu site on the bank of Ariyankuppam River in view of its historical and archeological importance. ...read more>>
IHF 2012 to take place from Sept 20 - 22, 2012 in New Delhi
  Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise the fourth edition of International Hospitality Fair 2012 (IHF 2012) from September 20 - 22, 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. ...read more>>
FHRAI conducts seminar on FSSAI across 15 cities in India
  In order to create awareness about newly implemented Food Safety and Standards Act of India (FSSAI), Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) had organised FSSAI seminar ...read more>>
ITC Limited receives ‘World Business and Development Award’ at Rio+20 Summit
  At the recently held Rio+20 United Nations Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Indian multi-business conglomerate, ITC Limited, was presented the 2012 ‘World Business and Development Award’ ...read more>>
OPIC and Marriott partner to develop sustainable hotels
  At the ongoing RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janerio in Brazil, Marriott International, Inc. and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) ...read more>>
G20 leaders recognise travel & tourism as important contributor to economic growth
  The G20 world leaders have for the first time, recognised the importance of travel & tourism as a key contributor for creation of jobs, support growth and economic recovery. ...read more>>
Green Routes Hospitality opens first property in India
  Kerala-based Green Routes Hospitality recently opened its first property in India – Agraharam Resorts at Wayanad in Kerala. The resort offers ten deluxe cottages, ...read more>>
Key Hotels plans to double room inventory in India
  Keys Hotels, a brand of Berggruen Hotels Pvt. Ltd plans to double its room inventory and invest at least Rs 450 crore in new projects across India. ...read more>>
Nidra Hotels to debut in New Delhi
  Nidra Hotels is set to open its first property in New Delhi – Nidra New Delhi by September 2012. The upcoming 70-room property is the second in the Nidra chain of hotels in India. ...read more>>
UEI Global, India gets audited by Hotelschool The Hague
  UEI Global, India has been recently audited by Hotelschool The Hague (HSH), Netherlands. The institute has partnered with HSH for its hotel management education programmes. ...read more>>
Pramod Singh Panwar wins ‘Best Bartender Trophy’
  Pramod Singh Panwar, Bartender at Wink, Vivanta by Taj-President has won the ‘Best Bartender Trophy’ at the recently held 'Belvedere Reconstructed Molecular Mixology Bartender Competition 2012'. ...read more>>
Optimus Hotels opens first restaurant in India
  Optimus Hotels Private Limited has opened its first restaurant - Crossroads 92 in India in Mumbai. Nigel DSouza, Manager, Crossroads 92, said, "It has been a dream for people in Borivali and North Mumbai ...read more>>
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