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'HICSA 2012 coincides with HVS 15th year of operations in India’ - Manav Thadani, MRICS, Chairman, HVS - India
As an annual meeting ground for top leaders of the hotel industry, Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA), organised by HVS India has been the endeavour of the organisers to keep the interest of the industry growing. Manav Thadani, MRICS, Chairman, HVS - India and Chairman, HVS Sustainability Services talks to Hospitality Biz about the event more>>

Convenience food: A convenient option?
The trend of using convenience food is increasingly becoming a routine practice in the hotel and catering industry. Hospitality Biz explores how convenient is convenience food for chefs for daily usage more>>

Leonia Holistic Destination: An All-In-One Attraction
As an integrated destination for leisure and business activities, Leonia Holistic Destination at Hyderabad is a one of its kind development in the country. Opened a couple of years ago, the over-Rs 900 crore development spread over 200 acres at Sameerpet in Hyderabad has evolved into a destination in itself. Hospitality Biz tries to understand from the promoters – Le Meridian Infrastructure Projects & Hotels Limited (LMIPHL) - their vision about this evolving destination. more>>
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Jammu & Kashmir government allocates Rs 124 crore for tourism for FY 2012-13
  In a bid to enhance its tourism offerings and to develop better infrastructure for tourists, the Government of Jammu & Kashmir has allocated a sum of Rs 124 crore for tourism in the state’s financial budget more>>
Rs 135.86 cr spent on modernisation of food processing in 2011-12: Lok Sabha
  Rs 135.86 cr have been spent on modernisation of food processing in 2011-12 under the scheme for technology upgradation/ establishment/ modernisation of food processing industries more>>
Maharashtra budget evokes mix reactions from hospitality industry
  The state budget presented by Ajit Pawar, Finance Minister, Maharashtra elicited mixed reactions from the hospitality industry. While some insiders in the industry are glad that no setbacks more>>
180,000 rooms, USD 25.5 billion investment, manpower of over 211,000 required by 2021: HVS White Paper
  HVS recently released its whitepaper titled 'Hotel Room Supply, Capital Investment and Manpower Requirement by 2021'. According to the document there is no classified source that more>>
GHM to debut in India in December 2013 with property in Mumbai
  Asia-based luxury hotel and resort management company General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) is set to enter the Indian market in December 2013 with a property in Mumbai more>>
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts to launch its first property in India in Kerala by December 2012
  Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, which had announced its plans to launch 11 hotels across India by 2015, is set to introduce its first property in India in Kerala by December 2012. more>>
Rotana Hotels plans to open 20 hotels in India in ten years
  Rotana Hotels is aiming to break into the Indian market with ambitious plans to have 20 hotels in the country within the next decade. The Abu Dhabi operator hopes to secure its first hotel projects in India more>>
Lebua to expand its footprint in India by May 2013
  Thailand-based Luxury hotel chain Lebua Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in India, after opening its first property in Asia’s third-largest economy at Delhi. more>>
Aloft to open three new properties in India in 2012-13
  Aloft is set to expand its footprint in India with three new properties in 2012-13 - Aloft Ahmedabad, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park, and Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur. more>>
Mars Enterprises re-brands The Gordon House Suites to Waterstones Hotel
  Mars Enterprises recently re-branded and launched The Gordon House Suites on Sahar Road in Mumbai as Waterstones Hotel under their new brand Waterstones Luxury Boutique Hotel. more>>
DB Hospitality to sell Hilton Mumbai International Airport hotel
  Hilton Mumbai International Airport hotel near Sahar airport is on the verge of being sold for more than Rs 400 crore, a year after the five-star hotel was put on the block by its owner, Dynamix Balwas (DB) Hospitality. more>>
Trump Hotel Collection to expand its footprint across India
  US real estate billionaire Donald Trump is expanding the footprint of his Trump Hotel Collection across India, betting big on the branded luxury homes and hospitality market in the country. more>>
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