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 COVER STORY

The Service of Bed Comfort
Every hotel, guest house or an inn provides bed as a fundamental requirement for a comfortable sleep to the guest. A few hospitality brands have gone beyond the conventional beds and are offering a special service in providing comfort to the guest. Hospitality Biz tries deciphering this change
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 INTERVIEW
'The CLOUD can take the hassle out of IT infrastructure management' - Rajesh Kumar Kotta, CEO & Founder, eZeeCloud
eZeeCloud Infoserves, a fully-owned subsidiary of eZeeCloud Global, Singapore, has recently announced the launch of a novel ecosystem for the hospitality industry based on CLOUD technology. In an exclusive interaction Rajesh Kumar Kotta, CEO & Founder, eZeeCloud explains the numerous advantages of cloud-based technology, their unique offerings and prospects to Hospitality Biz
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Losing Sleep over Beds? - Avril Sule, Hospitality Educator and Trainer
Over the years of being a Housekeeping Instructor, I introduced the topic of room linen, by making students list and add up the approximate cost of each linen item in a room and then multiply it by the number of rooms in a medium-sized hotel. This exercise never failed to bring out the realisation of the importance of a room linen.
Linen products are the highest annual cost items in a hotelís operational supply inventory, therefore getting a good value for money is the top priority of an executive housekeeper.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Shankarsinh Vaghela appointed Chairman of ITDC
  Senior Congress leader and Former Chief Minister of Gujarat Shankarsinh Vaghela has been appointed as Chairman of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), ...read more>>
ITDC inks MoU with IRCTC to improve tourism services
  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) joined hands yesterday to improve tourism services offered by the two entities, ...read more>>
Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim sign MoU for joint programmes in tourism
  Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for undertaking joint programmes in the tourism sector. ...read more>>
Mathew Samuels takes charge as Goa Tourism Secretary
  The Goa government has appointed Mathew Samuels, IAS as Secretary - Tourism, Government of Goa. Recently promoted to IAS, Samuels has earlier served as the Director of Tourism for the Union Territory of Puducherry. ...read more>>
Gujarat registers 2.23 crore tourists in 2011-12
  Gujarat registered an increase of about 25 lakh tourists in the financial year 2011-12. This is the second consecutive year in which the state has recorded growth of such a quantum in tourist inflow. ...read more>>
'Employment Generation: Engine of Inclusive Growth' theme of FHRAI Convention 2012
  The Executive Committee of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has finalised the theme for the 47th FHRAI Annual Convention. ...read more>>
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group to invest Rs 1,200 crore in three years
  The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Ltd., will invest Rs 1,200 crore to expand its business in the next three years, which also includes entering the mid-level segment, ...read more>>
Accord Group plans to expand globally in three years
  Chennai-based Accord Group is hoping for eight hotels under its belt following a three-pronged strategy of acquisitions within and outside India, building new facilities and ...read more>>
Pegasus Asset Reconstruction Company takes partial control of Breeze Hotels
  Following an order from the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Egmore, Chennai, Pegasus Asset Reconstruction Company has taken partial possession of Chennai-based 91-room Breeze Hotels. ...read more>>
The Luxury Collection Hotels to open ITC Grand Chola, Chennai in August 2012
  The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is set to open its new hotel in India, the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. ...read more>>
ABCTCL opens The Serai Bandipur resort in Karnataka
  Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Co. Ltd, (ABCTCL) under its Coffee Day Hotels and Resorts brand has opened its luxury resort The Serai Bandipur in Karnataka. ...read more>>
BCIHMCT to organise 11th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble in New Delhi from October 10-12, 2012
  The Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) will organise 11th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble from October 10-12, 2012 at its premises in New Delhi. ...read more>>
Toshali Resorts open Odia restaurant at Ratnagiri Buddhist Heritage site in Odisha
  Gurgaon-based Toshali Resorts International today opened an Odia restaurant at Toshali Ratnagiri Buddhist Heritage site. The fully air-conditioned restaurant will serve guests ...read more>>
UGCB hosts wine tasting of its 2009 vintage in Mumbai
  A smaller group of the Union des Grands Cru de Bordeaux (UGCB) members and 33 chateaux owners hosted wine tasting of its 2009 vintage at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC on May 24, 2012. ...read more>>
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