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ITC Grand Chola: Amalgamation of both Worlds
Inspired by the architectural splendour and rich culture of the imperial Cholas, ITC Grand Chola is a classic case of ‘Responsible Luxury’. Hospitality Biz explores the grandeur of the edifice
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Holiday Investment – A Rising Asset - Somnath Pal, CEO, Citrus Check Inns
The current market scenario in India is dreadful. The recession has adversely impacted almost all countries across the globe including India. Falling rupee against dollar is a bad news for our economy and mostly for investors. This has severely impacted every aspect of the economy, bringing it to standstill. While economic downturn had already left an ineradicable impression on the country’s economy, price rise and inflation will always be traumatic issues for the population at present; and after looking at the current condition of economy, for the years to come.
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT launches second phase of Incredible India campaign
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India today launched the second phase of the Incredible India campaign in New Delhi. While the official launch of the campaign was held at London ...read more>>
India Tourism wins accolades at WTM Awards
  India Tourism has won three important awards at the recently concluded World Travel Awards at World Travel Market (WTM) 2012 in London. The awards include Asia’s Leading Destination; ...read more>>
MakeMyTrip buys Hotel Travel Group for USD 25 million
  Online travel services firm, MakeMyTrip India Pvt Ltd recently acquired the Hotel Travel Group (HT Group) for USD 25 million. The online travel website HT Group has been operating www.hoteltravel.com ...read more>>
Tourism Minister says tourism in India requires better marketing, infrastructure
  Indian tourism needs better marketing and infrastructure, said Dr K Chiranjeevi Minister of State with Independent Charge (IC) for Tourism, Government of India today. ...read more>>
Orient-Express rejects IHCL’s takeover offer
  Orient-Express Hotels Ltd yesterday rejected the takeover offer from Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) saying the bid was not in its interest and undervalues the company. ...read more>>
Starwood Hotels & Resorts hopes to manage 100 hotels in India by 2015
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts hopes to manage around 100 hotels in India by 2015 as it looks to tap Indian owners who are increasingly looking for international brands to manage their properties. ...read more>>
Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels looking at opening 38 hotels in West Asia, India
  Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels is planning to open 38 new hotels across West Asia and India in the next five years, a senior company official said. ...read more>>
Jiva spa opens at Taj Club House, Chennai
  Taj Club House, Chennai, has introduced Jiva, a spa that brings together authentic, traditional wellness treatments and experiences in a truly stylish setting. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts unveils Park Plaza Shahdara
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts recently opened Park Plaza in Shahdara CBD (Central Business District), New Delhi. This upscale, full-service business hotel is the company's 11th property in Delhi and NCR, ...read more>>
Hyatt Regency Chennai wins Best International Hotel Marketing in the World Award
  Hyatt Regency Chennai recently won the Best International Hotel Marketing in the World Award at the International Hotel Awards at London. This award is the finale to the sequence and ...read more>>
Diageo to buy majority stake in United Spirits
  Diageo Plc recently agreed to buy a majority stake in Vijay Mallya’s United Spirits Ltd (USL) for a total consideration of Rs 11,166.5 crore, offering the Indian liquor tycoon a way out of mounting debt woes ...read more>>
Saravana Bhavan plans to foray into hospitality sector
  Saravana Bhavan, which started with a small food outlet in Chennai in 1981, has more restaurants overseas than in India, and is mulling to enter the hospitality sector. ...read more>>
Belgian Beer Café to debut in India in first quarter of 2013
  Anheuser-Busch InBev Group will launch Belgian Beer Café (BBC) at the InterContinental Hotel in Noida, making its debut in India in the first quarter of next year. ...read more>>
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