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 COVER STORY

Equipping the Kitchen
Today’s commercial kitchens demand equipment that is top-of-the-line, more functional and energy-efficient than ever. Hospitality Biz takes a look at the latest products and trends in the market
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 INTERVIEW
Creating right assets for the market: Naveen Jain, President, Duet India Hotels
TThe first Holiday Inn Express-branded hotel, a JV between Duet India Hotels and InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), will open in Ahmedabad tomorrow. The JV will be replicating the model at 18 other locations in three to four years. Naveen Jain, President, Duet India Hotels, talks about the JV, the hotel’s growth strategy, and investment plans in an exclusive one-on-one with Hospitality Biz
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 ACTION CAPTURE

Award evening of BCIHMCT’s 11th Hospitality Ensemble event
Barun Jolly, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Today, Okhla, New Delhi lights the lamp at the award evening of the 11th Hospitality Ensemble - Culinary Competitions, organised by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi. Also in the picture are RK Bhandari, Principal, BCIHMCT; Nawab Hassan, Training Manager, The Leela, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, among others
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This Week's Top Headlines
Tourism Ministry will support development of new tourism spots in India: Dr K Chiranjeevi
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge (I/C) for Tourism, Government of India, recently stated that his ministry would support initiatives to develop new tourism spots across Andhra Pradesh ...read more>>
Indian Culinary Forum to hold gourmet workshop in Delhi this month
  The Indian Culinary Forum will conduct a gourmet workshop at Delhi Haat, INA and Delhi Haat, Pitampura on November 23 and 24, 2012 from 11 pm to 6 pm. ...read more>>
IHCL appoints Cyrus P Mistry as Chairman Designate
  Cyrus P Mistry, Deputy Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd, has been appointed Chairman Designate of Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), and will take over as Chairman from Ratan Tata ...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>>
IHCL expects improved occupancy in next quarter; to hike room rates
  Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) is expecting improved occupancy levels and is set to raise room rates in the next quarter, the peak season for the hospitality industry. ...read more>>
Holiday Inn Express debuts in India with first property in Ahmedabad
  Holiday Inn Express yesterday launched its first property in India. A joint venture (JV) partnership between Duet India Hotels (DIH) and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Duet Smart Hotels India ...read more>>
Sinclairs Hotels posts net loss of Rs 26.54 lakh in Jun-Sep 2012
  Sinclairs Hotels Ltd posted a total income from operations of Rs 309.57 lakh and a net loss of Rs 26.54 lakh in June-September, 2012. For the half year ended September 2012, ...read more>>
Adamo Hospitality opens Vaikunth by Ajmera’s for Nathdwara pilgrims
  Adamo Hospitality, the hospitality arm of the Ajmera Group of Companies, recently opened Vaikunth by Ajmera’s hotel for travellers to pilgrimage destination, Nathdwara, near Udaipur in Rajasthan. ...read more>>
Great Eastern Hotel to reopen in 2013
  India’s first luxury hotel, the 171-year-old Great Eastern Hotel, is set for a comeback in 2013, two years behind schedule, according to Bharat Hotels Ltd, under The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, ...read more>>
Kashmir hoteliers ask for 5-star hotels in the Valley for high-profile tourists
  The Valley hoteliers yesterday said that the tourism infrastructure in Kashmir was in “bad shape” due to a ban on construction works/repairs at tourist spots. ...read more>>
Room inventory in Jaipur doubles within a year
  In a span of 12 months, the room inventory in only a couple of new hotels in Jaipur has shot up from around 2,000 to over 4,000. Tourism stakeholders feel the only thing that would help hotels ...read more>>
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla to sign MoU with BCIHMCT for IHG Academy programme
  Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla, an InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG)-managed hotel, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BCIHMCT, Okhla, New Delhi ...read more>>
UP approves Food Processing Industrial Policy 2012
  With an aim to boost investments in the state, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government yesterday approved implementation of the new Food Processing Industrial Policy 2012. ...read more>>
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