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Survival to Supremacy - Indian Hospitality Story 2012 & Beyond
The global scenario - economic, political or social, is ever dynamic creating and recreating conditions that have lasting effects on our business environment. Globally, the hospitality sector is one of the most sensitive sectors, affected by any and all events - global, regional or local. Hospitality Biz presents a report by CII and Cushman & Wakefield on impact of global conditions on Indian hospitality more >>

FHRAI Convention 2012 Urges Synergy between Hospitality Industry and Ministry
The 47th Annual Convention of FHRAI held in Goa discussed the issues and challenges faced by the Indian hospitality industry. Themed as Employment Generation: Engine of Inclusive Growth, the convention highlighted the role of government as crucial in boosting tourism in the country and state. Hospitality Biz presents the round up of the event more>>
SICA Culinary Competition and Exhibition 2012 Encourages Young Talent
The second SICA Culinary Competition and Exhibition 2012 gave a perfect platform to culinary professionals to display their individual and collective skills and creative talent. Hospitality Biz presents a roundup on the recently held event in Chennai more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
Vivek Nair elected as President of FHRAI for 2012-13
  Vivek Nair, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd, has been elected as President of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) for 2012-13 more>>
HRAEI re-elects Ratan Marothia as President for 2012-13
  Ratan Marothia, Owner, Jagannath Hotel, Kolkata has been re-elected as President of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) for 2012-13 more>>
ITDC earns Rs 22.02 crore profit before tax in 2011-12
  India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has recorded a profit before tax of Rs 22.02 crore in the financial year ending March 31, 2012. The total turnover in 2011-12 was Rs 423.06 crore, more>>
IHCL to manage Taj Mansingh for another year, NDMC extends lease
  The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to extend the lease of Hotel Taj Mansingh with its current operator, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), by one more year, more>>
GTDC plans to facelift its hotels
  The Gujarat Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is planning to revamp the infrastructure of its hotels and resorts. It expects to upgrade over 15 of its hotels to three-star category more>>
Marriott International to organise India Global Sales Mission 2012 next month
  Marriott International will hold India Global Sales Mission 2012 next month in Delhi on October 8, in Bengaluru on October 11 and in Mumbai on October 12. more>>
Carnation Hotels to manage 3,500-4,000 rooms across India in 3-5 years
  Carnation Hotels, a joint venture between Rattan Keswani and The Lemon Tree Hotel Company, set-up early this year, plans to manage 3,500-4,000 rooms across India in three to five years. more>>
WelcomHeritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal to add 100 rooms
  The Board of Directors of WelcomHeritage Hotels, under the chairmanship of Sikandar Hafiz Khan, Reliable Group recently approved a capital expenditure of Rs 50 crore for the expansion of WelcomHeritage more>>
Sarovar Hotels signs Golden Sarovar Portico in Amritsar
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, last week announced the signing of a 50-room Sarovar Portico hotel in Amritsar. The hotel is promoted by Golden Alliance Hospitalities Pvt Ltd and more>>
Concept Hospitality signs agreement with KDJ HolidayScapes to manage DesertScape Resort, Jodhpur
  Concept Hospitality Pvt Ltd recently signed an agreement with by KDJ HolidayScapes Ltd, part of the KDJ Group, for managing DesertScape Resort, Jodhpur, with effect from September 22 this year. more>>
Park Hyatt forays into Chennai
  Hyatt Hotels Corporation earlier this week announced the opening of the 201-room Park Hyatt Chennai, marking the first Park Hyatt hotel in the city. more>>
Clarks Inn Group debuts in Lucknow
  After soft-launching the hotel a couple of months ago, Clarks Inn Group of Hotels has officially announced the opening of The Continental Lucknow, its first property in Lucknow. more>>
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts to launch Banyan Tree Kerala in Jan-Mar next year
  Singapore-based Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will launch Banyan Tree Kerala in the first quarter of 2013 in the Alleppey district of Kerala, marking the debut of Banyan Tree group’s first property in India. more>>
ICF to hold 9th International Chef Awards 2012 on Nov 24
  Indian Culinary Forum, along with Indian Federation of Culinary Associations will host the ninth International Chef Awards 2012 in Delhi on November 24, 2012. more>>
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