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HICSA 2013 Stresses on Owner-Management Relation
The ninth edition of Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA) at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, organised by HVS from April 3-4, 2013 focused on hotel owners than brands. The conference for the first time brought together four global presidents of the world’s leading hospitality brands on a common dais to address the hotel investment forum. Hospitality Biz presents highlights of the event
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 INTERVIEW
Cook-offs: An unconventional hunt for the best at culinary skills - Rohini Dey, Founder and Owner, Vermilion – New York City and Chicago
Bearing in mind the sole objective of finding two specialist chefs for her signature Indian restaurants in the USA, Rohini Dey, Founder and Owner, Vermilion – New York City and Chicago, has traversed continents to conduct cook-offs in Mumbai and Delhi this month. She shares with Hospitality Biz the rationale behind this one-off exercise
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 EXPERT SPEAK
The ‘Digital Disconnect’ and how to Bridge it - Avijit Arya, Founder & CEO, Internet Moguls
Though markets overseas are maturing, the digital disconnect exists universally because of the varied stakeholders involved in running and marketing a hotel. Avijit Arya, Founder & CEO, Internet Moguls analyses the latest scenario in digital marketing
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This Week's Top Headlines
Indian hospitality industry to increase online revenues by 40%
  The Indian hospitality industry is all set to increase in online revenue by 40 per cent, according to the experts who were present at the recently held conference by IDeas and TravelClick at The Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. ...read more>>
FICCI survey portrays bright future for Inbound Tourism in India
  A survey released by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on the present tourism scenario 2013 portrays a very bright future for tourism despite the recent slow down in international arrivals into India. ...read more>>
The Lalit Suri Hospitality to unveil 2 luxury hotels by 2013 in India
  The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, yesterday said it will open two hotels in the luxury segment by the end of the current year, according to a report by PTI. ...read more>>
Carlson Rezidor plans to introduce 'Hotel Missoni' brand in India
  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is considering to bring its high-end lifestyle brand 'Hotel Missoni' in India as it looks to expand presence in the country. ...read more>>
Banyan Tree plans to open 20 properties in India in 6 years
  Banyan Tree Holdings, which manages and develops premium resorts, hotels and spas, is eyeing around 20 properties in India in the next six years, a company executive said. ...read more>>
Lords Inn Hotels & Developers aims to add 6 properties by 2013
  Lords Inn Hotels & Developers Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of USA-based Lords Inn Hotels & Developers LLC, plans to add six properties by 2013. The group is trying to tap Tier III and IV cities ...read more>>
The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa becomes 1st Certified Guest Service Property in India
  The Waterfront Shaw in Lavasa, has become the first property in India to earn the Certified Guest Service Property designation awarded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). ...read more>>
The Leela unveils new brand identity and expansion plans
  For the first time since its inception, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has unveiled a new brand identity, including a new logo and a revamped website, designed to express the ...read more>>
Choice Hotels India opens Quality Inn Viha, Kumbakonam
  Choice Hotels India, the wholly owned subsidiary of Choice Hotels International, has opened the 42-room Quality Inn Viha, Kumbakonam in the South Eastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ...read more>>
Coffee Day Hotels & Resorts to open The Serai Resorts in Andaman Islands and Mangalore by 2016
  Coffee Day Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd. (ABCTCL), will open The Serai Resorts in Andaman Islands and Mangalore in the next three years. ...read more>>
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group receives National Award for Excellence in Hospitality Education
  The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group was last week awarded the National Award for Excellence in Hospitality Education 2011-12 in the category of Hotel Undertaking Skill Development in the Hospitality Sector. ...read more>>
Lemon Tree Hotels introduces women-friendly features
  Lemon Tree Hotels, yesterday launched a women’s initiative that focuses on the growing segment of women travellers and their specific needs. To launch the new initiative, Milind Soman, ...read more>>
Sandal Lands plans pan-India expansion of all-suite serviced apartments
  Sandal Lands Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Assotech Realty (P) Ltd, will expand its serviced apartments business to major cities of India over seven to eight years. ...read more>>
India's first entertainment theme park Adlabs Imagica opens today
  Adlabs Entertainment Limited this week launched Adlabs Imagica, the first-of-its-kind entertainment theme park in India, in Khalapur in Raigad District, Maharashtra. ...read more>>
Sakae Sushi enters India; opens outlet in New Delhi
  Transport Corporation of India (TCI), a leading name in the Indian logistics sector, has formed a Joint Venture (JV) company with Sakae Holdings Singapore, ...read more>>
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