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HDS 2013 analyses growth strategies for Indian hospitality sector
Hospitality Development Summit (HDS) 2013, held at The ITC Maratha, Mumbai on July 4 and 5, provided an in-depth view of the Indian hospitality industry. It laid emphasis on trends, challenges, legal and regulatory issues, growth strategies, tax implications, expectations of the industry, and innovations. Hospitality Biz presents highlights of the event more>>
'We try to gauge consumer needs and develop frozen food solutions' - Vikas Mittal, MD, India & Subcontinent Region, McCain Foods India Pvt Ltd
The changing consumer lifestyle in India has compelled frozen food brands like McCain to reinvent themselves. Institutional customers have also received these innovative frozen snacks with open arms as they ensure ease of use, reduced costs, and less wastage. Vikas Mittal, Managing Director of India and Subcontinent Region, McCain Foods India Pvt Ltd, in an interaction with Hospitality Biz, reveals the company’s ambition to create a dedicated vertical for frozen foods
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Wine Expert Professionals: A career to test - Hemant Kumar Kochar, Director, Madhuban Academy of Hospitality Administration & Research
A few years ago, the thought of a sommelier brought to the mind a typically old man in a formal attire, suggesting wines and serving them to customers at fashionable restaurants. However, today this domain has expanded to accommodate younger people of both sexes who work at a mix of eating establishments. The reason for the change, in addition to increasing competitiveness, is that nowadays, wine is part of the mainstream of present culture, and as a result, the position of a sommelier has assumed renewed importance.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Roots Corporation considering partnership with unbranded hotels for expansion of Ginger brand
  Roots Corporation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which manages budget hotel brand Ginger Hotels in India, more>>
Signature Crest Hotels and Apartments plans to manage Bed & Breakfast establishments in India
  Mumbai-based Signature Crest Hotels and Apartments Pvt. Ltd., which owns and manages serviced apartments in India, is looking at taking up management of Bed & Breakfast (B&B) establishments in the country. more>>
Cabinet Committee on Investment approves setting up 13 hotels at Delhi Aerocity
  In a move that will allow about 5,000 rooms to open up at Delhi Aerocity, the Cabinet Committee on Investment has approved a plan that will see the setting up of 13 hotels. more>>
IHCL fails to fill up vacant board positions; violates listing agreement clause
  The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has been unable to fill up vacant board positions, leading to a violation of the listing agreement clauses. The Mumbai-based company, more>>
Magic Holidays plans to open 100 resorts in India in next 5 years
  Magic Holidays, a timeshare product from the Panoramic Group of Companies, plans to target the Indian middle class with lucrative offers of affordable time share vacations. more>>
Cevico Group to venture into India with EUR 100,000 by end of 2013
  Cevico Group, one of the major wine systems in Italy, will enter the Indian market with an investment of EUR 100,000 by the end of this year. The Group is bringing in four new products more>>
Tune Hotels plans 30 budget hotels in India in 3 years
  Tune Hotels, run by Air Asia Bhd ’s Tony Fernandes, plans to launch 30 budget properties in India in the next three years with an investment of USD 30 million. It currently has just one property in India, more>>
Miami-based Pollo Tropical plans to open 10 outlets in North India in 4 years
  Miami-based restaurant chain Pollo Tropical plans to open ten outlets in North India in the next four years. The company, which has partnered with city-based Paramount Group, opened its first outlet in the capital. more>>
The Fern Residency debuts in NCR at Gurgaon
  The Fern Hotels & Resorts has opened The Fern Residency, Gurgaon—the brand's first in NCR and 16th overall. A premium business hotel, the 42-room property has four indoor conference venues, more>>
Mahindra Holidays considering tapping Indian population in UAE, UK
  Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL) is planning to expand its business by tapping the Indian diaspora in countries such as the UAE and the UK and in Africa, according to company officials. more>>
HRANI to hold regional conference in Gurgaon on Oct 27 & 28 this year
  The Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) will hold its regional conference at Pullman Gurgaon Central Park in Delhi NCR on October 27 and 28, 2013. more>>
Khandani Rajdhani opens 35th India outlet in Delhi NCR
  Vegetarian thali restaurant, Khandani Rajdhani has launched the fifth outlet of Delhi NCR, making it the 35th outlet in the country. Located at the Restaurant Block, DLF Place, more>>
Purchase Connect – South India Hotel’s Procurement Summit to be held on Aug 24, 2013 in Chennai
  The Purchase Connect – South India Hotel’s Procurement Summit, organised by Green Globus, India and conceptualised by Hospitality Purchase Managers' Forum (HPMF), will be held on August 24, 2013 more>>
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