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 INTERVIEWS
‘Potential of professional kitchen equipment in India is comparable to mature markets’
German professional kitchen equipment brand, Rational, is hopeful of achieving a triple-digit growth in the India market in the years ahead by setting up a full-fledged Indian subsidiary. In an interaction with Hospitality Biz, Reinhard Banasch, Chief Sales Officer, Rational AG, and Pinaki Banerjee, Managing Director, Rational India, enumerate their vision for the India market, and strategies to take the growth forward
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Talent Identification - Ramiah Daniels, Director, Hospitality Paradigm
One of the fundamental challenges hoteliers are up against is ‘cost-control’, a dreaded word for all, oft-repeated during recessionary times.
The major cost centres in hotels lie within Payroll, Sales & Marketing, F&B Costs, Heat Light Power (HLP) & Repairs and Maintenance (R&M).
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS
This Week's Top Headlines
MoT approves 79 applications for hotel classification under PSDS
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Shangri-La International parts ways with Pallazzio Hotels and Leisure
  Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company, has decided to withdraw from the management of the Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai next week. ...read more>>
HRAWI highlights issues faced by hospitality industry in Western India
  Addressing a press meet in Pune yesterday, Hotels & Restaurants Association of Western India (HRAWI) highlighted key industry issues faced by hoteliers in Western India. ...read more>>
StayWell Hospitality Group launches its first hotel in India
  Australia-based StayWell Hospitality Group has launched Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya Jaipur, the group’s first hotel in India, with the objective to open six more properties across the sub-continent within the next nine months, ...read more>>
Tourism Minister steps up efforts to ensure safety of women tourists
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, has expressed concern over media reports of harassment faced by an American student in India, ...read more>>
EoN Resorts to unveil 'Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts' brand in October 2013
  Maldivian resort development and research group, EoN Resorts will introduce their Indian Ocean resort brand 'Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts' with the soft launch of Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives on October 15, 2013. ...read more>>
The Gateway Hotels & Resorts launches The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai
  The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, part of Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces, has launched The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway Chennai. This marks the debut of The Gateway Hotel & Resorts brand in Chennai. ...read more>>
Rajasthali Resorts to set up Rajasthali Golf Resort; second property in Jaipur
  Rajasthali Resorts & Studios, a Jaipur-based real estate developer and owner of Rajasthali Resort & Spa, Jaipur, will set up their second resort, Rajasthali Golf Resort, in the city. ...read more>>
Rupee depreciation forces importers to hike liquor prices
  With the Indian rupee hitting new lows every other day, pressure has been mounting on importers to raise prices of liquor brands. Usually, inventory lasts from a few weeks to a few months and ...read more>>
Marriott International debuts Courtyard brand in Chakan, Pune
  Marriott International Inc. recently launched Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan, making it the first international hotel in the town. This is also the tenth Courtyard by Marriott property in India, and ...read more>>
Coca-Cola's USD 5-bn-investment plan in India by 2020 still on
  Coca-Cola Co. will invest USD five billion in India by 2020 as it had earlier planned, a top executive has said, adding that the US-based company is not too perturbed about the economic downturn in the country. ...read more>>
Goa govt orders bars, liquor stores to wind up early
  Goa's reputation as India's top low budget party destination could just be in peril as liquor stores have been told to wind up early. An order issued late Thursday by the Finance Ministry, Government of Goa, ...read more>>
Chef Vikas Khanna’s cookbook, ‘Everyone Can Cook’, released
  Michelin Starred chef, Vikas Khanna’s cookbook, ‘Everyone Can Cook’, was recently released in Delhi. Commissioned by Hindustan Tin Works Ltd., a premier Indian packaging can-manufacturing company, ...read more>>
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