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Anil Bhandari, Chairman, AB Smart Concepts
A person who rose from the rank and file, earned positions through hard work, believes in giving back to the industry what he learnt through his more than 40 years of unblemished career, Anil Bhandari is a respected figure in the hospitality industry. Hospitality Biz peeks into the life of Bhandari. more>>

QSR: Giving expression to changing food habits
The last decade witnessed major transformation in the food service business in the country. The proliferation of Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) has brought about a new eating culture. Hospitlaity Biz ponders the factors that will usher growth of QSR format.
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‘HIFI 2014 aims to bring the right expectations, right attitude and measures in tough times’ - Vijay Thacker, Director, Crowe Horwath HTL
Amidst uncertainty in the market, HIFI 2014 looks forward to give an insight into the challenges faced by the industry. Vijay Thacker speaks to Hospitality Biz on the highlights of HIFI 2014.
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‘Tech-smart products are on high demand’ - V Krishnamurthy, Vice - President, HSIL Ltd.
From a sanitaryware brand few decades ago, the progression of Hindware as a complete sanitary solution provider in the country has been quite phenomenal. In an interaction with V Krishnamurthy, Hospitality Biz finds out more.
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This Week's Top Headlines
The Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces will rebrand their two landmark properties in the city of London with prominence to ‘Taj’ branding from the New Year. With the rebranding, more>>
Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels will start rolling out their new upscale four-Star brand – The Zone by The Park Hotels - from the first quarter of 2014. The first hotel under the new branding is scheduled for opening in the first quarter of 2014 at Coimbatore in Tamil more>>
Dipak Deva, CEO-Destination Management (India & South Asia), Kuoni Destination Management has taken over as the Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council India Initiative (WTTCII) for 2014. more>>
Rotana Hotels & Resorts, a hotel management company with a portfolio of properties across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, announced recently the launch of its global corporate sustainability platform ‘Rotana Earth’ – a comprehensive more>>
Accor announced the launch of its budget brand, Hotel Formule1 in Pune Hinjewadi recently. Strategically located amidst the business and IT hub of Pune in Hinjewadi Phase 1, Hotel Formule1 Pune Hinjewadi features 104 rooms. more>>
Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with Amrit Bottlers Private Limited for a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. Hilton Garden Inn, part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of ten brands, is an upscale yet affordable hotel. more>>
While licences for 350 shacks were issued under the beach shack policy 2013-16, the Goa Tourism Department has now proposed to give additional licences for 17 shacks. more>>
PepsiCo yesterday named D Shivakumar as its chairman and CEO for India region, a position lying vacant since Manu Anand quit in June stated a report in Economic Times. more>>
German bath fittings brand, Kludi announced their future expansion plans in the Indian Market recently at a press conference. Kludi GMBH - the USD 170 Million parent company of Kludirak India has acquired majority stakes in the Kludirak with quantum infusion of more>>
Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) will host India International Hotel Travel and Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) from February 12 to 15, 2014. more>>
Goan Restobar, Goa Portuguesa celebrated its Silver Jubilee party in the presence of celebrity patrons recently. At the event, MasterChef Deepa Suhas Awchat served goan delicacies to guests and in turn the guests were entertained by a live band. more>>
Groupon India, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois has chosen Revival Indian Thali to be among the top ten awardees for Groupon Golden Spoon Award 2013. more>>
Shikarkhane’s, a home-stay, has recently opened doors to guests in Panshet, Maharashtra. The home-stay facility is located 45 km from Pune amidst the Sahyadri mountains. It serves as an ideal weekend getaway with friends or family from cities of Pune and Mumbai. more>>
Electrolux, a household appliances company, has launched Electrolux Sterling RO Water Purifier recently. The water purifier comes with a built-in water storage tank and works on ‘RO + UF + Mineral controller’ technology that ensures that water has all the essential more>>
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