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Cautious Optimism Prevails at HIFI 2013
The over-arching sentiment that was palpable at the two-day Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) deliberations was that of cautious optimism. While industry experts were eloquent about investment opportunities in India because of the rapid demographic shift happening in the country, they also raised concerns on the slowdown in demand to match the growing supply. Hospitality Biz reports more>>
HICSA provides great platform for different stakeholders in the industry - Manav Thadani, Chairman - South Asia, HVS Hospitality Services
Entering its ninth edition, Hotel Investment Conference − South Asia (HICSA) 2013 will once again have interesting discussions and impressive line-up of speakers. In an interaction with Hospitality Biz, Manav Thadani, Chairman - South Asia, HVS Hospitality Services, shares the preparations for the event, scheduled from April 2-3, 2013 in Mumbai more >>

FHRAI Indian Hotel Survey 2011-2012
The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has come up with the 15th annual edition of the Indian Hotel Survey, in cooperation with HVS Hospitality Services. The survey analyses the performance of Indian hotels across parameters such as facilities, manpower, operational performance, and marketing trends. Hospitality Biz presents an overview of the survey more >>
This Week's Top Headlines
FHRAI seeks Ajit Singh's intervention on delay of clearances to hotels in Aerocity
  Vivek Nair, President, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), in a meeting with Ajit Singh, Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India, today, more>>
Capt C P Krishnan Nair steps down as Chairman of Hotel Leelaventure
  Capt C P Krishnan Nair stepped down as the Chairman of Hotel Leelaventure Limited, yesterday. Capt Nair, 91, will be succeeded by his eldest son Vivek Nair, more>>
Growth may remain subdued for Indian hotel industry: ICRA
  The Indian hotel industry is likely to witness only a marginal revenue growth of about seven per cent in 2012-13 with uncertain economy impacting demand, according to a study by rating agency ICRA. more>>
Hilton Worldwide opens 2nd Hilton Garden Inn hotel in India
  Hilton Worldwide opened its second Hilton Garden Inn property in India - Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square, recently. With this opening, Hilton Worldwide now manages seven hotels in Delhi-NCR. more>>
Marriott International enters Madhya Pradesh
  Marriott International, Inc recently marked its debut in Madhya Pradesh with the opening of Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal. This is the ninth Courtyard property in India, more>>
IHCL reports turnover of Rs 545 crore for Q4 2012
  Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) reported a turnover of Rs 545 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 as against Rs 521 crore registered for the corresponding quarter of the preceding year. more>>
IHG to open Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon by 2015
  Lavasa Corporation recently signed an agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), to open Holiday Inn at Mugaon, the second town under development at Lavasa, near Pune. more>>
CDHR promotes Chikmaglur, Bandipur, Kabini via 'The Serai Resorts'
  Coffee Day Hotels and Resorts (CDHR) Pvt Ltd, the hospitality arm of Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Co Ltd (ABCTCL) is promoting destinations like Chikmaglur, Bandipur and more>>
Troca Hotels debuts in Goa
  Troca Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston East India Hotels LLC, has announced its first property in Goa - The Sofala 15°74. The property features 24 guest rooms, more>>
Haveli to open 3rd property in India in May 2013
  Haveli, A Unique Theme Resort, will open Amritsar Haveli in May 2013. It will the third Haveli property in India after Jalandhar and Murthal. Located on NH1 main highway, more>>
Leela Kempinski Gurgaon signs Internet Moguls as its social media agency
  Leela Kempinski Gurgaon has signed Internet Moguls, a hotel marketing company for their digital initiatives. The association between the two has further strengthened and more>>
TripAdvisor reveals the most romantic hotels in India
  TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2013 for the 'Most Romantic Hotels in India' based on millions of valuable reviews and more>>
FSSAI extends deadline for licensing, registration to Feb 4, 2014
  After getting the notification from the health ministry, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has further extended the licensing and registration deadline for FBOs to February 4, 2014. more>>
Tata Starbucks opens 7th outlet in India
  Tata Starbucks Limited (TSL) launched its third store in India in New Delhi at Connaught Place, earlier this week. It is TSL's seventh store in India "We are delighted to open our doors to customers here, more>>
Remy Cointreau to boost ties with five-star hotels in India
  Two-and-half years since its entry in the Indian market, France-based Remy Cointreau Group, manufacturer of ultra premium spirits and champagnes, is looking at building up a strong team and more>>
Floating restaurant to come up in Surat soon
  Surat will soon have its first floating restaurant, which has been cleared by the state tourism department. The floating restaurant will have a seating capacity for 280 people in an area of around 6,800 square feet. more>>
J&K tourism unlikely to be harmed by ongoing unrest
  A mix of strict, but cautious, policing and anticipation of a good tourist season ahead in the Valley has given the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) government hope that the ongoing phase of unrest in Kashmir more>>
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