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Tamaya Spa: Haven for Wellness Freaks
Close on the heels of opening Six Senses Spa at the Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort at Greater Noida, Jaypee Hotel Group has surprised wellness freaks by re-launching the fully redesigned Tamaya Spa at the Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, Agra. The fully redone spa and health club is unique in terms of facilities it provides, reports Hospitality Biz more>>
Selling your Room for USD Zero - Jean Francois Mourier, CEO - Founder, REVPAR GURU
It is amazing to me how many of the hotel industry’s standard processes are based simply upon what worked in the past. Consider historical pricing, apprehension about using Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and then today’s topic ¬ jacking up room rates when your property¹s occupancy hits a predetermined level. more >>

Training seminar by Les Clefs d’Or India
Les Clefs d’Or India (Concierge Association of India) had organised a four-city Concierge Training Seminar for its members. The day-long training seminar was started in Mumbai, followed by sessions at Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata.The members honoured were Romei and Les Clefs d’Or India Committee; Edwin Saldanha, President, Les Clefs d’Or India and Head Concierge, The Oberoi, Mumbai; Albert Amanna, Vice President, Les Clefs d’Or India and Head Concierge, InterContinental Marine Drive; Shaunak Vengurlekar, Public Relations Officer, Clefs d’Or India and Head Concierge, Waterstones Hotel and Club, Mumbai.
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This Week's Top Headlines
IHG signs 13 hotels in India in 2012; creating 2,600 jobs
  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) this week announced it has signed 13 new hotels in India, boosting its existing pipeline in the country to 47. The announcement was made as Jan Smits, more>>
Keys Hotels signs management contracts with 13 properties across India
  Keys Hotels, brand of Berggruen Hotels Pvt Ltd, has signed management contracts with 13 properties across India in the current financial year. Some of the hotels are under development or more>>
Hotel Leelaventure chalks out plan to reduce debt
  Hotel Leelaventure Limited, which was a debt-free firm in 2004-05, now has Rs 4,750 crore in debt while the last fiscal’s revenue was just Rs 571.09 crore, according to a Live Mint report. more>>
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to enter India in summer 2013
  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., will mark its debut in India with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore in summer 2013. The 277-room property will include The Ritz-Carlton Club, more>>
RCI adds Hotel Sheravoys in Tamil Nadu to its resort affiliations in India
  RCI, a global player in the vacation exchange industry, yesterday announced an affiliation with Hotel Shevaroys in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu. The property offers 80 rooms, 11 cottages, four F&B outlets, more>>
Four Points by Sheraton reveals social habits of business travellers
  Today’s business travellers are surprisingly social on the road, according to a recent survey by Four Points by Sheraton. The key survey findings include aside from sleeping, which, not surprisingly, more>>
Leelaventure to sell Chennai IT park to RIL for Rs 170.17 crore
  In a bid to reduce its debt of Rs 4, 750, Hotel Leelaventure Limited will sell its IT business park in Chennai to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) for Rs 170.17 crore, according to a Live Mint report more>>
Delhi Tourism to set up Wellness Centre at Garden of Five Senses
  Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) will set up a Wellness Centre at five-acre land adjoining Garden of Five Senses at Said-ul-Ajab in South Delhi. more>>
MP first state to fully utilise plan funds by Union Tourism Ministry
  Madhya Pradesh (MP) has become the first state in the country to fully utilise plan funds released to them by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for the development of tourism infrastructure more>>
MIAL announces F&B contracts for T2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL), managed by GVK-led consortium, that operates the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai announced the award of the F&B concessions more>>
Chef’s Table Week to take place from March 4-10, 2013
  Desi Restaurant Week Events Pvt Ltd, the team behind Restaurant Week India, will organise Chef’s Table Week, which showcases chefs tasting menus, from March 4-10, 2013. more>>
Future Group opens 3rd Foodhall outet in India
  Future Group recently launched the third outlet of Foodhall, a premium lifestyle food destination in India, at DLF Promenade in New Delhi. Foodhall targets the well-travelled urban Indian consumers, more>>
Pan India Food Solutions opens 6th Bombay Blue outlet in Mumbai
  Pan India Food Solutions Private Limited (Blue Foods) recently launched the sixth outlet of Bombay Blue, a multi-cuisine restaurant, in Mumbai at Phoenix Market City, Kurla. more>>
Global Spa & Wellness Summit to be held in New Delhi, not Jaipur
  The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced that its 2013 Summit will now be held in New Delhi, India, from October 5-7, 2013. Originally slated to take place in Jaipur, India, more>>
CCI likely to clear Diageo buy of United Spirits
  The Competition Commission of India (CCI) will likely clear the majority stake acquisition by Diageo Plc in Vijay Mallya’s United Spirits Ltd (USL), after representatives of the companies more>>
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