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Vision 2013: A Year of Growth
This year is projected to be better and brighter for the hospitality industry, compared to last year but what are the new factors driving the market in 2013? Hospitality Biz gives an overview of the latest trends that makes hotel stay convenient for guests more>>

Taj Maldives: Ultimate Luxury
Maldives, an exotic island destination, where every isle is a resort, is also one of the best sites for diving and snorkelling. Famous for its white sand beaches and turquoise green lagoons, Maldives attracts guests from across the world. Hospitality Biz shares her experience of her short stay at two Taj properties during her recent visit to the island nation more >>

Radisson Blu Alibaug bags ‘Best Luxury Spa Resort in India’ award
(L-R) Supriya Malhotra, GM, Radisson Blu Alibaug; and Richard Barooha, Vice President-Operations, RIMC, Sahil Hospitality receives award for the ‘Best Luxury Spa Resort in India’ by Brands Academy and NDTV Profit for Radisson Blu Alibaug
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This Week's Top Headlines
Ghulam Ahmad Mir takes over as Tourism Minister of J&K
  Ghulam Ahmad Mir has been appointed as the new Tourism Minister of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in a recent Cabinet reshuffle of the four-year-old government of Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of the state. more>>
Starwood continues to fuel growth in India and South Asia
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently announced a continued focus on growth in India and South Asia. It aims to have 100 hotels under operation, development and management contracts more>>
Tata Group hopes to sort out Taj Mansingh deal with NDMC
  The Tata Group has claimed that it had invested money in building the landmark Taj Mansingh hotel in central Delhi to bail out the property's owner, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), more>>
RBI allows hotels to prepay loans through ECBs
  Providing relief to the hospitality industry, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) yesterday allowed companies owning hotels to prepay loans out of External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) proceeds. more>>
Keys Hotels adopts franchise model for expansion
  Keys Hotels, the flagship hotel brand of Berggruen Hotels Pvt Ltd has decided to opt for franchise model as part of its expansion strategy. This will enable it to grow and fuel its expansion plans more>>
DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon bags '2013 Deal of the Year' award at HIFI
  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gurgaon - New Delhi NCR has been awarded the '2013 Deal of the Year ' award in the First Class category at the Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI). more>>
IHG debuts Crown Plaza in Kerala
  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today opened the Crowne Plaza Kochi. Inaugurated by the ministers of the state and other dignitaries, the Kochi hotel is the sixth Crowne Plaza to open in the South West Asia region. more>>
Spree Hotels unveils flagship property in Bengaluru
  Spree Hotels, today opened its tenth property in India – Spree Hotel, Bangalore. The 76-room property is the flagship hotel of the Spree Group of Hotels. more>>
Daiwik Hotels Dwarka to open by 2015
  Daiwik Hotels Pvt Ltd will open Daiwik Hotels Dwarka in Gujarat by 2015. This will be Daiwik’s third property after Rameshwaram and Tirupati. The property will be a greenfield investment of Rs 45 crore and more>>
EllBee Hospitality to introduce 'EllBee Hotels' in Mar 2013
  Delhi-headquartered EllBee Hospitality Worldwide Pvt Ltd will introduce its brand 'Ellbee Hotels', with the opening of the 32-room Ellbee Hotel Ganga View in Rishikesh in March 2013. more>>
‘Lights, Camera, Leading’ campaign of LHW for 2013
  Commemorating its 85th anniversary along with Hollywood’s Oscars, The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) has launched its campaign for 2013, ‘Lights, Camera, Leading’. more>>
Grand Hyatt Goa receives ISO 22000 Certification
  Grand Hyatt Goa recently received ISO 22000 Certification by SGS United Kingdom. Grand Hyatt Goa is one among the few hotels to have received this prestigious certification in India. more>>
Youth, urbanisation will drive tourism growth: Amitabh Kant
  India’s youthful population and the rapid spread of urbanisation will drive the setting up of hotel and other hospitality-related infrastructure as the country is set to witness a vast movement of Indians, more>>
CBSE to conduct teachers' training workshop on hospitality, tourism this month
  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is organising a teachers' training workshop on hospitality and tourism from January 28-30, 2013. more>>
Salsa Wraps adopts franchise model for expansion
  NVJ Foods, which offers Tex-Mex cuisine (Americanised Mexican Food) under the brand Salsa Wraps has decided to use the franchise model for expansion. more>>
Hot Chix forays into Mumbai
  ‘Hot Chix’, a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain, which offers both open-flame grilled and fried chicken on its menu, as well as a host of other delightful quick bites; more>>
Electrolux Professional holds seminar cum culinary demonstration for professional chefs
  Electrolux Professional shared Electrolux's 'Tandoor Concept' with professional chefs in Mumbai in a recently held seminar cum culinary demonstration at the advanced training kitchen more>>
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