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 INTERVIEW
Providing Sustainable Solutions for Cleaner Environment – Deepak Thakur, Corporate Head, Solar Business Unit, Thermax Limited
Pune-headquartered Thermax Limited, an engineering company, provides sustainable solutions to energy and environment sectors. Its systems, products and project management capabilities help the hospitality industry achieve better resource productivity while maintaining a clean environment. Deepak Thakur, Corporate Head, Solar Business Unit, Thermax Limited, speaks to Hospitality Biz about the trends, growth of alternate energy & solutions offered by Thermax to different verticals
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 EXPERT SPEAK
City Shifty Bang Bang... - Mahesh Gajjelli, MD, Compel Consultancy
Every meet helps to explore some hidden facts and finding, it makes us to think and get more creative and find on how certain things work. I feel, creative edge is with people who keep their eyes, ears and mind open.
Mumbai has been springing up since last two decades and yes Mumbai is Island city which makes it to be complicated when it comes to growing. It grows less latitude and more longitude.
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS
This Week's Top Headlines
MoT unveils ‘I Respect Women’ campaign
  The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India today launched a mass awareness campaign, ‘I Respect Women’, by issuing metal badges in English and Hindi and nine foreign languages, including German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish, ...read more>>
Gujarat Tourism to lease out spare land to private players to set up hotels
  The Department of Tourism, Government of Gujarat will soon begin the tendering process to lease out on a long-term basis spare lands in its possession at various locations in the state ...read more>>
Maharashtra directs districts to get rid of wine shops on highways, stop issuing licences
  The Maharashtra government has asked district collectors to remove wine shops along highways and stop issuance of new licences, Ganesh Naik, Minister for Excise, Government of Maharashtra, said ...read more>>
ITC to set up 300-room Luxury Collection hotel in Ahmedabad
  ITC Hotels will set up their first Luxury Collection brand hotel in Gujarat at Ahmedabad. The Group will soon start construction of the 300-room ITC Narmada at the proposed prime 2.5 acres land ...read more>>
The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore to open in Sept 2013
  The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is scheduled to open on September 30, 2013. The property will be located at the heart of Bangalore’s Residency Road in the garden city, and is owned and developed by luxury property ...read more>>
Tata Sons' Director R K Krishna Kumar retires
  R K Krishna Kumar, Director, Tata Sons Ltd, and a confidant of Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons Ltd, retired yesterday after 50 years with the conglomerate, working with different entities ...read more>>
Lords Inn Hotels & Developers to add 255 rooms by 2014
  Lords Inn Hotels & Developers Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of US-based Lords Inn Hotels & Developers LLC, plans to add 40 rooms to Lords Resort Silvassa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and 215 rooms ...read more>>
Singapore-based Arisaig Partners acquires 3.5% stake in Westlife Development
  Arisaig Partners has picked up a 3.5 per cent stake in Westlife Development Ltd for Rs 180 crore, valuing the company at a little over Rs 5,000 crore. ...read more>>
Diwa Hospitality to be master franchisee for South Africa’s Debonairs Pizza in India
  South Africa's Famous Brands Ltd, which operates several fast food and casual dining chains globally, is making a second attempt at capturing the fast growing Indian pizza market. ...read more>>
Subway plans expansion across India
  Subway plans to expand its outlets across India. Its outlets at key locations, which cover an area of 300 sq ft, would be upgraded to larger formats. ...read more>>
Japanese chocolate maker Royce debuts in India
  Royce, the Japanese chocolate maker, has entered India through a flagship store at Palladium Mall, Mumbai. The company inked a distribution tie-up with fine foods and luxury gourmet firm, Burgundy Hospitality, ...read more>>
King Koil International launches mattresses in India
  Worlds premium mattress brand, King Koil, has entered India. Selling its mattresses in over 70 countries, the company has sold its bedding solutions to top hotel groups. Its mattresses and ...read more>>
Delhi HC postpones hearing on auction of Taj Mahal Hotel to Nov 7
  The court hearing on the Taj Mahal Hotel in central Delhi has been deferred to November 7, 2013, owing to the absence of Delhi High Court (HC) judge, M L Mehta. ...read more>>
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