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‘The Gateway Hotels & Resorts plans to open 45-50 hotels in India in 3 years’ - Prabhat Verma, COO, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts
Having been associated with Taj Hotels & Resorts for over 22 years, and now taking over as the COO of The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, Prabhat Verma is excited about his new role. With vast expertise and international exposure to his new responsibility, he speaks to Hospitality Biz on his new venture and plans for The Gateway Hotels & Resorts more>>
Six Sigma and the IHMs - Dr J K Mangaraj, Principal, IHM Ahmedabad
Quite often I receive feedback from the hotel industry that hotel management institutes do not produce quality manpower. These repeated complaints really worry me. The complaints are many and different. Then I thought of other professional educational institutes like IITs and IIMs, and tried to find out whether the relevant industries have the same view about them. more>>

The Serai Bandipur: In the Lap of Nature and Wildlife
Situated on the North-Western corridor of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, The Serai Bandipur offers respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Serai Bandipur is 246 kms from Bengaluru and 100 kms from Mysore exit. Spread across 18 acres of land, The Serai Bandipur has 12 courtyards, six courtyard superior rooms, four log huts and two residences. The low-rise architecture appears to be inspired by the game lodges of Africa, with a touch of the Mediterranean. more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
Centre to promote solar power in Tamil Nadu hospitality sector
  The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India is targeting the hospitality sector and hospitals in Tamil Nadu to promote solar energy as an alternative. more>>
FEEs from tourism rise 9.5% on year in May 2013; FTAs up 3.2%
  Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism increased by 9.5 per cent last month to Rs 6,089 crore over May 2012. Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) also went up by 3.2 per cent in the month, more>>
K V Simon, Vice President India, AHLEI, retires after nearly 20 years
  K V Simon, Vice President India, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI), retired with effect from May 2013. Known and respected throughout India for his enthusiasm and more>>
Toshali Resorts to attract scholars to Buddhist circuit of Odisha
  Toshali Resorts International, the Gurgaon based hospitality and destination management company which manages four properties in the Buddhist circuit of Odisha more>>
Starwood Hotels and Resorts to expand in Tier-II cities in India
  Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, which operates luxury brands like Le Meridien and Sheraton, has identified the Tier-II markets and micro markets in India for its upscale brands such as Aloft, more>>
AHS debuts 'Eastin Easy' brand in India
  Bangkok-based hospitality services provider Absolute Hotel Services recently announced the entry of its budget hotel brand 'Eastin Easy' into India, with the opening of the 52-room Eastin Easy Citizen Ahmedabad, more>>
Madhubhan Resort & Spa plans to add 10 luxurious tents in the coming months
  Madhubhan Resort & Spa, Anand, owned by Elecon Engineering Company Ltd, plans to add ten luxurious tents to its existing 81-key, five-star deluxe resort in the coming months. more>>
Ginger Hotels launches workplace improvement program
  Ginger Hotels, the chain of Smart Basics hotels by Roots Corporation Limited (RCL), a subsidiary of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) successfully launched and more>>
Delhi Tourism opens Coffee Home in Bindapur
  Delhi Tourism's Coffee Home was recently inaugurated in Bindapur by Manish Chatrath, Chairman, Delhi Tourism, along with Rakesh Kumar, Secretary, Uttam Nagar more>>
The Indian Bean aims to expand across India
  Mumbai-based The Indian Bean, the online coffee store, which sells gourmet coffee produced in the estates of Coorg in Karnataka and Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, is looking at selling its products across India more>>
Lite Bite Foods to foray into airport food and duty free business
  Lite Bite Foods (LBF) Pvt. Ltd., promoters of major restaurant brands like Punjab Grill, Asia7, Fresc Co, Zambar, Baker Street, Pino’s, etc., will foray into airport food and duty free business in a big way now. more>>
Pollo Tropical restaurant chain forays into India
  Pollo Tropical, the USA-based, Caribbean-inspired fast-casual restaurant chain, has opened its 33rd internationally franchised location and its first restaurant in India. more>>
Supranational Hotels selects eRevMax as Preferred Supplier
  Supranational Hotels, one of the biggest hotel consortia globally has chosen RateTiger as their preferred hotel online channel management partner. The hotel channel manager brand from eRevMax International more>>
Risk management company International SOS to strengthen Concierge brand ‘Aspire Lifestyles’ in India
  International SOS, a Singapore-based risk management company for business travellers and expatriates, will attempt to strengthen their International Loyalty, Concierge and Lifestyle brand, more>>
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