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 INTERVIEW
Producing wines with finesse and elegance - Michel Negrier, Export Director, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR)-Lafite considered as one of the oldest names in the wine business is known for its complexity and unique flavours. Michel Negrier, Export Director, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) shares with Hospitality Biz his views on the Indian wine market, growth potential and the challenges
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Junckers' Flooring Enhances Decor - Suresh Kumar Mansukhani, Country Manager, Indian Subcontinent, Junckers Industrier A/S
Wood inspires. Wood comforts. Wood awakens your senses. In any living space, its presence is a real source of pleasure. Pleasing to the eye, karmic to the soul and naturally warm to the touch! Today from commercial to hospitality sector, the demand for hardwood floors have increased as these are sustainable and enhance the beauty of the decor.
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 NEW APPOINTMENTS

Monisha Dewan, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gurgaon
Sanjay Gupta, General Manager, Le Meridien Jaipur
Subodh Goyal, Executive Chef, The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore
Shane Krige, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
Elton Hutris, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal
Guy Hutchinson, VP, Operations – India, Hilton Worldwide
Josef Schuppler, Director of Operations, JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi
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This Week's Top Headlines
Service Tax on AC restaurants proposed: Union Budget 2013-14
  P Chidambaram, Minister for Finance, Government of India in the Union Budget 2013-14, presented today in the Parliament, proposed to levy Service Tax on all Air Conditioned (AC) restaurants. ...read more>>
Budget allocation for tourism hiked by Rs 87.66 cr
  P Chidambaram, Minister for Finance, Government of India in the Union Budget 2013-14, presented today in the Parliament in New Delhi, has allocated Rs 1,297.66 crore for the tourism sector, ...read more>>
Marriott International to operate over 12,500 rooms in India by 2016-17
  Marriott International Inc, which currently operates over 4,500 rooms across 18 hotels in India under its various brands aims to manage over 12,500 rooms across the country by 2016-17. ...read more>>
Westin Hotels and Resorts opens 6th property in India
  Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., yesterday opened the sixth Westin hotel in India - The Westin Chennai Velachery. ...read more>>
Tune Hotels to enter India in April 2013
  Tune Hotels, will mark its debut in the Indian market, with the opening of the 100-room Tune Hotel Ahmedabad in Gujarat in April 2013, said Mark Lankester, Group CEO, Tune Hotels. ...read more>>
Keys Hotels introduces Staycation concept in India
  In order to let locals get a taste and feel of a short vacation to enjoy the best of services and comfort at a pocket-friendly cost, Keys Hotels have introduced the concept of Staycation in India. ...read more>>
Adamo Hospitality to expand in India
  Adamo Hospitality, the hospitality arm of Mumbai-based Ajmera Group, which currently owns and operates hotels in Goa (The Bellus) and Matheran (The Village and The Resort) is looking at opening hotels ...read more>>
JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity to start operations in April 2013
  Despite the uncertainties related to clearances pending with the Civil Aviation Authorities in terms of New Delhi Aerocity hospitality projects, the management of the 523-room JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi ...read more>>
Banyan Tree Kerala to open in Q3 2013
  The much-awaited all-pool-villa property of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts in the backwater district of Alleppey in Kerala will commence operations in the third quarter of 2013. ...read more>>
Ireo to invest up to USD 700 m on Hyatt-branded hotel, residences
  Private equity fund Ireo will invest up to USD 700 million to develop luxury residences as well as a hotel in India and has tied up with Hyatt Hotels Corporation for managing the projects, ...read more>>
Hotels.com reveals preferred hotel amenities by Indian and global travellers
  Global travellers are looking for a home-from-home experience when they stay in a hotel according to the latest research from Hotels.com. Topping the list of must-have hotel amenities are free wi-fi, and ...read more>>
Raj Hospitality Management enters Kerala with flagship property
  Bengaluru-based Raj Hospitality Management, which manages and markets properties under its various brands has recently acquired the management of a 32-room boutique hotel in Thekkady in Kerala, ...read more>>
Blue Mountains International plans to open hotel management institutes in India
  New South Wales-based Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) is looking at opening hotel management institutes in India. ...read more>>
Adlabs Entertainment to launch integrated entertainment destination near Mumbai by March end
  Adlabs Entertainment Ltd is set to unveil India’s first-of-its-kind state-of-the-art integrated entertainment destination, Adlabs Imagica near Mumbai-Pune Expressway by the end of March 2013. ...read more>>
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