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 COVER STORY

Top-Notch Kitchen Equipment Pays Well!
Today's commercial kitchens demand equipment that are top of the line, more functional and energy-efficient. Hospitality Biz takes a look at the latest products and trends in the market
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 INTERVIEW
Aiming for the Sky - Vivek Kumar, CEO, Aamby Valley City & Hotel Sahara Star
Having successfully transformed one of Mumbai’s oldest hotels into a modern, state-of-the-art property, Sahara Star is now readying itself for its next step. Vivek Kumar, CEO, Aamby Valley City & Hotel Sahara Star speaks to Hospitality Biz about the Group’s performance, tapping new verticals and the year ahead
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 ACTION CAPTURE

Award for The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has been awarded the ‘National Tourism Awards for Excellence in Skills Development 2013’. (L to R) Usha Sharma, Additional Director, General Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India; Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group and Vice President FICCI; Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Govt of India and Parvez Dewan, Secretary –Tourism, Govt of India
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This Week's Top Headlines
Restaurant strike 99% successful in Mumbai; No support from MNC chains
  Hotels and restaurants across India downed their shutters recently to protest against the ambiguous provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006, and ...read more>>
Planning Commission allocates Rs 1,282 cr for MoT
  Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, has said that the Planning Commission of India has made a budget allocation of Rs 1,282 crore ...read more>>
Foreign tourists in groups to get collective landing permits
  With a view to encourage foreign tourist arrivals the government has decided to provide collective landing permits as per a government release. According to the revised procedure, ...read more>>
Wyndham Hotel Group on expansion spree in India
  USA-based Wyndham Hotel Group has 26 hotels under construction in India with a plan to add 3,000 rooms as part of its initiative to consolidate its presence in the country. ...read more>>
Cambay Hotels opens 9th property in India
  Cambay Hotels and Resorts recently opened its ninth property in India - Cambay Sapphire, Dahej in Gujarat. Cambay is a flagship brand of Neesa Leisure Ltd, a part of Neesa Group. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels opens 5th property in Mumbai
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, yesterday announced the opening of a 71-room serviced apartment style hotel, Residency Sarovar Portico in Mumbai. This is the group’s fifth hotel in the city after Hotel Marine Plaza, ...read more>>
Magic Holidays to open 15-key resort in Ajmer by June 2013
  Magic Holidays, a Timeshare product from the Mumbai-based Panoramic Group, plans to open a 15-key resort in Todgarh near Ajmer, Rajasthan. The resort, currently undergoing refurbishment, ...read more>>
Indian govt to set standards for wine industry
  By the next fiscal, importers will find it difficult to dump poor quality wine in Indian market, as the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India is planning to create standards ...read more>>
Shimla gets first revolving restaurant - The Chalets Naldehra
  The Chalets Naldehra, a boutique mountain resort at Shimla announced the opening of 360 degree, and Himachal Pradesh’s first ever revolving restaurant. The octagonal shaped revolving restaurant, located at the resort, ...read more>>
SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai wins 'National Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Education'
  SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai won the 'National Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Education' for the fourth consecutive year. Students Sudhakar Trivedi and ...read more>>
MoT to spend Rs 3 cr for promotion of Himalayas
  In an effort to further boost Himalayas as an Adventure Tourism destination, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Govt. of India has allocated Rs three crore for the promotion of the region. ...read more>>
IRCTC food kiosks open at Delhi Metro stations
  Passengers travelling on the Delhi Metro can now enjoy quality snacks and delicacies at reasonable rates with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) opening its first set of food kiosks on the stations on the Green Line, ...read more>>
Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal unveils ‘Corner Bar’
  Courtyard by Marriott, Bhopal has opened its much awaited 'Corner Bar'. The property will now be serving liquor in its rooms, restaurants and bar. ...read more>>
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