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 COVER STORY

Steering & Shouldering the Industry Forward
Generational change is a natural phenomenon, that brings with it transformation in overall thought process of human beings, their living standards, socio-cultural habits, use of technology, etc. HospitalityBiz contacted a cross-section of this new generation hoteliers to understand how they perceive the industry and the new culture they want induce into their industry and their outlook about hospitality as an industry for enterprising new generation entrepreneurs
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 INTERVIEW
Aerocity will become the real CBD of Delhi in the coming years’ - Sushil Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, Asian Hotels (West)
Asian Hotels (West) recently launched their most luxurious hotel – JW Marriott - in the national capital, Delhi. The 523-room hotel with a large convention and meeting space is the first to commence operation in the much-awaited Delhi Aerocity Hospitality District. Sushil Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, Asian Hotels (West) in an interaction with Hospitlaity Biz talks about the project and how it will change the hospitality landscape in Delhi NCR
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Puglia on my plate - Marcellus Baptista, Hospitality & Lifestyle Writer
When you think of Italy, you think of good food and packing a pleasant punch is Puglia, the southeastern-most region of Italy, known as the heel of Italyís boot.
After spending four days in Puglia (Apulia in English) that borders the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast and the Strait of “tranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south, I returned thoroughly satiated.
From Naples it was a four-hour coach drive to Lecce, the start of my culinary journey.
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has released the latest edition of its widely acclaimed annual publication, the FHRAI Indian Hotel Industry Survey, published in cooperation with HVS Hospitality Services. ...read more>>
 
Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), a hotel consortium of independent luxury hotels with over 430 hotels across the globe, has registered almost 30 per cent growth in terms of business from India to its member hotels in 2013 compared to 2012. ...read more>>
 
Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the launch of the full-service, upscale DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore. Located on Sarjapur – Outer Ring Road, ...read more>>
 
After signing strategic partnership with Bestech for 49 Park Inn by Radisson Hotels for the Northern and Central India, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is currently doing an initial negotiation with another partner for a similar tie-up for the brand development in Western ...read more>>
 
The hotel industry has demanded that the government should provide the budget hotels below Rs 100 crore as infrastructure status, so that they can avail cheaper loans and incentives according to a report in Economic Times. ...read more>>
 
Australia based StayWell Hospitality Group launched Leisure Inn West Gurgaon in Sector 14, Gurgaon , Haryana recently. This is the group’s second Leisure Inn hotel in India after Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya in Jaipur which was launched in August 2013. ...read more>>
 
Banyan Tree Holdings, the holding company of Banyan Tree Hotels, Resorts & Spa, and Angsana brands based in Singapore will soon launch couple of new brands to take their growth forward. ...read more>>
 
Unitech, a real estate firm, has put two hotels near Delhi and some land parcels in southern cities on the block as it seeks to raise Rs 800-900 crore to pare debt, ...read more>>
 
To give a boost to the hospitality sector in the state, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC) is all set to develop a five-star hotel in Residency area of Indore stated a report by Sagar Choukse in DNA. ...read more>>
 
Globally famed Benihana chain of restaurants has set foot in Delhi providing a taste of authentic Teppanyaki, Japanese style of cooking stated a PTI report. Benihana, which means red flower in Japanese, ...read more>>
 
Zerruco by Zilli has been opened at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The restaurant is a contemporary Mediterranean dining experience celebrating good food and seasonal produce. ...read more>>
 
Jiva Spa was launched at Taj Lands End recently. With its philosophy rooted in traditional Indian approach to wellness, Jiva is all about holistic rejuvenation and embraces a deep understanding of mind,...read more>>
 
MIR Spirits, distributor of Russian Spirit Inc. in India, announced the global launch of their two vodkas - Russian Spirit and Kruto recenlty. Roman Tallis, President and Founder, Russian Spirit Inc. ...read more>>
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