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‘India hotel market to see the second cycle of investment soon’ - Dilip Puri, MD - India & Regional VP - South Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently unveiled Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park, making it the second property under the brand in Bengaluru. On the sidelines of the launch, Dilip Puri, Managing Director - India & Regional Vice President - South Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, spoke to Hospitality Biz about Starwood's strategy for the Indian market more>>
Indrajit Saha, Executive Chef, Sofitel Mumbai BKCe
Known in the culinary world as a person who passionately believes on leaving gourmet connoisseurs with a reason to return each time, Indrajit Saha is an alumna of I.H.M Kolkata. As Executive Chef for Sofitel Mumbai BKC, one of Saha’s specialties is to bring exciting international options and flavours to the ever expanding Indian palate. Hospitality Biz reveals more about the chef more>>

Recognition for Delhi as Best Destination for Food & Drink
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Manas Krishnamoorthy, General Manager. Intercontinental Marine Drive, Mumbai, InterContinental Hotels Group
Devraj Singh, General Manager, The Gateway Hotel Jodhpur, Indian Hotels Company Ltd.

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This Week's Top Headlines
The Rs 1,000-crore rights issue of Tata Group's hospitality major, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), will open on August 4 and a substantial amount of the funds raised will be utilised to repay debt. more>>
ITC reported a 15.6 per cent year-on-year jump in the June quarter net profit to Rs 2,186.39 crore, a shade below expectations. The company, however, felt it has been able to maintain “robust growth” despite a challenging business environment. more>>
GHM recently announced new developments at its spa operations. GHM is fine-tuning its spa operations across its properties by introducing new initiatives. more>>
Westin Hotels & Resorts unveiled the next stage of its year-long Westin Well-Being Movement with the announcement of two new nutrition-focused partnerships with SuperChefs and more>>
Delta Corp Ltd announced that its luxury resort in Daman ‘The Deltin’ has received five star accreditation issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. more>>
To tap the growing potential of the destination weddings market in India and promote the state as a wedding destination, Goa Tourism has launched Destination One, more>>
The first edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart - The Wildlife, Heritage, Culture and Tourism Showcase will be held at Palash Residency, Bhopal from October 17-19. more>>
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with New Delhi real estate developer Sikka to develop Crowne Plaza Taj Expressway Noida. more>>
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces announced the launch of its new global advertising campaign titled Performance.Art. The campaign is a creative distillation of what the Taj stands for and promises to deliver. more>>
STAAH, the hotel management software company has designed software called RateSTalk to set a competitive rate for hotels. A room priced too low will lose profitability, and if it’s too high, more>>
Lite Bite Foods Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading F&B retail companies and promoters of popular restaurant brands like Punjab Grill, Asia7, Zambar, Fresc Co, Baker Street, etc. will add a new gastropub brand soon. more>>
Chef JP Singh, Executive Chef, Bukhara, ITC Maurya, was felicitated with Life Time Achievement Award at the Top Chef Awards 2014 organised by Delhi Gourmet Club (DGC). more>>
Indian billionaire Ravi Jaipuria, Chairaman of Board of Directors, RJ Corp is planning to set up a south Indian restaurant chain Vaango in Singapore next year, according to a PTI Report. more>>
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Hotel & Restaurant Equipment Manufacturers’ Association of India (HOTREMAI) has announced various measures to strengthen the membership base of the Association and more>>
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