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Reduce-Reuse-Recycle: The green hotel mantra
The hotel industry is becoming more and more aware of sustainable mode of operation. Many luxury hotels have adopted the ‘green’ way of living to enhance customer satisfaction and to sow the seeds of a healthier lifestyle. Hospitality Biz explores how luxury hotel chains are responding responsibly towards going green
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 INTERVIEWS
‘Careers Day intends to build talent pool to fuel Starwood’s future growth’ - Ritu Singh Verma
Started in China in 2012, the Starwood Careers Day has been extended to the entire APAC region in the past year with an aim to develop and nurture a talent for member hotels. The hotel group conducted another round of Careers Day on March 21, 2014, where 17 member hotels from India actively took part. Ritu Singh Verma, Regional Director-Human Resource, South Asia - Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts tells Hospitality Biz about the program and its objectives
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‘The market capitalisation of Rational is four times its turnover’ - Pinaki Banerjee, Managing Director, Rational
Rational, a leading manufacturer of combisteamer has strengthened its foothold in the world market by aquiring a staggering figure of 54 per cent of the market share. The company is determined to tap the combisteamer market in the Indian culinary industry in the next five years. Pinaki Banerjee, Managing Director, Rational in a rendezvous with Hospitality Biz talks about the company’s new offering
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
As part of rebuilding the image of India which was tarnished in the interim because of negative publicity generated by reports of repeated sexual assaults on female tourists, the Union Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will soon unleash major Public Relation (PR) exercise in international markets. ...read more>>
 
The Government of Maharashtra, in its Budget 2014-15, has proposed raising the exemption limit on the four per cent Luxury Tax to Rs 1,500 from the current Rs 750, with an aim to give a boost to tourism. ...read more>>
 
Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) will hold their 49th annual convention in Jaipur from September 12 to 14 this year. The venue for the convention is Jaipur Marriott. ...read more>>
 
Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, under the aegis of the state government, has come up with future tourism plans that will help establish the state as India’s biggest Ecotourism hub. ...read more>>
 
TripAdvisor has entered into a partnership, each with ITC Hotels and the Oberoi Group. Over 30 properties under these two hospitality chains have signed up for TripAdvisor Business Listings, ...read more>>
 
Luxury Hotels Group (LHG), a collection of the finest hotels, boutique properties and luxurious residences in the world’s most popular destinations and capitals, announced signing of a marketing representation agreement with JA Resorts & Hotels for the Indian ...read more>>
 
J-One Entertainment is in plans to open J-One Wine, Dine & Spa in four Indian cities. The group will be launching J-One Wine, Dine & Spa in cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Delhi by 2015. ...read more>>
 
Tea Trails, a venture of Zone8 Tea World Pvt Ltd, in Mumbai's corporate district Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) has announced their plans to increase their foothold in India. Starting with Mumbai, ...read more>>
 
The first Goa Food and Hospitality awards were organised by Goa Tourism and Saffron Synergies on May 30, 2014 at JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Goa. The event began with the ‘Green Hotel Conference’ that took place during the day and the evening saw the presence ...read more>>
 
The Big Kahuna opened its doors to food lovers in Mumbai at Palladium, Lower Parel. Launched by JSM Corp, a partnership between restaurateurs Jay Singh and Sanjay Mahtani, the JSM portfolio includes a repertoire of some of India's most successful and ...read more>>
 
AxisRooms announced the launch of its flagship product of hotel distribution for Android mobile app called HEX. For the first time, a mobile app for distribution has been released for hoteliers. Currently available for Android systems, HEX will be soon be launched for ...read more>>
 
YThe Emarald By Kaluva, Kochi organised The Green Walk, an initiative towards reviving the community regarding the importance of protecting our environment by arranging a Green Walk in the city at Panampilly Nagar, ...read more>>
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