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 EVENT FOCUS
HICSA 2014: Reiterates India investment story
The tenth edition of Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA) organised by HVS on April 2 and 3, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, saw global hospitality industry stalwarts deliberate on various industry matters. In spite of the current uncertainties in the country, HICSA 2014 highlighted the fact that the Indian market is bullish and there is tremendous scope and opportunity in the mid-market segment for investment. Hospitality Biz presents highlights of the event
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 INTERVIEWS
‘Sofitel Mumbai BKC seeks 90% guest and ambassador satisfaction’ - Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Sofitel Mumbai BKC introduces Mumbai to a luxurious blend of French elegance and Indian culture. In a rendezvous with Hospitality Biz, the newly appointed General Manager of the hotel, Biswajit Chakraborty shares more information
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‘We are present in 30 cities in India, & the objective is to be in 130 cities by 2020’ - Dhiren Kanwar, Country Head, Puratos Food Ingredients
Being a worldwide leader in the food industry, Puratos, forayed into the Indian market in 2008 becoming one of the most reliable partners in the world of bakery, confectionery and chocolate. Dhiren Kanwar, Country Head, Puratos Food Ingredients showcases the brand’s growing global footprint, in a têtê-à- têtê with Hospitality Biz
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 CHEF'S CORNER
Surjan Singh Jolly, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru
Chef Surjan Singh Jolly is reckoned among top celebrity chefs in the country today. A hotel management degree holder, Chef Jolly started his career in 1993 as a Chef de Partie at Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi. Hospitality Biz takes a closer look at this celebrity Chef
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
The President of India yesterday appointed Narendra Damodardas Modi as the Prime Minister of India. Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has appointed Shripad Yesso Naik as Minister for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), ...read more>>
 
Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the appointment of Shripad Naik as the new Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), besides congratulating the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Prime Minister, ...read more>>
 
Kempinski Hotels has decided to expand its chain in India. The group is in a process to develop hotels in Mumbai and Kolkata. The group also plans to open a resort in Kerala. The group is in discussion with partners at the respective cities currently to develop the ...read more>>
 
The realty firm, Ambience group is in a process to develop five start hotels in Udaipur and Gurgaon. The group has started construction already. It is planning to complete construction within two years. It will appoint a hotel management company after ...read more>>
 
Accor announced that its HotelInvest business has agreed to purchase two real-estate portfolios representing 86 and 11 hotels respectively (12,838 rooms) for a total consideration of about Euro 900 million.The first portfolio, representing 86 hotels and ...read more>>
 
Importer B Liquid is poised to notch up a unique first by serving up German wheat beer brand Schneider Weisse on tap on premise in Mumbai which might potentially bring the price of consumption down by ten per cent with a subsequent pan India roll out in coming ...read more>>
 
The Kerala Tourism Department has embarked on a campaign titled ‘Dream Deals’ in a bid to leverage the potential during what is traditionally dubbed ‘off-season’ during the peak-summer months of April-May, followed by the monsoons. ...read more>>
 
SpiceJet announced its partnership with TajSATS and Café Coffee Day (CCD), India’s in-flight catering providers, to offer an all-new food and beverage menu titled “Hot Meals, Warm Smiles”. Under the partnership, TajSATS and CCD will handle all of SpiceJet’s ...read more>>
 
TripAdvisor the travel website, announced the winners of its annual Certificate of Excellence awards. A total of 3,958 Indian hospitality businesses have been awarded this year. Now in its fourth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to ...read more>>
 
The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho was recognised as the “Best Hotel in Madhya Pradesh” at the State Tourism Awards held at Bhopal on Madhya Pradesh Tourism Day. The award was presented by Babulal Gaur, Cabinet Minister for Home and Jail and by Surendra Patwa, State Minister for Culture and Tourism. ...read more>>
 
A pizza outlet in Mumbai, Francesco's Pizzeria used an unmanned drone to execute a delivery by taking the aerial route recently stated a PTI report. ...read more>>
 
Tree of Life Resort & Spa, a luxurious hotel brand in India has increased online revenue with eRevMax through streamlining distribution process and reaching out to luxury travellers through niche sales channels. The Jaipur based resort is using RateTiger to ...read more>>
 
Lavasa will be hosting a three day Food-Art-Music-Entertainment Festival (FAME 2014) from May 30 to June 01, 2014. The festival offers an eclectic mix of art, live musical performances and global cuisine. The three day fest will witness performances by leading ...read more>>
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