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‘Our India story is going to get better and better as we open more hotels here’ - John C Toomey and Kadambini Mittal
Leading the 12th annual Marriott International Inc. Sales Mission into India recently, John C Toomey, Vice President – Global Sales (Asia Pacific), and Kadambini Mittal, Regional Director- Global Sales (India Subcontinent), Marriott International spoke to Hospitality Biz on India market potential and Marriott’s strategies for the market more>>

Management Contract Trends - Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) recently brought out a report on Hotel Management Contracts (HMCs) in India. The report identifiesmain commercial trends and conditions contained within a selection of management contracts in India. Compiled after reviewing 42 management contracts across categories and locations, the JLL report highlights key trends pertaining to fee structures and clauses in HMCs and reflects current trends in the industry. Hospitality Biz presents highlights more>>

Locus Media along with Les Clefs d’Or India launches Concierge City Map for Northern India
Les Clefs d’ Or India in association with Locus Media brought out Concierge City Map for Northern India. The enhanced specially curated city map for hotel concierges was released by David Hopcroft, General Manager, Pullman Central Park Gurgaon. Rajesh Yadav, President, Concierge Association of India and first Vice President, Les Clefs d’Or India spoke about the key features of the new map. After Bangalore and Mumbai, Delhi is the third city where Locus Media has come out with specially curated Concierge Map. The map will be used by hotel concierges in member hotels across Delhi NCR, Agra and Jaipur.
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This Week's Top Headlines
Assuming office today as Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism & Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma said that his priorities would be to enhance the image of the country by enforcing cleanliness, safety and security measures, more>>
Hotel & Restaurant Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) has decided to take up the issue of capital subsidy guaranteed under the North East Industrial & Investment Promotion Policy 2007 to hotel investors in the North Eastern States of India more>>
According to a report by PTI, India is working on the inclusion of Mauritius in the group of countries to be listed in its Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) scheme, Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs, Government of India, said recently, describing the bilateral ties as truly more>>
Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has given a go ahead to Lavasa Corporation, the realty arm of Hindustan Construction Corporation, to raise Rs 750 crore through an Initial Public Offer (IPO). more>>
The Union Cabinet at the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gave its approval for withdrawing the Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2014 as introduced in the Rajya Sabha February, 2014. more>>
British budget hotel chain Premier Inn, has announced four new properties in India by 2018. The announcement was made at an event at Mumbai where Aly Shariff, Senior Vice President, Operations (Asia) and more>>
Emirates Airline and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have joined hands to provide reciprocal benefits to their loyalty programme members mutually. The programme, Your World Rewards , will commence from November 19 and allow Emirates Skywards and more>>
The Lemon Tree Hotel Company (LTH) has been honoured with the Cornell Hospitality Exemplary Practice Award 2014 for their contribution and initiative in employing Persons with Disabilities in their 26 hotels in 15 cities across India. more>>
Bangkok-based Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will operate under special brand name in Chinese speaking markets from now on. The new Chinese brand name is ??, pronounced ‘Liu Shan’ in Mandarin and more>>
Hotel Sahara Star Mumbai has introduced new pan-Asian restaurant, EAST, to their F&B offerings. As the name suggests, EAST is a fine dining restaurant serving the most authentic East Asian cuisine and more>>
Punjab government has drawn up major destination development plans around Ranjit Sagar Dam in Pathankot district of Punjab. The government has identified three islands in the Dam project - Kulara, Musharba and Athrwan - to set up luxury resorts, water sports more>>
Lords Hotel & Resorts, a mid hotel chain, announced the launch of their new property - Lords Eco Inn - in Kandla (Gandhidham), Gujarat. Located in the heart of the town, the 40-room hotel is designed to provide best in their class facilities to corporate and more>>
Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) operated mobile kitchens in three Rajdhani trains have received highest food safety certification, FSMS ISO 22000:2005. more>>
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