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HVAC: Need for intelligent solutions
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) plays a key role in creating a congenial environment for guests at a hotel. And as the above process involves a huge energy cost, it has become increasingly important for senior managers to contain this overhead without impacting service delivery. Hospitality Biz analyses the various strategies for ensuring effective functioning of HVAC at a property… more>>
`There’s growing demand for predictive intelligence and proactive response system’ - Mike Kistner, CEO, Reznext Global Solutions
RezNext, provides real-time distribution technology that empowers hotels to automate their distribution process, maximise revenues and leverage the power of the Internet to its fullest. The company has been able to register strong organic growth for their intelligent distribution platform for the previous year. Mike Kistner, Chief Executive Officer, Reznext Global Solutions speaks to Hospitality Biz about RezNext technology solutions and the growing opportunities here. more>>
Best practices for energy efficiency in hotels - G Subramanyam, Director, Siri Exergy & Carbon Advisory Services (P) Ltd
Hospitality sector can reduce soaring energy costs by adopting several best practices currently offered

The cost of electricity is a key component in the total operating cost of a hotel, and this vital input is expected to get even more expensive going forward, which necessitates the need for efficient and innovative techniques. A sizable portion of electricity, nearly 40-50 per cent, is consumed by utilities like refrigeration and air-conditioning in hotels and commercial buildings.
As a result, several energy saving practices have become popular with potential savings of between 20 and 40 per cent via SCADA, energy savers for air-conditioners, variable speed drives and waste heat recovery, amongst others. more>>
This Week's Top Headlines
The industry body Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s decision to further extend the deadline for obtaining Food Business Operator (FBO)’s license by six months more>>
Kerala Tourism is considering offering various incentives for its local industry, especially hospitality sector during the ‘Visit Kerala Year 2015’. Kerala Tourism is planning to launch a year-long campaign – Visit Kerala Year to celebrate tourism in the state and it would more>>
National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) , a nodal body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India felicitated students and teachers from hotel management and food craft institutes governed by the Council in the country for their more>>
Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), one of the largest luxury hotel collection with about 430 member hotels across the world, will have a new member joining their membership this year in India at Munnar in Kerala. The hotel , which is currently in the final stages of more>>
Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group, which owns and manages hotels under popular brands like Amari, Ozo, Shama and Mosetc., is hopeful of establishing its brand presence in India soon. more>>
As project-related clearances have been obtained, CGH Earth, a Kerala-based eco-resort company, will soon start construction on their resort property in Long Island, Andaman Islands. Although the long-term agreement was signed in 2010 with the A&N more>>
US-based Mirach said it has returned the entire due diligence fees of $2.625 million to the Indian group, but is willing to make a $2.05 billion offer for full buyout of the three iconic hotels, according to a report in PTI. more>>
Lite Bite Foods Pvt Ltd has made its foray in the UAE market with the launch of Zambar, a coastal cuisine kitchen in Abu Dhabi, according to a press release. Zambar offers traditional, home-style cuisine from the south Indian coastal region, and the menu more>>, a leading online food ordering platform, has announced the acquisition of Just Eat and expanded its position in one of the biggest food delivery markets in the world. The company has also recently acquired food delivery business - more>>
Avani Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand launched by Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group in 2011, has opened Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, the group’s first property in the Indian Ocean, according to a press release. And just a 25-minute drive from more>>
Goa Tourism announced plans for celebrating Goa Carnaval 2015, and the festivities will begin on February 14 and end on February 17, according to a press release. more>>
Pause wine introduces the red wine Cabernet Sauvignon, according to a press release, and it has a strong aroma of fruity nose of blackcurrant and berries along with a rich currant flavour. This deep red-purple wine is a product of Vintage wines. more>>
Glion Institute of Higher Education, a private hospitality school with two campuses located in Glion and Bulle within the French-speaking part of Switzerland and one campus located in London, invites application for its summer 2015 session, according to a press release. more>>
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