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‘Our endeavour is to make Aiana a globally respected hotel brand embodying the best of Indian service ethos’

Amruda Nair,eldest granddaughter of late Capt Krishnan Nair (Founder of Leela Hotels,Resorts and Palaces),has joined hands with Qatari investor,Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani,Chairman of Al Sawari Holding and Al Faisal Holdings to form a global hotel management company–Aiana Hotels and Resorts. In conversation with Akansha Pandey, the Joint Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Aiana Hotels & Resorts–Amruda Nair,reveals the brand’s positioning and expansion plans.
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SIHRA Convention 2015 Makes Strong Appeal for an Industry-friendly Policy Framework


The three-day convention of South India Hotels & Restaurants Association (SIHRA), held in Hyderabad between July 2 and 4, 2015, was an emphatic success in terms of participation of hotel industry stakeholders and policy-makers from all the South Indian member states. Held at Taj Krishna Hyderabad, the convention, themed ‘Redefining Hospitality - Monetising Tourism’, included deliberations on various trends. Our Correspondent presents an overview
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