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 IN CONVERSATION
‘India is the second biggest country outside US in LEED Green Building Footprint’
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is a private Non-Profit organisation that promotes sustainability in the way buildings are designed, built and operated. Gopalakrishnan P, Director and Head – Asia Pacific and Middle East, USGBC, in conversation with Akansha Pandey, talks about its recent launches and how well has the concept been adopted in India.
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SPECIAL REPORT

MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index - providing insights about travel patterns
The annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities from around the world.This year’s Index shows that Asian cities continue their domination, making up half of the top ten. The Index provides an understanding of how people move around the world and the importance of the world’s cities as homes, destinations and engines of growth. HOSPITALITY BIZ takes a look at these significant travel patterns
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 CHEF'S CORNER
Chef Mukul Agrawal Executive Chef, Hilton Jaipur
With close to two decades of culinary experience, Chef Mukul Agrawal has been associated with Hilton Hotels for the last seven years. He played a pivotal role in designing and launching the kitchens of two Hilton properties in the Delhi NCR, before taking over the F&B operations of Hilton Jaipur.
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
In the Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2015-16 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), released on Tuesday, RBI Governor, Dr. Raghuram Rajan has cut the repo rate by ...read more>>
 
Southern India Hotels & Restaurants Association (SIHRA) will organize their convention in Hyderabad between July 2 & 4, 2015. According to the organizers, around 600 delegates ...read more>>
 
The Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL) has approved the exercise of its option to increase its stake in ..read more>>
 
The Hospitality Leaders Industry Choice Awards 2015, recently hosted by IDE Consulting Service Pvt Ltd, in partnership with the Hospitality Procurement Manager’s Forum (HPMF) ..read more>>
 
TripAdvisor site recently revealed the list of Travellers’ Choice Hill Stations, Hotels and Lodgings 2015 for those looking to flee the scorching summer. According to Nikhil Ganju, ...read more>>
 
The Concierge Association of India Western Region, the regional body of Les Clefs d'Or India held their bi-yearly election on the 25th May'15. The event was hosted by the Luxury ...read more>>
 
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), recently organised the second edition of Delhi Environment Summit in New Delhi, to mark World Environment Day. Asim Ahmed Khan,...read more>>
 
Singapore-based hotel backend distribution technology provider, Commeasure, will introduce new applications to strengthen both partner hotel interface and improve ...read more>>
 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific recently announced the debut of Starwood Careers Month, set to take place from 10 June to 9 July 2015. The month-long event is a ...read more>>
 
Roots Corporation Limited (RCL), which operates 'Ginger' chain of hotels - a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) - has appointed Rahul Pandit as CEO...read more>>
 
CG Hotels & Resorts of CG Group Global which recently bought over stakes in Indian hotel management company, Concept Hospitality, would continue pursuing the asset light ...read more>>
 
The Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, with 407 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites has appointed QUO India for an extensive PR outreach campaign in the Indian market, a company release stated....read more>>
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