HOTELS

Infrastructure status is paramount

KB Kachru, VP, Hotel Association of India, shares why it is important to uplift the hospitality sector by giving it an infrastructure status. Nisha Verma KB Kachru says that an ‘infrastructure’ status is crucial for the hospitality sector. “The PM called it one of the five pillars of progress, hence, …

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This Thai getaway ticks all boxes

As families look to travel together, spaces that offer privacy, convenience, safety & hygiene as well as social distancing are going to be in high demand. Serving this very target audience is the X2 Chiang Mai South Gate Villa by Thailand-based hospitality group Cross Hotels & Resorts. With more international …

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Money matters for hotels

The Maharashtra hospitality sector is thankful for the industry status effective April 2021. But what about making finance available at a lower rate of interest with a longer gestation period, hoteliers ask. Hazel Jain In an event held in Mumbai recently, the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India …

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ARRA on expansion drive

As part of its massive acquisition drive, ARRA Hotel Group has acquired two new properties in Bengaluru under the ‘Twist’ brand, and now plans to diversify its portfolio further. Nisha Verma Armed with a young, dynamic team and the drive to excel, ARRA Hotel Group, which has acquired two new …

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This Thai getaway ticks all boxes!

With more international borders expected to open this year for tourism and people waiting to make the most of this much-awaited development, travel is going to enter a never-seen-before phase. As families look to travel together, spaces that offer privacy, convenience, safety & hygiene, as well as social distancing are …

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Outsourced solutions help hotels

Outsourcing sales and marketing activities can provide independent hotels and resorts an expert panel working for  them so that they can focus on keeping their guests happy. Zuper Hotel Solutions offers such tailor-made packages  for boutique and mainstream hotels and resorts. Hazel Jain Ever thought of making your own dream …

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QualSTAR: The surety of hotel safety

Though the experience of a perfect hotel stay was once driven by availability of amenities and location of the property, a new guest priority has now emerged – that of safety and hygiene. Customers easily trust the adherence of branded hotels to safety protocols, but for the smaller ones, surety …

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ARRA Hotels expands with zeal

As a new hotel management and marketing company, ARRA Hotel Group has its goals in place and is moving fast towards achieving them. Anshu Malik, Managing Director, ARRA Hotel Group, shares what the group’s two brands – ARRA and Twist – stand for, and plans of expanding into the international …

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From big & fat to small & curated

The pandemic was not all destruction, after all. Sylvain Laroche, Director of Operations, ibis & ibis Styles, India, says, ‘Indians know how to see the silver lining! Turning the adversity of small gatherings into opportunity led to the growth of the trend of intimate destination weddings.’ The global pandemic has …

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Realistic margins for agents

  ‘Our aim is to create a special platform for offline travel agents to sell our inventory at the best available rates that aren’t available anywhere and help them have realistic margins,’ says Chandan Pandey, Co-Founder & COO, WB Hotels & Resorts. The brand does not charge any upfront payment …

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