HOTELS

Ramee to expand in India

Ramee Group of Hotels, Resorts & Apartments, is all set to open more properties in India in both Tier-I and II cities Ramee Group of Hotels, a Dubai-based hospitality company, is not only managing properties they own, but also running others under management contracts, says Nihit Srivastava, Director Operations & …

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AccorHotels to impart MICE training

AccorHotels will work closely with the Incentive Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) to improve training standards, support education and advance best practices on the society’s agency accreditation and distance learning programme. HAZEL JAIN Apart from highlighting its various brands and hotels at its annual ‘AccorHotels Showcase’ that was …

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Around 10 hotels on AccorHotels’ radar

AccorHotels organised its Showcase for 2017 in Mumbai and Delhi, which saw the hospitality giant’s properties from around the world come under one roof to meet the travel trade partners in India. Arif Patel, Vice President – Sales, Marketing, Distribution & Loyalty – AccorHotels India, revealed that 50 properties from …

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JA Resorts to tap North & South India

JA Resorts & Hotels, a familiar name among the Indian trade thanks to Avant Garde Consulting, plans to further tap into the cities in North and South India. A diverse offering from JA Resorts & Hotels’ portfolio means that it has something for every segment. This allows Mumbai-based Avant Garde …

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2nd Grand Emporio hotel in Goa in 2018

The group is using social networking to promote the brand and glean customer feedback and referrals. One of the recent entrants in the hospitality circle, Grand Emporio Hotels & Resorts, ventured into the market with a single goal — to provide guest with comfortable stay, friendly service and honest value. …

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Melia’s growth plans for India

Melia Hotels International wants to first create awareness about the brand before opening a hotel in India, reveals Bernardo Cabot, Senior VP, Asia Pacific. Started six decades ago in a small island in Spain, Melia Hotels International today boasts of 400 hotels around the world. “We started with one hotel …

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Tailor-made meetings @CIS

With huge banqueting and conference spaces, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Mysore claims to be the most sought-after MICE destination in the city. Through its elaborate conference, banqueting and meeting facilities, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Mysore caters to both business and leisure travellers. The hotel’s General Manager …

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Focus on tech in 2017

Regal International Hotels and Akquasun organised a three-city joint roadshow to clarify the pre-registration procedure for Indians travelling to Hong Kong. The three-city networking event was held in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. Christoph Szymanski, Group Director of Project and General Manager, Regal Oriental Hotel, defined the event as an …

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Make room for budget properties

Anoop Bali, CFO, Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI), claims that the market needs more budget hotels and entrepreneurs should shift focus to this segment soon. TFCI has been funding tourism projects in the country for the last 25 years and is one of the biggest tourism advisory bodies in …

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ITDC’s programme on cashless banking

In the wake of demonetisation, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) organised an interactive awareness programme for its employees in association with State Bank of Hyderabad. During the awareness program, various available modes of cashless transactions such as POS machines, e-wallet, mobile banking, online banking, using apps such as SBI Buddy, …

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