HOTELS

Safety and hygiene up a notch

Building the confidence in guests to travel and stay at their hotel is a priority for every hotelier today, as their hotels strictly adhere to the news SOPs. Even their staff has been extensively trained, while a lot of amenities have been made contact-less. Irfan Khatry, GM, ibis Bengaluru City …

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Hotel reps unite as IAHRC

Hotel representatives and companies promoting independent hotels and groups have formed Indian Association of Hotel Representatives & Companies (IAHRC) to work towards getting recognition for the sector. Nisha Verma Geeta Maheshwari, Director, Hospitality and Marketing Services is the President of IAHRC, while KP Singh, Founder, Enchanting Experiences, is the Vice …

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RevPAR down, but modest

Delhi has always been a strong hospitality market and hotel owners expect a faster recovery in comparison to other major cities. There are very few high-ticket hotel assets on sale in the city. Delhi has seen significant decline in Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) YTD July 2020, declining 44.3 per …

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Cross Hotels: Apt for India market

After months of lockdown and travel bans, the world is gradually opening up. Keeping with the times, Thailand-based hospitality group Cross Hotels & Resorts has also re-opened some of its hotels across Thailand. The group also has properties in Indonesia and Vietnam. Thailand-based hotel group, Cross Hotels & Resorts has …

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India needs trained naturalists

While a lot is being done at India’s national parks, a lot more can be done to ensure we offer a quality wildlife experience to visitors. There is a need to conduct high-quality training  programmes for naturalists across the country, and help create the demand that our national parks are …

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Luxury ‘drivecation’ by the Ganges

‘We realised that the need of the hour was to design a new ‘drivecation’ package that provides a luxurious yet safe, hygienic experience,’ says Kush Kapoor, CEO, Roseate Hotels & Resorts. Now, the group offers this package at its luxury resort in Rishikesh,  The Roseate Ganges, with a number of …

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Mussoorie gets 1st Wyndham

Ramada by Wyndham Mussoorie Mall Road has opened its doors. Owned by RKM Enterprises, the hotel is strategically located at Picture Palace on the Mall and is a short walk away from the major highlights of Mussoorie. A boutique resort, Ramada by Wyndham Mussoorie Mall Road is located at the …

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Unclear liabilities for hotels

Many state governments requisitioned hotels to be attached to hospitals, but failed to account for the excessive legal liabilities that were to fall upon a hotel during its untraditional functioning. Dheeraj Nair, Partner at J Sagar Associates, discusses some of these legal nuances. Hotels, already privy to personal information, now …

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Safe stay with Cross Hotels

Thailand-based hotel group, Cross Hotels & Resorts has opened a number of its properties with strict health and safety protocols in place. From the time of arrival of the guest at the airport to the time of departure, staff at Cross properties follows the guidelines religiously. The group is also …

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Liquidity is the need of the hour

According to MP Bezbaruah, Secretary General, Hotel Association of India (HAI), today liquidity is one of the biggest issues being faced by the hospitality industry, and that there is an urgent need for policy changes. He also says that the industry must focus on MOT as its mouthpiece when making …

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