HOTELS

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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Ramada cares for the underprivileged

Representatives from Ramada Jamshedpur Bistupur distributed blankets, food and first-aid to the underprivileged in the city. The various department heads of Ramada Jamshedpur Bistupur Hotel ventured out at the midnight of January 3, 2017 to reach out to the needy and underprivileged in Jamshedpur city. The team, stocked with woolen …

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High demand for 3-4 star hotels

Hotel Park Ocean, which began operations in mid-2016, focuses on brand awareness and expects to grow its market share in 2017 through travel partners. Sandeep Jain, Managing Director, Hotel Park Ocean, feels that the USP of the property is its pricing along with facilities such as meetings and banquet space, …

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Treebo targets 1500 hotels

Treebo Hotels, a technology-enabled budget hotel chain, is one of the few new entrants in the market that has seen occupancy increase from 40-50% to 75%. Treebo Hotels was set up with the mission of providing a budget-traveller the best value for money by building a budget hotel brand. With …

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Credit worthiness rating for roomsXML

The company has now been rated MSE 2 by CRISIL which is significant especially in the light of travel suppliers going bankrupt in recent times. roomsXML Solutions Limited has now been rated MSE 2 by CRISIL, an S&P Global company. The rating indicates high credit worthiness, good financial strength and …

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