HOTELS

Adversity, the new opportunity

While the COVID-19 crisis is synonymous with gloom for businesses across the world including travel and tourism, there are some stories in the industry of adapting to the situation and making hay while the sun still shines. Here are three inspiring stories of surviving a pandemic… Nisha Verma The second …

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Where to from here?

In its latest report titled ‘India Hotels Outlook: Impact of COVID-19’, HVS ANAROCK expects secondary and tertiary markets to hold up better than gateway and metro markets, which are expected to witness short-term volatility. Going by predictions made in HVS ANAROCK’S latest report that not only analyses the performance of …

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Let Buriram match your Vibe

The X2 Vibe Buriram Hotel in Thailand, by Cross Hotels & Resorts, is the only way you are levelling up to Buriram’s vibe. An extensive menu with signature cafes and fully-equipped meeting rooms make this place irresistible. Now, who said work and play don’t go together? The mind-blowing architecture of …

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The opportunity to profit exists

‘Total transformation is the key,’ says Steve Borgia, Creator, Mentor, Developer, INDeco Leisure Hotels and an exemplar of survival during crisis. He led the group towards profit in the month of June by cutting costs, offering innovative products to local guests as well as arranging weddings at his hotels. This …

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Ollie’s Club in ITC Rajputana and ITC Grand Bharat

Family travel can be fun and relaxing but for those travelling with children it can also be a little stressful, especially if you’re traveling with young children. Fortunately, ITC Rajputana in Jaipur and ITC Grand Bharat in Gurugram, offer kid friendly experiences through Ollie’s Club – a dedicated recreational area …

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Palladium re-opens hotels

Palladium Hotel Group has begun its summer season with the opening of seven properties across Spain. It has also tied up with SGS to develop a new hygienic-sanitary protocol in all the hotels. Palladium Hotel Group has opened seven of its hotels in Ibiza, Tenerife and Málaga, welcoming back national …

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‘Au revoir’, says Jean-Michel Cassé

Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – India & South Asia, Accor, is retiring from his position and moving to France. In his farewell interview to TRAVTALK, he shares what makes the Indian market so dynamic and advises hoteliers to not cut rates in the present COVID-19 crisis. Nisha Verma …

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‘We will look at online approvals’

In a webinar conducted by Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal, shared his thoughts on demands that are viable and the actions that need to be taken both by the association and the ministries. Hazel Jain Addressing the …

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Cross Hotels re-opens properties

Thailand-based hospitality group Cross Hotels & Resorts has recently opened some of its properties for guests, and has ensured that all hygiene and safety measures are in place so they have not a worry in the world. These six properties are based in Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Koh Kood, Kanchanaburi …

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E-learning will be the way forward

Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO, Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), says that for educational institutes, delivering effective high-quality learning online is going to be the new normal. The CEO also explains that one needs to await the feedback on hotel SOPs from customers to help improve them further. Nisha Verma …

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