HOTELS

‘India is millennial-driven’

Having taken over the leadership position at one of the top hotel groups worldwide just four months ago, Zubin Saxena, MD and VP Operations—South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group, has no time to settle in, he is already steering the team to launch its sixth brand in India. TT Bureau He …

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IHG & SAMHI: Winning team

It’s tough to find the right partner, but when you do, miracles can happen! Rajit Sukumaran, Chief Development Officer—EMEAA, InterContinental Hotels Group, talks about the company’s successful partnership with SAMHI to re-launch its Holiday Inn Express brand. Hazel Jain Q. 14 hotels at one go! How have you managed to …

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India to get its first Raffles

Accor has recently announced the advent of its new brand, Raffles in India in Jaipur and Udaipur.  Jean-Michel Cassé, COO – India and South Asia, Accor, elaborates on the brand and how India might see some more Accor brands in the coming years. Anupriya Bishnoi With a stronger focus on …

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Maya makes its way to Chennai

The sixth edition of India Travel Awards- South 2019 will be held at Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa in Chennai on May 27, 2019 to felicitate tourism and hospitality industry’s frontrunners in South India. TT Bureau As a recognised all-India platform to reward and celebrate the success of travel …

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New resort in Maldives

The Residence by Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts conducted a three-city sales mission to announce its 173 only-villa resort – The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah – scheduled to open by June 1, 2019. Hazel Jain Singapore-based The Residence by Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts recently conducted a three-city sales mission, starting with …

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Kempinski reaches out to trade

Kempinski Hotels recently conducted its three-city roadshow across Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. Key spokespersons from the brand across the globe spoke about the importance of the Indian market. Anupriya Bishnoi Imad Sawaya, Regional Director of Business Development—Middle East and Africa, Kempinski Hotels About 13-14 of our hotels along with their …

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Leela sells assets to Brookfield

Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management (Brookfield) is set to acquire four hotels under Hotel Leela Venture (HLV) for ₹3,950 crore, in what would be the largest-ever hotel deal by value in India. TT Bureau The board of Hotel Leela Venture approved the sale (by way of slump sale) and transfer of …

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More arrivals welcome

Shannon Creado, Area Director—Sales & Marketing, Banyan Tree Phuket, believes that direct air connectivity between India and Phuket will bring in good business for the property. Anupriya Bishnoi Surrounded by a saltwater lagoon, Banyan Tree Phuket has been marketed as the beachfront resort in Thailand’s island province. With all-pool villas, …

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SunLux makes Sun City shine bright

South Africa’s premium hotel brand – The SunLux Collection by Sun International Group – wants the Indian tour operators to patronise its 1,800-key Palace of the Lost City in Sun City again. Hazel Jain Spread over 11,000 hectares, the Palace of the Lost City in Sun City, overlooks the Pilansberg …

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Konnichiwa! greets Japan

Asahi Travel Service recently organised a Fam trip to Shimane Prefecture in Japan for the Indian trade and tour operators. Agents sum up their Japanese experiences… Anupriya Bishnoi from Japan Roshan George Jacob, Senior Executive—Outbound Tours, Kerala Travels Interserve Every day in Japan was filled with new discoveries and delights. …

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