HOTELS

Inclusion in concurrent list

For KB Kachru, Vice President, HAI and Chairman Emeritus & Principal Advisor, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, South Asia, it is imperative that the Government gives infrastructure status to the hospitality industry as well as offers tax benefits and policy changes, so that the industry revives from the pandemic. Nisha Verma …

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Time to be agile, innovative

Kerrie Hannaford, Vice President – Commercial, Accor India & South Asia, talks about the launch of Raffles Udaipur as a move in line with the brand’s long-term vision to operate in the ultra-luxury and premium segments. Lipla Negi What have been your considerations behind coming to India? We strongly believe …

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Privacy in the Himalayas

The pandemic has made travellers increasingly opt for more intimate accommodation settings that offer minimal contact and maximum relaxation. One such property that invokes the grandeur of the British Raj in a safe, hygienic setting is Jungle House, Shimla. Lipla Negi Rising above the middle Himalayas, Jungle House Shimla offers …

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Business powered by deliveries

India’s food delivery market is growing at a rate of 33 per cent per annum and is expected to touch `93,600 crore ($13 billion) by 2023, despite an initial drop in sales over health & safety concerns in the wake of COVID-19. The findings are from ‘India Food Service Delivery …

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Cross Hotels & Resorts rebrands X2 and X2 Vibe hotels

Following its successful transition from BHMA to Cross Hotels & Resorts, the Thailand-based hospitality group will now change the name of its X2 brand to Cross and X2 Vibe to Cross Vibe. This name change is part of the group’s strategy targeted to emphasise the strength of its capabilities, growth, …

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Hotels keen on incentive travel

Decision makers from leading hotel chains talk about how incentive travel will take shape in the post-pandemic era. A uniform policy for vaccinated travellers must prevail, they say, sharing their optimistic view of business in the future. Ritika Gupta, Vice President Market, North & West India, IHCL We believe that …

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Design must be more sustainable

The advent of the current and ongoing widely known prognosis has led to profuse and diverse ad hoc practices implemented across hospitality industries. But, the industry needs to eradicate them and come up with a more sustained approach in hotel design and a standardised implementation of the same across the …

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INDeco and Blusaz join hands

Steve Borgia, Founder & Chairman of INDeco Hotels, has engaged Blusaz Hospitality to manage his hotels. Borgia and Sanjay Sharma, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Blusaz Hospitality, signed an agreement at Yercaud in Tamil Nadu, and each is going to benefit from the other’s expertise. Nisha Verma Steve Borgia has …

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QualSTAR certifies Roseate

Roseate Hotels & Resorts has become the first hotel group in India to receive QualSTAR certification, for achieving the highest level of safety and hygiene standards. In a bid to minimise physical contact with guests at their hotels, they have launched ‘Care by Roseate’. Nisha Verma QualSTAR is India’s first …

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Hybrid meetings and events

Year 2022 will witness wedding groups and corporates eager to book international destinations since they have not been able to do so for past two years. Virtual and hybrid meetings will be the new normal until 2022, believes Hema Hariramani, Co-Founder & Director, Iskra Events & Celebrations. We are already …

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