HOTELS

Customised packages for Indians

Cross Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is a luxury resort nestled on the banks of Ping River in Northern Thailand. In an interview with TravTalk, Mario Bumroongpan, Resort Manager, Cross Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, shares USPs of the property and agenda for 2024. Suhani Sood Cross Chiang Mai Riverside Resort’s vibrant …

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Cygnett Hotels & Resorts Unveils Strategic Expansion Plans and Key Insights at 7th Annual GM Conclave

India’s fastest-growing hospitality chain, Cygnett Hotels & Resorts, recently held its 7th annual GM Conclave in Cygnett Style Jaipur under the theme ‘Aggrandize Hospitality Cygnett Horizons 2024. ‘ The event provided a platform for discussing the company’s strategic expansion plans and key insights into transformational changes in the hospitality industry. …

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Reshaping B2B hotel bookings

Deepak Narula, Founder, GRNconnect.com, provides insights into the company’s expansion strategy and emphasises on their focus on transforming the B2B hotel booking landscape. Janice Alyosius As GRNconnect.com gears up for its next phase of growth and innovation, Deepak Narula, Founder, GRNconnect.com, underscores the company’s commitment to revolutionising the B2B hotel …

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Luxury at affordable prices

Paul Wilson, Executive VP, Cross Hotels & Resorts, underscores the brand’s focus on the Indian market. With India emerging as a significant outbound travel market, the hotel brand aims to establish a strong presence. Janice Alyosius With the hospitality industry undergoing a profound transformation globally, understanding the needs and nuances …

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‘All inclusive’ hospitality in Maldives

Mar Mora, Director of Sales & Contracting – Asia & Indian Ocean, RIU Hotels & Resorts, shares USPs of their two properties in the Maldives, and unique offerings to the Indian market. There has been no impact on their business of the diplomatic row between Maldives and India, she shares. …

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Focus on FIT & incentive groups

Larry Yim, General Manager, Away Bangkok Riverside Kene, Cross Hotels & Resorts, shares the property’s USPs, agenda for 2024, sustainable initiatives and plans to woo more Indian guests. TT Bureau Away Bangkok Riverside Kene, situated just a few steps away from Chao Phraya River, aims to deliver a memorable experience …

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85 hotels in pipeline for IHCL

Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, IHCL, Chairperson, FAITH & President, HAI, offers insights into the fusion of art and science driving IHCL’s market expansion. He emphasizes on the strategic blend, highlighting the group’s growth trajectory. Janice Alyosius A balance of art and science defines The Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL’s) …

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Hotels to report 7-9% growth in ’25

Indian hotel industry expected to report 7-9% revenue growth in FY2025, says a report by Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA). It predicts hotel occupancy to be at decadal highs in FY2025, while average room rates moving towards the peak of FY2008. TT Bureau The Indian hotel industry is …

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Luxury–the new mantra for M!CE

Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center emerges as a beacon of luxury and innovation in Bengaluru. With its state of the art facilities, strategic pricing, and commitment to personalized experiences, the property continues to set new standards in the hospitality industry, catering to a diverse range of guests …

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Classification imperative for hotels

Apart from infrastructure and industry status, ‘star classification’ is another key factor for the progress of hospitality industry. MP Bezbaruah, Secretary General, HAI, says linking ‘industry status’ incentives with ‘star classification’ will help elevate the service standards of hotels, as well as visitors’ confidence. Lipla Negi Infrastructure and industry status …

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