Hotel Business

Aristocratic Frenchman Scripts an F&B Success Story at Accor’s 100th Pullman in New Delhi Aerocity

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 10:54 am   /   Hotel Business

TRISTAN Beau de Lomenie has the natural finesse of a Frenchman and the gut instinct of a consummate hotelier. This unbeatable combination became apparent to me when the General Manager Delegate of the Pullman and Novotel, New Delhi Aerocity, turned the menu of the 140-cover Pluck restaurant on its head. What started out as a […]

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Manav Thadani of HVS Says ‘Upcycle’ on the Horizon; Urges GMs to get Better at Yield Management and Raise Room Rates

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 9:51 am   /   Hotel Business

WHEN Manav Thadani speaks, hoteliers and developers across the country listen with rapt attention. And the mood of the Asia-Pacific Chairman of the hotel valuation company, HVS International, seems distinctly bullish, which is good news for an industry that is still waiting to see its achche din. Addressing general managers from across the country at […]

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The Leela Takes Management Contract Route to Launch New Hotels in Foreign Shores and Closer Home

Posted: December 4, 2015 at 9:45 am   /   Hotel Business

ASSET LIGHT are the two words that have become the overnight favourites of the country’s leading luxury hotel chains, which used to revel in the number of owned properties they had around the world. The Indian Hotel Company‘s Managing Director and CEO Rakesh Sarna first proposed this model soon after taking charge of the beleaguered […]

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Starwood Welcomes Design Hotels as ’11th Brand’, But The Park Still Working Out Details of Partnership

Posted: December 2, 2015 at 9:38 am   /   Hotel Business

NOT LONG after Marriott International announced its $12.2-billion merger deal with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the grapevine was abuzz with the news of an impending partnership between the latter and the Berlin-based, 296-flag-strong Design Hotels, whose affiliates include The Park, Alila Diwa and Anya hotels in India (nine of them in all). Proving those rumours […]

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Marriott Picks Up Starwood for $12.2bn to Become A Hospitality Behemoth with 1.1m Rooms in 100+ Nations

Posted: November 16, 2015 at 9:33 am   /   Hotel Business

WITH Marriott International sealing a $12.2 billion merger deal with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, beating rumours of Hyatt Corporation being the front-runner in the race to pick up the owner of the St Regis and Sheraton brands, among others, that has been scouting the market for a suitor, it has made itself the world’s largest […]

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The Oberoi Group Scores Rare Double: Voted World’s Best Hotel Brand by T+L Magazine’s 6m-Plus Readers, Even as Udaivilas Earns Hotel No. 1 Tag

Posted: July 8, 2015 at 9:26 am   /   Hotel Business

THE Oberoi Hotels and Resorts pulled off a worldwide coup by being named both the World’s Best Hotel Brand and having its luxury property, The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, Rajasthan, voted the World’s Best Hotel by the 6.3 million readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, which is circulated exclusively among American Express Platinum Card holders. […]

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F&B INNOVATIONS SPECIAL: If Your Daughter Can’t Get Married in Bukhara, Get Bukhara to Her Wedding

Posted: June 8, 2015 at 9:17 am   /   Hotel Business

From re-creating restaurants at weddings to reviving lost recipes, or even pampering guests with turn-down cocktails, five-star hotels are doing everything innovative to connect better with guests and retain their loyalty in a competitive market. Senior executives share their F&B innovations and paradigm-changing technological tools in this special feature first published in BW Hotelier . […]

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From Kolkata to Hyderabad, A Hotelier with an Eye for New Business Avenues

Posted: June 5, 2015 at 9:10 am   /   Hotel Business

After six years as Taj Bengal GM, Mohanchandran K. leaves behind green shoots of a vibrant wine culture in Kolkata. As the Taj Group’s new Area Director for Hyderabad, his top priority is to create back-end synergies among the five Taj hotels in the city. WHEN I FIRST met Mohanchandran Kottarapurath (he’s better-known among his […]

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East India Hotels (The Oberoi Group) Report 2% Net Profit Growth in FY2014-15; Announce Opening of Three Luxury Hotels in 2016

Posted: May 31, 2015 at 9:01 am   /   Hotel Business

THE East India Hotels (EIH Limited), which owns and operates the Oberoi and Trident hotels, besides a host of other travel- and tourism-related services, today announced a net profit of Rs 96.63 crore for FY2014-15, or a marginal 2 per cent growth above its FY2013-14 figure of Rs 95.04 crore. It reported a profit before […]

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With 80 Hotels Running in 3-5 Years, and a Bullish Arnie Sorensen, Marriott Well on its Way to Becoming Largest Global Operator in India

Posted: May 9, 2015 at 8:55 am   /   Hotel Business

MARRIOTT International will have 80 operating hotels in South Asia – 28 are already up and running and 52 are under construction – within the next three to five years, which will make it the largest international hotel operator in the country. Led primarily by India, which will see 30 Courtyard by Marriott hotels in […]

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