Hotel Business

As The Oberoi New Delhi Prepares for Golden Jubilee, Rare Vintage Pictures & A Sweet Personal Memory

Posted: April 13, 2014 at 7:48 am   /   Hotel Business

By Sourish Bhattacharyya A BUNCH of vintage pictures of The Oberoi New Delhi emailed to me by the lovely Deepica Sarma, the hotel’s spokesperson, set in motion a torrent of memories, not the least of which was my recollection of my first accidental food assignment. Back in 1988, when I was still a rookie in […]

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As The Trident Gurgaon Turns 10, It Eyes Bigger Share of MICE Pie and Prepares to Go Organic

Posted: February 28, 2014 at 7:42 am   /   Hotel Business

I STILL remember the evening, ten years ago, when I walked into what was then The Trident Hilton Gurgaon, getting that wow feeling as I beheld the aquamarine water body (I am told it holds 800,000 litres of constantly recycled water) reflecting the frisky flames of the mashaals (fire-lit torches) lighting up the entrance courtyard […]

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Chefs, F&B Managers Rejoice! Revenue Share of F&B Rises Steadily as Room Revenues Show A Slide: Survey

Posted: January 21, 2014 at 7:39 am   /   Hotel Business

THERE’S a quote attributed to one of the venerable hoteliers of the country — I think it was Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi — who is believed to have said that hotels are in the business of selling rooms and little else. Well, it doesn’t seem so any longer. The FHRAI Indian Hotels Survey 2012-13, released […]

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The Claridges Sees Changes at the Top and Hosts Spanish Michelin-Starred Chef at Sevilla

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 7:35 am   /   Hotel Business

THE CLARIDGES in New Delhi is in the throes of transition. Oliver Martin, the quietly efficient regional general manager who had kick-started a major turnaround of the hotel, has left the organisation and been replaced by Atul Lall, for whom it’s been a homecoming. After heading signature hotels of The Oberoi and Taj groups, Lall […]

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India’s First Ritz Carlton Opens with Michelin-Starred Anupam Banerjee as Executive Chef

Posted: October 13, 2013 at 7:31 am   /   Hotel Business

BANGALORE and Bengal are powered by two entirely different mindsets, but our own Silicon Valley’s culinary scene has been dominated for years by a Bengali. Abhijit Saha grew up in Delhi, studied Hotel Management at IHM Pusa and Oenology at the Johnson and Wales University, USA, started out as an industrial trainee at the Taj […]

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Promoters of The Hans New Delhi Announce Opening of Anya Gurgaon with L’Occitane Spa

Posted: October 12, 2013 at 7:28 am   /   Hotel Business

BEFORE the flurry of openings of the Aerocity hotels begins, Gurgaon is all set to see the formal opening of a five-star hotel managed by the family that owns the 77-room, four-star property, The Hans New Delhi, at Connaught Place. Anya Gurgaon, on the increasingly busy Golf Course Road, will have a L’Occitane spa, making […]

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Taj Group Hops on to Stepathlon Bandwagon & Asks Employees to Keep Walking

Posted: September 16, 2013 at 7:23 am   /   Hotel Business

I WAS impressed some time back to find out from Pallavi Singh, MarComm Manager of the Crowne Plaza Okhla, New Delhi, that she briskly climbs up the eight stories of the hotel four times a day to stay fit and trim. “All of us have moments at work when we have time to kill,” Pallavi […]

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Dusit Devarana Opens Softly in Delhi, But Its Michelin-Star Restaurant Will Come Later

Posted: September 6, 2013 at 7:19 am   /   Hotel Business

INDIA’S first Dusit Devarana, the Thai luxury hotel label brought to the country by the Bird Group, has opened its doors for early birds to come and enjoy the pleasures it has to offer in this retreat guarded by 1,000 ancient trees. Delhi, though, will have to wait for the much-awaited opening of Kai, the […]

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Priya Paul Unveils A Wow New Dining Experience to Delhi’s A-List

Posted: September 1, 2013 at 7:16 am   /   Hotel Business

PRIYA PAUL and panache are soul sisters. Whatever she does, whether checking out the biryanis served around Charminar or conceiving new concept hotels, the guardian angel of The Park keeps setting new style benchmarks. On Saturday (August 31) evening, she invited the who’s who of Delhi to a dining experience that’ll be talked about for […]

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