Success Story

From ITC Maurya to Marriott’s Top Echelons: Rajeev Menon Shares His Career-Making Moments and Leadership Mantras at HOSI

Posted: April 23, 2016 at 5:54 am   /   Success Story

WE ALL have our career-changing moments, but the kind Rajeev Menon, COO (Asia Pacific – Excluding Greater China), Marriott International, has had in his 27-year career as hotelier have not always been, to put it gently, a walk down the garden path. Back in 1989, when he was a management trainee at the ITC Maurya […]

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Enter, The Indian Expat General Manager of an International Chain Hotel: Barun Jolly Moves to Indonesian City Close to Borobudur as Crowne Plaza GM

Posted: April 23, 2016 at 5:27 am   /   Success Story

QUICK BITESWhere: Bor IT IS NOT unusual to find an ‘expat’ general manager of a hotel in any part of the world – in fact, there was a time when Swiss and German hoteliers were most sought after for this position – but it is hardly as common to find an Indian leading from the […]

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Meet Amuleek Singh Bijral, Chaiwallah from Harvard, & Savour the Chai Point Success Story

Posted: April 1, 2016 at 5:36 am   /   Success Story

India’s First Tea Chain Banks on Sustainability, Systems & Sexing Up Its F&B Menu AMULEEK SINGH BIJRAL discovered the power of the chaiwallah much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When he was an MBA student at Harvard Business School, Bijral was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and his class project, which he refined under the […]

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World’s Leading Hospitality School Pitches Global Programme and Wellness Management to Indian Students

Posted: April 14, 2015 at 5:21 am   /   Success Story

WHEN the global market research company, TNS, surveyed the top hiring managers of the international hospitality industry in 2013, Les Roches figured among the world’s leading three hotel management schools. It is hugely popular among Indians because unlike its competition, the venerable École Hôtelière de Lausanne, Les Roches is an English-medium institution located in the […]

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ChefsRUs: Home Cooks are Dishing Up A Storm and Getting Five-Star Hotels to Align With Them

Posted: January 4, 2015 at 5:16 am   /   Success Story

WHEN The Oberoi hotels held their annual chefs’ conclave in New Delhi less than a fortnight ago, the person who ladled out dollops of insights into the intricacies of Awadhi, Rampuri and Dehlavi cuisines was not an acknowledged master of five-star kitchens, but a soft-spoken homemaker from Old Delhi. Nazish Jalali moved from Rampur to […]

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Hotelier and Art Investment Guru Kapil Chopra to Open Gallery at Lado Sarai’s Art Mile

Posted: March 27, 2014 at 5:10 am   /   Success Story

KAPIL CHOPRA, President, The Oberoi Group, who heads the luxury hotel chain’s operations in India, is all set to open artdistrict XIII. It is the newest gallery on the ‘art mile’ in the gentrified south-west Delhi village of Lado Sarai and, as you’d expect a venture by Chopra to do, it will open with a […]

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As Wasabi By Morimoto Turns 5 in New Delhi, Grand Master Hemant Oberoi Shares His Inspirations

Posted: February 19, 2014 at 5:04 am   /   Success Story

A MEETING with Grand Master Chef Hemant Oberoi can only mean an explosion of new ideas. As we waited for journalists and bloggers to trickle in for the media lunch organised to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Wasabi by Morimoto at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, he had me riveted by recalling how he, […]

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BIZ BUZZ: Beer Cafe Dispenses 1.5m Pints of the Brew; Aims for 33 Outlets by 2014-End

Posted: February 16, 2014 at 4:59 am   /   Success Story

Founder-CEO Rahul Singh, a former textile engineer and avid single malt collector, says his dream is to make his brand the “Starbucks of beer” CAFE Coffee Day and Starbucks are two names you’ll hear quite often in the course of a conversation with Rahul Singh, Founder-CEO, Beer Cafe. “Do you know how many CCDs are […]

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Kunal Kapur Launches His Must-Have Cookbook For ‘A Chef in Every Home’ At Diya

Posted: February 12, 2014 at 4:54 am   /   Success Story

WHEN Kunal Kapur was a kitchen trainee under the redoubtable Chef Arvind Saraswat at the Taj Palace, New Delhi, he had the most unnerving experience on the day each member of his batch was to present a three-course meal for evaluation by their guru. An eager-beaver, who made a mark on his first day at […]

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Groupon India CEO Bets Big on F&B and Sees Internet on Mobile as the Top Story of 2014

Posted: February 10, 2014 at 4:48 am   /   Success Story

Ankur Warikoo shares the spectacular success story of Group India, which in three years has extended to 12 cities, signed up 6,500-plus unique merchants (including 56 per cent repeats), and almost every major hotel and restaurant in the countryWHEN Groupon India teamed up with Delhi Gourmet Club last year to launch Delhicious Week, the challenge […]

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