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NEWS| Tata to invest Sh23 billion in South Africa

Indian conglomerate, Tata Group, is to invest Sh23.8 billion in the construction of two five-star hotels in the country and other ventures.

The massive investment will be done through the firm’s Africa subsidiary, Tata Africa.

Tata Africa Executive Director, Mr Naresh Leekha, said directors of the parent company had approved the multi-billion dollar projects.

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NEWS| Tata Realty eyes hospitality

Tata Realty and Infrastructure (TRIL), of which Krishna Kumar is the chairman, is in the middle of creating a new business vertical that will focus on the hospitality business.

Translated, TRIL will get into the hotel business. How that will eventually work for the Tata group, which owns both companies, is still unclear.

A source close to the development said: "It is too early to comment on the business model. We are yet to finalise the strategy." In the meantime, TRIL has appointed B Suman, an industry veteran who has spend many years with Kerala Tourism, to head the division.

TRIL was recently set up by Tata Sons, the Tata group's holding company. Its original mandate was to invest in the booming real estate and infrastructure space. But, point out analysts, the hospitality business in India has never had it so good.

Average room rates are growing at over 50%, with the highest appreciation coming in from Bangalore. That is why hospitality is hot with private equity funds.…

NEWS| DLF buys the luxury Amanresorts

In a takeover, which would clearly signify the intentions of DLF and its plans in the hospitality business, India’s largest real estate developer has bagged the Singapore based luxury hotel chain, Amanresorts.Amanresorts has a unique portfolio as it owns 18 luxury resorts worldwide but each of them are small in size and have a beautiful location coupled with exclusivity. In the latest Zagat Survey, the group was ranked number one in the category of World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas.The deal has been reportedly struck for $250million (around Rs.1000 crore). Along with this DLF will also assume debt of $220 million which would be paid off from the future revenues of Aman resorts.In India, Amaresorts has 2 properties in Rajasthan while the third one is coming up in Delhi at Lodhi Road. The latter property was bought from ITDC and is now being built as a super luxury resort and would have the most expensive room tariff in India.Amanresorts caters primarily to the rich and famous as it…

COACH| 7 Valuable tips to make Job networking work for you!


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1. Print personal visiting cards
2. When you meet somebody, collect their visiting card and follow up!
3. Make networking a process
4. Provide value to others before asking for their help
5. Everyone you meet can be a valuable resource
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7. Be authentic

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NEWS| Six plots for hotels in Delhi fetch $184 million

According to DDA, 1,500 sq metres in Hari Nagar in west Delhi was purchased by D.G. Estates Pvt Ltd for Rs.215.35 million against a minimum price of Rs.156.2 million.Similarly, Divine Infracon Pvt Ltd purchased a plot measuring 15,367 sq metres for Rs.2.52 billion in Dwarka in southwest Delhi.While a 13,158-sq metre plot in Paschim Vihar in west Delhi was sold for Rs.2.41 billion, another 11,130.4-sq metre plot in Rohini went for Rs.1.86 billion.© 2007 Indo-Asian News ServiceSearch for Jobs in Delhi


Golden Tulip is proud to announce the opening of its first hotel in India, Golden Tulip Jaipur

Golden Tulip Jaipur offers guests 108 luxurious rooms, a business center suitable for meetings and conferences, a bar and a restaurant. Further facilities include a relaxation area on the roof top with panoramic view and a swimming pool.

Golden Tulip Jaipur is the first of six Golden Tulip hotels to be opened in the next year in India.

They are still looking for people for all departments.

To apply

Golden Tulip Jaipur,
Pre-opening Office,
410, 4th Floor, City Plaza Complex,
Nirwan Marg, Bani Park. Jaipur - 302 016.
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PEOPLE| Nitin Gupta, GM, Golden Tulip, Jaipur

Nitin Gupta has taken over as general manager, Golden Tulip Jaipur.

He is a hotel graduate from the University of New Orleans and experienced in hotel openings and renovations.

Prior to this Gupta has worked with reputed hospitality chains in the US such as Sonesta and Hyatt.

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KNOW COMPANY| Golden Tulip

Golden Tulip Hospitality Group (, with its head offices in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland, is a worldwide hospitality company with more than 909 hotels, 81.000 rooms in more than 50 countries. The Golden Tulip Hospitality Group franchises and manages hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, the Asian Pacific Region and the Americas.

In 2006, Hotels Magazine has ranked this company the 18th largest hotel chain.

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As a multi-brand hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Hospitality Group offers services in the two, three, four and five star categories. On the two-star side Golden Tulip has an alliance with the French B&B hotel chain. The three-star concept is the Tulip Inn for the limited-service first-class category, the four-star category falls under the Golden Tulip brand for the Superior First-Class business and Resort hotels and the recently introduced five-star concept Royal Tulip. In additio…

KNOW HOTELS| Golden Tulip, Jaipur

Golden Tulip Jaipur is a deluxe and contemporary hotel offering 108 rooms well appointed, quite spacious and tastefully developed in modern setting. All bathrooms are equipped with shower cubicles and bathtubs.

The entire hotel is Wi-Fi enabled with high speed internet, offered free of charge. i-pod Docks and a variety of channels on TV are one of its kind in Jaipur .

The Hotel offers one restaurant and bar; Silk Loft is the Hotels 24/7 coffee shop offering buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and a specially designed menu by our experienced Chefs. ‘Latitude’ is the roof top bar offers a BBQ menu.

Soho Bar is the city`s most well stocked Bar.

The Hotel also offers a well equipped Business Center which provides all administrative facilities such as fax, color photocopy, lamination, spiral binding, secretarial services and a 14 seats boardroom.

Ideal for small to medium size meetings and training programs, the Hotel’s Senate room has some latest audio visual equipments o…