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KNOW| HOTELS| Le Royal Meridien, Chennai

Le Royal Meridien, one of the premier hotels among the star chains, has aligned its services and facilities to match the expectations of the global business traveler. Built over 3.7 acres of prime land right on the main National Highway NH 45, the hotel is a 5 minute drive from the Chennai International and National airports and within easy access of the rest of the city.

The Meridien Group of Hotels was taken over by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries in 2005 thus becoming a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W, Le Méridien, AloftSM and the recently announced Element.

Le Royal Meridien-Chennai prides itself with its stone based architecture of the Pallava Dynasty giving the hotel a distinct appe…

NEWS| Citymax India brings International Coffee House 'Gloria Jean's Coffees' to India

Gloria Jean’s Coffees, the world’s leading global coffee chain has tied up with integrated hospitality major Citymax India to launch a chain of coffee houses across India.

NEWS| Club Med plans to enter Indian market post-2011

France-based luxury resort company Club Med is planning to enter the Indian market post-2011.

It is considering locations like Puduchery, Goa and the North-East for setting up the property, which is most likely to be a five-trident (star) resort.

This was divulged by Caroline Puechoultres, President and CEO - Asia Pacific, Club Med, at the unveiling of its property 'La Plantation D'Albion' in Mauritius.

It is the first property with three-level classification - superior, deluxe and suites. Club Med also launched its worldwide campaign, 'Where happiness means the world' at the event.

NEWS| Hong Kong-based JB Group enters India's hospitality sector

Hong Kong-based JB Group is entering the hospitality sector in India by setting-up properties in Goa and Bangalore

The property in Goa will be a Rs 1,200 crore project and will include a 260 room resort on the beach front and 240 premium villas.

The resort will be developed in association with Accor Hotels and will be operated under the 'Sofitel' brand while the villas will be operated under the brand, 'Accor Premiere Vacation Club'.

It is also in the process of developing a marina at the location in association with Island Global Yachting.

TRENDS| Top Dining Trends for 2008

You get one trend everyday!
Let me know what you think of this coming to India?
Leave your comments....

Trend #1


Say hello to The Portable Generation. No one has patience anymore; in-and-out is being replaced by not even in.

Millions of people will be ordering food to go via their cellphones. A harbinger: A flock of fast feeders are taking text-message orders that are paid for via the same web-enabled devices, promising the have orders ready when you arrive. About a third of cellphone orders already come from people in their cars.

Table service restaurants and supermarkets are getting into the act, packing up your orders and delivering them to you curbside – so you can show up looking like a slob. And if you're sitting down, restaurants want you out faster, so they'll be swiping your credit card tableside and you'll get your bill just the way you do at Hertz or Avis – while waiters watch how you calculate their tips.

Dining with colleagues at your de…

THE COACH| RESUME SKILLS| References on your resume

Every Monday is day with The Coach

Last Monday I wrote about RESUME SKILLS| Do You Have A Good Looking Resume?
you can also see it at

Today let talk about References.

As a principle, I would advice not to put reference on your resume.
It should always be 'Available on Request'

Incase you do decide to put them on your reference, here are my suggestions:

see RESUME SKILLS| References on your resume
or goto: