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NEWS| INtl| Tech| Sheraton and Microsoft in Unique Co-branding Partnership

Microsoft Products and Services Will Keep Guests Connected at
Sheraton’s Newly Branded Signature Communications Hub:
“Link @ Sheraton Experienced with Microsoft”

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Microsoft Corp. announced today a partnership to implement products and services at the “Link @ Sheraton,” its signature communications hub rolling out in Sheraton lobbies this year. Under the agreement, Sheraton will also co-brand and rename the space “The Link @ Sheraton experienced with Microsoft.” The partnership is one component of a comprehensive effort to enhance and differentiate the guest experience at Sheraton’s 408 hotels across 75 countries, currently rolling out globally.

Sheraton’s Link is a unique virtual and physical lobby lounge space that meets the needs of Sheraton’s core guests by enabling them to work, relax and remain connected with friends and family during their travels. It offers a unique and convenient online experience, including free Wi-Fi and Internet-enabled computer stations, to allow guests to email, search the Web, review local attractions and even print up boarding passes. Through its relationship with Microsoft, the new, enhanced “Link @ Sheraton experienced with Microsoft” will offer Windows-based computers providing visitors with search, maps, email and information. In addition, many Link computers will also feature webcams, allowing guests to have free video-chats or email video postcards back home. Guests will also have access to televisions, daily newspapers, and food and beverage offerings.

“Our guests are intent on making the most of their travels and we’re confident this new partnership with Microsoft will enable Sheraton Hotels & Resorts to provide them with the products, services and tools to keep them connected to what matters most while on the road,” said Hoyt H. Harper, II, Senior Vice President for the Sheraton brand. “The Link reflects Sheraton's commitment to deliver popular, unique and unexpected offerings to our guests and is an exciting pillar of Sheraton’s comprehensive effort to further differentiate our iconic brand.”

“Today’s traveler is part of a connected digital community, with instant access to information and technology for work, entertainment and social networking,” said Sandra Andrews, U.S. hospitality industry director, Microsoft. “With ‘Link @ Sheraton experienced with Microsoft,’ Sheraton and Microsoft are helping forge the convergence of the digital lifestyle and work-style in the experiences offered to this new breed of guest.”

Currently 66 Sheraton properties around the world feature The Link. Under the Microsoft agreement, Sheraton will roll out the co-branded “The Link @ Sheraton experienced with Microsoft” at more than 300 properties worldwide by the end of 2008.

source| hotel-online

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NEWS| VITS introduces Anti-Jet Lag Program for modern travellers

The VITS luxury business hotel chain has introduced the ‘Anti-Jet Lag Program’ with the needs and comfort of today's travellers in mind.

Guests can warm-up in the low temperature steam rooms and experience the boosting power of oxygen. Soft, bright lights help guests to soothe their nerves. The highlight of the program is the special menu of light, protein-filled, easy-to-digest meals.

"All over the world there is a new generation of health-conscious people among business and leisure travellers. Our decision to introduce this unique concept was to help the jet lagged guests,” says Anindita Chakraborty, General Manager - Marketing & Sales of the VITS chain of hotels.

source| hospitaliybizindia

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JOBS| GL Hotels| InterContinental Mumbai| Mayfair Banquets


GL Hotels invites applications for

> CDP - Commis Tandoor/ Continental/ Chinese
>Hostess/ GRE
> Banquet sales Executive
> Accounts Exec
> Captains
>Stewards
>Barmen

send your resume to hr@mayfairindia.com or arunchanda@mayfairindia.com
or call 93502 59092

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NEWS| ‘The Yellow Chilli’ aims for 80 outlets by 2011

Celebrity Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor plans to expand his restaurant brand ‘The Yellow Chilli’ through the introduction of 80 fine dining restaurants under the brand over the next three years. As part of its Indian expansion plans, it is presently in the process of launching the restaurants in Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Powai (in Mumbai).

Presently, the focus is on aggressive development of The Yellow Chilli as a brand. Speaking exclusively to Hospitality Biz, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor states, “We are presently in discussions with several developers and in the process of freezing on multiple locations”. As far as the brand’s international expansions are concerned, he states that joint ventures are under consideration.

Chef Kapoor has earmarked an investment of Rs 40 Crore for the expansion of both brands. He also has a franchise agreement for his restaurant brands with Landmark Group. However, the focus will now be on expanding the brands through ownership and management contracts, informs Kapoor.

When asked about the possibility of launching new brands, Kapoor states, “We aim to launch some new brands, and a few concepts are in the process of research and development.” While he is presently focusing on establishing The Yellow Chilli as a brand, he also plans to introduce new outlets under the brand ‘Grain of Salt’.

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