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NEW| Dial-a-pasta

“Feedback from consumers told us that while pasta was still looked upon as more special than pizzas, it had gained popularity over the years, but there was still no one delivering it home,” says Dev Amritesh, senior vice-president (marketing), Domino’s, explaining how for a chain focussed on delivering pizzas, serving pastas is not a large digression. “Pastas are what pizzas were ten years ago — suited to celebrate special occasions,” says Amritesh.


NEWS| J S Hospitality to increase restaurant portfolio in India

Delhi-based J S Hospitality is in the process of increasing its restaurant portfolio in India. The company manages two restaurant brands namely Pind Balluchi and Park Balluchi in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).

It presently operates 10 outlets under the Pind Balluchi brand and three restaurants under the fine dine concept Park Balluchi.


PEOPLE| Milind Pant| New Yum Restaurants MD

Yum Restaurants International Thailand has appointed Milind Pant as the new managing director to replace Sran Smutkochorn who has resigned from the company to pursue outside interest.

Pant most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for the company's business in India.


RESEARCH| A good night's sleep better than great sex: Study

n a global sleep study of more than 12,500 frequent travellers, conducted by Westin Hotels, 52 per cent Asian respondents felt that a great night's sleep trumped great sex, reports the New Straits Times Online.

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The survey also found that 53 per cent would rather have a sleeping pill on their hotel pillow than the ubiquitous chocolate, while 56 per cent took a relaxant, sleep or stress medication when travelling overnight.

One in every two respondents felt a good night's sleep was very important with 58 per cent believing that today's technology and constant connectivity impairs sleep.


EVENTS| HVS to hold first ‘Hotel Operations Summit – India (HOSI 2009)’

HVS to hold first ‘Hotel Operations Summit – India (HOSI 2009)’ from December 18-19 at Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon.

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HVS, a fully integrated consulting and appraisal global firm focused on hospitality has announced a new conference ‘Hotel Operations Summit - India (HOSI 2009)’ which will be held from December 18-19, 2009 at Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon in Delhi-NCR. The key sessions during the Summit include: Leaders' Panel (Leading COOs Panel); Sales - Getting Back to Basics (Panel discussion); An Owners’ Perspective; Challenges in Completing New Hotel Projects; Spas - How to Make Money from Them; Innovative Trends in Restaurant Designing; Adapting Menus to Changing Tastes. Like Hotel Investment Conference South-Asia (HICSA), launched six years ago, HOSI too is geared to be yet another benchmark conference for the Indian hospitality industry.


NEWS| Sankalp to set up branches in US

Sankalp chain of south-Indian cuisine restaurants will soon be opening its branches in the US, its chairman and managing director Kailash Goenka said here today.

"We have been in the restaurant business for last three decades and have presence in over 60 location across India," Goenka told PTI.

"Our target for the next year is to open 100 more restaurants in the country. We also plan to go international," he said.


NEW HOTELS| Keys Hotel Trivandrum

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NEWS| Radisson Hotels report significant data breach

Radisson Hotels revealed Wednesday that a "limited" number of guests may have had their credit or debit card data stolen, due to a breach of the computer systems at some of the chain's hotels.

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In an open letter to guests, Radisson chief operating officer Fredrik Korallus said the hotel chain’s computer system was hacked between November 2008 and May 2009 and customer data, including credit and debit card numbers, was stolen.

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