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TECH| TomTom and Accor bring hotel locations to drivers

TomTom and Accor, the world’s largest hotel and tourism group, have joined forces to ensure drivers can easily find a place to stay.

NEWS| Intl| Ibis goes full blast in its Middle East development expansion

This year marks robust growth for the Ibis brand, Accor's economy lodging hotel, with the opening of four new Ibis hotels in the Middle East which are Ibis Muscat (171 rooms) in Oman and Ibis Amman (158 rooms) in Jordan; Ibis Al Barsha (480 rooms) and Ibis Mall of the Emirates (204 rooms), both opened early May in Dubai.

The Ibis network in the Middle East continues to grow with openings planned in key business and leisure destinations, such as Ibis Rigga in Dubai scheduled to open in March 2010 while two other Ibis properties are set to open in Bahrain and Kuwait also in early 2010. These upcoming hotel openings will bring the Ibis regional portfolio to ten hotels.


NEWS| Bharat Hotels to invest Rs 2,300 cr in new properties

Bharat Hotels, the holding company of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, will invest nearly Rs 2,300 crore in hotel properties in the next four years. This will include its foray in the mid-market segment.

The company, under its luxury brand The Lalit, operates eight properties in New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Srinagar, Udaipur, Khajurao and the most recent one in Bekal, Kerala.

There are nine more at various levels of development in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Noida (National Capital Region, New Delhi), Amritsar, Dehra Dun and two overseas properties in Dubai and Koh Samui (Thailand). Investments are estimated to be Rs 1,500 crore in these ventures. These hotels are likely to be operational between 2010 and 2012, taking the total number of properties under The Lalit to 17.

As for plans in the mid-market segment, Bharat Hotels is looking at 25 properties till 2014 with investments between Rs 750 crore and Rs 800 crore. Seven of these are already under development and likely to be operational by 2010. These are located in Pune, Drass in Jammu & Kashmir, Jallandhar, Vadodara, Mundra, Maninagar in Gujarat and Bangalore.


NEWS| Starwood to Open Another 15 Hotels in India by '12

Starwood Hotels & Resorts plans to add another 15 hotels in India by 2012 and the hotel operator's chief executive said that untapped demand in the country could spell swift returns for the new properties.

NEWS| Chennai's Luxe Christmas Bashes

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NEW HOTELS| Westin Hotels announces the opening of the Westin Pune

Westin Hotels & Resorts and Classic Citi Investments Pvt. Ltd. today announced the opening of THE WESTIN PUNE KOREGAON PARK - a 277-room full service hotel. The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, has the distinction of being the first business hotel in the chain's properties in India

Located in the prime adjuncts of Koregaon Park, amidst green surroundings, the hotel proffers a panoramic view of the Mulla-Mutha River. With the airport and the railway station at a distance of barely four kms and eight kms respectively, Westin offers access to every major destination as well as high end shopping, leisure and entertainment hot spots. The Westin Pune Koregaon Park will feature five restaurants and bar, 1470 sq. mt. of flexible meeting space, 24 hour WestinWORKOUT® facilities, Westin Kid's Club for children between 4 to 12 years, Westin Executive Club Lounge, business centre, 24-hour in-room dining and heavenly spa among other key features.

In our 277 guestrooms and suites, guests can relax and rejuvenate in 10-layers of luxurious comfort in Westin's signature Heavenly Bed®. Spacious room sizes that start at a generous 41sq mt.- for the deluxe category- all feature a relaxing couch, 40" LCD TV and a movable work desk for optimum comfort and productivity. Our unique WestinWORKOUT® rooms present guests with the opportunity to maintain fitness in the privacy of their rooms. For an extra special stay, our Executive Club rooms offer the added pleasure of the Westin Executive Club Lounge.

Guests at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, can maintain their wellness routine in the hotel's 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® fitness centre, aerobic studio and two full size squash courts.

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JOBS| General Manager – Restaurant Doha Qatar

Presently we are looking for a General Manager for a self standing 5tar deluxe restaurant in Doha, Qatar.

JOBS| Training Manager for Hotel The Park, Chennai

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The candidate should possess an able mix of Operational experience and experience in training and development for 6-8 years.

JOBS| Vice President – Operations India

We seek a VP Op’s for a new start up in India – if you have a background as GM or above in a quality boutique brand/hotel this may be for you…

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Park Plaza a division of carlson hotels worldwide is a fast growing hotel brand.
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