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JOBS| Waiter/Waitress | Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel is in the centre of Mumbai (Bombay), India. More than a hotel, Grand Hyatt Mumbai is a multi-dimensional lifestyle complex set on 12 acres of landscaped gardens & water features. Located just ten minutes from Mumbai’s domestic airport and 20 minutes from the international airport, the hotel is in close proximity to Bandra-Kurla complex, Mumbai’s rapidly developing business district.





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Hotel occupancies pick up in Oct-Nov

Hotel occupancies in Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai surged significanly in October-November over the year-ago period, signalling the end of the industry’s bad spell that started with the Mumbai terror attacks November last.




However, room rates remain a cause for concern. “Even as things look better, room rates
haven’t picked up and continue to be 18-20% lower than 2007-08 winter season,” Trident Hotels president Rattan Keswani said.

As per two companies — Leela Hotels, Palaces & Resorts
and Sarovar Hotels — occupancies in Delhi and Mumbai are recording up to 75-80%. Gurgaon is said to be recording even higher occupancies, which on some days touched 90%. Sarovar Hotels runs several brands in the country, including Carlson Hotel brands Park Plaza and Park Inn. According to a senior executive with a hotel company, who did not wish to be quoted, post 26/11, hotels were practically empty with some even reporting occupancies as low as 40-45%. The economic slowdown starting September ‘08 and…

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and Taj West End, Bangalore bag awards

The Leading Hotels of the World, which hosted 2009 Annual Convention in Venice, Italy in November 2009, has recognised Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and Taj West End Bangalore for its excellence and service for its properties.




Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives has set a new benchmark of excellence, winning the eighth annual Commitment to Quality Award in the Asia Pacific region and received the Grand Prize Winner award for displaying outstanding levels of quality in all elements of a luxury hotel experience.

The award winning resort scored an overall average of 95.6 per cent, the highest rating within the Leading Quality Assurance audit. The property has exceeded expectations over and above the 450 + members within the group and was recognised as a Grand Prize Winner. The resort has implemented a range of initiatives to substantially reduce its carbon foot print and has the distinction of being Maldives’ first Green Globe Certified resort. Over the last year, the resort …

Tatas sell Ginger hotel property in Bengal, more selloffs possible

The Tatas’ owned Roots Corporation, which owns the no-frills hotel chain-‘Ginger’ has sold out its property at Durgapur in West Bengal to Kolkata-based Rose Valley Group, a fast emerging diversified conglomerate, for an undisclosed sum.




Tatas’ budget hotel chain is also in talks with the same group for selling out at least two other properties at Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Agartala in Tripura.

Officials in the know said that the latest development may actually be part of the $72 billion group’s overall asset stripping initiative, which could see at least three to four Ginger properties being sold off, thereby bringing down the leverage on the books of Indian Hotels (IHCL). Ro­ots Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of IHCL.


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PICTURES| Hi-Tech Hotels| 9h

The ultimate in Japan's capsule hotels, 9h provides guests with a small room -- shown here, about the length of a sleeping bag and only slightly taller than the supine occupant -- equipped with a clock, light, and pillow made of the finest linens. 9h takes its name from the combined time needed to shower (1 hour), sleep (7 hours), and rest (1 hour).

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