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Carlson Hotels opens its 54th hotel in Asia

Carlson Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel companies, announced the opening of its 54th property in Asia and its first in Brunei. Located in the heart of downtown, the Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam is the only internationally branded hotel in the city.

Moevenpick to open four hotels in Dubai

Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts says it will launch four properties over the next 10 months, adding more than 1,200 rooms to Dubai’s market.

Max Group eyes education, hotels

Education and hospitality could well be the next growth hotspots for the Analjit Singh promoted Max group. “We have already decided on medicine but we are open to a wider range of education opportunities,” Max India Chairman Analjit Singh told Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview at his Aurangzeb Road residence in Lutyen’s Delhi.

Indian Hotels repays Rs 840 cr debt

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) that owns the Taj, Vivanta, Gateway and Ginger brand of hotels across the country, has repaid $185 million (approximately Rs 840 crore) of debt raised to finance capital expenditure on new projects, renovations and investment in international subsidiaries.

Bickson rebuilds Taj brand architecture

He preferred rustling up delicacies to sweating it out in his father’s workshop. From being an apprentice chef at the Berlin Hilton to heading Asia’s largest hospitality chain, Taj, the Hawaiian-born Raymond Bickson has come a long way.

Apollo Hospitality to foray into India

US─based hotel renovation and construction company, Apollo Hospitality Group plans to foray into the Indian market by establishing its regional offices in Mumbai and Pune in next few months.

Appointed Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi: Abhishek Sadhoo, Director of Operations

Abhishek Sadhoo has taken over as a Director of Operations, Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi.

Sarovar Hotels forays into Chandigarh with 'Hometel' brand

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has forayed into Chandigarh with their budget brand Hometel and has launched the 114─room Hometel Chandigarh. The hotel is the second owned and managed property by Sarovar Group and 45th in the overall portfolio of hotels under the Group

First virtual wine and spirits international trade fair to be held from June 21 to 27, 2010

Editor | I think everyone who is aspiring to a career in food & beverage, or studying at the moment, should make the max use of this. Attend online and you will probably pick up a lot.

Kempinski to open its first hotel in Cairo, Egypt

Kempinski will open its first hotel in Cairo, Egypt, in June this year. The 191─room Kempinski Nile Hotel will replace an old hotel on the river banks of the Nile. The hotel was revamped in 30 months, where the décor and character have been changed. The interior design was done by the renowned French architect Pierre Yves Rochon.

WORLDHOTELS revenue up by 30 per cent in Q1 of 2010

WORLDHOTELS has reported a buoyant start to 2010, with double digit growth in revenue and room nights. As a result of various initiatives and increasingly positive climate in the tourism industry, WORLDHOTELS has boosted its total room night production and revenue by 30 per cent in Quarter One (Q1) of 2010 compared to the same period last year.