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Abu Dhabi Hotel Boasts Gold Vending Machine

One of Abu Dhabi's ritziest hotels is guessing its customers want more than chocolate or candy during their stay. So it now has a vending machine that will let its guests buy gold.

Hotelier Dinesh Shetty Dies in Road Accident

Thirty-four-year-old Dinesh S Shetty, a native of Kalavara in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district, and a successful hotelier of suburban Andheri (East), died in a tragic road accident that occurred on the Pune–Mangalore national highway at Kiruvatti, near Kumta, on the night of Monday May 10.

The Claridges, New Delhi ranked among world’s best hotels in Expedia 2010 Insiders’ Select list

Expedia has ranked The Claridges, New Delhi among the world's best hotels in Expedia 2010 Insiders' Select list. The 2010 Expedia Insiders' Select list has been compiled based on more than one million traveller opinions, hotel reviews collected by Expedia, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 400 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide.

Man denies sex assault on spa manager in top Cumbrian hotel

A spa manager has told a jury she was sexually assaulted while working in top Cumbrian hotel.

Hotel fire causes panic in Turkish resort town of Bodrum

A fire that erupted early Thursday at the sauna of a hotel in the Mediterranean resort town Bodrum caused panic among the hotel’s guests.

Oberoi Group in talks with Turkey for hospitality venture

Hospitality major The Oberoi Group is in talks with Turkey for a hospitality venture, a top official said.

Royal Tulip Zhujiajiao Shanghai Opens

Royal Tulip Zhujiajiao Shanghai recently celebrated its grand opening.

The business hotel Royal Tulip Zhujiajiao Shanghai is located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai and covers an area of 33,327 square meters.

Shangri-La To Open Two New Hotels In Jiangsu

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced that, in 2012, it will open two new properties in the Jiangsu cities of Nanjing and Yangzhou.

The two Jiangsu Province hotels will join the group's six existing hotels in the Yangtze River Delta and two further projects in Shanghai which are due to ope in the next two years. By 2012, Shangri-La will operate 10 hotels in the region and be represented in all major cities of the economic, business, and leisure travel hub of China.

Bardiya Group to foray into hospitality sector

Jaipur-based Bardiya Group plans to foray into the hospitality sector by opening two hotels in Jaipur by September 2012. The 91-room business hotel will be located at Malviya Nagar, Jaipur and a 225-room five-star hotel near Jaipur airport.

Carlson plans to build 5 new high-end hotels

The $125 million Radisson Blu planned for Chicago is part of a large bet that Carlson Hotels of Minnetonka is placing on the economic recovery.

Best Western Signs Resort in Thailand

Best Western Internationa has signed a new resort in Thailand. Following a renovation project, the Phanganburi Resort & Spa on Koh Phangan, will open in November 2010.

The 105 room resort is located on popular Haad Rin Beach at the south of Koh (Island) Phangan, close to shopping, entertainment and nightlife enclaves and in the heart-of-the-action when it comes to the island’s world-renowned Full Moon Parties.

4 Star Hotel for Sale in Prague 134 room 4 Star Hotel for sale in Europe

Renovation Project of a Hotel& SPA in Madrid,Spain
Project : 90 Keys 4 Star Hotel [Modernization project of existing Building]
Location : Madrid , Spain
Ownership : AGEM Group

MICE visitor arrivals to Hong Kong rise by 30 per cent in Quarter One of 2010: HKTB

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced that MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) visitor arrivals exceeded 2,80,000 in Quarter One of 2010, a 30 per cent-rise compared to the same period last year. Most market regions benefited from a recovering economy and recorded double-digit growth.

Leadbitter to build £23m London complex

London-based contractor Leadbitter Group has been awarded a contract to design and construct the new £23m Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, London.

RIL in pact with Maker Builders for hotel projects in Mumbai

Reliance Industries (RIL) is going to foray into the hospitality sector through a JV with Mumbai-based Maker Builders. The partners will build two hotels at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai with an estimated cost of about Rs 1,200 crore. One hotel will be a five-star property and the other will be a super luxury hotel.


Presently, the JV partners are in discussion with Mandarin Oriental of Jardine Matheson Group to run their hotels. The first project — Maker Maxity — is likely to come up in the open-air theatre ground in Bandra. Reliance and Maker are to hold 35 per cent stake each in the project, while Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Fund and Zander Private Equity Fund will hold 15 per cent each.


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Aspri Sprits unveils Nonino Grappa in India

Wines and spirits distributor Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd has introduced premium Italian Grappa brand Nonino in the India market. Aspri will launch four Grappa labels from the Nonino portfolio across key markets like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai before going pan India. Nonino grappa will be sold in India through retail and institutional sales.

Cleartrip launches www.cleartrip.ae to serve travellers in the UAE

Cleartrip has launched a new website www.cleartrip.ae to serve travellers in the UAE. With a full product offering customised for the UAE market, Cleartrip chose the 'Arabian Travel Mart 2010', which concluded recently, to announce its first foray outside Indian online travel market.


Cleartrip.ae offers global booking on hotels and Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) like Air Arabia, Air India Express and Tiger Airways. The portal also offers additional intuitive tools like; the at-a-glance Air Fare Calendar option and display and payment of fares in Dirhams for faster transaction times.


Speaking about the launch, Hrush Bhatt, Founder and Director (Product and Strategy), Cleartrip said, "With e-commerce in Dubai set to hit USD 36 billion by end of 2010, the UAE customer is demanding more choices in online travel and Cleartrip is launching a completely localised UAE product to meet this demand. This is a mature, internet savvy market with over 60 per cent internet penetration. We believe that our best-of-breed products will revolutionise the way the UAE books travel online."


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