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Chief Concierge – InterContinental Hotel Dubai Festival City

Restaurant Manager InterContinental Berlin

Susan M. Sanders has been named VP, Strategic Planning & HR at Hospitality Ventures, LLC in Atlanta - GA, United States.

Sanders brings nearly 20 years of executive-level hospitality and management consulting experience to her new position. For the past seven years, she worked as a management consultant specializing in enterprise performance management, operational excellence, and organizational development for prestigious organizations such as Intercontinental Hotel Group, Coca-Cola, and the American Red Cross.

Changing face of India's hospitality industry

Born and brought up in Kolkata and a post graduate from IIMC, Delhi, Mamta Sharma, executive director, 32nd Milestone Group is the one to have launched this ever popular entertainment hub in Gurgaon. Talking about how she came up with the idea of launching this unique venture, Sharma shares, "We had this fairly large stretch of land on the National Highway No. 8 lying completely unutilised. We had a few other options, but decided to come up with a stand-alone restaurant called 'The Caravan Sarai' in 1990."

Kabab Factory plans to enter Britain, S Asia

Restaurant chain The Great Kabab Factory is scouting for partners in British and Southeast Asian markets to accelerate its overseas expansion.

Hotel Leelaventure plans to cut debt by Rs 700-900 crore this fiscal

According to Reuters report, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd, which operates five-star hotels, plans to cut debt by launching Rs 375 crore share sale to institutions after July 2010. Vivek Nair, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Hotel Leelaventure Limited said, "We are planning to raise an equal amount of funds by issuing foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) in the next two months, which will be used to add capacity." The Board on Monday approved raising up to Rs 750 crore via qualified institutional placement (QIP) or FCCBs.

STR Global posts Middle East/Africa region occupancy performance results for April 2010

The Middle East/Africa region reported mixed results in the three key measurements for April 2010 when reported in USD, according to data compiled by STR Global. The region's occupancy ended the month virtually flat with a 0.6-per cent decrease to 65.9 per cent, Average Daily Rate (ADR) increased 2.0 per cent to USD 162.04, and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) grew 1.4 per cent to USD 106.79.

On trend: niche spa experiences

While spa hybrids aren't new - spas for travellers and sleep spas have been strong growth areas in recent years - other niche types of spa are becoming increasingly popular.

Work begins on £15m Liverpool hotel

Work has begun on the £15m Hotel Indigo in Liverpool.

The 151-bed, four-star hotel - which is partly being funded by a £10m package from the Co-operative Bank - is being built by Wigan-based contractor Denizen.

easyHotel to open first hotel outside Europe

Budget hotel group easyHotel is to launch its first site outside Europe, when it opens the easyHotel Dubai Jebel Ali on 1 August.

STR Global Reports Middle East/Africa Hotel Pipeline for April 2010

The Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 467 hotels totalling 128,903 rooms, according to the April 2010 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report released this week.

IHG Opens First Crowne Plaza Hotel in El Salvador

The property is part of a franchise agreement between IHG and Latin American Hospitality Management Inc., Grupo AGRISAL‘s Hotel Division. This is IHG’s 15th Crowne Plaza throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and its 22nd overall property in Central America.