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Harald Sterk has been appointed Executive Chef at The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Stamford - CT, United States

Chef Sterk, a native of Trier, Germany, was formerly with Vista International and has an impressive background that includes decades of work in Europe for Hilton International and tenure at some of the world's finest hotels.

Thitaya Yenwattana has been appointed Director of Salesat the Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach in Phuket, Thailand

Ms. Yenwattana joins the resort from XEN Hotels and Resorts where she was employed as Group Director of Sales and oversaw launches new section- Small World on its website has launched a new section called Small World www.cleartrip/smallworldon its website which offers travel guides and tips on 3.2 million destinations across the word. According to a report in Hindustan Times, for each, the site provides details on the cheapest flight from India, average hotel rates, temperature, local time, sights to visit, restaurants to go to, entertainment, Visa requirements and other tips, along with pictures. For each destination, ten recommended eating, shopping and entertainment spots are mentioned, and the company plans to further increase the number. One can also book hotels, flights and pan-India trains through the site.

Asia Pacific drives global hotel recovery

Asia Pacific hotels are driving the sector's global recovery after posting a 24.1 per cent increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in the first four months of the year, according to Deloitte.

Jungle Lodges & Resorts to open five resorts in select places in Karnataka

According to an IANS report, Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR), owned and managed by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), is going to expand its operations in Karnataka by opening five eco resorts in select tourism places in the state, in order to promote Ecotourism under public-private partnership.

Chinese restaurant chain 'Yo' an instant hit

NEW DELHI: The idea of starting my own business occurred to me after reading Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. The book inspired me to come to India, start a foods business and build a good brand out of it."

Marriott Aims to Double China Portfolio Over Five Years

Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) has signed management agreements for seven additional hotels in China and aims to double its presence in the country in about five years. Marriott's largest market outside of North America is China where the company expects to have 60 hotels open across six brands by year-end 2010, including eight flying the company's Ritz-Carlton flag. Among properties opening this year in China are stunning Ritz-Carlton hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong.

Accor to become largest franchiser in Europe

French hotel giant Accor, operator of the Ibis and Novotel brands, aims to become the largest franchiser in Europe.

Setting out its goals at an investor day for Accor Hospitality, as the hotel business of the demerged Accor Group will be known, the company revealed plans to adopt the ‘asset light’ model of many of its rivals.

Carlson Announces Spectacular Radisson Beach Front Resort In Huizhou

Carlson Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces today that it has signed a hotel management agreement in one of China's most sought after holiday resort destinations, Huizhou. The Radisson property on a spectacular beach front, featuring 300-rooms, is scheduled to open in the first half of 2012.

Buddha Bar goes into administration

The well-known London nightspot Buddha Bar on Victoria Embankment has entered administration with the loss of 80 jobs.