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Accor North America Opens 34 Franchise Locations in First Half of 2010

Accor North America, one of the nation's largest owner/operators of economy lodging, announces the opening of 34 Motel 6 and Studio 6 franchise locations in the first half of 2010. The latest openings include 32 Motel 6 locations and two Studio 6 properties, with a room count of 2,874.

Hotel Leela to sell land to Lunkad Realty

Hotel Leela Venture has dropped it's plans of building a hotel in Pune and is selling 50% equity in the 9 acres land to Lunkad Realty, three independent sources close to the development said. Hotel Leela is expected to get Re 280 crores as part of the deal for a land the company had bought for Rs 80 crores a few years back.

Absolute Hotel Services India signs management contract with Prescon Hospitality

Absolute Hotel Services India has signed a management contract with Prescon Hospitality Pvt Ltd to open a new hotel in Jodhpur in July 2011. The hotel will be added to an existing development which will be fully renovated and branded as U Desertscape Jodhpur.

Ian Macleod Distillers launches whisky brand in India

Ian Macleod Distillers Limited has forayed into India with the launch of three of its most popular brands, Glengoyne, Smokehead Islay Single Malt and Robert-II Blenders Scotch Whisky. The products were launched at a recently held function organised by Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon.

Indian Railways to take over catering services from IRCTC

According to a PTI report, in a major setback to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC), Indian Railways have decided to strip the PSU of its catering responsibilities in Rajdhani, Duronto, Shatabdi and all other mail and express trains.