The Oberoi family, promoters of hotel chain operator EIH Ltd, is likely to increase its stake in the company to ring-fence it against a possible takeover bid. EIH operates the Oberoi and Trident hotel chains.
The Elegant Hotels Group, which owns and operates a collection of five distinctive hotels on the south and west coasts of Barbados, has announced the appointment of Caroline Kent as assistant director of sales for the UK. In her new role, Caroline joins Jayanne Young under the direction of Glynis Jeffery, director of sales and marketing for the UK and Europe to drive Elegant Hotels' sales initiatives in the marketplace.
With an aim to take the process of food testing to the doorsteps of the consumers and others, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an expression of interest (EOI) to design mobile food labs. FSSAI in its EOI notice mentioned, "Proposals are invited from interested public institutions/PSUs/autonomous bodies/private organisations working in the area of food safety to design mobile food labs with an objective of detecting the common adulterants/contaminants prevalent in the food items available for public use on the spot."
The owner of Sheraton and Westin hotels said Thursday its second-quarter net income fell 15 percent on higher costs. But Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. saw revenue rise because it was able to charge more for rooms.
Carlson, a global hospitality company, has acquired the remaining 60 per cent stake in T.G.I. Friday's UK Holdings LTD from AAC Capital Partners, a leading Northern European mid-market buy-out firm, for USD 50 million. The acquisition is part of Carlson's strategy to invest more than USD 100 million to both acquire and fuel further growth of the Friday's brand in the UK market over the next five years.