Restaurant of the Year: Set’z / Zest
Best Indian Restaurant: Bukhara
Best South Indian: Swagath (Janpath branch)
Best Indian (Modern): Varq
Best Italian: San Gimignano
Best Chinese: China Kitchen
Best Asian: Pan Asian
Best Japanese: Wasabi
Best Coffee Shop: Latitude
Best Brunch: Machan
Best Deli: The Delicatessen at the Oberoi
Best Hotel Bar: The Blue Bar
Best French: Orient Express
F&B Professional of the Year: Akshay Tripathi
Chef of the Year: Manish Mehrotra
Restaurateur of the Year: Prasanjit Singh
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that NEC India Pvt. Ltd. (managing director:Koji Oda)(corporate office:New Delhi)(corporate office:India), a subsidiary of NEC, has been selected as a preferred vendor by The Indian Hotels Company Limited (managing director & ceo:Raymond Bickson)(headquarters:Mumbai)(headquarters:India), known as the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, one of Asia's largest and finest hotel companies. In addition to its selection, NEC also received orders for IP telephone systems for another eight new hotels being constructed by the Taj Group this year in India. (*)
Although restaurant and foodservice visits are still down in most countries around the world, the global foodservice industry experienced slight growth as a result of increased consumer spending in the quarter ending June 2010 compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to The NPD Group, a market research company.
Café Coffee Day (CCD), the leading coffee and tea beverage chain, recently acquired Czech café chain Café Emporio for Rs 15 crore in an attempt to establish a foothold in Europe. This is the firm’s first international buy. Café Emporio has 11 cafes in the Czech Republic.
Accor ME has recently appointed two new Mercure GMs in Qatar and KSA: Thierry Szewc as the General Manager of Grand Hotel Mercure Doha (175 rooms) and Christian Hamoui as the General Manager of Mercure Umm Al Qura in Makkah (307 rooms and suites).
Hotel Leelaventure is set to foray into the mid-market segment with its new brand Leela Garden in about five years. The company is planning to set up this new brand of hotels in pilgrimage hot spots. The hotels chain also plans to take its luxury brand, The Leela, overseas.