In a step forward in setting up culinary institute and research centre, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Gothenburg, Sweden in Delhi recently.
Radisson Hotel Delhi has been named Asia's Best Airport Hotel at the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia, which was held recently in Delhi. According to a press release, the awards, universally regarded as the Oscars of the travel and tourism business, are determined by secret ballot in which travellers and industry professionals participate in over 160 countries.
The second edition of the International Food & Drink Expo India 2010 will be held at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi from December 2 to 4, 2010. The annual trade exhibition will see participation from countries like Australia, Chile, India, France, Bangladesh, China, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, Vietnam, the UK and the US.
Zuri Group Global has opened its first property in Sikkim, under the management contract model. The Retreat by Zuri, Baiguney, Sikkim is Zuri's first adventure sports destination resort, which offers options like paragliding, river rafting, river camping, mountain camping, jungle hiking and village trekking.
The Miele Guide, Asia's independent and authoritative restaurant guide, has rated Bukhara at ITC Maurya, New Delhi as the 14th and DumPukht at ITC Maratha, Mumbai as the 17th Best Restaurants in Asia. These are the only Indian restaurants to feature in the top 20.
Accor has entered into an agreement with spa operating company, Indonesia─based Mandara Spa. Mandara Spa, which runs over 80 spas in 22 countries, will introduce its spa brands, Mandara Spa and Chavana Spa at the upcoming Pullman and Novotel properties respectively across India.
Executive Development Centre at IHM Bangalore in collaboration with National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), Noida under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, recently organised a residential Faculty Development Programme on Food & Beverage Management. The participants were faculty from various Institutes of Hotel Management across India.
According to the company release, The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore has been awarded as India's Leading Conference Hotel and The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, Kerala has been recognised as Asia's Leading Resort Hotel at the recently held World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia in Delhi.
Australian themed café – Cafe Oz & Bar has launched their second outlet in New Delhi in Greater Kailash I. Inspired by the Cafe Culture in Australia, Café Oz & Bar has been launched in India by Newport Coffee Co India Pvt Ltd and offers Australian fusion─style food and beverages.
Fairmont Raffles' portfolio is to be further extended with two properties - Raffles Paris - Le Royal Monceau and Raffles Makkah Palace in Saudi Arabia - both of which are due to open before the end of 2010.