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NEWS | Neesa Leisure launches hotel in Gujarat under Coral By Cambay brand

Gujarat-based Neesa Leisure Ltd has launched its first property at Gandhinagar in Gujarat under the 'Coral By Cambay' brand. N Rajendra Raju, Group CEO, Neesa Leisure Ltd said that the company would set up more hotels at Dahej (Gujarat), Abu Road (Rajasthan), Nashik (Maharashtra), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and Raipur (Chhattisgarh) in the next few months. Land has already been bought at some of these places and the company is going to launch more budget hotels across India in future.

The Gandhinagar property is actually part of the existing Cambay Spa and Resorts whose 16 cottages, comprising 32 rooms, have been redesignated under the Coral By Cambay brand. He further informed that the budget customers could, however, avail of pay-and-use facilities in the accompanying 184-room five-star facility.

According to a report in The Hindu Business Line, the company, with a Rs 1,500-crore asset-under-management has a turnover of Rs 100 crore at present. The group mainly has corporate clie…

NEWS | Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide launches online ratings and reviews by guests on its website

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has invited guests to contribute ratings and reviews directly on its hotel websites. In a recent survey, nearly 85 per cent of Starwood Preferred Guest members said that they find value in consumer ratings and reviews on travel sites. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is making it easier for consumers to find the information they crave with reviews displayed directly on the hotel page they are viewing. The open forum gives travellers a place to share and search for genuine hotel reviews – both the positive and the negative – so they can plan their ideal hotel stay. The hotel group is also making sure that all comments are from guests who have stayed at the hotel. Reviews are verified by a hotel reservation confirmation.

“Our goal is to provide everything a guest needs to select and book their best hotel experience and there is no better place to offer this information than on our own websites. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide new rat…

NEWS |Hilton Worldwide saves approx USD 74 million in utility costs through LightStay Sustainability Measurement System

Hilton Worldwide, with its portfolio of 10 hotel brands, has announced that the company has saved more than USD 74 million in utility costs since the introduction of LightStay Sustainability Measurement System. Sustainability measures have brought on reduction in the following areas: a 6.6 per cent reduction of energy use, 7.8 per cent reduction of carbon output, 19 per cent reduction of waste output, 3.8 per cent reduction of water use.

According to the company release, as a result of these actions, Hilton Worldwide recently earned ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management Systems, achieving one of the largest ever volume certifications of commercial buildings - with more than 3,750 properties across 10 brands and 85 countries. As part of the Hilton Worldwide certification process, DEKRA Certification, Inc performed a series of audits and will continue ongoing assessments to monitor compliance.

“Sustainability is a priority for Hilton Worldwide and a central part of how the …