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NEWS | Royal Orchid Hotels unveils Regenta Hotel & Convention Centre in Delhi

Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd (ROHL) yesterday opened the Regenta Hotel & Convention Centre in Delhi. The six-acre property, located alongside the Delhi Gurgaon Express Highway, features 50 deluxe rooms and two suites. Conference and banquet halls at the property have areas ranging from 850-6500 square feet, and will be able to accommodate up to 300 guests. It also has an extensive lawn that can host up to 1000 guests.

NEWS | Nakul Anand re-elected as HAI President

At the 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held recently, in New Delhi, Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd, was unanimously re-elected as President, Hotel Association of India (HAI) for a consecutive two-year term (2012-2013) at the. Following the AGM, the new Executive Committee held its first meeting and also elected Raymond N Bickson, MD & CEO, Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) as Vice President; Vikram Oberoi, COO & Joint MD, The Oberoi Group as Honorary Treasurer; and Vivek Nair, Vice Chairman & MD, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd as the Honorary Secretary.

NEWS | BIAL honoured for excellence in water management

Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) has won the prestigious Water Award for outstanding work in water management and sustainability at the three-day Bangalore World Water Summit 2012 held at Hotel Lalit Ashok on Wednesday. The award was presented to Hari Kumar, Vice President - Engineering & Maintenance, BIAL, by His Excellency Dr HR Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka. BIAL was shortlisted for the award after a rigorous screening process led by a panel of experts including industry leaders from across disciplines under the chairmanship of former Chief Justice of India, Dr Rajendra Babu. Instituted by the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD), this award for Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) is recognition of its consistent efforts towards improving and sustaining water resources.

NEWS | Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre felicitated Horti Expo 2012

Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre was awarded the first prize in category “Gardens Maintained by Private Hotels,” at the Horti Expo 2012 held in Hyderabad recently, revealed a company release.

NEWS | Tune Hotels bags awards by TripAdvisor and the Indonesian Government

Tune Hotels has recently earned recognitions for its properties in Penang, Malaysia; Hat Yai, Thailand; and Bali, Indonesia. The Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 by TripAdvisor has ranked Tune Hotel Downtown Penang as among the Top 25 Bargain Hotels in Malaysia, alongside globally-renowned brands like Shangri-La, Hilton, Sheraton and Traders, among others. The rating was based on reviews by travellers who have stayed at those hotels. In addition, Tune Hotel Hat Yai, that opened in December 2011, was ranked the number one hotel in the city.