InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) is developing a new hotel brand aimed at travellers who want to work out and eat healthy. The first hotel of the brand ‘Even’ will open in early 2013. The hotels will have guest rooms with space to exercise and amenities such as hypoallergenic linens and healthier food options. The mid-priced chain will have large gyms behind the front desk, as well as a marketplace in the lobby that will offer food including smoothies,
The Union Government is planning to add 100 budget hotels by 2016 in a bid to encourage the hospitality sector. The tourism ministry wants to set up these hotels through public-private-partnership (PPP) in one, two and three-star categories, besides adding 3,440 rooms by the end of the 12th Plan period (2012-17). The land for building these hotels will be allotted through a “transparent bidding process”, according to tourism ministry’s working group report on the 12th Plan.
Harvard Business School (HBS) has recently opened an amphitheatre style classroom at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. “India is a key component of Harvard Business School’s global strategy. Our aspiration is to expand our intellectual footprint by working with business, government and academic leaders from across the country,
In a major expansion of its activities, Mfar Hotels & Resorts Ltd has decided to invest Rs 1500 crore in the next five years to set up hotel projects in India and abroad. The new projects would come up in major South Indian cities like Chennai,