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NEWS | Days Inn Launches First Prototype in Brand’s 42-Year History

Days Inn Launches First Prototype in Brand’s 42-Year HistoryDays Inn PrototypeDays Inn®, one of America’s most iconic hotel brands, today announced the launch of the first prototype of its 42-year-history, giving its franchisees a consistent and modern roadmap for construction. With over 1,600 properties in the United States alone, Days Inn created the prototype as a

NEWS | The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal Opens as Second Canadian Jewel in the Hotel Company Portfolio

The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal Opens as Second Canadian Jewel in the Hotel Company PortfolioChevy Chase, Md. -- The iconic Ritz-Carlton, Montreal has reopened after an extensive $200 million restoration combining the latest amenities with the splendour of the past. The Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street is back in all her glory.

NEWS | IHCL Q4 net falls 31 per cent as costs rise

indian hotels company ltd indian hotels ihcl idfc gmr cmdIndian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), observed a 31 per cent fall in quarterly net profit on Monday, hurt by higher expenses. The company, which owns and operates the chain of Taj hotels and resorts worldwide, earned Rs 652.1 million for the three months ended in March, compared with Rs 939.3 million a year earlier. Net sales rose six per cent to Rs 560 crore.

NEWS | Shankarsinh Vaghela takes over as ITDC Chairman

top_290512_1.jpgSenior Congress leader and Former Chief Minister of Gujarat Shankarsinh Vaghela has been appointed as Chairman of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which runs the Ashok Group of Hotels across India. Vaghela, who had lost the last Lok Sabha election in 2009

NEWS | Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company opens The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa in Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.C.C. opened its first luxury resort in Japan, yesterday on the tropical island of Okinawa. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa with 97 guest rooms embodies landscaping and contemporary architectural design, which extensively features the Shurijo face motifs, distinctive red clay roof tiles, white walls and holy water ponds, according to a press release. "We are delighted to be able to bring our first true luxury resort hotel to Japan to complement our city hotels in Tokyo and Osaka," said Herve Humler,

NEWS | BCIHMCT to organise 11th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble in New Delhi from October 10-12, 2012

The Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) will organise 11th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble from October 10-12, 2012 at its premises in New Delhi. It is an annual hospitality event organised by BCIHMCT. This three-day event will witness various culinary competitions and seminars showcasing talent of hospitality students from India and abroad. The aim of this event is to provide a platform to the budding hospitality executives to display their skills and give them an opportunity to refine and enrich the same. This information was provided by Sarah Hussain, Assistant Professor, BCIHMCT. Speaking about the popularity of this event, Hussain said,

NEWS | Hilton Hotels & Resorts enters Peru with new property in Lima

Hilton Worldwide has entered into a franchise agreement with J. G. J. Proyectistas S.A. C., a real estate developer based in Lima, Peru, to introduce the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to the Peruvian market. According to a company release, the 230-room new build Hilton Lima Miraflores is scheduled to open in Q1 2012.

NEWS | Marti Hotel Group opens Marti Hemithea in Turkey

The family-owned Marti Hotel Group has announced the opening of a boutique property, Marti Hemithea, situated on Hisarönü Bay in Turkey. This 32-suite luxury hotel has been named after the goddess Hemithea, who was once known to have prolonged the lives of people in the mythological era. According to a company release,