The majority owner of The Plaza Hotel in New York is close to the finish line on a deal to sell its stakes in the landmarked property to the Sahara India Pariwar conglomerate for $450 million.
According to a report in New York Post, John A. Fox of PKF Consulting,
The Delhi Tax on Luxuries (Amendment) Bill, 2012 introduced by Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi, in the Assembly on Wednesday, with an objective to broad-base the luxury tax net in the state will make hotel rooms and other luxury indulgences including health clubs, spas, etc., dearer. The new bill proposes to bring services like banquet halls, gymnasiums,
The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace has promoted Mayank Uniyal to the position of Associate Director of Sales from Senior Business Development Manager.
He has an experience of over 11 years. “His responsibilities in the current role involve enhancing talent within the team,
Indian Made Foreign Liquor manufacturer Golden Vats Pvt Ltd is planning to launch ‘bottled in origin' (BiO) products - brandy (Cognac), scotch and rum (from the Caribbean islands). The company is in talks with various distillery units and blenders in these locations in abid to take the Golden Vats brand beyond India to other Asian countries.
Morand was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, is married and has a ten-year-old son. He takes over from his predecessor Kurt Straub, who is leaving Zurich after eight successful years to take on a new challenge for Hyatt in Mexico City. Swiss-born Morand graduated from the renowned hotel management school in Lausanne and began his career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1990 as General Manager in Casablanca. From 1992 to 1995 he was Hotel Director at Hyatt Regency Istanbul,
Ms. Perry started at the hotel in April 2010 as a Service Express Agent and was promoted to a Supervisor in January of 2011. She then joined the sales department in June of 2012 as the Sales Administrative Assistant. In this role, she was responsible for supporting the Director of Sales, Sales Managers and the Catering and Convention Service Manager.
The government's austerity drive could result in collateral damage, with the ban on official meetings at five-star hotels threatening the hospitality industry that has been gasping under the impact of economic slowdown.
Delhi's Le Meridien Hotel has seen cancellation of meetings and seminars from four government departments in the past few days.
Nirvana Biosys, an Indian wine maker has introduced LUCA Muscat White Wine, produced at its winery at Bawal in Haryana. M K Rustagi, Joint Managing Director, Nirvana Biosys, said, "The encouraging response for our initially launched LUCA products inspired us to further extend Luca's portfolio with some more interesting products. All of our wines are not only delicious, they are affordable too".
USA-based Herman Miller has launched Nelson Pedestal Table and Nelson Coconut Chair. The coconut lounge chair was designed by George Nelson in 1956. The chair has shallow sides and curves, padded with a thick, one-piece foam rubber cushion upholstered in supple black leather. The pedestal table designed in 1954 is available in three sizes and with laminate or natural stone tops,
Travel site TripAdvisor today announced that it is awarding highly-rated accommodations and restaurants with the 2012 Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.