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NEWS | The Rise of QR Codes and How Hoteliers Can Benefit

Rise of QR Codes and How Hotels Can BenefitThe recent surge in smart phones over the past couple of years has been nothing short of phenomenal. The ability to search the web, find local businesses, play games, and especially connect with people while on the go has truly transformed how we live our lives. Due to the rapid growth of smart phone usage, QR Codes (or Quick Response Codes) have also grown in usage.

NEWS | Sagar Ratna's Jayaram Banan to launch north Indian vegetarian restaurants

Jayaram Banan, founder of south Indian restaurant chains Sagar Ratna and Swagath, is starting yet another restaurant chain, this time offering north Indian vegetarian cuisine for consumers who don't eat onion and garlic--mainly the Jain and Marwari communities.

NEWS | Marc Landgraf has been appointed General Manager at Outrigger Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spa in Phi Phi Island , Thailand.

Marc LandgrafOutrigger Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific has appointed Mr Marc Landgraf to oversee the management and operations of the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spa, effective July 1, 2012. The property, which officially becomes the Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa on November 3,

NEWS | Liezl Meier has been named regional director of sales for Southern Africa at The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Liezl MeierThe Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Liezl Meier as the group's regional director of sales for Southern Africa. Meier, who has over 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry, will be based in Johannesburg.

NEWS | Mark Herron has been appointed General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Vail in Vail - CO, United States.

Mark HerronHerron joined Four Seasons in August of 1988 as Club Manager of the Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas where he helped direct 12 Byron Nelson PGA tournaments. In January of 2000, he was appointed Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, where he assisted with the launch of the Hotel's award winning restaurant, Quattro.

NEWS | Khairudin ‘Dean’ Nor has been appointed Executive Chef at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Bali, Indonesia.

Khairudin ‘Dean’ NorThe 39-year-old chef brings more than 17 years of culinary experience to the Chedi, a 20-villa estate set amid five hectares of landscaped gardens, ponds and pagodas sharing a border with a sweeping panorama of undulating rice fields and tropical jungle. Raised in multi-ethnic Singapore,

NEWS | American Express launches Platinum Travel Credit Card

American Express yesterday launched the American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card, which offers card members a complimentary return domestic flight and a luxury hotel stay. American Express has tied-up with IndiGo airlines and the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) to offer card members travel and lodging facilities. Shailesh Baidwan,

NEWS | DoubleTree by Hilton expands presence in UAE

Hilton Worldwide recently signed an agreement to convert The Royal Ascot, a Dubai property into a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Following the re-branding to DoubleTree by Hilton Bur Dubai in January 2013,

NEWS | Hyatt Hotels Corporation to debut in Nebraska, USA in 2014

Hyatt Hotels Corporation will mark its debut in Nebraska, USA with the opening of the 159-room Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown/Old Market in 2014. The investment of Hyatt affiliates in the purchase of the land and the construction of the hotel, which Hyatt affiliates will own and manage,

NEWS | GAIA launches Multi-grain Cookies

top_050712_1.jpgGAIA has introduced healthy Multi-grain Cookies. The latest offering is prepared with six special ingredients to give a powerful dose of healthy wholesome nutrition.