International hotel chain AZIMUT announces the appointment of new chief financial officer. Andrey Kuzin takes over the CFO of the united management company AZIMUT Hotels, which operates in Russia, Germany and Austria.
eZeeCLOUD Announces the One-stop Shop for the Design & Development of Nouveau Dynamic Mobile Websites for Hotels
eZeeCLOUD launched waftSITE (www.waftsite.com), a cloud-based platform to create mobile websites that serve as comprehensive selling tools. An apt representation of hotel’s brand on the mobile is an operational Imperative for businesses.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has been ranked 26th amongst “India’s Best Companies to Work For in 2012” in a study conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute, India.
Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts has revealed details of its newest hotel, which is to be built at a luxury golf resort in Sanya - the southernmost part of Hainan Island in China. Swissôtel will manage a 300-bedroom hotel at Sanya Dragon Valley Hot Spring and Golf Resort, which includes one of the most exclusive 18-hole golf courses in the region. Hotel facilities will include a Pürovel Spa & Sport-branded wellness spa, four restaurants, a large outdoor swimming pool and more than 2,000sq m (21,500sq ft) of event and conferencing space.
Wyndham Hotel Group is to operate a new hotel as part of a £60m (US$93m, EUR77m) golf resort scheme near Dundee under a franchise deal with MAP Property and Leisure Developments (Mappld).
Alila Hotels and Resorts will expand into Oman in late 2013 with the opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar ? the first luxury resort development in the remote mountainous Jabal Akhdar region. Set 2,000m (6,600ft) above sea level, the resort will be marketed as a haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking to explore the region's rugged landscapes.
Hotel group Accor has agreed a US$275m (EUR225m, £176m) deal for the acquisition of a 15-strong portfolio of properties across South America from Grupo Posadas.
NEWS | Deals like InterContinental-Duet India, APG-Lemon Tree signal growing interest of investors in budget category hotels
India's hospitality industry has witnessed three deals in the mid-market and budget hotels category in the last one year, signalling the emergence of the segment as the new hotspot for institutional and private equity money. In May, Dutch pension fund manager APG invested Rs 650 crore to pick up 5% stake in mid-market hotels brand Lemon Tree and also set up a joint venture with the same group to build 35 mid-market hotels in the country in four years.
Hotel Express International, a Norway-based 25-year-old company with the largest hotel discount program in the world, has made a foray in the Indian corporate travelling industry through Varun Air Services, a Mumbai-based travel company.
NEWS | McDonald's, Yum, Domino's report lower growth in Q1; Inflation, weak economic sentiment said to be the reasons
Three of the country's biggest quick service restaurant chains - McDonald's, Domino's and Yum Restaurants that operates Pizza Hut and KFC - have reported slower growth in same-store sales during April-June than earlier quarters, signalling that inflation and weak economic sentiments have begun to impact the eating-out segment.
The UDF government in Kerala yesterday announced the state's excise policy that proposes a slew of restrictions and revisions in the sale and consumption of liquor products. The policy restricts new bar licences only to four and five-star hotels from 2013-2014 and denies fresh bar license to three-star hotels in the state. The policy proclaims the government's decision to cut down the working hours of bar hotels by three hours. The policy reframed the distance restrictions between bars as three kilometres in panchayats and one kilometre in corporation and municipality areas. However, the restrictions on bar-to-bar distance would not be applicable for five star hotels.
Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd has strengthened its plans to expand its network by opening resorts in Daman; Ganpatipule, Maharashtra; Ranikhet, Uttarakhand; Sariska, Rajasthan; and Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu, according to a report by The Hindu - Business Line. The expansion will increase room inventory by 247, taking the total to 1,629 rooms,
Radisson Hotels, part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, recently launched The Bridge, a five-star Mexican restaurant in Kharadi, Pune. This is the first Mexican restaurant in the city. Sanjay Singh, General Manager, Radisson, said, “When we conceptualised The Bridge, our emphasis was more on affordability, price, sound and ambience.
NEWS | Glion Institute to start Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance from Jan, 2013
Glion Institute of Higher Education will start a one-year Master of Science in International Hospitality Finance in January, 2013. The masters programme will be divided into six months of on-campus course and six months of online course.