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NEWS | Beachfront Hotel And New Year-Round Indoor Waterpark Now Open!


Schlitterbahn, respected worldwide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, is now welcoming guests to the new beachfront hotel and indoor, year-round resort waterpark at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, South Padre Island, Texas. Located on the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, this exciting new 221-room beachfront resort destination includes lodging, family suites, great Gulf beaches,

NEWS |MGM Resorts International Names President & COO of Casino Marketing


MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has named an industry leader to the newly created position of company President & COO of Casino Marketing. Anton Nikodemus was named to the position by Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts Chief Marketing Officer. “Anton will be responsible for strategic planning for Casino Marketing including marketing development, both nationally and internationally,” Hornbuckle said.

NEWS| First Waffle House® Restaurant To Be Named Geo


The site of the first Waffle House® restaurant will now be a historic site, as proclaimed by the Georgia Historical Society. On Saturday, September 8, 2012, a Georgia historical marker will be unveiled at the first Waffle House restaurant in Avondale Estates, Ga. Now a museum dedicated to the Southern staple, a dedication celebration will begin at one o’clock in the afternoon to conclude the events of National Waffle Week, September 2-8.

NEWS| Uncertainty Over Future Business Conditions Dampens Restaurant

Uncertainty Over Future Business Conditions Dampens Restaurant Performance Index Same-store sales remained positive for the 14th consecutive month; Restaurant operators’ outlook for the economy continued to slide 

As a result of softer customer traffic and a dampened outlook among restaurant operators,

NEWS| Domino’s opens 500th store in India; plans to launch 100 stores this FY

Domino’s which opened its 500th store in the country has announced that it is planning to open a total of 100 stores in the current fiscal. The announcement was made by Ritch Allison, executive vice president of Domino's pizza international operations, who was present for the opening of the new outlet. “We've had a long relationship now and we've really been strong partners throughout this journey.

NEWS | Restaurants could make their customers enjoy food better by changing ambiance

According to a study, the ambiance of a restaurant could directly affect the amount of food people eat and the degree to which they would enjoy it. A restaurant's atmosphere may cause people to overeat if it stimulates them to eat faster, but also if the ambiance of the restaurant gets people to linger longer it may get them to order an unplanned dessert. Lighting and noise can influence food consumption because they affect how long people eat for. In this study,

NEWS| GRT Hotels wins 66 awards at SICA Culinary Competiton and Exhibition 2012

The GRT Hotels & Resorts won 66 coveted awards for its culinary & creative expertise at the recently concluded second edition of South India Culinary Association (SICA) Culinary Competition and Exhibition 2012. Three of their properties participated in the event - The GRT Grand Chennai, Radisson Blu resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram and the Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai.

NEWS | Dr Jyotsna Suri, CMD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group honoured with IATO ‘Hall of Fame’

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Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has been conferred the ‘Hall of Fame’ award by Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, at the 28th Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) Convention 2012.

NEWS| Mumbai University to build Rs 200-crore international convention centre

The University of Mumbai will build an international convention centre at its Kalina campus. The centre spread across five acres will have a capacity to accommodate 6,500 people. The project will take two-and-a-half years to be built at Rs 200 crore. According to the university, the upcoming convention centre is said to be one of the biggest centres in India.

NEWS| Hyatt Regency Chongqing opens in Southwest China


Hyatt Hotels Corporation, recently opened the Hyatt Regency Chongqing, introducing the Hyatt Regency brand to Chongqing in Southwest China. Catering to both business and leisure travellers, the 321-room Hyatt Regency Chongqing is strategically located in Jiangbei District, the new central business district in Chongqing, which is 20 minutes away from all the major commercial and industrial zones.

NEWS | IHTM MD University organises hospitality summit today


Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Maharshi Dayanand (IHTM MD) University, Rohtak organised a national seminar and hospitality summit on ‘Shaping Youth for Hospitality & Tourism Industry’ today at its university campus.