NEWS | Jeffrey R. Perkins has been appointed Director of Operations at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Oahu - HI, United States.
Jeffrey Perkins was previously the director of housekeeping for the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico, which was awarded Five Diamonds during his tenure there. Prior to this, he held the title of director of rooms for the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower, Panama City, Panama. Mr. Perkins has held leadership roles for major hospitality brands throughout his career, including The Ritz Carlton. He has served at landmark resorts in California, Florida, Michigan,
NEWS | Tim Grant has been appointed General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis in Annapolis - MD, United States.
Previously, Grant was the general manager at the Residence Inn in Rocky Hill, Conn. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Music, his hospitality career began in Rhode Island where he worked at a Marriott to save money to move to New York.
NEWS | Ascott Strengthens Presence In Indonesia With First Ascott-Branded Serviced Residence In Surabaya
CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has clinched a management contract for its first Ascott-branded serviced residence in Surabaya. The premier Ascott Waterplace Surabaya will offer 181 apartments when it opens in 2014. It will be Ascott's third property in Surabaya, after Citadines Marvell Surabaya and Somerset Surabaya Hotel & Serviced Residence. This also reinforces Ascott's position as the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Indonesia, with over 2,200 apartment units across 10 properties.
The exclusive management group last week unveiled plans for The Aayu Mumbai, a 42-suite luxury hotel and setting for India's first restaurants by the world's most decorated chef Joël Robuchon, and culinary star Hide Yamamoto. The property is scheduled to open in Dec. 2013. The Aayu Mumbai will claim the top five floors of Kohinoor Square's Central Tower, the tallest commercial building in the city.
Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) announced today plans to introduce two of its mid-market hotel brands, the Fairfield Inn and Courtyard by Marriott brands in Brazil. The company will open a new 165-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and a 160-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott and 158-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, both in Curitiba, Parana. All three properties will be developed under an agreement with Mr. Aldemir Dadalt, owner and president of Prisma Engenharia SA, a prominent regional real estate development and construction company based in Joinville, Santa Catarina, who has developed 14 hotels located in major cities of Southern Brazil.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced the opening of the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort on Kuta Beach, one of world's renowned surfer's paradise in Bali. The hotel is located directly at the heart of Kuta beach with pristine Indian Ocean scenery. Owned by PT. Indonesian Paradise Island, the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is part of a luxurious shopping destination,
NEWS| Hilton Worldwide Signs Agreement with Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. for Hilton Hotels & Resorts Expansion Into the Philippines
Hilton Worldwide today signed a management agreement with Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. to manage Hilton Manila in Newport City in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The agreement will bring the first Hilton Hotels & Resortshotel to Manila. Scheduled to open in 2014, the 350-room Hilton Manila is located on Newport Boulevard next to Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and is 3.5 kilometers away from Manila's central business district, Makati. "Manila is the political, economic, social and cultural center of the Philippines and a leading gateway destination in Southeast Asia.
Aiming to woo more business travellers, Gateway Hotels and Resorts, part of the Taj Group,will open at least five new contemprary hotels in metro cities in India in the next two years. Five Gateway Hotels are in the final stages of construction at Chennai, Kolkatta, Bangalore and Faridabad, besides Hubli, Chief Operating Officer of Gateway Hotels and Resorts, P K Mohankumar, told PTI. The Chennai hotel would be opened by March 2013, he said.
NEWS | Celebrity chef Ishtiaq Qureshi to expand Kakori House chain of affordable Awadhi restaurants across the country
The famous "Dum pukht" style of cooking hereto available only in five star's would now be available at affordable prices an eateries close to your home. At least that is what celebrity chef Ishtiaq Qureshi has set out to do. Having established more than half a dozen restaurants by the name of Kakori House in Mumbai and one in New Delhi, Qureshi, whose forefathers used to cook for erstwhile Nawab's of Awadh region, has embarked upon a plan to open a chain of restaurants throughout the country. " We are now planning to expand our network and open eateries across the country even abroad.
The riverfront of Varanasi and the lanes leading to the ghats may undergo a facelift soon under the Clean India Campaign of the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India. A group of travel and tour operators, hoteliers, and NGOs, led by Parvez Dewan, Secretary Tourism, Government of India, and Usha Sharma, Additional Director General, MoT, Government of India, visited the city and inspected the ghats last week. After an inspection of the entire stretch of the riverfront through a boat ride, they also held a meeting on the banks of Ganga at Rajendra Prasad Ghat.
Noodle Bar, the Oriental restaurant by Pan India Food Solutions, has opened its doors at Phoenix Market City, Bengaluru, offering a range of cuisines from China, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. For starters, the outlet has on offer onion pancake, barbecue roast lamb, crystal prawn dumplings and peppery corn fritters,
Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) is deliberating hiking its USD 1.8-billion bid for Orient Express Hotels (OEH) to ensure a better price per room for the entire portfolio. Investment bankers said IHCL’s USD 12.63-a-share bid was not off the mark, and alluded to reports that indicated “a blended price per key for the entire portfolio,
McDonald’s outlets in South and West India are going for a changeover as Hardcastle Restaurants (HRPL), the master franchisee for the regions’ operations, is preparing for a reverse merger with its parent Westlife Development (WDL). With the changeover, HRPL aims to connect better with older customers and increase sales. “Fashions too change over time.
Targeting the growing corporate business travellers, the Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) plans to open more of its Gateway Hotels brand in Kerala, especially in Thrissur, in the near future. Already having eight properties in Kerala under both Gateway and Vivanta brands, the ninth property is coming up in Kochi’s IT hub, Kakkanad, by next year, P K Mohankumar, COO, Gateway Hotels and Resorts,
top_111212_2.jpg The New Zealand (NZ) Government recently conferred Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2012 on Indian chef, Kunal Kapur. Chef Kapur is the Executive Sous Chef at Leela Kempinski Gurgaon. He is also a host and judge on India's television show,
The Gateway Hotel Ernakulam Marine Drive recently unveiled its new restaurant, Sian, and a bar, Swirl. The pan-Asian Sian will offer Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisines. Kai Asia also features a live Teppanyaki and interactive counter. A visual delight, the Teppanyaki is a thrilling concept where guests can see their favourite dishes being prepared by an expert Teppan Chef. Specially crafted tasting menus help guests to choose what they want to eat. An exciting dessert menu rounds off the occasion.
In a bid to encourage and increase Indian travellers to post hotel reviews, holiday information travel portal HolidayIQ aims to cover 5000 hotels pan-India under its recently launched programme ‘hiq!PAD’ by April 2015. The pilot project was started in Goa a month ago. As per the programme, HolidayIQ will offer a device, ‘hiq!PAD’ to the hotels wherein the guests can post their reviews. Elaborating on the programme, Hari Nair, Founder and CEO, HolidayIQ, said, “hiq!PAD is an acronym for
The Karnataka Department of Religious Endowment is gearing up to promote Pilgrim Tourism through various projects. As a first step in this regard, the department has identified 25 temples in the state as pilgrim tourism temples. Various development activities will be taken up to make the selected temples attractive and thereby attract more pilgrims. Kota Srinivas Poojary,