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NEWS | The view from the top | By Gene Ference


Employee engagement and guest interaction have been key elements of the success of the Dorchester Collection under the leadership of its CEO Chris Cowdray. To find out more about the ideas and values behind his winning management style, Dr. Gene Ference,

NEWS | HFTP Sydney Australia Chapter on the Horizon


HFTP Sydney Australia Chapter on the Horizon

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) continues to expand its global presence with the impending charter of a new chapter, the HFTP Sydney Australia Chapter. Once established, the new chapter will seek to serve members throughout the Sydney region.

NEWS | New Report Identifies The Trends Set To Shape Next Ten Years Of Travel


New Report Identifies The Trends Set To Shape Next Ten Years Of Travel

A new report by IHG, one of the world's largest hotel companies, and The Futures Company, identifies the trends set to shape the next 10 years of travel and the new categories of traveller that are emerging. 2013 marks IHG's 10th anniversary as a standalone business. Bringing together recent research compiled by The Futures Company and insight from IHG,

NEWS | Debbie Chee has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at The Nam Hai Hoi An in Hoi An , Vietnam.











Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India yesterday urged Sushilkumar Shinde, Minister for Home Affairs, Government of India to extend Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme to 16 more countries and increase number of airports from where VoA can be availed. Chiranjeevi yesterday met Shinde in New Delhi and submitted a proposal in this regard.

NEWS | DoubleTree by Hilton Begins 2013 with Three More UK Hotels


DoubleTree by Hilton Begins 2013 with Three More UK Hotels



Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of three franchise agreements for its rapidly expanding DoubleTree by Hilton brand in three more UK cities. Having opened 11 hotels in the UK in the last two years, the brand has reached agreement on additional sites in Bristol, Edinburgh and Nottingham. Todays announcement begins a landmark year for DoubleTree,

NEWS | Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel To Open In Athens, Alabama


Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel To Open In Athens, Alabama

The 75-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Athens, Alabama is scheduled to open today. Located at 21282 Athens-Limestone Lane, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Athens will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by BCS-FFI Lodging and managed by Omega Hotel Group. Located 20 miles from Huntsville International Airport,

NEWS | Autograph Collection to Debut in Germany


Autograph Collection to Debut in Germany

Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s (NYSE: MAR) evolving portfolio of independent hotels, announced today it will debut in Germany later this year with the opening of the 87-room Hotel am Steinplatz in Berlin. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the historic icon will re-open following an extensive renovation after first opening as a hotel in 1913. Hotel am Steinplatzjoins a number of Autograph Collection properties currently scheduled to open in Europe this year, helping expand the collection’s current portfolio to fifteen hotels in Europe and more than 40 hotels worldwide.

NEWS | Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Its Luxury Portfolio In Greece With King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens



Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that the internationally-renowned King George Hotel in Athens will join The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts’ ensemble of the world’s finest hotels. In partnership with Lampsa Hellenic Hotels S.A, Starwood will open King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens later this year.

Exclusive Interview | Suvaranjan Banerjee | Executive Chef at The Zuri Hotels & Resorts




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