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NEWS | Lalit Laxmi Villas bags TravelGuru awards

Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur has been conferred with a multiple number of awards by Travel Guru. The awards received are 'Star Performer 2013’, Customer Certified Hotel in ‘Best Dining Quality’, ‘Best in Service Quality’, ‘Best in Room Quality’ and ‘Best in Cleanliness’. The y were conferred purely on the basis of customer feedback and perception.

NEWS | Bangalore bars, restaurants to abide by a new guidelines for women employees

The Karnataka state government has finally come out with a newly set list of guidelines for the women employees working at bars and restaurants at Bangalore. According to official sources, the home department said that draft rules had been framed after consultation and inputs from police officers and other agencies. “We will once again go through the rules as there are new transfers in the police department. We may submit the same to the high court after the policy is approved by the chief minister on Sunday”, a senior police officer said.]The proposed set of new rules consists of including a “decent” dress code, prohibit physical contact and specify working hours in accordance with labour laws. Karnataka high court had on Tuesday asked all the bars and restaurants in the city to send their women employees on one-week leave.

NEWS | Absolute Hotel Services India announces Eastin Easy Kurseong, Darjeeling

Absolute Hotel Services India announces Eastin Easy Kurseong, Darjeeling Absolute Hotel Services India, which brought up Eastin Easy chain of hotels in India, has tied up with Zoom Nirman Private Limited over a new management agreement to build a property in Darjeeling District, Eastin Easy Kurseong. The hotel will open in two phases, phase one will open in second quarter of 2014 and phase two will open in the first quarter of 2015.

NEWS | McDonald's west and south to double its outlet count by 2015

Hardcastle Restaurants, a development licensee of American burger chain McDonald's Corp for the south and west of the country, will double its store count over the next two years. Having been around in India for 17 years, Hardcastle merged into a listed group company, Westlife Development , six months ago and may look to raise funds through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) or a follow on public offer (FPO) going ahead, Amit Jatia, vice-president , Hardcastle Restaurants, told TOI in an interview. This aggressive rollout will parallel the moves by McDonald's biggest competitor Yum! Brands, which aims to open 1,000 stores and clock a billion-dollar revenue across its brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell by 2015 in India. 
 "Having opened only 60 restaurants in the first eight years, and taking it up by 80 in the six years thereafter, now we are looking at doubling the current base by financial year 2015," Jatia said. In 2011, Hardcastle acquired the 50% stake…

NEWS | Holiday Inn debuts in Grand Cayman

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has announced the latest addition to the growing global Holiday Inn Resort brand portfolio with the opening of the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman hotel. The property has 117 rooms and a variety of beachfront amenities. The Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman, owned by The Grand Caymanian Ltd., and managed by Crestline Hotels and Resorts is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. “We are thrilled to bring a Holiday Inn Resort hotel to one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean,” said Gerardo Murray, Vice President, Marketing Strategic Services for Mexico,

NEWS | Radisson Blu Resort & Spa appoints Santanu Guha Roy as General Manager

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa has appointed Santanu Guha Roy as General Manager. Graduated from IHMCTAN, Kolkata with over two decades of extensive experience in hospitality, Roy is known for his dynamic leadership style. Having worked with Taj, Holiday Inn, Carlson Rezidor-managed hotels namely Radisson, Park Plaza, on various levels of responsibilities he brings in great expertise to Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Alibaug. His expertise involve handling a diverse range of functions entailing F&B operations, Training, Budgeting, developing SOP’s, operational policies, planning and implementing effective control measures to optimise resources. 

NEWS | The International Conference on Events ( ICE2013)

The aim of this international conference is to debate the way in which we see, think and undertake events management research, pedagogy, policy and practice. Acknowledging the growing international research within the events area, the organisers invite extended abstracts from researchers, academics and industry experts who have an interest in events management. This three-day conference will encompass presentations, e-posters and workshops where we hope that participants will bring their expertise to help create a ‘sea-change’ of support for the future of events.

NEWS | International Conference on Hospitality & Leisure Applied Research (I-CHLAR)

The day of 4 July 2013 will be the Food & Beverage Chair Day which is hold by Dr. Christine Demen-Meier. It will be dedicated to the F&B industry and will feature a round table, interventions by various innovative industry players, and the award ceremony of the 2nd F&B Chair Challenge. In the context of its F&B Chair Challenge, The Food & Beverage Chair rewards a famous benefactor of the F&B industry who is involved in the development of skills and sharing of knowledge. This reward includes both a prize and a donation made to the foundation of this famous person.

NEWS | Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is Two Weeks Away from Opening Its Newest Restaurant in the Baltimore Area

Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is two weeks away from bringing even more craveable gourmet burgers to the Baltimore area. Located at the Waugh Chapel Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 3 North and John Hopkins Road, the newest Red Robin will open on July 15 at 11 a.m. To help celebrate the grand opening of the new Crofton, Md. restaurant, Red Robin will donate all sales of its signature Freckled Lemonade(®) from Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21, to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer. 
Red Robin - known as the Gourmet Burger Expert - offers more than two dozen innovative gourmet burgers served with Bottomless Steak Fries(®) (which means free refills!) and more than 100 different toppings for guests to customize their favorite burger. Some of the most popular burgers are the Royal Red Robin Burger(®) topped with a fresh fried egg and Red’s Tavern Double with its…

NEWS | Louis Royer XO Cognac Named Among The World’s Top 120 Spirits by Paul Pacult’s Renowned Spirit Journal

Louis Royer, an iconic Cognac house dating to 1853, today announces that its XO Cognac is among the Spirit Journal’s Top 120 Spirits in the World. F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal is one of the world’s most respected and ethical voices in spirits criticism and its list represents the very best of five-star rated distillates across a comprehensive range of spirits categories. The publication describes Louis Royer XO Cognac as having “Deeply nutty aromas. Midpalate highlights aspects of honey, cocoa and chocolate orange. Aftertaste is luscious, honeyed and profoundly deep.” “By choosing Louis Royer XO (#23 on the list) to be a member of the Spirit Journal Top 120 Spirits in the World list for 2013, we were simply acknowledging what strides have been made at this esteemed Cognac house in the last decade,” says Pacult.

NEWS | Sale of Tully’s Coffee Shops is Final

TC Global, Inc. (dba Tully’s Coffee Shops or Tully’s) today announced that the company has completed the sale of substantially all of its assets to Global Baristas LLC, an investment group led by actor Patrick Dempsey. Global Baristas won an auction of Tully’s assets in the Bankruptcy Court last January. Global Baristas has stated its intent to continue the operation of Tully’s Coffee Shops and to retain all of its employees.

NEWS | IHG® Rewards Club Launches Worldwide

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today launched IHG® Rewards Club, its enhanced, industry-leading loyalty programme, formerly called Priority Club® Rewards. 
 IHG Rewards Club will provide members with all of the existing benefits, in addition to some exciting new ones including free internet for all members across IHG’s network of over 4,600 hotels – an industry first. This applies whether members are staying the night or coming in for a coffee or impromptu meeting, starting today for Elite members and available to all members from 2014. Richard Solomons, Chief Executive, IHG, commented: “IHG Rewards Club is much more than just a new name for our loyalty programme.