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TOP TEN ENEMIES THAT TURN A HOTELIER INTO HOGWEED! by L Aruna Dhir



Business Travel in Western Europe Expected to Rebound in 2013

These five markets together form the lion’s share of business travel in the region, nearly 70%, and act as a good barometer of the health of the entire European business travel market.

Marriott will add an additional 10,000 rooms by 2016-17

The company has close to 47 projects for India in the pipeline.

NEW HOTEL | J W Marriott - Bangalore

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of its first hotel in Bengaluru yesterday. JW Marriott Bengaluru was designed to redefine luxury for the modern business and leisure traveller. The 5─star property features 297 rooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite. The hotel offers spacious guestrooms, lounges, world─class restaurants and a wellness center that includes state─of─the─art fitness equipment and a spa.

DRDO tests bulletproof glass samples for installation at Aerocity hotels

Setting up of five─star hotels as part of the Delhi Aerocity project, near Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), is expected to become a reality with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Chandigarh having recently completed testing bulletproof glass samples that have been asked to be installed in the planned properties.

As per directions of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India on January 30, 2013, Aerocity hotels need to install "toughened glasses with bulletproof film" on windows facing the airport runway. This was done to allay security concerns as it was feared that sabotage activities could be undertaken to target runways and VVIP operational areas from these buildings.

Sandeep Pande has recently been appointed as the new Executive Chef at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel

This experienced Chef's skills lie in multiple cuisines like Mediterranean, Indian, Thai and British. Pande began his career with the Oberoi Group, New Delhi in 1994. He then lent his expertise at Le Meridien, Jaipur as the Executive Chef before coming on board the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel. Pande has worked with premium properties across the globe in different capacities and in culturally diverse surroundings.

In a career spanning nearly two decades, a larger part of it has been with The Oberoi Group. From 2001─2005 he was involved in various activities abroad like hosting MICE Functions, conducting international food festivals, and trained in Michelin starred cuisine restaurants before returning to The Oberoi Group.

Fairmont Expands Reach Into China With Luxury Hotel Project in Hangzhou

FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury hotel brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Hengli Management Co., Ltd, the subsidiary of Zhong An Real Estate Limited (672.hk) today announced Fairmont Hangzhou, a new luxury hotel development in the capital city of Zhejiang province in the heart of Yangtze River Delta region, Eastern China.

12th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2013 Highlights of the 1st Day

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) inaugurated The 12th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble on September 25, 2013 at the Institute auditorium to a record crowd of Hospitality Students, Industry Experts, Trade Media and Faculty Members.