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HVS India announces the finalists for 'Hotels of the Year Awards 2014' at HICSA

HVS announced the finalists for the 10th anniversary HICSA ‘Hotels of the Year Awards’ 2014 Awards to be conferred upon the Best New Hotels across Four Categories, the winners of which were declared at HICSA 2014 March 19, 2014 New Delhi. Instituted in 2009, HICSA 2014 ‘Hotels of the Year Awards’ were conceptualised to acknowledge outstanding new hotel developments in the South Asian region in the past year. The winners for this year’s ‘Hotels of the Year Awards’ will be announced at HICSA to be held on April 2-3, 2014 at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.  

Gunmen attack luxury hotel in Kabul

KABUL: Gunmen fired shots inside a luxury hotel on Thursday in the centre of the Afghan capitalKabul, police said, but the scale of the attack and the number of casualties was unclear. 

Security sources told Reuters that two or three gunmen armed with pistols entered the Serena hotel by a back door. Two people had been wounded, they said. There were no details on the nationality of those hurt. 

One person who was taken to safety along with other guests said that the shooting appeared to begin in the hotel restaurant. 

Aus Hotel group looking at franchise opportunities in India

Australia's hospitality brand, Country Comfort Hotels, has begun initial franchise discussion with a Mumbai-based group as it looks for business opportunities in India.