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Shangri-La names wine ambassador

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Hong Kong,
has appointed Gerard Basset as the group’s first wine ambassador.
 Basset won the 2010 Best Sommelier in the
World title and is the only person ever to simultaneously
 hold the Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and MBA
Wine honors.

Marriott Continues to Refresh Business Travel

The FINANCIAL -- Marriott International’s respected Courtyard by Marriott brand is opening its second new-look hotel in Cologne, Germany, on 31 March 2014, taking the brand to 45 hotels throughout Europe, according to Marriott International, Inc. 

Delivering a whole new hotel experience for business travellers, Courtyard’s new European design, introduced at Courtyard Aberdeen Airport Hotel in 2013, is designed to enhance productivity with a greater focus on technology and style.  


A new luxury hotel-apartment complex will create up to 50 jobs when it opens in June.
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The Halston Aparthotel
The Halston Aparthotel is poised to be a striking new fixture on Carlisle’s tourism, dining and drinking scene as it throws open its doors this summer, reviving an iconic city centre building in the process.

First Look: Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills Sets June Opening Date

PlymouthMassachusetts is about to get a notable new hotel: The historic town will get the second Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills, a private community and village. This is the second property in the Mirbeau Collection, joining the original retreat located in Skaneateles, in Central New York’s Finger Lakes Region.

New Delhi Airport Adds Meetings-Friendly Hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced its entry into the newly-built development of Aerocity with the opening of Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport. It is the second Holiday Inn hotel in the capital and ninth in the country.

FIRST GLIMPSE of Yeovil's latest Premier Inn hotel development which could create 100 jobs with artist's impression

THIS IS the first glimpse of how Yeovil’s new hotel complex could look when it opens next year. Construction of the new Premier Inn began on Middle Street earlier this year. Originally the site was due to open in October 2014 but developers now say it will open at the start of 2015.

ANNUAL DAY 2014 | Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology

Annual Day of BCIHMCT was celebrated on March 19th The 15th of various extracurricular and academic activities organized at the Institute throughout the year.The food stalls put up by students of the Institute, were judged by Chef Atul Shankar Mishra, Executive Chef, The Royal Plaza, Chef Manoj Rawat, Executive Sous Chef, Eros Hotel, Chef  Vinod Bhati, Executive Chef, American Embassy for their theme, presentation and taste. The food stalls catered to a huge influx of guests throughout the day up to late evening hours. Inter College Folk Dance Competition being an annual feature of the College events, being the next attraction of the day, revived the cultural heritage. Nine teams from various Colleges of  Delhi-NCR gave breath-taking performances bringing together the traditional dance forms from various parts of India.

Radisson Blu Resort switching off on Earth Hour

Radisson Blu Sharjah will join the millions around the world in observing Earth hour 2014 for a brighter future of the planet.   Demonstrating its commitment to environment, the hotel would be dimming the lights for one hour starting at 2030 hrs on 29th March 2014.

At the scheduled time, the lights in the hotel lobby, the restaurant Café at the Falls, Chillout Café, Calypso as well as the Business center will be dimmed. Guests will be encouraged to join in and participate in order to show their support for environmental protection and energy saving.   During this time, there would be minimal use of regular appliances including room lights, air conditioning and other electronic devices.  The hotel staffs are also being encouraged to join this event by doing the same in their accommodation.

Radisson Blu Sharjah would be also promoting the earth hour on in room TV screens, TFT screens in lobby and will share environment sustainability tips through its official brand Facebook ( & Twitter (@RadissonSharjah) profiles. In addition to switching off nonessential lighting for an hour, the hotel would also be participating and supporting  the Walkathon by  DEWA  for Earth Hour in Dubai at Bay Avenue Park  along with the sister properties of Radisson Blu Hotels in the UAE.

Earth Hour is a global event organized by World Wild Fund for Nature and is held on the last Saturday of March annually.  They request every individual, business and community to switch off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to create and raise awareness on global warming and the changing climate.

Exclusive Interview | Anil Dhar | Operations Manager, Masala World London, United Kingdom | Restaurants

 Anil Dhar 
 Operations Manager, Masala World London,
 United Kingdom