The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India, the largest body of hotels in the country, has unveiled an eight-tier system to rank hotels across India, including those already classified under the existing system
Federation officials said the new system, the Indian Hospitality Quality Standards, was being adopted partly because the tourism ministry had classified only about 675 hotels over the past several decades
Just two days after the much-hyped inauguration, India’s first underwater restaurant was compelled to shut down shop. Real Poseidon, the multi-cuisine restaurant in Ahmedabad was closed down reportedly due to a leakage in the floor to the ceiling-aquarium.
Hotelbids Hospitality Pvt Ltd, subsidiary of US Company Hotelbids, Inc. based in California, launched its much awaited App in India, with presence over 2500+ hotels in 69 cities. Response from the hotels was so positive that company registered all these hotels in just last 6 months.
Marriott International, which has emerged as the largest hotel company post its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, expects faster growth from mid-market and four star brands including Aloft, Fairfield, Courtyard and Four Points by Sheraton compared to its luxury portfolio in the country.
The US-based hotel chain Marriott International has become the largest hospitality operator in the country with 18,000 rooms which translates into more than 11 per cent in the domestic market, following its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts globally. With this acquisition, the Taj Group, with over 14,000 rooms, has slipped to second slot. Prior to the merger, Marriott was the fourth largest hotel brand in the country while Starwood was the fifth.
Marriott International Inc, which on Friday completed acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, said the combined entity in India would open around 80 hotels in the next three years, taking the total number of hotels it operates to around 160 in the country.