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W Hotels debuts hotel industry's first-ever video game

To power up the forthcoming opening of W Bellevue W Hotels Worldwide is taking the hotel guest experience to the next level – literally and with the brand's newest hotel set in the heart of one of the country's renowned tech hubs, W is excited to haved played the hotel industry's first ever video game, Belle the Bear, on June 15th.


AccorHotels selects IDeaS to deliver advanced revenue strategy

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AccorHotels Group and IDeaS Revenue Solutions have announced a partnership that will enable the AccorHotels Group’s properties to rely on IDeaS’ revenue optimization expertise. IDeaS is one of the most trusted hospitality technology solution providers in the world, working with more than 9,000 properties.

Online hotel bookings to generate about $2.3 billion by 2020 for e-travel agents: report

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The online hotel segment has the potential to generate about $2.3 billion in gross bookings by 2020 for online travel agents (OTAs) such as MakeMyTrip Ltd, and, a report by Deutsche Bank AG said.

28% GST on hotel tariffs of Rs 7,500 and above

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Branded mid-market and luxury hotels have a reason to cheer because the GST Council on Sunday relaxed the criteria for imposing the goods and services tax (GST) on hotel rooms. The Council decided that the 28 per cent GST would be imposed on hotel rooms with a tariff of Rs 7,500 above against the previous proposal of Rs 5,000 and above.

Rooms with tariffs between Rs 2,500 and Rs 7,500 will attract 18 per cent. The GST on restaurants in five-star and luxury hotels has been reduced from 28 to 18 per cent, bringing it at par with standalone air-conditioned restaurants. Food & beverages form 30-40 per cent revenue for five-star hotels.