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Putting People First

Michel Koopman, the Leela Ambience Gurgaon’s General Manager, has rolled out a series of HR initiatives to help his staff maintain a work-life balance.

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How to Make an F&B Heaven

The core team at the Leela Ambience Hotel Gurgaon shares the secret behind their phenomenal F&B performance: from signature restaurants to theme banqueting.

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Thomas Cook India’s Strategic Focus on Significant Shift to Cashless Ecosystem

The two month long campaign incorporates a healthy mix of print, outdoor, radio and digital focus across – Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad.

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Our Presence in South India is more than North India: Jean-Michel Casse

JEAN-MICHEL CASSE, Senior Vice President, Operations, AccorHotels India spoke to BW Hotelier on AccorHotels’ plans for South India at the launch of Grand Mercure, Mysore, Accor’s 38th hotel in India.

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ITC Announces Foundation Stone Laying of My Fortune, Guntur

THE CHIEF Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone of the 144-keys upscale hospitality destination in Guntur, which will be called the ‘My Fortune, Guntur’ and is a part of ITC’s hotel group

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Orchid Mumbai Appoints Shubhamoy Banerjee F&B Manager

SHUBHAMOY BANERJEE has joined as the Food and Beverage Manager at The Orchid Mumbai. He is an IHM Kolkata graduate who also studied at the Tourismusschulen Klessheim in Salzburg, Austria on a scholarship.

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AccorHotels Clears Anti-trust Hurdle in Acquring Fairmont Raffles Hotels

AccorHotels announce this week that it has cleared all antitrust approvals in relevant jurisdictions, satisfying one of the closing conditions of the pending acquisition of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International.

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Carlson Rezidor to be Acquired by Chinese Conglomerate HNA Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is all set to be acquired by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, according to a release issued on April 28, 2016. HNA Tourism Group will acquire all of Carlson Hotels, including its approximately 51.3 percent majority stake in Rezidor Hotel Group AB.

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AccorHotels Launch Grand Mercure in Mysuru with Brigade Group

The 38th Grand Mercure opens in India, with Brigade Group as partners in Mysuru, Karnataka. The hotel has 146 rooms and is aimed at business and leisure travel.

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India Reports Positive Results in Key Performance Metrics in Q1 2016: STR

INDIA REPORTED positive results across the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency, according to Q1 2016 data from STR: occupancy (+5.1% to 67.6%), ADR (+1.5% to INR6,197.11) and RevPAR (+6.7% to INR4,190.92). Occupancy was the main driver of performance for the quarter linked to slowing supply growth in the country’s major cities, according to STR analysts. For the quarter, demand in India grew 8.9%, while supply increased 3.6%.

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