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Wake up and Smell the Coffee

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Bonhomia understood the first mover advantage when they launched their coffee capsules and later machines in the Indian market. Since their launch in 2012, they have seen phenomenal growth and are looking at a strong expansion plan for both retail as well as hospitality.

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2017 Looks Great for Business: Gaurav Singh

The GM of Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott in Bengaluru believes in taking a challenge and making it a strength. Just one of the reasons behind his remarkable first year performance in an extremely competitive market.

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Outdoing Others And Winning Friends

The Park Hyatt Hyderabad's General Manager Thomas Abraham speaks with BW Hotelier about dealing with competition and growing the market for the hotel. He's optimistic about the new year and what it holds for his hotel as well as the hospitality industry.

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A True Loyalist of ITC Hotels

ITC Mughal's General Manager Ashutosh Chhibba speaks to BW Hotelier on his charge and the importance of the MICE market to this iconic property in one of India's most popular tourist destinations, Agra. It's what has kept the hotel afloat for the last three years, he confesses.

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Indian Arrivals in China Will Grow by 7-8 Percent: Henry Lee

The COO and MD of Marriott International for Greater China is bullish about Indian arrivals to China and was in India to personally push for more business, which he wants to spread across his whole region, especially in MICE and weddings segments.

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At the Top End of Luxury

Ankur Bhatia speaks with BW Hotelier on his new hospitality brand named after the roseate bird. The fledgling brand already has several properties across the globe and is looking at carefully curating properties with 'a tilt towards design and personalisation', as Bhatia puts it.

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You Have to Create and Add Value: Amruda Nair

The granddaughter of Leela Hotels and Palaces founder CP Krishnan Nair, Amruda Nair could easily follow her father into the main family business. Instead, she decided to go forth and set up a brand new hotel company, Aiana Hotels and Resorts, with a partner from the Middle East.

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We Need to Take it to the Next Level: Anand Ganesan

Anand Ganesan, the newly appointed General Manager at Kochi Marriott Hotel. Ganesan, has more than 25 years in the hospitality industry and was the multi-property General Manager of the Renaissance Hotel and Fairfield by Marriott in Lucknow before joining his current position.

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A Menu Inspired by the Tuscan Spring

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BW Hotelier spoke with Chef Lorenzo Severini, the chef at Le Cirque Signature, The Leela Mumbai on the occasion of the launch of his latest menu in the Mumbai restaurant and what he felt about cooking in India. Here are the excerpts from that interview.

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We want India to rediscover Switzerland: Claudio Zemp

Bollywood may have already made the scenic beauty of Switzerland a hit with Indian tourists, but the Director India of Swiss Tourism told us that there was much more to see and do in his country and the Indian market was only now discovering 'new' destinations in his country.

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