Bikramjit Ray

Bikramjit Ray is Executive Editor of BW Hotelier.

Latest Articles By Bikramjit Ray

Thrilled to be in India, says the James Bond of Wine Industry

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Jean-Charles Boisset and Fratelli Vineyards were in the NCR to announce the introduction of Boisset's labels in the country. The focus on the new entrants were a good variety of flavours and value for money, Fratelli's Kapil Sekhri said.

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It's About Being in the Right Place at the Right Time: John Boulding

We spoke to Insight Vacations CEO John Boulding and Jt MD of Signature Tours, Rajeev Kohli on their new venture which targets the upper end of the Indian tourist trade. It's a timely venture as the market has developed sufficiently, they said.

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Committed to Give Value and Build Customer Base Gradually: Raj Rana

The CEO, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group spoke to BW Hotelier on the occasion of the launch of the Radisson Blu Faridabad, the first upper-upscale hotel in the area and the thought behind choosing a luxury product as a first in the market.

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Sarovar Hotels Sells Majority Stake to Louvre Hotels

The Chinese-owned French Hotel chain will give Sarovar Hotels more international exposure and invest in the IT side of the business, as well as bring with them a very strong loyalty program.

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Supreme Court Issues 6-Week Stay Order in NDMC vs Taj Mansingh Case

According to sources, the Supreme Court order also added that the NDMC should work with the hotel group and that IHCL should have first right of refusal on any new lease.

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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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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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