Sourish Bhattacharyya

Sourish Bhattacharyya is the Executive Editor of BW Hotelier. He is also a New Delhi-based newspaper columnist and blogger.

Latest Articles By Sourish Bhattacharyya

Among The Seleqt Few

Rajindera Kumar has been steering the partnership between IHCL and the Ambassador, New Delhi, now a SeleQtions hotel, since 1990 — and he seems to be loving it. A partner hotelier’s perspective

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Guardian Of The Crown Jewels

With a portfolio that covers vast geography, from Heathrow to Wayanad, old Taj hand Prabhat Verma has trained his spotlight on the company’s hidden jewels such as Khazana and Jiva spa as well as on Ama trails & stays, IHCL’s foray into the ‘fine homestays’ segment.

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Businessman Innkeeper

Rohit Khosla, IHCL’s EVP-Ops for North, West and East India, explains how his CEO’s “most iconic and most profitable” mantra translates on the ground and how the drive for profitability cannot ever be at the cost of the famed Taj service culture

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The Turbo Charger

Just 20 months into his job after a 28-year stint in Europe, IHCL CEO & Managing Director Puneet Chhatwal has infused a youthful dynamism into the 116-year-old hospitality leader.

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Sanjay Sethi All Set to Take Over as COO, ITC Hotels

Sethi has spent 28 years in the industry and is counted among the brightest professionals in the hospitality business. The suave hotelier is all set to check in at ITC Hotels to take over the position -- that of Chief Operating Officer -- vacated some months back by Ranvir Bhandari.

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Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace Unveiled

Grand Mercure flag flies on Vadodara's landmark hotel, even as Jean-Michel Casse Declares AccorHotels will have 55 hotels with 10K rooms by 2017-end

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Fashioning a New Wave of Hospitality

Running a trendy beach-front hotel is hardly a party, but for W Goa's Tunisian-English General Manager, Taieb 'TJ' Joulak, it's most important to touch the right passion points.

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Rakesh Sarna Quits as Taj Group MD & CEO

Announces his departure after closing FY 2016-17 with impressive profit after tax; names of Ajoy Misra, Zubin Dubash floating as probable successors.

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Atul Kochhar to be First Indian to Open British Restaurant in U.K.


The restaurant will be called Hawkyns, the name being a play on Sir William Hawkins, the English sailor and adventurer who befriended Emperor Jehangir.

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Tata Sons Deny Sarna Exit Rumours, IHCL Share Price, Market Cap Dip

With IHCL stocks falling to 5.81 percent before stabilising on the trading floor, the hotel company was quick to staunch the rumour of Rakesh Sarna's departure on

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