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Take a bite out of Bangkok with Amari Watergate!

New Delhi, December 02, 2016: Immerse yourself in Thailand's street food culture with a new stay package from Amari Watergate Bangkok. The Taste of Bangkok package will take guests on an authentic culinary journey to try out the best dishes the city has to offer! Taking off in the evening, the package includes the Midnight Food Tour, where guests will be whizzed through the city on a Tuk Tuk, the

Centro Europeu and eRevMax forms an Industry-Academia Partnership

Curitiba, December 02, 2016: Centro Europeu (The European Center), a premier professional training institute in Brazil has partnered with eRevMax, the global leader in hotel connectivity solutions, to collaborate on skill development and research. This unique Industry-Academia tie-up has been created for imparting students with relevant hands-on training on multiple hotel technology solutions that

Hotel Sahara Star introduces CINETHEQUE – Preview Theatre

Mumbai's first preview theatre within a 5-star Deluxe HotelMumbai, December 01, 2016: Hotel Sahara Star, the flagship hotel of Sahara India Pariwar, today presents "CINETHEQUE"- a private 40 seater preview theatre with state of the art audio video facilities. Mr. Vivek Kumar, CEO Aamby Valley City & Hotel Sahara Star and Ms. Saapna Mukerji, Sr. VP Business Development, Aamby Valley City &

AHTIC Conclusion: Sri Lanka brims with potential but success depends on political leadership

New Delhi, December 01, 2016: The first Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) concluded today in an atmosphere of optimism moderated by caution. Over the past two days several of Asia’s leading hotel investors from 19 countries discussed the investment potential of Sri Lanka and other destinations around the Indian Ocean from Mauritius and the Seychelles to Malaysia and Vietnam.

A treat to the eyes like no other, Taj Balloon Festival leaves onlookers and shutterbugs longing for more

​~15 incredibly colorful balloons dance around the Taj every morning~ Agra, November 30, 2016: The ongoing Taj Balloon Festival, witnessed an overwhelming response to its second edition as the residents and tourists woke up every morning to colorful balloons peppering the dotted skyline. SkyWaltz is conducting Taj Balloon Festival 2016 in association with The Uttar Pradesh Government, to packed

Leading Hotel Chains in India select Morpho Detection for Advanced Security Screening Solutions

Bengaluru, November 30, 2016: Safran Identity & Security, through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced that leading hotel chains throughout India including Accor, Fariyas, Hyatt, Marriott, Pride, and Taj are currently operating its handheld MobileTrace® and Hardened MobileTrace explosives trace detectors (ETD) and HRX™ family of X-ray systems to screen for explosives and contrab

Ring in the New Year in a Tropical Paradise at OZO Chaweng Samui

New Delhi, November 30, 2016: Cherish the final moments of the year among the blue skies and sandy beaches of Koh Samui with the special New Year's package from OZO Chaweng Samui. The resort provides the perfect beach-front setting with trendy rooms and delectable food, all expertly combined for a perfect break. A merrymaking holiday or a mellow getaway? You choose the pace! Bid adieu to 2016 and

Elanpro launches a treat for hot chocolate lovers

New Delhi, November 29, 2016: In the chilly winter months, there is nothing better than warming up with a delicious hot chocolate in hand. Keeping the same in mind, Elanpro, India’s leading commercial refrigeration company, today announced the launch of HOT WONDER, a hot chocolate machine by leading Drink Systems Company from Italy, SPM. Addressing the dynamic requirements of hospitality indust

Euromonitor research confirms Sri Lanka as star attraction for tourism investment

New Delhi, November 26, 2016: An exhaustive and independent report into Sri Lanka’s tourism prospects by one of the world’s leading providers of global business intelligence, has confirmed that the Indian Ocean island currently offers some of the region’s best opportunities for investment. The report by Euromonitor International is not uncritical: infrastructure still needs to be improved;

Sri Lanka hotels report sharp rate growth

New Delhi, November 26, 2016: Ahead of the inaugural Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC), taking place in Colombo at the end of this month, a study by STR reveals that Sri Lanka’s hotel market recorded strong overall performance growth through September 2016, driven by a sharp increase in average daily rate (ADR). In year-over-year comparisons with the first nine months of 20

Taj Balloon Festival is back to enliven the skies of Agra

~ Taj Balloon Festival 2016 will take place between 25th to 30th November 2016 in Agra ~ New Delhi, November 26, 2016: After the resounding success of the first edition of Taj Balloon Festival, the beautiful city of Agra is geared up for another lively display of Hot Air Balloons against the backdrop of the iconic Taj Mahal. The Uttar Pradesh Government is conducting Taj Balloon Festival 2016 in

Lords Hotels & Resorts Signs Up Hotel Property In Bharuch

Becomes The Largest Mid-Market Hotel Chain In GujaratMumbai, November 26, 2016: Lords Hotels & Resorts, the fastest growing mid-market luxury hotel chain has recently signed up its twenty-sixth property in the city of Bharuch. To be branded under the Lords Eco Inn banner, it is scheduled to commence operations from December, 2016 making Lords Hotels & Resorts the largest hotel chain in t

Moon of Taj, Taiwanese Sweets opens its doors in the capital.

New Delhi, November 24, 2016: Giving this age-old custom an imaginative twist, Moon of Taj, a unique sweets and confectionary brand has introduced an exotic blend of Taiwanese sweets fused Indian flavours which have been adapted for an Indian palate. The most authentic and premium Taiwanese delicacies - Taiwanese Fruit Tart is baked with the finest quality of butter, assortment of a variety of I

Indore based Froyofit raises Pre-Series A funding led by Filmfare award winner actress Dr. Pooja Gandhi

Bangalore, November 23, 2016: Indore based Fitness discovery platform Froyofit has raised an undisclosed amount of pre series A funding in a round led by Dr. Pooja Gandhi who is an Indian actress and producer and works mainly in Kannada and Tamil cinema and has two filmfare awards to her name. Pooja will also be the face of Froyofit in South Indian market. Froyofit is a fitness app available on an

One CLOUD fits all – Personalizing the guest experience for the millennial travelers - Prabhash Bhatnagar- Founder, Hotelogix

New Delhi, November 23, 2016: Guest behavior and spending patterns are constantly fluctuating, but the past decade has witnessed a different scenario. There’s no doubt that the growth of technology within hospitality has played a huge role in the industry’s evolution, but there’s another significant factor at play, which is the rise of the millennial traveler. Millennials are rapidly overtak

World’s Top DJ Armin van Buuren Rocks the House at Cotai Arena in Macao

Five-time DJ Mag award winner hosts triumphant night of EDM excitementat The Venetian Macao Macao, November 23, 2016: Legendary Dutch EDM DJ and producer Armin van Buuren hosted a marathon five-hour evening of electrifying music, amazing support acts and a breathtaking lighting and sound show with his world tour Armin Only Embrace to thrill a euphoric Cotai Arena audience at The Venetian® Macao

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The 600-room super premium integrated luxury hotel complex is the latest addition to ITC’s portfolio of luxury hotels, accredited as the World’s largest LEED Platinum rated hotel, in the new construction category. Amongst the largest hotels in India, The ITC Grand Chola is slated to alter the tourism and convention landscape in the region given its unique 100,000 sq. ft. of banqueting and convention space, with 30,000 sq. ft. of pillar-less ballroom-amongst the largest in the county, 10 food and beverage outlets and a 23,000 sq. ft. Kaya Kalp spa.

Inspired by the architectural splendour and rich traditions of the imperial Cholas, the ITC Grand Chola is an iconic asset for Chennai and an archetype of the culture and ethos of the region. The hotel’s banqueting and convention facilities will endeavour to transform Chennai into India’s convention capital, contending with markets like Singapore and Malaysia.

ITC Grand Chola’s landmark achievement as the World’s largest LEED Platinum hotel is an embodiment of ITC Hotels’ credo of Responsible Luxury. The ITC Grand Chola epitomizes ITC’s commitment to triple bottom line benchmarks and further adds to ITC Hotels’ exemplary achievement as the ‘Greenest Luxury hotel chain in the world’.

The grandeur and unique attributes of the Hotel will provide a fillip to the hospitality sector in Chennai. Among the many firsts at the hotel is its cutting edge technology that employs one-of-its-kind iPad controlled technologywith features created exclusively by the ITC Hotels team - A first in the global hospitality industry.

ITC’s signature brand of culinary excellence will be reflected in the food and beverage destinations including Peshawri and Pan Asian and introduction of two new brands from ITC; Royal Vega-showcasing the grand vegetarian cuisine from the royal kitchens of India and Ottimo-Italian kitchen, among others. The hotel also features one of the largest spas in the state - A 23,000 square feet Kaya Kalp–The Royal Spa, ITC’s signature spa brand. The hotel also boasts of 21,000 square feet of luxury retail space.

In addition to augmenting business and incremental revenue for the state, the hotel is intended to be a large employment multiplier creating sustainable livelihoods through direct and indirect employment. It appointed a workforce of close to 4000 personnel, including a majority of local craftsmen and workers towards building and completing the hotel project over the last 5 years. It employs over 1000 people to engage in its day-to-day operations.

ITC has redefined the fine art of hospitality in myriad ways through its hotel chain that spans a network of over 100 hotels in more than 90 locations. Beginning with the Chola at Chennai in 1975, ITC’s journey in this business has redefined the face of India’s hospitality industry. Today, ITC Hotels is India’s second largest Hotel chain and the most profitable with offerings under four brands- ITC Hotel at the Luxury end, WelcomHotel in the 5 star segment, Fortune in the mid-market to the upscale segment and ‘WelcomHeritage in the heritage leisure segment. The iconic ITC Hotels, comprising the super-premium luxury hotels in the group, not only offer unmatched hospitality but have also set new standards of excellence in cuisine, accommodation, environment and guest safety.

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