Category Archives: Hotels

Artoso, a new lifestyle hospitality venture, launched by Sushill S Wadhwa

Artoso Hospitality Corp, a new lifestyle hospitality venture, by Sushill S Wadhwa and Platinum World Grroup, introduces three distinctive brands: Stamps Hotels & Resorts, Woodstones Hotels & Resorts, and Artvue Hotels & Resorts, and is looking to attract owners of standalone hotels or properties to convert to one of their unique brands. Underpinning this venture is the commitment to redefine luxury experiences and solve challenges faced by both independent hotel owners and discerning guests. Sushill S Wadhwa, Founder & CMD, Platinum World Grroup, says, “The brands are all very different from each other. They’re all luxury brands with their own unique identities. I have always wondered why there is a Check-in and Check-out time of 3pm and 12 pm respectively, hence we plan to have a 24 hours check-in & Out for our hotels. Many hotels close their breakfast between 10.30-11am, we plan to have Anytime Breakfast in all our hotels, like this there will many areas of high levels of personalisation for the guests, like selecting what VIP Amenities they want instead of a standard bottle of wine/champagne,. and even personalise their mini bars with beverages and brands of their choice. All our hotels and rooms will be AI powered, so that with a simple voice command, they can set the temperature of their AC, watch a particular channel, set the lights as per their mood, and order room service or spa.” Distinctive Brands: Stamps, Woodstones and Artvue are poised to become synonymous with opulence, offering bespoke experiences that transcend conventional hospitality norms. Each brand caters to diverse preferences, from the cool casual vibe of Stamps to the timeless appeal of Woodstones and the avant-garde charm of Artvue. Stamps Hotels and Resorts: is a new brand of trendy hotels catering to young and young …

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Cross Hotels & Resorts ushers in a new era of luxury in Seminyak Bali

Cross Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its latest triumph, an exciting hotel management agreement with PT. Grha Swahita (BIP Group) that will see Cross Paasha Bali Seminyak become part of an exclusive portfolio on 1st January 2024. Nestled at the heart of Seminyak, this gem of a property promises beachside bliss by day and an electrifying nightlife scene after sunset. Harry Thaliwal, CEO, Cross Hotels & Resorts, commented, “This momentous signing is a pivotal milestone in our continued pursuit of excellence in Indonesia, especially Bali. Seminyak is a beacon of natural beauty, and I am confident this hotel will elevate the stylish beach town to new heights. This partnership embodies the shared vision between Cross Hotels & Resorts and PT. Grha Swahita, thus I anticipate remarkable success on the horizon”. As Cross Hotels & Resorts continues to build its presence across the Asia-Pacific region, it is unwavering in its commitment to a new corporate vision, one that charts a path towards becoming ‘APAC’s Hotel Management Operator of Choice’, offering owners a revolutionary alternative to conventional chains. This signing becomes Cross Hotels & Resorts’ 8th jewel in Indonesia’s hospitality crown. Suzanna Tanojo, Principal of PT. Grha Swahita (BIP Group), extolled the partnership, affirming, “Our quest was to unearth a hotel management provider that shared our vision, and in Cross Hotels & Resorts, we’ve found the ideal ally. Cross boasts a formidable global reach, and we place our faith in their specialization. What truly sets them apart is their unwavering dedication to F&B development—a defining factor in our decision-making process.”      

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Amaan Kidwai is Area Manager, Luxury Hotels (ITC HOTELS-North) & General Manager, ITC Maurya, New Delhi

Amaan Kidwai is now ITC Hotels Area Manager for Luxury Hotels (North) & General Manager – ITC Maurya. Amaan has been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing ITC Hotels’ operations in the Northern region of India while also helming operations at ITC Maurya, New Delhi. In his role as Area Manager, Luxury Hotels (North) Amaan will play a pivotal role in driving operational excellence across all ITC Hotels (ITC Maurya-New Delhi, ITC Grand Bharat–Gurugram, ITC Mughal–Agra & ITC Rajputana–Jaipur) and properties under brand Mementos in this region. An alumnus of IHM Mumbai, Amaan has an extensive background in Food & Beverage service and has steered transformative initiatives pan India. Amaan joined ITC Hotels as a Hotel Executive Trainee and completed the two-year management training programme at ITC’s Hotel Management Institute in Gurgaon. Since then, he has held various key positions at ITC Hotels Luxury Collection.         His career progression includes a memorable stint as General Manager, ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru where he effectively led the team through the most trying times of the pandemic before moving to a higher role in North India as Area Manager for Welcomhotels North and Sheraton New Delhi. With an impressive tenure of nearly three decades with ITC Hotels, Amaan brings a wealth of experience from across India. His commitment to the ITC Hotels ethos and Responsible Luxury is reflected in the many endeavours he initiated at the properties including LEED Zero Carbon Certification by *USGBC for Sheraton New Delhi. Amaan has received recognition and accolades for his work in the hospitality industry. Affable by nature, Amaan is strong team player who believes skill and talent needs to be recognised and rewarded to …

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Delhi leads in ADR with a 36% growth, followed by Hyderabad (22.2%) and Mumbai (16.7%): JLL

According to JLL’s Hotel Momentum India Q3, 2023, the six markets of Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, and Mumbai continue to display strong growth driven by in Average Daily Rate (ADR) on the back of sustained demand from corporate travel. Delhi leads with a 36% growth in ADR, followed by Hyderabad (22.2%) and Mumbai (16.7%).

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Lords shift focus on Northeast in India, also plans to open hotels in Africa, Dubai & US

Shiladitya Mukherjee, Associate Vice President – Gujarat Region, shared that after signing agreements for hotels in the North and East, the focus now shifts towards further expansion in the eastern and Northeastern regions. Additionally, the chain aspires to establish a presence in international destinations, planning hotels in Africa, Dubai, and the United States.   

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