Category Archives: Hotels

Conrad Maldives to relaunch Rangali Island with all-water adult villas in December

Carla Puverel, GM, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has revealed that Rangali Island and main restaurant Atoll Market, will be relaunched in December end. “It is all-water villa Adult Island that will be very popular with the Indian market for honeymoons and extended weekend getaways. The opening of ‘Teens club’ will also be a great addition to our family island,” she said.

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EaseMyTrip acquires Spree Hospitality; adds new revenue vertical for the company 

EaseMyTrip makes second acquisition, Spree Hospitality. Prashant Pitti- Co-Founder, EaseMyTrip said, “There is a synergy between EaseMyTrip and Spree Hospitality where we leverage the asset-light model to build a lean and efficient infrastructure. With this acquisition, EaseMyTrip is well-positioned to unlock the market potential of a recovering hospitality sector and quickly scale up the business to meet the evolving needs of the modern traveller”.

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Waxpol Hotels & Resorts wins the prestigious TravTalk -WTM World Travel Leaders Award

Waxpol Hotels & Resorts has won the Trav Talk -WTM World Travel Leaders Award, given based on key themes of this year’s WTM London: Reconnect. Rebuild. Innovate. The hospitality group was given this honour because it set up a COVID taskforce to help its teams to stay safe, providing access to medical care if needed, and extending additional financial support. There have been no lay-offs or pay cuts. The company has also supported local schools by providing separate toilets for girls; desks and chairs for classrooms; library and sports facilities; screens with internet connectivity for digital education; and playground equipment. Furthermore, it worked with others in the industry to develop Covid-19 guidelines and training for homestays, camps, resorts and hotels.

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Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort appoints Global Destinations as Marketing Partner in India

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has appointed Global Destinations as its sales and marketing arm in India, effective immediately. The Republic of Mauritius, located in the south west of the Indian Ocean, attracted nearly 76,000 Indian visitors in 2019. On 1 October, Mauritius reopened its international borders to double-vaccinated international travellers, including those from India. Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, managed by Hawaii-based Outrigger Hospitality Group, offers guests 181 ocean-facing rooms beside a white sand lagoon in the south of the island, adjacent to the nature reserve of Bel Ombre. It is known for its serene setting, premier amenities, locally inspired entertainment and diverse dining options, including Mauritian Creole flavours. “We are honoured to welcome back guests from India to Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort,” said the property’s General Manager, Cyrille Carmona. “With our new partner Global Destinations, we look forward to showcasing both our beachfront resort and the scenically beautiful south of the island including where Bollywood movies were filmed.” Carmona promised to deliver a unique Mauritian vacation, offering both tranquility and adventure to major segments of the Indian market, including couples, multi-generation families, honeymooners, dining, soft adventure, and ecotourism enthusiasts. Pranav Kapadia, Founder of Global Destinations, said: “With Mauritius opening its borders, there couldn’t be a better time to announce our new partnership with Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort.” He said the aim would be to build a strong Outrigger brand presence in the Indian market. “Our objective as Global Destinations is to generate business for Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort from multiple segments such as FITs, couples, honeymooners, weddings, families and more,” he said. Snorkelling, kite surfing, mountain biking, e-biking, forest hiking, waterfall discoveries and educational flora and fauna tours in the …

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Suspend Oyo IPO due to gross irregularities and fraudulent dealings: FHRAI

Objecting to gross misstatements and inadequate disclosures contained in the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) issued by Oravel Stays (Oyo), FHRAI has made an official submission to SEBI to suspend its IPO process. Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, Vice President, FHRAI, says, “The investigation by the Competition Commission of India is a serious one. To our understanding, there has not been a single instance where a company being investigated for anti-competitive practices by the Director General of the CCI has been permitted to initiate an IPO.”

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France celebrates 6th edition of Goût de France

The sixth edition of France’s worldwide culinary extravaganza, Goût de/Good France was celebrated over five continents between 14th-22nd October. French Embassies and Consulates hosted culinary events promoting a commitment to a “greener” and more inclusive global gastronomy ‘à la française’. This year the gastronomy of the ‘Centre-Val de Loire’ region was honoured. In Mumbai, Jean-Marc Séré-Charlet,  the Consul General of France in Bombay hosted an exclusive soiree at the French Residence on 21st October where guests enjoyed the succulent flavours of France’s renowned cuisine thanks to a specially curated menu designed by the Sofitel Mumbai for this occasion. Seen here on the left is Sami Bouakaze, Deputy Consul, Consulat Général de France à Bombay alongside Jean-Marc Séré-Charlet, Consul General of France in Bombay, at the event. France’s worldwide gastronomical event, Goût de France/Good France, is back for its 6th edition, and restaurants in India once again participated in force. From October 14 to 22, dozens of restaurants across India served French-style menus focused on sustainable gastronomy. They joined chefs and restaurants across the world and over 150 French embassies and consulates in this annual event celebrating French cuisine. This year’s edition focused on the gastronomy of the future by highlighting commitment to a more eco-friendly, sustainable cuisine, as well as on the Centre-Loire Valley region, the “Garden of France” whose gastronomy dates back to the Renaissance and has shaped an exceptional way of life, opening a window onto French excellence. Restaurants across India, chefs, importers of French products and other stakeholders of gastronomy in India took part in the initiative by creating menus that promote French gastronomy, French gourmet food products and wines in sync with the themes of the event. …

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Cygnett Group of Hotels and Resorts plans to launch 9 new properties across multiple cities 

Cygnett Group of Hotels and Resorts plans to launch 9 new properties across multiple cities in different regions of India over the next six months. The new properties will come up in Dehradun, Jaipur (2 hotels), Bhiwadi, Dalhousie, Solan, Kolkata, Rajkot, and Goa. “There is a lot of pent-up demand, especially in the smaller cities and towns, and we want to aggressively capitalize on that demand,” said Sarbendra Sarkar, MD & Founder Cygnett Hotels & Resorts

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Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts opens its second hotel in Bengaluru

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of their second hotel in the Garden City,The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru. Nestled amidst the pristine environs of Bhartiya City, one of India’s largest integrated smart cities, spread across 125 acres, the hotel exudes modern luxury and sophistication.“Bhartiya City is a unique place that celebrates local history and environment and has become a landmark in Bengaluru today. We are pleased to welcome The Leela to Bhartiya City to join us in our vision of providing space and legendary luxury to our customers. We hope that this launch will be a step in redefining the future of hospitality”. said Snehdeep Aggarwal, Founder-Chairman, Bhartiya.

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IHG to launch 141-room Holiday Inn Express in Jaipur

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Dinesh Kumar Choudhary (HUF) for a new hotel – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jaipur Karoli Bagh located at Gopalpura Byepass, in the capital of Rajasthan. The brownfield hotel featuring 141 rooms is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2023. Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said, “We are thrilled to announce the signing of a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Jaipur and solidify our presence in the state of Rajasthan. With a rich culture, history and cuisine, Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. With diverse guest profiles visiting the city, there is an increasing need for mainstream accommodation, and we are confident that Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jaipur Karoli Bagh will be a great choice for travellers looking for a simple and engaging hotel stay experience.

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