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Royal Orchid Hotels Partnership UK’s Bespoke Hotels

Chender Baljee, Founder, Royal Orchid Hotels

Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to represent Bespoke Hotels Ltd in India.
With this strategic partnership, Bespoke and Royal Orchid shall work together to enhance each other’s revenues and brand presence in their respective markets. Royal Orchid now has the ability to offer its guests hundreds of hotel options across multiple global markets. Bespoke, in turn, shall promote this new partnership in the Indian subcontinent to its guests.

Bespoke Hotels has grown to represent and manage over 200 properties worldwide, with over 50 represented hotels in India, and stands as the UK’s Largest Independent Hotel Group. Founded in 2000 by Haydn Fentum and Robin Sheppard, Bespoke has consistently grown to the point where they now manage over 9,500 hotel rooms, 8,000 employees and £815 million of assets.

Royal Orchid Hotels in Dwarka

  Anshu Sarin, CEO, Berggruen Hotels

Royal Orchid Hotels, the fastest growing hospitality chain in India today announced the opening of its new hotel in Dwarka ‘Regenta Inn The Dwarika” taking the number of properties under Royal Orchid group to 46.

Situated at a walking distance of just 800 meters from the main shrine of Dwarikesh Temple also known as Jagat Mandir in the historical city of Dwarka, “Regenta Inn The Dwarika” is an ideal place for all those who wish to spend a quiet and peaceful time in the enchanting kingdom of Lord Krishna. This city is one of the most frequently visited pilgrimage sites in India. A short walk away from the famous Dwarikadheesh shrine, the hotel is a great place to relax after a really long day of exploring the city attractions.

With the finest amenities, guests are welcome to choose from a wide range of category of rooms, including, Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, Royal Suites, Club Rooms and Family Suites.

Jumeirah Group Targets Luxury Travel

  Left : Nadia Beaulia, Director of Global Sales Middle East Africa; Right : Linda Lewis, VP Global Sales Middle East and Asia Pacific

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts conducted a to strengthen the brand’s ties with the Indian travel-trade. The roadshow was part of Jumeirah’s newly enhanced focus on India as a source market for its hotels in the UAE, Europe and the Maldives.

Speaking at the roadshow, Linda Lewis, the Vice President for Global Sales Middle East and Asia Pacific, Jumeirah Group, said: “The India market has witnessed a considerable rise in outbound luxury travel in recent years. Given that this demographic seek superior travel and stay experiences; our current portfolio includes hotels and resorts within a number of favored locations; and we are one of the world’s most awarded luxury hotel brands, Jumeirah is well placed to fulfill the requirements of the Indian luxury traveler, including families, couples, the MICE industry and those seeking destination weddings and honeymoons.”

Jumeirah recently signed a direct connectivity partnership with Make My Trip (MMT) India, providing a smooth booking channel for Indian consumers who wish to book Jumeirah hotels around the world. MMT’s acquisition of in January 2017 makes them the biggest online travel portal in India.

The Fern Surya Resort in Kasauli Hills

  Suhail Kannampilly, COO, The Fern Surya Resort Kasauli Hills

The Fern Hotels & Resorts, marks its foray in the charming hill state of Himachal Pradesh by launching The Fern Surya Resort, Dharampur(Kasauli Hills).
The resort is located in the heart of the hills and makes an ideal choice of destination for the leisure and corporate traveler, offering great value, luxury and service that is personal and par excellence.The stunning beauty of nature all around with a contemporary twist promises guests an experience which is both intimate and inspiring.

With idyllic and tranquil surroundings, the resort offers the best of modern facilities in the friendliest environment. If you are looking to relax and unwind, retreat to The Fern Surya Resort, Dharampur (Kasauli Hills) and be a part of the fascinating surroundings. Be it a vacation orcorporate offsite meet and get-together, the resort provides the best of luxury in the cradle of nature.

Vits Hotels Signs Joint Venture With Exhicon

  Left : Chandrakant Shetty, CEO, VITS Hotels; Right : Vikram Kamat, MD, VITS Hotels

VITS Hotels has announced signing of Joint Venture with Exhicon Group in Thailand. The collaboration will accelerate VITS brand of luxury hotels portfolio in the global hospitality market. The new entity will operate under VITS-EXHICON (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and an office with seasoned team of professionals will be established in Bangkok. Mr. Vikram Kamat and Mr. Chandrakant Shetty will be Directors in the new entity.

The JV partnership will work on Hotel Acquisitions, OTA Management, Staff Training, Procurement and F & B operations within Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Dubai. VITS Hotels will provide hotel management expertise, marketing, sales support, human resources and distribution network while EXHICON will support with its local business network, project acquisitions and overseas procurement. Both VITS and EXHICON will own 50% share in the joint venture management company.

A Talk With Piyush Tiwari 2017 Year End Inputs - ITDC

  Piyush Tiwari, Director Commercial and Marketing ITDC.

1. How was the year 2017 for you in terms of Indian tourists visiting your destination?
India Tourism Development Corporation has witnessed the evolution of the tourism and hospitality sectors over years. The business took unexpected turns, leading ITDC to the path of success. ITDC clocked turnover of 495.14 crore during the financial year 2016-17 as against 465.69 crore in the previous year. ITDC achieved highest ever turnover from operations during the year.
Corporation’s flagship property Hotel the Ashok registered its highest ever turnover of Rs. 152.91 Crore during the FY 2016-17. The Ashok also received LEED GOLD Certification under Existing Building Operation and Maintenance category. CEO, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) handed over LEED GOLD Plaque & Certification to then C&MD, ITDC during the felicitation ceremony on 15th February, 2017.
ITDC further expanded the Ashok International Trade Division (AITD) and now operates 12 Duty Free Shops at Goa, Haldia, Kolkata, Chennai, Mangalore, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Paradip, Kakinada, Krishnapatnam ,Tuticorin & cochin sea ports.

Global Hospitality Conclave 2018


The National Capital Region is all set to witness yet another dynamic event in hospitality, the 5th Global Hospitality Conclave. Global Hospitality Conclave (GHC) is one of the finest platforms in the industry to share and gain knowledge and an enviable opportunity to network with the best in business. Now in its fifth edition, Global Hospitality Conclave 2018 will be held on January 6, 2018 at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon. The conclave, an independent initiative by the alumni of the erstwhile Oberoi School of Hotel Management (OSHM), now The Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development (OCLD), brings together a host of industry leaders to discuss the trends and developments in the hospitality, travel & aviation industry.

This upcoming edition of GHC will see the participation of Pramod Bhasin, Vice Chairman Emeritus, Genpact; Jan Tissera, President Travel Click; Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Spice Jet; Puneet Chhatwal – Managing Director & CEO Indian Hotels and Shyam Saran, Indian career diplomat, IFS as keynote speakers. Further, there will be panel discussions on topics such as Disruptive Innovation with Kaushik Dasgupta, Google, Aman Nath, Neemrana Hotels, and Vijay Shekhar Sharma Pay TM; Tourism Trends with Jamshyd Sethna, Banyan, Manoj Adlakha, CEO American Express, Deep Kalra, Chairman, Make My Trip and Mandeep Soin, Adventure Travel Expert and a session themed Young Turks with young achievers such as Advaita Kala, Author and Kainaaz Messman, Founder- Theobroma.

Radisson Mumbai Goregaon Start Operations

  Raj Rana, chief executive officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Radisson Mumbai Goregaon opens its doors to the financial capital of the country, Mumbai today. Situated in the main commercial and retail hub of Goregaon suburb of Mumbai, the hotel is an upscale international branded hotel well suited for both business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is surrounded by shopping districts, entertainment centers, tourist attractions, corporate set-ups and located in proximity to the international airport and Bombay Exhibition Centre.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of Radisson Mumbai Goregaon as this hotel marks an important addition to the Radisson brand family in a key gateway city. The Balwa Group are astute hoteliers and we are looking forward to expanding our relationship with the group,” said Raj Rana, chief executive officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.


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