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Three-fourth of all frequent travellers up for a hotel loyalty program: IHG and SAMHI study

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group, along with SAMHI, undertook an in-depth consumer survey to better understand the needs and expectations of the road warriors in India. The survey revealed that while 54% of the respondents are already enrolled in a hotel loyalty programme, an impressive 74% see benefits in enrolling in a loyalty programme.  The survey was conducted by Nielsen India in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad with 25-44 year old frequent travellers, who travel largely …

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IHG strengthens luxury and upscale portfolios; to add 2 hotels in Bengaluru

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Hotel Paraag Limited in Bangalore, for two hotels – the new built InterContinental Bengaluru Whitefield and Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Raj Bhavan Road, which will be a conversion hotel. The development marks the debut of the globally renowned luxury brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Bengaluru and expansion of IHG’s upscale brand, Crowne Plaza in the country. Both hotels are expected to be operational by Q1 2022 …

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For Accor in India, densification is our development priority, says Jean-Michel Cassé

While aggressively promoting budget and mid-market segments, Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – India & South Asia, emphasized that the hotel company was equally keen on ramping up luxury, lifestyle and premium brand offerings. He also shared that a number of new projects were underway, including an active discussion for a Fairmont in Goa. An exclusive with JMC: Accor has made a significant foray into the experiential side of the product, especially in big …

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ITC announces the launch of super premium luxury Hotel ITC Royal Bengal

ITC has announced the inauguration of its new super-premium luxury hotel in Kolkata – the ITC Royal Bengal. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the iconic hotel. The 456 keys ITC Royal Bengal is ITC Hotel’s 14th Luxury Collection hotel in India and is a tribute to the timeless traditions and royal heritage of Bengal, which has been ITC’s headquarters for over a 100 years. Christened ‘One of a Kind’, the grandiose property …

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Sarovar Hotels expand presence in Delhi NCR with Sarovar Portico, Surajkund

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts expand its presence in Delhi NCR with the signing of new hotel in Surajkund, Faridabad. This will be Sarovar’s 3rd hotel in Haryana after Gurugram and Faridabad. Sarovar Portico, a mid- scale hotel located in Surajkund-Faridabad, is an ideal stay destination for business and tourist travellers. One of the key attractions of Surajkund is its annual, “Surajkund International Craft Mela” which attracts visitors from all over India as well as from …

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IHCL on course to becoming the most profitable hotel company in South Asia, says Puneet Chhatwal

‘Aspiration 2022’ was well on course, suggested Puneet Chhatwal. In his address to stakeholders of IHCL, in the IHCL Annual Report 2018-19, he noted that the company had taken well-rounded measures to ensure that IHCL was on course to becoming the most profitable hospitality company in South Asia. He noted that technological and digital innovations were going to further catalyse tourism in the country. Puneet Chhatwal exuded confidence on the road ahead for IHCL and …

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Hyatt Promise ensures the best Hampi experience for leisure and corporate tourist alike

Given Hampi’s unique standing as a major tourism product, it is frequented by leisure and corporate travellers in equal measure. Hyatt Place Hampi’s well curated offerings makes it an ideal choice for visitors. We speak with Roshan Mendonsa, Assistant General Manager, Hyatt Place Hampi to understand how the hotel is curating unique and memorable experiences for its patrons. An exclusive interview: What are some big takeaways from tourist footfalls into Hampi? Hampi is populated with opulent …

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Hotelivate’s latest report a must read, provides a comprehensive perspective on hospitality

Manav Thadani’s Hotelivate has collaborated with CAPA and WTTC to produce a composite picture of Indian travel and tourism; an elaborate effort that shows what can be achieved through cooperation among India’s associations and research agencies. The answer is The Ultimate Travel and Hospitality Report, that has quite a few firsts to its credit. The overall size of the travel cake is largely dependent upon the growing power of Indian traveler, both for domestic and …

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Hilton’s iconic brand to debut in Maldives with Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Hilton’s luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, will soon welcome guests to the heart of the South Malé Atoll with the highly-anticipated opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Set to debut on July 1st, the all-villa resort spans across three private islands, providing secluded enclaves and a tranquil escape for discerning travelers complete with a plethora of activities for guests of all generations. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi will offer a sophisticated and serene retreat just …

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Sarovar ramps up presence in Uttar Pradesh; opens Nirvana Sarovar Portico in Gorakhpur

Sarovar Hotels has recently announced the opening of Nirvana Sarovar Portico in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Gorakhpur is Sarovar’s 5th city in Uttar Pradesh after Agra, Jhansi, Lucknow, Vaishali and Vrindavan. The hotel was inaugurated in the presence of Jayant Narlikar, Commissioner, Gorakhpur and Ajay K. Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts. Owned by AD Sons Reality Pvt Ltd., Nirvana Sarovar Portico is located in the heart of the city and business center of Gorakhpur …

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Accor wins two awards at HICSA 2019; declared best hotel in two segments

At the recently concluded Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA), Accor’s Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road and ibis Pune Hinjewadi were each adjudged as the best hotel in the upper mid-market and economy hotels segment. Novotel and ibis are Accor’s market leading brands representing a combined portfolio of 39 hotels across its growing India network. With the presence of Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor at HICSA this year, these two wins made it more …

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Leveraging scale to drive profits across portfolio; new offerings on the cards, says Zubin Saxena

It has been over a month since he has been in the saddle and Zubin Saxena, MD & VP, (Operations), RHG South Asia, has his priorities sorted. He believes that riding on the hotel group’s significant scale and presence, the company could drive profits across the portfolio. Radisson is also going to launch seven new global brand programs dedicated specifically to the Indian outbound clientele, he shares. An exclusive interview with Zubin Saxena on his immediate …

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IHG and SAMHI announce commercial success; SAMHI pledges 100 cr. for renovation

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and SAMHI shared details of commercial success of their partnership following the launch of 10 Holiday Inn Express hotels in the country. In November 2017, IHG joined hands with SAMHI after signing of 14 hotels within their India hotel portfolio. The idea being to renovate and rebrand to Holiday Inn Express on par with the global brand standards. September 2018 witnessed the launch of first rebranded Holiday Inn Express hotel in Gurgaon …

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Sarovar Hotels & Resorts to debut in Indore; signs a new hotel with 88 rooms

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has recently announced the signing of a new hotel in the city of Indore. The 88-room hotel is centrally located and well suited for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel will offer all modern facilities including an all-day dining restaurant, gym, swimming pool, and banquet facilities. Commenting on the development, Anil Madhok, Executive Chairman, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, said “We are focusing on our expansion plans and the signing of …

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Cautious optimism the underlying tone in 2019; ADRs to go up, forecasts HVS-ANAROCK Report

2019 is expected to be a mixed bag for the hotel industry and Mandeep Lamba’s report suggests that cautious optimism will be the underlying tone in the election year. The election season is expected to cause a temporary fall in corporate travel numbers, the mainstay of revenue for most hotels. Post elections, the report foresees numbers swelling up when there is more clarity on the policy-front. Budget-hotel aggregators have emerged as significant players and are …

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The Postcard announces a 50-room luxury resort in South Goa; to open in 2021

The Postcard Hotel has signed a new boutique luxury hotel project in South Goa. The Postcard’s new project would be its first bespoke ground up, design hotel in the state. Kapil Chopra, Founder and CEO of The Postcard Hotel said, “I believe Goa has the potential to be the next Bali and I also see Goa as an emerging design, architecture and culinary capital of India. Goa lives through its 334 villages and communities and we want our guests to experience and appreciate this …