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The Hospitality Outliers

Niraamaya, a group of exclusive boutique retreats by Jupiter Capital Venture, is on an aggressive expansion spree. It is looking at investing $50 to 60 million on its leisure-meets wellness retreats over the next five years.

6 mins read
Hotelier India
March 2019

What Works And What Does Not…

Three top design professionals in the industry–Bobby Mukherji, Sumessh Menon and Esha Chaudhry– provide an uncensored take on the latest restaurant design trends, challenges and faux pas.

7 mins read
Hotelier India
March 2019

F&B 2.0: The Evolution

F&B outlets are contributing a lion’s share to a hotel’s revenue pie through a series of calibrated strategies that span eclectic all-day dining spaces, conceptual restaurants and bespoke experiences.

10+ mins read
Hotelier India
March 2019

Brewing The Right Tea

In a tell-all interview, N.K.Sethia, Chairman and Founder of Newby Teas UK, sheds light on the significance of selecting the right quality tea and improper practices that prevail in the industry.

3 mins read
Hotelier India
March 2019

Walk The Talk

Puneet Chhatwal makes all the right moves with an aim to transform IHCL into the most profitable company in the whole of Southeast Asia.

3 mins read
Hotelier India
March 2019

The Maverick Hotelier

Every now and then, an entrepreneur emerges to turn the market on its head. Kapil Chopra, founder of the unconventional The Postcard Hotel, tells Hotelier India what it means to disrupt the luxury segment in the hospitality industry, how people are his biggest strengths, and his journey from hotelier to entrepreneur

10+ mins read
Hotelier India
May 2019

The Crafters Of Sustainable Spaces

Morphogenesis infuses new architectural forms with the legacy of the past and the spirit of the location to conceptualise some of India's best hotels.

5 mins read
Hotelier India
May 2019

10 Housekeeping Mistakes

Hoteliers and experts tell us what it takes to ace the housekeeping game even in the best of hotels

6 mins read
Hotelier India
August 2019

Celebrating A Legend

Mr PRS Oberoi was felicitated with PIHMAA’s ‘Legend of the Industry Award’ at PACE 2018. He used the occasion to speak about how Indian hospitality group can meet the challenges presented by global brands.

3 mins read
Hotelier India
November 2018

Strategies For Success

With The LaLit New Delhi as an exemplary case in point, U V Krishna Mohan Rao, Chief Executive, UVK Susnomics Engineering, talks about accelerating sustainability through energy efficiency in the hotel sector.

7 mins read
Hotelier India
November 2018

Stepping Into New Territory

Amarnath Reddy, MD, AR Foundations, the man behind the Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, on what it takes to build a premier resort property and the need to control costs.

3 mins read
Hotelier India
November 2018

Window Of Opportunity

Seizing the chance to create unique spaces, The Sheraton Grand Chennai showcases sun, sand, sea and South India.

8 mins read
Hotelier India
November 2018

Full Speed Ahead

Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson talks to Hotelier about losing the Al Habtoor City Hotels, opening 11 new hotels in the UAE and expansion plans for the mid-market sector

5 mins read
Hotelier India
November 2018

Till Wyndham Come

Post its spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, Ignace Bauwens, regional VP, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts explains how the company will build upon its asset-light and fee-based business model

9 mins read
Hotelier India
July 2018

Dial T For Talent

Millennials have different career expectations, priorities and ambitions from the erstwhile generation. Arif Khan, director of HR, India for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts urges hoteliers to keep pace with changing times so that they don’t end up managing a 21st century workforce with 20th century workplace practices

9 mins read
Hotelier India
July 2018

Grape To Glass Presents Handmade Decanters From Riedel

Grape to Glass, a venture from Shagun Mehta, has launched the latest editions of handmade decanters from Riedel in India.

1 min read
Hotelier India
July 2018

Room With A Voice

Heightened in-room entertainment is not about offering guests convenience, but about matching their expectations, and ensuring they are more relaxed and productive during their stay

5 mins read
Hotelier India
July 2018

Straight Talk: One Of The Biggest Contributors To India's GDP Has Yet To Get Its Due!

Riding on the back of steady economic growth, vibrant domestic tourism and increased tourists arrival, India’s hotel industry has come-of-age, accounting for nearly 7.5% of the country’s GDP. By 2022, it will valued at INR 2,796.9 crore.

10 mins read
Hotelier India
April 2019

Versace's Requiem To Classic Italian Design And Luxury

Hotelier India takes you inside Palazzo Versace Dubai, a waterfront property that blends the opulence of the Versace fashion brand with the brilliance of Italian classical design.

3 mins read
Hotelier India
April 2019

Creating Inroads Into Untapped Country

The early pioneers of India’s boutique hospitality space—a segment which makes up 10 to 12% of the industry, have made inroads into new markets, acing challenges posed by secluded locations and scarce access to basic infrastructure and talent.

10 mins read
Hotelier India
April 2019

The ‘RAI' Way To Do It

Amitabh Rai, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru gets candid about the experiences that helped shape him as an industry stalwart, keeping his team motivated, the biggest challenges he has faced, the definition of luxury, and several such crucial matters.

4 mins read
Hotelier India
April 2019

The Serious Business Of Tea

Once considered an F&B stand-by, specialised, brand-crafted tea blends are the order of the day at several hotels. The sudden surge in tea experientials makes for great commercial sense.

10 mins read
Hotelier India
April 2019

Make A Splash

Swimming pools have progressed from merely being a given in a hotel to an aesthetically pleasing, sustainable and technologically advanced space.

6 mins read
Hotelier India
April 2019

Patu Keswani's Unconventional Approach To Hoteliering

After revolutionising the mid-scale segment, he enters the upscale category with his new brand, Orica. Along the way, Keswani has pushed the boundaries as a hotelier. And to think that he embarked on his journey as an entrepreneur with the intention of setting up just one hotel, as his retirement plan

10+ mins read
Hotelier India
July 2019

Managing The ‘West End'

Parveen Chander Kumar, area director – West India and general manager, Taj Lands End, Mumbai, on the evolving luxury hospitality market, rise of the millennial consumers, and creating iconic F&B brands

10 mins read
Hotelier India
July 2019

The Dining Disruptors

The journey of table reservation apps is a narrative of how digital technology is enabling hotels to reach out to new consumers, boosting both footfalls and revenues

10 mins read
Hotelier India
July 2019

Can You Pass That Data, Please?

Given the frequency at which data breaches are being reported in the hospitality industry, it is time to tighten the grid

7 mins read
Hotelier India
June 2018

It's Happening!

With the rapid technological evolution, various stakeholders in the hotel business discuss the emerging and reimagined innovations that can offer better value to their companies

5 mins read
Hotelier India
June 2018

Opportunity in Criticism

User feedback on social media includes bouquets and brickbats. Marcus Hanna, GM, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay tells Vinita Bhatia how hoteliers can use it to improve processes, and even win over unhappy guests

4 mins read
Hotelier India
December 2016

Hotels Prefer Eco-friendly and Digitally Automated Bathroom Products

Pau Abelló Pellicer, MD of Roca Bathrooms Products tells Vinita Bhatia how urbanization has led to a rising demand for premium bath products.

2 mins read
Hotelier India
December 2016