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How Panchshil Is Transforming The Luxury Hotel Game In Pune

Panchshil Realty is a name synonymous with luxury. From its ultraglam residential projects to its equally striking commercial ones and its out-of-the-box branded hospitality projects, it has come to redefine the luxury space with an emphasis on high-voltage glamour, uber-luxury and its attention to detail. Atul Chordia, Chairman and Ranjit Batra, President – Hospitality Management are the men of the moment, as The Ritz-Carlton Pune makes its debut on India’s hospitality landscape. Given their deep-seated passion for innovation, their eye for detail and their insistence on not following any discounting policies that are detrimental to the luxury hospitality business and image, the two have ensured that Panchshil’s hospitality business always tops the game. In a candid interview, they talk about what luxury means to them, the pulls and pushes of working with brands, the need for better training and talent, and why The Ritz-Carlton Pune will prove to be a game-changer in not just the Pune market — which is experiencing a strong demand despite a decline in the auto industry, but also in India’s luxury hospitality.

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Hotelier India
October 2019

How To Cope With The Economic Slowdown

The hotels let us listen in on their survival strategies and come up with some interesting solutions to stay profitable.

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Hotelier India
October 2019

The 24-Hour Diner Has Emerged As The Star Of Experiential Dining

The quiet transformation of all-day dining from a classic coffee shop, which belonged to the 1970s, to a culinary theatre of sensory dining and how it redefined indulgence

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Hotelier India
October 2019

The Emergence Of Tech-Forward Guest Apps

This is an idea whose time has come. Modern-day apps go beyond basic check-ins to help hotels understand their guest's preferences, needs and desires

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Hotelier India
October 2019

The New Wave In Hotel Lighting

LEDs and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the new game-changers, enabling hoteliers to drive revenues, footfalls and save on the energy cost, even as they serve up some dramatic lighting options

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Hotelier India
October 2019

Acing The Mid-Scale Market

IntelliStay Hotels is focusing on technology and talent upgrade on the back of the fresh round of equity it just raised. CEO Prashanth Rao Aroor decodes the potential of Tier 2 and 3 markets, and why overleveraging and irresponsible specs are hurting the hospitality industry.

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Hotelier India
October 2019

The Power List 2019

The stalwarts who scored big this year.

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Hotelier India
September 2019

One With Wellness

Chirag Lilaramani, founder of Liquid Sanctuary spills the beans on the concept of floatation, its benefits and how it is revolutionising the wellness and hospitality segment.

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Hotelier India
September 2019

Designing Future-Ready Hotels

Hotel owners, developers, project heads, architects and interior designers, and consultants, gathered at the second edition of Hotelier India-Marriott Global Design Asia Pacific Confluence 2019, to familiarise themselves with the innovations in hotel design.

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Hotelier India
September 2019

The Retro-Glam Style Of Lemon Tree Premier Pune

BM&A marries modernism with schmaltz, kitsch with sophistication to create a trendy hotel with elements of industrial chic design style and luxurious materials, creating spaces that ensure ROI

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Hotelier India
August 2019

Designed To Reflect Mumbai's Soul

THE Park Mumbai eschews the trappings of the starry suburb it is located in, to embrace the best of the neighbourhood — its staggeringly beautiful sunsets, its sophisticated heart and its love for everything glittering and fun. Sans the bling.

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Hotelier India
June 2019

Transforming To Stay Relevant

The emergence of aspirational and younger customers and the need for fluidity in spaces has led to rethink in design and placing the community at the core of hotel experiences.

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Hotelier India
June 2019

Scent Branding 101

Aromatherapy solutions in hotels – embedded in a deep-rooted need for wellness — are also powerful tools to transform a guest’s experience and build emotional loyalty

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Hotelier India
June 2019

The Wow Factor

The highly-anticipated W Dubai hotel on The Palm has officially opened its doors in February, marrying W's signature brand elements with architectural features found across the Middle East

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Hotelier India
June 2019

Equestrian Wonder

The design concept of the Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel draws inspiration from the iconic Bangalore Turf Club that it overlooks.

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Hotelier India
February 2019

Playing For High-Stakes

Vishal K. Dev speaks to Gurmeet Sachdev about Odisha's decision to offer land on concessional rates to hotels to boost the tourism sector, the state's ambition to be India's sports capital, and its use of modern technology to enhance a traveller’s experience.

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Hotelier India
September 2018

Is Your Antibacterial Handwash Completely Safe?

Ticlosanis an active ingredient that provides an antimicrobial effect in most of the hand washes around the world.

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Hotelier India
September 2018

The Next Big Hospitality Hotspot

World Bank has conferred the moniker the leader on the state for its fast-paced reforms. Vishal K. Dev writes on Odishas efforts to develop its economy beyond mineral-based industries, and how single-window clearances for hospitality projects will transform the state into a tourism haven.

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Hotelier India
October 2018

Designed To Win

Architect BobbyMukherjiwrites about the power of design to transform a hotelsbottom lineand rake in the numbers.

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Hotelier India
October 2018

The Road To The Future

Hospitality Procurement is one of the most challenging aspects of hospitality management in India, writes Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Founder and General Secretary, HPMF.

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Hotelier India
October 2018

How Can The Indian Hospitality Industry Transform Into A Goliath?

Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President–South Asia, Marriott International, in a conversation with Deepali Nandwani talks about the bottlenecks facing the hospitality industry, the perception that India faces as a luxury leisure market, the might of the domestic traveller who is driving the industry, and the possible solutions to achieve exponential growth and help India attract well-paying, discerning global travellers.

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Hotelier India
January 2019

Good Tidings For The Mid And Economy Segments

As occupancy rates grow, the hotels in these two key segments experience the highest ADR growth in the Indian hospitality industry.

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Hotelier India
December 2018

How To Deal With A Tough Market

With hotels still struggling to grow average rates, advisory consultants such as Hotelivate will have a larger role to play. Rashmi Naicker in conversation with Manav Thadani.

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Hotelier India
December 2018

Cabinet Cisterns

RRAK Ceramics introduces Cabinet Cisterns which are Concealed Cisterns covered with toughened glass and mounted on a galvanised frame. These frames can hold up to 400 kg of weight once installed.

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Hotelier India
December 2018

Mastering A New Approach

Jay Vidyut Shah, Principal Associate Architect, Talati & Pantaky Associated Designers LLP, delves into the design and ideation process of the proposed Ibis Hotel located at Kalina, Mumbai.

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Hotelier India
December 2018

Investing For Success

The discussions at Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 shed light on how Odisha Tourism is leading by example to mainstream sustainable tourism

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Hotelier India
December 2018

Profit By Design

Marriott International’s Michael Wang, Senior Continent Head of Global Design for Asia Pacific Region, spells out how the future of hotels is being redefined, with Asia Pacific reacting faster to the market than anybody else.

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Hotelier India
August 2018

Empowering Future Leaders

Hotelivate successfully concludes the 6th edition of HOSI 2018.

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Hotelier India
August 2018

Riding The Tourism Wave

HRAWI concluded its 18th regional convention in Sri Lanka on 30th June, 2018.

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Hotelier India
August 2018

Hospitality In The Aftermath Of A Natural Disaster

A recently published report by STR charts out the decline and the ongoing revival of the hospitality sector in one of India’s foremost tourist destination – Kerela, after the catastrophic deluge.

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Hotelier India
March 2019