What is the USP of your property?
Our unique selling point is that we are the only luxury hotel and serviced apartments in Bengaluru with modern facilities that include fully equipped kitchenette, spacious rooms, with three restaurants at one of the most sought out addresses, the UB City signature collections mall premises. We offer Dining options along with night life within the premises.
What are the green initiatives undertaken by the hotel?
Pollution control for air, water and light.
Introduction of non CFC equipment’s for refrigeration and air conditioning.
Only bio degradable materials are being used for products used in the property.
Tell about the sustainable processes in your property?
All the guest rooms and public areas are extensively covered with CFL/LED lighting.
Use of water savers in public area washrooms and bathrooms of apartments.
Entire waste water is treated and used for garden and lawns.
We use Timers for major electrical equipments.
Your marketing strategy to promote the property?
We consider mainly digital marketing in the current scenario. Since recall factor is very crucial with the supply increasing. Our target audience needs to be constantly informed.
Radio and print media are other periodical modes we use to portray our property and offerings.
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Revving up the Revenue
The corona virus outbreak has not only impacted travel in affected regions it has also caused the cancellation of some of the world’s biggest exhibitions, which has adversely affected the hotel industry globally. Though the lockdown for India’s hospitality sector was lifted from June 8 by the central government several states have continued with curbs on usual operations. This has affected the industry on several fronts. Ashok Malkani reviews the upshot of the pandemic on different aspects of the industry and the steps taken by it to tackle this situation effectively.
Coping Up The Impact of Pandemic Challenges
As with other industries, the food and beverage sector is making endeavours to bounce back in business.
The Growing Role of Contactless Dining
Contactless dining has become a buzzword for India’s food service industry in these trying times. It can be helpful in preventing the menace of Covid-19 from invading the guests and staff.
Serviced to Hospitality
Despite the temporary slump in India’s hospitality industry due to Covid-19, one can say with confidence that in the near future, business travel in India would pick up its original momentum. In fact, not only business travel in India is expected to pick up its original momentum soon but it is expected to grow appreciably say five years down the line.
Hyatt Announces ‘Hyatt Loves Local' Initiative
Driven by Hyatt’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best, Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the ‘Hyatt Loves Local’ initiative, a global effort by Hyatt hotels to uplift and collaborate with small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Passionate Hotelier - Wajeed Bagwan, General Manager, Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
Wajeed Bagwan, General Manager, Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore has over 27 years of experience in hospitality in India and the Middle East, specializing in setting up and launching new star properties. Having worked with world-renowned groups including the Taj Group of Hotels, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, The Leela Group and Radisson Hotels & Resorts. As a specialist in pre-opening and operations, Mr. Bagwan has an excellent record of accomplishment of efficiency, which includes functioning and capacity building style of management. In an exclusive interview with Sharmila Chand, he talks about his working mantra and more…
Effect of COVID-19 on Hospitality Industry
The economic damage caused by COVID-19 novel corona virus pandemic is difficult to predict. However, there is widespread agreement among economists that it will have severe negative impacts on global economy. The hospitality and leisure clients were the first ones that experienced bad weather conditions but they are moving quickly and remain focused to understand and quantify the operational and financial impact for their business. The hospitality industry showing maturity, by working together, is showing true hospitality commitments by helping the society, where it can. With the Mission Begin again and the subsequent unlocks, the hotels were allowed to open, with SOPs. Ashok Malkani tries to gauge the impact of the lockdown on the hotel industry and how it is meeting the challenge of keeping the properties’ environment safe for the clients.
Hospitality Resumes with Added Safety
With hospitality properties being allowed to resume operations across India, it seems that the pitch dark period for India’s hospitality industry which began in the end March of this year, is showing signs of erasing to a new dawn.
Facilitating a Hygienic Kitchen
Hygiene doesn’t come on a platter, especially in the commercial kitchens
Incorporating Greenery in Hotels
Landscaping is an important component of hotel design and plays a crucial role in enhancing the property’s value.
BELLANDUR LAKE FROTH - Debasish Ghosh
Bangalore, India, was once known for its interconnected lake systems, which provided a reliable water source. As the city grew, these lakes have encroached, and the water became polluted day by day. The largest, Bellandur Lake, now carry huge volumes of snowy froth, which block the adjacent canals.
K'taka Sees 7 Deadliest Days Of The Pandemic
Toll 3,500 From May 7-13, Up 107% From Wk Before
Bedlam in Bengaluru
Amid a political slugfest triggered by Tejasvi Surya, Karnataka desperately tries to shore up its creaky Covid response system
Amitha Madan of Treelight Design takes an organic approach to create a design language inf luenced by Rothko’s style of art.
ASICS EXPANDS ITS RETAIL CONCEPT WITH NEW STORE IN BENGALURU
ASICS, the sport performance brand, further strengthens its retail footprint in India with the launch of its new store in Orion Mall, Bengaluru.
MEDICAL EXCELLENCE - His tongue came from his stomach
A 53-year-old Rajesh (name changed to protect privacy) works as an auto driver in Bengaluru. He developed an ulcer on his tongue 2 months ago and tried local remedies for the same. He never consumed tobacco and hence did not suspect anything serious out of the ulcer. A known person then referred him to Dr Satish C, Consultant Surgical Oncologist at TRUSTWELL HOSPITAL.
NEVER SAY NEVER, EVER
Perseverance, determination and a refusal to back down from challenges helped Chander Baljee, CMD of royal Orchid Hotels build a network of 60 operational properties, within two decades
I LIKE THE GREENERY AND MOUNTAINS OF SWITZERLAND — AJINKYA RAHANE
TRAVEL & LEISURE
ASICS EXPANDS RETAIL CONCEPT IN INDIA WITH A NEW STORE IN ORION MALL
ASICS, the true sport performance brand, further strengthens its retail footprint in India with the launch of its new store in Orion Mall, Bengaluru. Spread over a total retail space of 1035 square feet, ASICS Orion Mall, Bengaluru promises a vibrant and immersive shopping experience in the area, showcasing the brand’s entire running and training collection alongside sports style and performance categories.
Betting On Bigger Homes
Given the change in scenario with work-fromhome becoming a feasible option, both the salaried and entrepreneurial class of people are now looking at homes with extended space, says Santhosh Kumar, Vice Chairman, Anarock Property Consultants