I have slurped the drumstick soup greedily as I can’t seem to wait for my jowar chappati, ghee, and jaggery. Sitting at Amboi poolside restaurant of Mercure Goa Devaaya Retreat in a pristine island Divar of Goa, I am in the midst of my therapeutic journey. Food is the first critical way to hit the healing button here. It is pure vegetarian with less salt and minimal spices. No sugar, only jaggery. No butter, only cow ghee. And no dessert at dinner time. A great way to kick starts the holistic well-being process.
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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.
The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup Super Deluxe Edition
Show of hands, please—how many of you rate August 1973’s Goats Head Soup as your favorite Rolling Stones album? Anyone? No? Can’t say I blame you.
Yes, you *can* have everything you want
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Goa and Greenhouses
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A Fresh Space For Your Child With Special Needs
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OVERBOARD IN A DESERTED ANCHORAGE AT NIGHT, CULLY PETTIGREW IS IN TROUBLE
Top Scholars Road To Success Requires Setting The Bar Higher
The pathway to success in career and life starts with goals, motivation, and commitment. Setting the bar high academically is but one of many routes to success, as is pursuing professional experience through internships and seeking leadership opportunities.
Get Freakin' Started
This time of year, everybody loves to make wildly ambitious fitness resolutions. But the truth is, converting your body from a doughy blob of fat to a sexy slab of muscle is far easier said than done. As much as it takes discipline and hard work, it also requires a solid game plan. Here’s yours.
The Power Of Visualization
Sometimes it’s not enough to have a goal. Sometimes you have to picture yourself achieving it.
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