Category Archives: Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Siliguri, opens, with 130 rooms

Marriott International has announced the launch of Courtyard by Marriott Siliguri. Comprising 130 rooms, meeting and conference facilities, and an mix of dining options, the Courtyard by Marriott Siliguri’s banquet hall has 4000 sqft of indoor and outdoor space. “The opening of the first Courtyard by Marriott in the East of India marks a great milestone for Marriott International”, said Gaurav Singh, General Manager, JW Marriott Kolkata & Cluster General Manager, Bangladesh “It was a matter of time before the Marriott Brand came to Siliguri, the Gateway to the North East of India. Marriott is globally renowned for its intuitive service and commitment to providing guests with truly enriching experiences. We believe this property will create a new atmosphere and be an integral part of this city’s growth story.”

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Hotel occupancy gains strength in Delhi and Pune: Horwath

Hotel occupancy in Delhi and Pune crossed 70 per cent, according to a latest report by Horwath on ‘India Hotel Market Review 2018’. Delhi has grabbed the opportunity presented by GST replacing a usurious luxury tax with both hands, the report says. It performed well in all the parameters with occupancy rising to 71.7 per cent, ADRs at 7.5 per cent and RevPAR at 11.6 per cent. Aerocity hotels have fully dialled in – rooms demand, ADR and banqueting. Corporate, MiCE and retail business which chose Gurugram over Delhi because of major tax savings under Luxury tax have shown preference for Delhi once an even playing field was created. Aerocity itself has expanded its commercial spaces. Pune, too, had a good year in 2018, crossing 70 per cent occupancy and pushing through over 7 per cent ADR growth to post 11 per cent RevPAR increase. A solid Tier 1 business city, Pune’s growth can be attributed to MiCE and partly to the shift of some IPL games to this city.

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Zone by The Park, Jammu, opens with 51 rooms

Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels has opened Zone by The Park, Jammu. This 51-room hotel will have one of city’s largest banquet spaces with 7500 sq. ft. party hall with an open lawn of 1800 sq. ft. making it ideal for weddings and large conferences. The hotel also has two large party halls for high powered meetings and events. Bazaar, the signature restaurant of Zone, is inspired by multi-hued charismatic native markets. The 24-hour restaurant with interactive service formats and LIVE cooking stations will give guests an unrivalled experience. Liquiteria at the lobby level will serve quick bites and health drinks to the guests. Z Bar will offer a wide selection of refreshing beverages. An open lobby that can be re-arranged for private events; a bulletin that connects the guests with the city’s action; gaming consoles and the coolest Zone Auto, are few attractions of this new hotel. Speaking about the launch, Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. said, “Jammu is an all season destination for tourists with great weather and unmatched history. Popularly known as the winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir, the city attracts immense traffic because of temples and shrines. Drawing from The Park’s design spirit, Zone by The Park envisions an interactive series of buzzing spaces using the best of contemporary design, with playful interiors and vibrant nightlife. We will cater to the needs of design-conscious, price-conscious guests, who are visiting the city to explore prevalent natural beauty, history and spirituality.”

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WelcomHeritage Ayatana opens in Coorg

WelcomHeritage (WH) has opened its new property in Coorg, Karnataka— WelcomHeritage Ayatana, which offers picturesque location and breathtaking views. The 53 cottage property is spread over 100 acres of endless lush greens amidst the gentle rolling hills WH Ayatana is a perfect location where you can breathe in fresh, clean air, take lazy walks or simply enjoy the natural surroundings. The magnificently designed individual cottages offer a spectacular view of the valley. Sanjeev Nayar, GM, WelcomHeritage shared, “This is the 33rd property of WelcomHeritage and we are extremely happy to share that we are experiencing good occupancy from month it flagged off. WelcomHeritage is determined to promote the country’s cultural heritage as well as the natural beauty and with WH Ayatana, it is our sincere effort to bring forward the untamed beauty of South India to the world. WH Ayatana is a perfect blend of natural beauty with seamless hospitality services. It has everything to offer to a discerning traveler be it close to nature experience or sumptuous cuisine, rejuvenating holiday or business trip. That is the reason, the property has picked up extremely well.”

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Cygnett launches new property in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Cygnett Hotels & Resorts has launched its new property, Cygnett Inn Trendz, in heart of capital city, Itanagar of Arunachal Pradesh. Constructed in a modern contemporary design, the premium Inn offers spacious and stylishly designed rooms with all modern amenities including a well equipped gym, swimming pool and spa. The Inn offers a variety of dining option with Cygnett Pavilion, an all day dining restaurant. For children, the inn offers a swanky game zone that is fully equipped to ensure that the little ones cherish their play time. Cygnett Inn Trendz also offers conferencing and banqueting services. The Inn promises to serve both corporate events and social celebrations. The premium location allows guests to visit the commercial hubs and entertainment zones of Itanagar without travelling for long distances.

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sbe launches its new luxury brand, The House of Originals, in partnership with Accor

sbe, a leading international hospitality group that develops, manages and operates global hospitality brands has announced the launch of its new luxury global brand, The House of Originals in partnership with Accor. The House of Originals is a luxury collection of properties from sbe featuring a bold spirit that challenges and inspires. sbe has launched this new hotel brand collection which will include the Sanderson and St. Martins Lane in London, 10 Karakoy in Istanbul, and the Shore Club in Miami Beach. The House of Originals combines the best of what sbe has to offer. This new brand will create a community for its guests, predicated on luxury experiences and cantered around sbe’s iconic culinary and mixology offerings. Further, the support of sbe’s partner, Accor, will be critical in establishing the brand internationally by offering sbe’s customers and partners access to an unparalleled global distribution and procurement infrastructure.

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Seyfert Sarovar Portico is now Seyfert Sarovar Premiere, Dehradun

Seyfert Sarovar Portico has been rebranded as Seyfert Sarovar Premiere, Dehradun. The property has undergone extensive refurbishment from adding extra facilities to upgrading the existing services. The added features incorporate Indian specialty restaurant- Aanch, spa and up-gradation of amenities and its 68 rooms. The hotel is conveniently located close to Dehradun Airport, bus stand and railway station providing easy access to tourist and numerous pilgrimage destinations in the upper and lower hills of Himalayas. Commenting on the development, Anil Madhok, Executive Chairman, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, said “The decision of rebranding the hotel reflects company’s continues efforts to push for higher standard while driving business growth for the company. The rebranding will bring fresh perspective to the hotel, sturdier base and will offer services at affordable prices for business and leisure traveller alike”.

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The Roseate Ganges, Rishikesh, opens with 16 villas

Roseate Hotels & Resorts has unveiled The Roseate Ganges, a luxury retreat on the banks of the river Ganges in Rishikesh. “The opening of The Roseate Ganges is a significant milestone in our expansion and is the only retreat in the region to offer an exceptionally luxurious stay experience. We now offer a collection of six unparalleled stay experiences around the globe,” said Kush Kapoor, Area General Manager, Roseate Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that guests at The Roseate Ganges will appreciate the retreat and bespoke services offered, becoming a focal point to explore and experience,” added Kapoor.

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TRIBE: Accor launches its new brand

Accor is set to launch a new lifestyle brand in the mid-scale segment, called TRIBE. The new brand will reshape the traditional hotel experience, enabling guests to live, work and play in contemporary interiors. With a flexible and unique model, the new TRIBE concept targets an international clientele of regular travellers. Whether traveling for business or leisure purposes, the TRIBE community is just like today’s men and women: independent, curious and adventurous.

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Over 30,000 branded hotel rooms to be developed in India by 2021-22

An HVS report titled ‘Hotels in India: Trends and Opportunities’ forecasts over 30,000 branded hotel rooms to be developed in the country over the next three years, taking the total anticipated branded supply to 1,49,276 rooms by 2021-22. The highest percentages of supply actively under development are in Chennai (94 per cent), followed by Hyderabad (89 per cent) and Bengaluru (72 per cent). The mid market segment continues to dominate the new supply pipeline accounting for 44.1 per cent of the proposed rooms.

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