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Soulinaire’s symphony of flavours at palate fest 2023

Experience Palate Fest’s Culinary Amalgamation with IHCL’s Soulinaire Soulinaire, the luxury food and beverage concept by the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), has participated in  this year’s highly anticipated Palate Fest, India’s premier culinary extravaganza. This culinary celebration took place at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Central Delhi on November 18th and 19th, 2023. The culinary maestros at Soulinaire had meticulously crafted a menu that promises a delightful journey through diverse cuisines. The thoughtfully curated offerings include tantalizing appetizers such as Sour Cherry Dahi Bhalla, Burrata Salad and Classic Hummus with Pita. Guests could  savor fusion signatures like Vada Pao, and American Corn Dogs, as well as indulge in Italian specials such as Mushroom and Truffle Ravioli. An iconic dessert, the Bull’s Eye from Taj Mahal, New Delhi, added a sweet note to the experience. The menu was complemented by a selection of gourmet teas and coffees, ensuring a symphony of tastes that harmoniously blend with the vibrant atmosphere of Palate Fest. Embracing Palate Fest’s commitment to regional and local culinary excellence, Soulinaire is dedicated to spotlighting the rich tapestry of South Asian flavours and delivering an experience that can be cherished by the whole family. Furthermore, to align with environmental consciousness, all food will be presented in specially designed sustainable serveware, emphasizing Soulinaire’s commitment to eco-friendly practices and contributing to the festival’s dedication to sustainability. Mr. Sudhir Barabari, General Manager at Soulinaire expresses, “Palate Fest is a celebration of culinary diversity, and we’re thrilled to be part of this vibrant event once again after the previous edition in February 2023. We’re committed to bringing a world of exquisite flavours to the table, and look forward to our showcase …

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80-room Vivanta Hampi to open in Karnataka

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), have signed a Vivanta resort in Hampi, Karnataka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 80-room resort is a management contract with Dhruvdesh Ventures. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “IHCL has been a pioneer in developing new destinations and putting them on the global tourist map. With Vivanta Hampi, IHCL will create new circuits with Goa and Bangalore for both domestic and international travellers. We are delighted to partner with Dhruvdesh Ventures.”

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Indian wedding industry is the second largest in the world: Travel Wedding Show

Pegged at $40 to $50 billion, the Indian wedding industry is the second largest market in the world after the USA, revealed Rajeev Jain, Founder and Director, Rashi Entertainment at the 5th Travel Wedding Show, held recently at Jaipur Marriott Hotel. The event witnessed over 2000 B2B meetings between exhibitors and buyers spread across two days. Speaking on trends in the wedding industry, Jain said, “The global wedding industry is pegged at $300 billion. As far as international destination weddings are concerned, the most wanted destination initially was Thailand but now people are venturing to Turkey, UAE, Cyprus, Mauritius, Macau, Malta, Sri Lanka, Bali, London, among other new destinations.” A panel discussion was held on ‘Destination Weddings: An overview, India v/s International.’ Moderated by Jain, the session’s panelists included H Deniz Ersoz, Culture & Tourism Counsellor, Turkish Embassy, New Delhi; Hemant Mediratta, Senior Vice President – Sales, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts; Saurabh Bhargava, AVP Sales, Indian Hotels Company; Shampa Dhali, Area Director, National Sales – India, Marriott International and Abinash Manghani, Area Manager and Head Travel, ITC Hotels. A knowledge book titled ‘An Insight on Weddings in India & abroad’ was also released on the occasion.  

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Hotelivate hosts 6th Hotel Operations Summit India at Taj Palace, New Delhi

Hotelivate has kicked off its 6th Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI) at Taj Palace, New Delhi with stimulating discussions on topics pertaining to the hospitality industry. HOSI, the only dedicated forum for hotel professionals in the region, aims to empower today’s hospitality leaders through enabling conversations on management and operations-related issues, the rapidly evolving marketplace, latest industry trends, benchmarking and best practices. With the focus on increasing the diaspora of the speaker by bringing in leaders from businesses that are intricately tied up with the hospitality industry, the programme encompassed a series of keynote addresses by distinguished speakers and thought-provoking group discussions. Notable speakers included industry leaders such as Anshuman Bapna, Chief Product Officer, Goibibo; Dilip Puri, Founder and CEO, Indian School of Hospitality; Jiggs Kalra, Mentor and Culinary Director, Massive Restaurants; Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer – South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group; Rattan Keswani, Deputy Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels; Navjit Ahluwalia, Senior Vice President and Country Head – India, Hilton; Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO Rooms; Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO, Indian Hotels Company, to name a few.

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