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Spree Hospitality widens Maharashtra footprint, opens Spree Hotel in Waluj, Aurangabad

Spree Hospitality is known for its luxurious and elegant hotel chain to live and relax in; spaces that are comfortable and enjoyable in equal measure, now strengthened its footprint in Maharashtra with the launch of the new hotel in Waluj, Aurangabad. Spree Hospitality, part of EaseMyTrip, the portfolio has 30 plus properties across India in the business of Hotels, Clubs and Guest houses with more than 7 hotels in the pipeline. This 4 – star property is located near Waluj Industrial area, 16 km from the airport and 8.7 km from the railway station. Expressing happiness on the latest addition in the portfolio, Vice President of Spree Hospitality Mr. Sagar Khurana said “Spree Hospitality is proud to announce its presence in the vibrant city of Aurangabad which expands our footprints in Maharashtra. We are delighted to partner with Mr. Sandesh Zambad. Aurangabad is a popular tourist hub with UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Ajanta and Ellora caves. Apart from its cultural and historic significance, Aurangabad is one of the fastest developing cities for business and industry. Waluj Industrial Area was having a huge gap in providing premium Mid-Market Segment Hotel and so with the addition of Spree hotel this gap will get filled. We have already started receiving great response from the close by companies.” Offering guests a comfortable stay and pleasant experience, the hotel feature multi-cuisine restaurant, state -of – the art Banquet Hall for conferencing and social gathering and fitness centre. Spree Hotel Aurangabad soon to open lounge, rooftop banquet hall, board room and rooftop lounge. The hotel boasts aesthetically designed 32 room’s ideal for business and leisure travellers alike categorises namely Executive Room and Deluxe Room …

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Global Destinations announces launch of its luxury representation vertical ‘Wanderlust Marketing’

Global Destinations announces the launch of their luxury representation vertical ‘Wanderlust Marketing’ with a  focus on luxurious and captivating travel brands and experiences. Under this vertical, Global Destinations aims to curate a compendium of unique and exclusive travel providers offering them comprehensive marketing solutions while delivering the most exclusive, bespoke and memorable experiences from around the globe to discerning luxury travellers. Pranav Kapadia, Director Global Destinations shared, “Experiential Luxury travel from India has grown leaps and bounds and continues to be on a rise. The stagnancy of the pandemic has set the pace for many travellers to look for unique and distinguished experiences. The emergence of experiential luxury travel is one of the outcomes of the pandemic, where Indian travellers now look to engage in luxurious at the same time immersive, meaningful, and sustainable travel. With the launch of Wanderlust Marketing, we are glad to be able to cater to this growing niche traveller segment.” As its premier partner on-board it introduces ‘The Nanee’ a unique 18 room, bespoke boutique oasis in the heart of Bhaktapur, Nepal, providing stylish and comfortable accommodation with purposed handcrafted experiences and services. The boutique property is scheduled to open doors to travellers in early December 2022. Situated in the world heritage historical city of Bhaktapur – an ancient Newar city in the eastern corner of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, The Nanee is located about 13 kilometres from the capital city Kathmandu. With uniquely designed rooms, it is dedicated to connecting travellers from around the world and creating a unique memorable experience, in the ‘Museum of Life’. Their key purpose is to provide a comfortable oasis where guests connect, experience the living heritage of Bhaktapur and …

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Dusit Hotels and Resorts launches limited-time offer featuring exceptional value on stays through March 2023

Dusit Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the continued return of global travel by launching a limited-time offer on memorable stays at its renowned properties in Thailand, the Maldives, the Philippines, Vietnam, the Middle East, and beyond. Available for booking from 25 October – 3 November 2022, and valid for stays made through 31 March 2023, the ‘Live Life with Dusit’ package includes 15% off Dusit’s Best Available Rate (room only or room with breakfast) plus guaranteed late check-out until 4 P.M. Members of Dusit’s loyalty programme, Dusit Gold, meanwhile, benefit from an additional 10% discount on the Best Available Rate, 20% discount on F&B, 10% discount on spa treatments (where available), extended late check-out until 6 P.M., and more exclusive privileges. Guests at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide can also expect to benefit from a wide range of memorable and meaningful experiences created in line with the four new pillars of Dusit Graciousness – Service (personalised and gracious), Well-Being (delivering wellness experiences beyond the spa), Locality (uniquely linking guests with the local community), and Sustainability (social, economic, and environmental). From sound bath sessions on the sands at Dusit Thani Hua Hin, to local crafts workshops at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, creative feasts at ASAI Bangkok Chinatown, village tours at Dusit Thani Guam Resort, diving with manta rays at Dusit Thani Maldives, and canyon ziplining at dusitD2 Naseem Resort Jabal Akhdar, Oman, each Dusit property uniquely embraces its location to ensure guests can enjoy the best of the destination in utmost convenience and comfort while enjoying activities that add value to every stay. Live Life with Dusit is available for booking at www.dusit.com/livelife Guests can instantly unlock more privileges and exclusive …

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Cross Hotel & Resorts appoints new cluster general manager in Bangkok

Cross Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce another important appointment in Thailand. Christopher Cribbs has been appointed the new Cluster General Manager of Itz Time Hua Hin Pool Villas by Cross Collection, an all-pool villa resort in a tranquil setting in Hua Hin, and Haven’t Met Bangkok Silom by Cross Collection, a contemporary city hotel located in central Bangkok. Cribbs, an American citizen, has 25 years of experience managing hospitality operations, including cruise ships, 5-star luxury resorts, and boutique hotels. He has a background in management and marketing, and analyses business processes to boost sales and satisfy customers. From 20-room boutique hotels to 1,000-room metropolitan hotels, he has played a key role in pre-opening operations for a variety of different properties. He graduated from the University of Miami in Florida with a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management and from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management in New York with a Master’s in Business Administration. With its prime location at the base of the BTS Skytrain Chong Nonsi steps and the appeal it will have across a wide spectrum of people who prefer to explore Bangkok, “Haven’t Met Bangkok Silom represents a potential to build this Cross Collection brand and property,” says Cribbs. And for Itz Time Hua Hin Pool Villas by Cross Collection, which are in a prime beachfront location and come in one, two, and three-bedroom options, this is a wonderful getaway with potential as a site for incentives and events. This is an exciting moment to be in Thailand because international travel has recently resumed there and domestic tourism is booming. He has demonstrated proficiency in marketing, branding, business operations, and strategy. More than 26 hotels are …

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Cross Hotels and Resorts announces new conscious travel initiatives

While everyone deserves a break over the holidays, it is difficult not to be concerned about our impact on the environment in the current climate, given all the news about how traveling is damaging our fragile world. The good news is that we can still enjoy a well-earned getaway, while reducing the carbon impact and reaping the benefits of our downtime. Cross Hotels & Resorts offer a ton of inspirations and ideas for that this month, called traveling mindfully. Cross Hotels & Resorts priceless natural resources are benefited by the vital and kind partnership between Meaningful Travel and Socialgiver. The Big Trees Project will benefit from your package purchases through the Socialgiver website by receiving 50 per cent of your money, which will go towards nature preservation and the preservation of green spaces all around Thailand. This project is gratifying and makes you feel wonderful. The hotels have some fantastic suggestions for taking part in September’s World Car Free Day. A project that allows for thinking on how to lessen our reliance on cars. Although they are practical and beneficial, cars nevertheless produce a worrying quantity of pollution. World Car Free Day is a way to highlight these issues and contribute to reduce CO2 emissions. So, we are urging everyone to take the initiative by stepping up, to start their day by leaving their car keys at home. People are becoming more aware of what they eat, and hotels are thrilled that Moreganic, a world-class vegan restaurant, is reopening at Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort. It offers a calm and serene atmosphere and is tucked next to the hotel’s tropical grounds. The restaurant creates the tastiest cocktails, including the Banana, …

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HRAWI names Pradeep Shetty as its new president

At the 72nd Annual General Meeting of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) held on 24th September 2022, Pradeep Shetty – Director, Maharaja Hotels was elected the President. Maharaja Hotels operates hotels and restaurants, among other F&B facilities in Mumbai. Prior to taking over as the President, Shetty served as its Sr. Vice President and has been an active member of the Association for over a decade. He has also served as the Jt. Hon Secretary of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India – the country’s apex Hospitality Association. The youngest President of the Association, Shetty is also considered one of the foremost legal minds on hospitality. He has spearheaded several legal campaigns at the behest of the hospitality industry and played a critical role in bringing together hoteliers and restaurateurs protesting the unethical business practices of OTAs and FSAs, cable TV / TRAI matters, service charges, and MRP issues faced by the members. “The pandemic dealt a big blow to the hospitality and tourism industry and although things are getting progressively better, there are several concerns that are yet to be addressed. The association’s endeavour is to do its best towards alleviating as many pain-points of its members and we will work closely with the State and Centre in policy advocacy for the growth of tourism and hospitality in the region. I thank the Executive Committee for their trust and for electing me as President of the Association,” says Shetty. The new office will have Nirav Gandhi and Chetan Mehta as the Sr. Vice President and Vice President of the Association. Jimmy Shaw will act as the Hon. Secretary, Dilip Kothari as the …

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Accor expands luxury footprint in India with signing of Fairmont Udaipur Palace

Accor continues to expand its luxury footprint in India with the signing of Fairmont Udaipur, located in the historical city of Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, which is set to open in 2024. The agreement was signed in partnership with Keystone Resorts, a real estate development company set on increasing their footprint in hospitality. At the signing event, Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey for Accor, said, “With the aim to provide unforgettable experiences, Fairmont’s distinctive collection of unrivalled hotels reflects our belief in giving world-class service to guests who appreciate unique locations. As we are witnessing a rising demand for luxury experiences in India, and as the leading hospitality group in the country, we aim to stay ahead of the curve. The new Fairmont Udaipur Palace will continue to showcase our commitment to offering a place for occasions and unmatched guest experiences at the most beautiful locations around the country. We couldn’t think of a better city than Udaipur for Fairmont –a city steeped in culture and has a rich heritage that offers the perfect setting for the hotel.” With a unique location along a hillside, with an exclusive access to the forest reserve, the property is spread over 16 acres of land, offering guests an unparalleled view of the city. Featuring 340 guest rooms with over 100,000 sq.ft  of banqueting and events space, a variety of outdoor venues, recreational spaces, dining facilities and Fairmont’s signature Spa, offering luxurious one-of-a-kind holistic wellness experiences. Aniruddh Kumar, VP Development, Accor India & South Asia, commented, “We are delighted to expand our presence in Udaipur by adding another property within the Fairmont brand. We will continue the legacy …

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