Category Archives: Hotels

Trulyy India acquires 50-room Tiger Bagh in Rathambore

Trulyy India has acquired a new property in Rathambore- Trulyy The Tiger Bagh. The property houses 50 rooms divided into three categories- Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Family Rooms. Being a luxury resort near Ranthambore National Park, the resort is the best blend of luxury and nature that renders comfortable hospitality amidst complete wilderness. This hotel offers the perfect Ranthambhore experience for all kinds of  travellers.

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StayWell Holdings re-launch Stay Well Rewards Program

StayWell Holdings have re-launched the Stay Well Rewards Program – a modern loyalty program offering guests of StayWell Holdings’ The Prince Akatoki, Park Regis and Leisure Inn brands the ability to earn points and receive exclusive perks for their stays. The global program, which is available across all StayWell properties around the world, including participating hotels in Australia, Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, gives members the ability to earn points that can be redeemed for complimentary award nights. Points earned can also be redeemed with dozens of partners globally, allowing guests to cash in on airline miles, online retail, social media currencies and charitable contributions. Fiona Godfrey, Global Director of Revenue Generation at StayWell Holdings said the program will take customer experience to the next level and deliver guests a broad range of premium rewards and benefits. “After reviewing several hotel reward program platforms for our valued guests, we decided to relaunch our previous offering and operate a loyalty program that gives members the opportunity to earn rewards how, where, and when they want,” she said. Peter Gorla, CMO of Hospitality Marketing Concepts and Managing Director of VOILÀ Hotel Rewards said HMC is committed to ensuring the new programs’ success and longevity in the market. “We’ve worked hard to create an innovative and exciting member-centric loyalty proposition which complements the ever-growing digital world and StayWell Holdings’ global offering. Built on the proven VOILÀ Hotel Rewards loyalty platform, managed and enhanced for over 13 years by HMC, the Stay Well Rewards program will enrich the StayWell Holdings experience by providing members with a world-class hotel loyalty program,” he said.

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The Fern Ranthambhore Forest Resort opens in Rajasthan with 46 rooms

The Fern Hotels & Resorts has opened The Fern Ranthambhore Forest Resort, in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Overall the brand count has extended to 67 hotels across the country and in Nepal and Seychelles. The Fern Ranthambhore Forest Resort offers 46 cottage rooms, a swimming pool, volleyball & badminton courts, elegant lawns, restaurant and a bar.Suhail Kannampilly, the CEO of the company said, “We are very happy with the company’s growth. We are increasing our presence in key leisure destinations as well which is a very good indicator of the company’s overall progress”Green Valley Restaurant at The Fern Ranthambhore Forest Resort offers a panoramic view of the surrounding nature and the swimming pool. The dining room is decorated in a simplistic, feel-good style and offers cuisines ranging from traditional, authentic to contemporary favourites.

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Max Lords Plaza opens with 116 rooms in Goa

Lords Hotels and Resorts has launched Max Lords Plaza equipped with 116 rooms, business center, conference room, board boom, lawns, f&b outlets, spa, gym and a lavish pool. Commenting on the occasion Pushpendra Bansal, COO, Lords Hotels and Resorts, said “We are delighted to expand our presence in the very popular tourist destination in India. Max Lords Plaza is located near the serene Varca beach and popular tourist spots in South Goa”. The unit like all other Lords Hotels would also follow the company ethos of being ‘True Value’ and offer its guest great prices while ensuring no compromise on world class facilities, services and amenities

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Accor hotels record 80% occupancy in Mumbai & 75% in Delhi-NCR in first half of 2019

Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – India & South Asia, Accor, says, “For Accor, hotels in Mumbai recorded around 80 percent occupancy with almost 12-15 percent rate increase. Delhi/NCR hotels were at around 75 percent with double digit ADR growth in H1. Bengaluru hotels recorded maximum occupancy growth with almost 20 percent rate growth. Goa had a soft Q1 with under 5 percent RevPAR growth. 

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WelcomHeritage to open 3 new hotels by December 2019

WelcomHeritage has opened a new property in Tadoba – WH Tadoba Vanya Villas Resort & Spa and is set to launch 3 more by the end of this year. Sanjeev K Nayar, MIH, General Manager, WelcomHeritage, says, “We have three new properties in the pipeline which includes a heritage property in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh; Inderpura Resort in Udaipurwati, the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and Mount Valley in Ranthambore in the foothills of the Aravalli range.”

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Best Western aggressive on Tier-2 cities, to open hotels in Nawanshahr & Vizag soon

By the end of this year, Best Western will open its hotels in New Delhi, Nawanshahr, Goa, Vizag and Gurugram. In a recent interview, Atul Jain, COO, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka says, “Following the signing of 20 new hotels in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the group regional pipeline now features 36 hotels containing over 3,000 rooms.”

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Hotel stocks rise by 20% post GST rate cut

Shares of hotel companies zoomed up to 20 per cent on Monday after the GST Council reduced tax rate for hotel room tariffs. Post market hours on Friday, the GST Council reduced tax rate on hotel room tariffs, a move aimed at giving a boost to the hospitality sector. Indian Hotels Company shares grew by 8.20 per cent, ITC rose 6.95 per cent and Hotel Leela Venture advanced 3.59 per cent. The scrip of Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts jumped 19.98 per cent and Royal Orchid Hotels advanced 16.30 per cent on the BSE. (Source: PTI)

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Maharashtra Tourism upgrades 23 resorts in the state

In a bid to encourage tourists and promote tourist destinations, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has upgraded 23 of its resorts in Maharashtra. The Corporation has also successfully completed take-over of 98 per cent of the restaurants linked with all the resorts across the state that were previously owned by private players. Abhimanyu Kale – Managing Director, MTDC commented, “Tourism industry in Maharashtra has tremendous potential given the rich historical and cultural heritage of the state. Having said that, we have observed that there is a surge in demand from a lot of local travelers, travelers from outside Maharashtra from other states and even foreign tourists who are keen to visit the various destinations across the region. And to compliment the same, we have undertaken and successfully completed the project of revamping 23 resorts across the state which took around six months and was done in a budget of around INR 1 crore.”      The state of Maharashtra has some unexplored and attractive tourist destinations which consist of beaches, forts, hill stations, heritage and sanctuaries. And MTDC has its resorts located across Pune, Amravati, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Ratnagiri and even Mumbai. MTDC puts a lot of impetus to manage and improve the infrastructure to meet global standards and hence they have taken the initiative to upgrade their properties.

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