Category Archives: Hotels

Accor renews partnership with IndiGo’s 6E Rewards

Accor has renewed its ongoing partnership with IndiGo to offer accelerated 6E Rewards, enhanced benefits and discounts on spends on stays and dining experiences across properties in India, Sri Lanka and selected hotels in Maldives. Through this partnership, IndiGo’s 6E Rewards members can now avail an exhilarating 15% discount, when they book directly with Accor and  earn up to 6% 6E Rewards as feature partner on any spends across Accor properties in India, Sri Lanka & participating hotels in Maldives with brands such as Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure ibis and ibis Styles. These offers are also valid at the newly launched Accor properties – Raffles Udaipur, Novotel Chandigarh Tribune Chowk and most recently launched ibis Mumbai Vikhroli. Special Welcome benefit vouchers for 6E Rewards members at Accor hotels in India & Srilanka hotels only: Flat 30% discount on room nights when booked through Accor and IndiGo booking page INR 1000 discount voucher for spends on Food & Beverages across Accor Hotels, Restaurants & Bar Through this partnership, Accor and 6E Rewards will be putting forward exclusive offers to members in addition to the other benefits across hotel stays, dining and events. 6E Rewards members can also earn additional Reward points on hotel stays and dining by signing up on to Accor’s ALL – Accor Live Limitless – loyalty program. Jad Doumet, VP Partnerships, India, Middle East & Africa and Turkey adds, “We are thrilled to renew Accor’s partnership with IndiGo as it relays our intentions of providing the best hospitality service to guests across the nation. Accor operates an extensive portfolio of properties across the country- ranging from the economy to midscale, further to the …

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Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Nashik opens doors to guests

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik, has opened the doors to guests. Nestled at the foothills of the two-millennia old Pandav Caves, just off Nashik Mumbai highway, this idyllic hotel is conveniently accessible through air, rail and road from Mumbai and Pune and is the apt choice for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel is spread over 42,000 sqm and boasts over 5,000 sqm of event space to host large-scale meetings and events. “We are delighted to introduce our flagship brand to Nashik. Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik’s unparalleled location and state-of-the-art MICE facilities make it a key asset in our portfolio. The opening further strengthens the Group’s presence in high-visibility leisure destinations that complements our overarching strategic growth plans for West India,” said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group.

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Around 80% Indians want to benefit local communities through their travel: Airbnb

In a new research commissioned by Airbnb, it has emerged that around 79% of Indian travellers want to travel in ways that positively benefit local communities both economically and socially. It was also found that 68 percent of respondents are prepared to forego comforts and luxuries on a holiday if their actions can support a sustainable tourism outcome. More than 60 percent of people in India are conscious that communities need economic recovery and will factor this into where they travel and how they spend their money. Almost two-thirds of Indians place importance on using travel to meaningfully connect with communities and culture, with 60 percent believing it important that they immerse themselves in local communities. Over 50 percent of Indian travelers say that technology-driven solutions can make the tourism industry more inclusive, by enabling a wider range of local stakeholders to benefit economically

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EaseMyTrip acquires Spree Hospitality; adds new revenue vertical for the company 

EaseMyTrip makes second acquisition, Spree Hospitality. Prashant Pitti- Co-Founder, EaseMyTrip said, “There is a synergy between EaseMyTrip and Spree Hospitality where we leverage the asset-light model to build a lean and efficient infrastructure. With this acquisition, EaseMyTrip is well-positioned to unlock the market potential of a recovering hospitality sector and quickly scale up the business to meet the evolving needs of the modern traveller”.

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Waxpol Hotels & Resorts wins the prestigious TravTalk -WTM World Travel Leaders Award

Waxpol Hotels & Resorts has won the Trav Talk -WTM World Travel Leaders Award, given based on key themes of this year’s WTM London: Reconnect. Rebuild. Innovate. The hospitality group was given this honour because it set up a COVID taskforce to help its teams to stay safe, providing access to medical care if needed, and extending additional financial support. There have been no lay-offs or pay cuts. The company has also supported local schools by providing separate toilets for girls; desks and chairs for classrooms; library and sports facilities; screens with internet connectivity for digital education; and playground equipment. Furthermore, it worked with others in the industry to develop Covid-19 guidelines and training for homestays, camps, resorts and hotels.

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Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort appoints Global Destinations as Marketing Partner in India

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has appointed Global Destinations as its sales and marketing arm in India, effective immediately. The Republic of Mauritius, located in the south west of the Indian Ocean, attracted nearly 76,000 Indian visitors in 2019. On 1 October, Mauritius reopened its international borders to double-vaccinated international travellers, including those from India. Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, managed by Hawaii-based Outrigger Hospitality Group, offers guests 181 ocean-facing rooms beside a white sand lagoon in the south of the island, adjacent to the nature reserve of Bel Ombre. It is known for its serene setting, premier amenities, locally inspired entertainment and diverse dining options, including Mauritian Creole flavours. “We are honoured to welcome back guests from India to Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort,” said the property’s General Manager, Cyrille Carmona. “With our new partner Global Destinations, we look forward to showcasing both our beachfront resort and the scenically beautiful south of the island including where Bollywood movies were filmed.” Carmona promised to deliver a unique Mauritian vacation, offering both tranquility and adventure to major segments of the Indian market, including couples, multi-generation families, honeymooners, dining, soft adventure, and ecotourism enthusiasts. Pranav Kapadia, Founder of Global Destinations, said: “With Mauritius opening its borders, there couldn’t be a better time to announce our new partnership with Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort.” He said the aim would be to build a strong Outrigger brand presence in the Indian market. “Our objective as Global Destinations is to generate business for Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort from multiple segments such as FITs, couples, honeymooners, weddings, families and more,” he said. Snorkelling, kite surfing, mountain biking, e-biking, forest hiking, waterfall discoveries and educational flora and fauna tours in the …

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Suspend Oyo IPO due to gross irregularities and fraudulent dealings: FHRAI

Objecting to gross misstatements and inadequate disclosures contained in the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) issued by Oravel Stays (Oyo), FHRAI has made an official submission to SEBI to suspend its IPO process. Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, Vice President, FHRAI, says, “The investigation by the Competition Commission of India is a serious one. To our understanding, there has not been a single instance where a company being investigated for anti-competitive practices by the Director General of the CCI has been permitted to initiate an IPO.”

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France celebrates 6th edition of Goût de France

The sixth edition of France’s worldwide culinary extravaganza, Goût de/Good France was celebrated over five continents between 14th-22nd October. French Embassies and Consulates hosted culinary events promoting a commitment to a “greener” and more inclusive global gastronomy ‘à la française’. This year the gastronomy of the ‘Centre-Val de Loire’ region was honoured. In Mumbai, Jean-Marc Séré-Charlet,  the Consul General of France in Bombay hosted an exclusive soiree at the French Residence on 21st October where guests enjoyed the succulent flavours of France’s renowned cuisine thanks to a specially curated menu designed by the Sofitel Mumbai for this occasion. Seen here on the left is Sami Bouakaze, Deputy Consul, Consulat Général de France à Bombay alongside Jean-Marc Séré-Charlet, Consul General of France in Bombay, at the event. France’s worldwide gastronomical event, Goût de France/Good France, is back for its 6th edition, and restaurants in India once again participated in force. From October 14 to 22, dozens of restaurants across India served French-style menus focused on sustainable gastronomy. They joined chefs and restaurants across the world and over 150 French embassies and consulates in this annual event celebrating French cuisine. This year’s edition focused on the gastronomy of the future by highlighting commitment to a more eco-friendly, sustainable cuisine, as well as on the Centre-Loire Valley region, the “Garden of France” whose gastronomy dates back to the Renaissance and has shaped an exceptional way of life, opening a window onto French excellence. Restaurants across India, chefs, importers of French products and other stakeholders of gastronomy in India took part in the initiative by creating menus that promote French gastronomy, French gourmet food products and wines in sync with the themes of the event. …

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Cygnett Group of Hotels and Resorts plans to launch 9 new properties across multiple cities 

Cygnett Group of Hotels and Resorts plans to launch 9 new properties across multiple cities in different regions of India over the next six months. The new properties will come up in Dehradun, Jaipur (2 hotels), Bhiwadi, Dalhousie, Solan, Kolkata, Rajkot, and Goa. “There is a lot of pent-up demand, especially in the smaller cities and towns, and we want to aggressively capitalize on that demand,” said Sarbendra Sarkar, MD & Founder Cygnett Hotels & Resorts

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