Category Archives: Hotels

Atmosphere Hotels aims to acquire 10 to 12 hotels in India in 3-4 years: Souvagya Mohapatra

Souvagya Mohapatra, Managing Director, Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts for India, Nepal, Bhutan & Sri Lanka operation, has said, “In next 3 to 4 years, we aim at acquiring 10 to 12 hotels. Hence, we will have a strong marketing and PR presence in India very soon. Our focus is to explore across the country and wait for the right opportunities.”

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Ramesh Arora to speak at Indo-UK Leadership Summit

Ramesh Arora, Managing Director at The Montcalm Luxury Hotels, will be speaking at the Indo-UK Leadership Summit, scheduled for 27-28 September at Montcalm Hotel Group, London and House of Commons (British Parliament). He will be speaking on the topic Wellbeing, Karma & Happiness. With experience spanning diverse cultures, from Asia, Middle East, Africa, to Europe and the UK, Ramesh has managed hotels from conception to completion and is adept at every aspect of hotel operation, development, management, marketing, and finance most notably with the strategic direction of two upscale brands in the London Market -The Montcalm London and Park Grand London Hotels. With 24 properties between them. It is the largest privately-owned hotel group in London.

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Spree Hospitality to open its hotel in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Spree Hospitality, the premium all – inclusive hospitality brand announced its newest addition to its portfolio of hotels in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. With the tag of greenest capital city in Asia, with more than 50% of its total area covered in trees, Gandhinagar is the administrative capital of Gujarat. This spacious city houses many places to visit for sightseeing like Akshardham Temple, Sarita Udyan, Adalaj Stepwell, Indroda Dinosaur, Fossil Park and Trimandir Adalaj Spree Hospitality currently operates more than 20 properties across India and now expanding its flagship brand in Gujarat, India. With the opening of hotel in Gandhinagar, Spree Hospitality will offer close to 65 guest rooms along with inbuilt multi – cuisine restaurant. For corporate and social events, adaptable spaces with state-of-the-art facilities will allow for various sizes of meetings. This property is strategically located 14 minutes away from GIFT city Gandhinagar, 10 minutes away from Mahatma Gandhi Mandir and half an hour from the airport. Spree Hospitality is always known for its unique design, satisfied million customers with its properties focusing on modern decor, a full-service, cutting-edge technology, and a deep respect for the environment. Spree Hospitality is targeting to commence operations of this hotel from December 2022, in order to take advantage of the winter season.

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The Clarks Hotels & Resorts enters Goa with Clarks Inn Suites

The Clarks Hotels & Resorts opens its property Clarks Inn Suites in Goa. The brand strengthens its footprints down west and aims for the growing Goa business and leisure travel market. The brand is aiming optimum occupancy level by the end of the calendar year 2022.  India’s rising middle class and increasing disposable income have supported the growth of domestic and outbound tourism. As per one report by 2028, Indian tourism and hospitality are expected to earn US$ 50.9 billion as visitor exports compared with US$ 28.9 billion in 2018. The travel market in India is projected to reach US$ 125 billion by FY27 from an estimated US$ 75 billion in FY20. Goa will see a massive inflow of both domestic and international tourists. The state is heavily dependent on tourism with 40% of its population directly or indirectly involved in it. In order to push tourism the state has recently framed a new tourism policy to offer a unique Goan experience to visitors by presenting an interesting mix of historic, natural, ethnic, and cultural locations and attractions. Apart from tourism, the state is also boosting its startup ecosystem along with expanding its presence in Aviation, R&D, Technology, and Light Engineering. In order to ride on the booming tourism industry, The Clarks Hotels & Resorts open Clarks Inn and Suites, a luxurious hotel with 55 modern rooms catering to different travel needs. The rooms are divided into three categories- Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, and Club Rooms. The property enjoys close proximity to Madgaon railway station and Colaba & Benaulim beach. The property is designed keeping the tourists and corporate in mind.  Considering the business traveler’s needs, all the rooms have high-speed …

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Gurgaon gets its first Grand Hyatt with 442 rooms

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Gurgaon in Delhi NCR today. The 442-room luxury hotel is the first Grand Hyatt property in Gurgaon, and is a dynamic luxury destination that will provide business and leisure travelers with an inspiring place to meet, work, celebrate and stay. With awe-inspiring architecture, smart, sophisticated design, and exceptional service and amenities to match, Grand Hyatt hotels deliver a luxury travel experience beyond all expectations. Each Grand Hyatt property offers superior service within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture, inventive restaurants, luxury spas and sophisticated meeting spaces. With the opening of Grand Hyatt Mumbai in 2004, followed by Grand Hyatt Goa in 2011 and Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty in 2018, the addition of Grand Hyatt Gurgaon marks the first in the city and the fourth Grand Hyatt-branded hotel in the country. Grand Hyatt Gurgaon is conveniently located in the commercial hub of the National Capital Region, amid high-end residential and commercial spaces. The hotel is part of a 29-acre complex and, the bold and vibrant design and architecture have been created by Foster+Partners, London – the globally renowned architectural, engineering, and integrated design firm. The site includes a unique high street shopping center and an office tower making Grand Hyatt Gurgaon an ideal location for visitors to the city. “Located within a world-class city as well as a key destination for travelers, Grand Hyatt Gurgaon serves as a key milestone within Hyatt’s strategy to expand its luxury offerings in India, “ said Sunjae Sharma, Managing Director – India & Southwest Asia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation said. “We are truly excited to announce the opening of this striking new destination hotel in the …

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Industry needs to appreciate & boost domestic tourism: KB Kachru

KB Kachru, Chairman Emeritus & Principal Advisor, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) and Vice President, HAI, spoke at the 2nd International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism – Revival Strategies, and said that the industry needs to appreciate and boost the domestic tourism that has revived the sector after the pandemic. He also spoke about the need to be in touch with the market trends like staycation as it emerged with the onset of work from home.

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FHRAI proposes extending GST refund to all purchases by foreign tourists in country

Thanking the govt to offer foreign tourists GST refund for local shopping, FHRAI has proposed to extend this to all shopping. Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, Vice President, FHRAI, says, “The government is considering piloting the system to offer GST refund on purchases made by foreigners at only Cottage Industries Emporium. This is a welcome move and we request that the benefit be extended to all purchases that they make in the country.”

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Spree Hotel Kriday, nestled in Dehradun, ranked 2rd position on TripAdvisor

All India, 1st August 2022: Nestled in Dehradun, ranked 2rd position on TripAdvisor, strategically located right off the Rajpur road on the way to Mussoorie, an hour from the airport and a half hour from the railway station, providing the best amenities and services in town. Spree Hospitality is known for its design for the evolved, modern global traveler to India. It has satisfied a million customers with its properties focusing on modern decor, full-service, cutting-edge technology, and deep respect for the environment. Spree Hotel Kriday is determined to offer superior levels of luxury and comfort to the guests, each of the 30 rooms are spacious, airy, and decorated for a regal stay in Dehradun. No vacation is complete till you dive into the region’s favourite delicacies and explore their authentic cuisine. At Spree Hotel Kriday, the in-house restaurant, Feast offers a delicious multi-cuisine menu which serves Indian, Chinese, and Continental to make your heart leap with joy! The Hotel also boasts an incredible rooftop restaurant and soft bar, Elevate, which has a stunning view of the valley below! It’s the perfect place to unwind and have fun, and the best way to make an evening with memories that will last a lifetime! The beautifully furnished banquet hall, Celebrate, can accommodate up to 50 people. It is an ideal get-together, conference, wedding reception, and other gatherings. The hotel offers state-of-the-art amenities for hassle-free celebrations, events, and parties.

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