Category Archives: Hotels

jüSTa Hotels and Resorts re-opens Rajasthan properties

jüSTa Hotels & Resorts has opened doors to its four properties in Rajasthan. Rohit Katyal, National Sales Head, jüSTa Hotels & Resorts, says that these properties are already getting some leisure bookings from Delhi, Jaipur and some parts of Gujarat, with most guests driving in. This Monsoon season, explore the Mewar kingdom of Rajasthan with jüSTa Hotels & Resorts. Spend some quality time with your loved ones at the gorgeous Lake Nahargarh Palace in Chittorgarh, dwell in the divinity of Shrinathji at Brij Bhoomi in Nathdwara, or simply experience the Venice of East at Sajjangarh Resort & Spa and Rajputana in Udaipur.

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Odisha hotel industry appeals RBI to extend moratorium period

On behalf of the hotel industry of Odisha, J K Mohanty, MHCIMA, Chairman – Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha & IATO Eastern Region, has written a letter to Reserve Bank of India, to extend the moratorium period up to March 2021 and exempt hoteliers from payment of interest during this period as it is not possible to pay interest without earning. He also expressed his gratitude to RBI for announcing immediate action to avoid the crisis by allowing relief on loan moratorium on interest and principal repayment for a period three months and later extended to six months.

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InDeco Leisure Hotels makes profit amidst COVID, owing to locals and weddings

Steve Borgia, CMD, INDeco Leisure Hotels, has said that by cutting costs and getting local guests & weddings at hotels, they have been able to make a profit in June 2020. “From 120 employees, we ran our hotels with 15 people. We ran many programmes to attract locals and did weddings with the gathering of 50 people. We managed to make a profit of 2.5 lakh,” he said.

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The Umrao launches #AASHVAST programme to address facets of hotel operations

Committing to uphold the highest standards of cleanliness, The Umrao, New Delhi has launched the #AASHVAST, a holistic programme that addresses all facets of hotels operations. From revised protocols for the heart of the house activities at the receiving store, back office, laundry, to the public areas with heightened sanitisation measures for guest luggage, elevators, room service and cover everything from handwashing hygiene and cleaning product specifications to guest room cleaning procedures. Specific steps that the hotel is taking as an organisation can be found on its website, Virendra Teotia, Director, Umrao Hotels & Resorts, New Delhi commented, “We have launched “Ashvasht” a holistic programme that addresses all facets of hotel operations & hotel’s commitment towards health, hygiene and safety, designed in collaboration with medical professionals and disinfection experts to further enhance the existing hygiene and cleaning protocols. Further to have guest safety and avoid to contact with unknown vendors we had already in place professionally organized wedding-related venue and non-venue requirements for the new-age, tech-savvy guests. The USP was simple: a one-stop-shop enabling the promise of a great event at guaranteed guest safety as our topmost priority.”

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Ready to consider single-window clearance for hotels: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Government of India, said that his department is willing to look at single-window clearances for the hotel industry. He was addressing the hotelier and restaurant community across India via a live webinar conducted by the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI). “Yes, we will look at single-window clearances for licenses and simple online approvals. This can also take care of bureaucracy and corruption,” he said. The minister also responded well to the request for curbing illegal, unlicensed accommodation units in the country, especially those that are listed on OTAs. He said, “We will get this legally examined. There must be an element of registration or licensing that should be brought in for record-keeping purposes. Otherwise there is a risk of health and security. We must examine the legal implications.” The FHRAI team will now draw up specific and substantial ideas and revert to the minister.

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