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Hotelogix ties up with Shawman and Alif to provide leading-edge hospitality technology tools to its customers

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving leading to demand of more sophisticated hotel requirements. It’s time to place the PMS beyond the scope of a simple transactional tool. The need of the hour is a strategic shift in the technological deployment of the solution that focuses on myriad systems to track guest charges such as Point of Sale (POS) System, catering, sales, and accounting. Hotelogix is ...

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Dirk Beljaarts, GM, Novotel Amsterdam City tells Vinita Bhatia that by offering holistic MICE solutions, a hotelier’s relation with clients will move from a transactional deal to an engaging mode

Not too long ago, MICE spaces in hotels were fairly straightforward affairs. It could consist of corporate conference rooms in sombre colours, wooden panelling and and the requisite business amenities. The social events spaces would often have a grand ballroom with an ostentatious chandelier and wall carpeting, with smaller offshoots that were less grand, but in similar setting, and an outdoor venue lending ...

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ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE – Marriott International’s 10th South Asia Engineering Conference touched upon two critical elements – integration and sustainability

They are the ones instrumental in designing the citadels dedicated to hospitality. The ones who consistently come up with ways to make the hotel  projects more efficient and cost-effective as well as less complex, while adhering to deadlines. Yes, they are the engineering professionals who are always on the frontier to adopt newer technologies, whilst learning ways to see how this adoption can be balanced w ...

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Abdul Kareem, Purchase Manager of The Leela Palace Chennai tells Vinita Bhatia how tech is omniscient in its procurement division, with almost 80% processes becoming tech-oriented

Not too long ago, paper ruled in the procurement department – literally. From making entries to maintaining records, paper was omnipresent. However, slowly, hotels graduated to using technology tools especially created for the hospitality industry to become more competitive and efficient. And paper, or rather paperwork, is becoming redundant. To appreciate technology’s omniscience in the procurement departm ...

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Amarjit Singh Ahuja, Director-Procurement, Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, tells Vinita Bhatia how procurement heads can mitigate costs

It’s a very simple rule of thumb in business, but one that is often overlooked – probably because it is so simple. If businesses take care of the smaller things from the very beginning, then they can avoid a lot of bigger challenges as they scale up. And all it takes is investing a little time in preparing a framework for a proper workflow to be followed and voila! One has a solid foundation for every divis ...

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Industry veterans share their opinions on why the procurement professionals play a key role in ensuring the overall profitability of a hotel

KB Kachru, Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor - South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group “Procurement professionals are the key people who are actually the backbone of a profitable hospitality operation. The job of a procurement head has evolved and it has become more challenging.”       Nirupa Shankar, Director, Brigade Hospitality “I think in today’s day and age the role of procurement ...

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Maulina Gupta, GM, Hyatt Place Gurgaon tells Vinita Bhatia, Editor, Hotelier India, that if hotels want to capture the mindshare of millennials, they need to rethink their business strategies from the scratch

In her two-decade long experience in the hospitality industry, Maulina Gupta, GM of Hyatt Place Gurgaon, has seen several trends emerge. While some faded after few years, others became a force to reckon with over time. One of these has been the evolving profiles of the traveller. Whilst certain guests prefer to stay loyal to luxury properties that offer distinct amenities and experiences, and others stuck t ...

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While Roseate Hotels and Resorts’ Indian properties are currently green field projects, Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group tells Vinita Bhatia that the company plans to acquire properties in the future

2016 was a milestone year for Bird Group. Firstly, it launched its brand of hotels with Roseate Hotels & Resorts with a vision to position itself as a global collection of unique stay experiences. This was followed by the launch of Roseate House New Delhi, as a progressive yet relaxed urban hotel. The Group owns and operates four uber luxury properties in India and the UK, each having individual brand i ...

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Sarovar Hotels debuts Hometel overseas with property signing in Nairobi

Sarovar Hotels has announced the overseas debut of its value brand, Hometel, with the signing of a hotel in Nairobi. The hotel, Tetezi Hometel Nairobi, will mark Sarovar Hotel’s fourth offering in Kenya’s capital after The Heron Portico, The Zehneria Portico and The Lazizi Premiere. With this, the brand will exceed a total of 400 keys in Nairobi and 800 keys in Africa. The 80-key Tetezi Hometel is located a ...

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LA NUIT BY SOFITEL BRINGS THE NEXT PARTY DESTINATION TO BKC

At the glamorous sunset soirĂ©e last evening, Sofitel Mumbai BKC celebrated one of the most chic party concepts – La Nuit by Sofitel, which reverberated the best of Parisian nightlife with local culture. Artisan at Sofitel Mumbai BKC, the perfect destination to unwind post a stressful day, was transformed into a glittering party venue featuring well-known saxophonist Ekaterina with the world renowned French ...

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