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Attracting the global well-heeled traveller

Mehrnavaz Avari, General Manager, Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, winner of the 2018 Hotelier India Award in the Luxury to Upper Upscale category, on the need for more government intervention in selling the many attractions of the destination to luxury travellers, and what the millennial guests want. By deepali nandwani What is the Jodhpur market like for a hospitality group like Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace? ...

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“Nodia is a buoyant market for budget hotels looking to attract business travellers:” Ashish Kumar Singh

The City Manager of Ginger Noida won Hotelier India’s ‘General Manager of Year – Economy to Budget’ Award. In the past five years, Ginger Noida has gone from 83-key hotel to a 179 one. It has been able to maintain 85%-90% YTD occupancy. He talks about the change in identity that Ginger Hotels are undertaking and the peculiar challenges of retaining millennial talent. What is the Noida market like for the ho ...

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How can the Indian hospitality industry transform into a Goliath?

Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President–South Asia, Marriott International, in a conversation with Deepali Nandwani talks about the bottlenecks facing the hospitality industry, the perception that India faces as a luxury leisure market, the might of the domestic traveller who is driving the industry, and the possible solutions to achieve exponential growth and help India attract well-paying, discerning global tra ...

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In Pursuit Of Perfection

Bhaskar Singha, CEO, and Aman Dewan, countryhead of Newby Teas (India) Pvt. Ltd, capture the essentials of why the company dominates the industry. What are the USPs that set Newby India apart from others in the industry? Bhaskar Singha: By painstakingly sourcing, blending, preserving and serving the world’s finest teas, Newby, through all its years in the industry, guarantees that its products have integrit ...

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Mastering a New Approach

Jay Vidyut Shah, Principal Associate Architect, Talati & Pantaky Associated Designers LLP, delves into the design and ideation process of the proposed Ibis Hotel located at Kalina, Mumbai Hotels, today, are more than just receptacles for their occupants—their function extends beyond providing spaces to sleep and stay in, and reflect the needs and aspirations of their guests. Reflecting on these ideals a ...

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The Hotel of the future

Jean-Michel CassĂ©, Chief Operating Officer – India and South Asia, on bringing luxury hotels such as Raffles to India, the ratio of branded inventory against unbranded and what it means for the hospitality sector, and the promises held by Artificial Intelligence Interviewed by Deepali Nandwani What sort of opportunities does the Indian market holds for AccorHotels? India has always been, and continues to be ...

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How To Deal With a Tough Market

With hotels still struggling to grow average rates, advisory consultants such as Hotelivate will have a larger role to play. Rashmi Naicker in conversation with Manav Thadani. Hotelivate will shortly complete one year of its existence. Could you shed some light on the highs and the lows of the journey so far? On December 18 (which coincides with the 10th Hotelier India Awards night) Hotelivate celebrates it ...

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Expanding Possibilities

Having signed its very first hotel in Dubai with Al Waleed Real Estate, Rattan Keswani, Deputy MD, Lemon Tree Hotels, and Director, Carnation Hotels, talks about the journey ahead. Could you elaborate on the thought process that led to the culmination of Lemon Tree signing its first hotel in Dubai? We are constantly evaluating the UAE and larger GCC market, given the enormous potential they hold for both bu ...

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Expanding Possibilities

Having signed its very first hotel in Dubai with Al Waleed Real Estate, Rattan Keswani, deputy MD, Lemon Tree Hotels, and director, Carnation Hotels, talks about the journey ahead. Q: Could you elaborate on the thought process that led to the culmination of Lemon Tree signing up its first hotel in Dubai? We are constantly evaluating the UAE and larger GCC market, given the enormous potential they hold for b ...

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Stepping into new territory

Amarnath Reddy, MD, AR Foundations, the man behind the Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, on what it takes to build a premier resort property and the need to control costs. Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa is the first hospitality project for realty major AR Foundations. It is also Sheraton’s first resort property in India, making it a rather significant opening. Located on the East Coast and b ...

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