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Food aggregators aren’t restaurants’ enemies: Merrill Pereyra, MD Pizza Hut India

Merrill Pereyra, who has come from global franchise chain QSR Brands in Malaysia, is the first outsider head of Pizza Hut India. All his predecessors have been elevations from within Yum! Brands that operates Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell restaurant chains in the country.

Seeing India's love for gods, hotels put faith in religious locations

Till September 2019, over 870 keys had been signed across religious destinations like Amritsar, Dwarka and Haridwar last year, showed data real estate services firm JLL shared with ET. These rooms across hotels are expected to be operational in the next two years.

An Indian-origin family is reshaping how London eats

U.K.’s hottest restaurants and all are part of a group owned by three siblings born to an Indian family.

Seeing India’s love for gods, hotels put faith in religious destinations

Owing to India's fascination with gods, travel companies and hotels are ramping up their presence in religious destinations in and outside India.

Beer Cafe revenue crosses Rs. 100 crore

BTB Marketing, which runs Beer Cafe, posted a 12% increase in revenues during FY19 to cross the Rs. 100-crore sales mark about seven years after it opened its first outlet.

Most hotel rooms full for New Year Eve

Chances are your favourite five-star hotel might be sold out. As the year draws to a close, bookings for New Year’s Eve staycation packages at luxury hotels have gone up exponentially.

Hospitality Inc may not offer a great view in 2020

Developments such as the slashing of the goods and services tax (GST) rates for luxury hotels brought some cheer to the hospitality sector in 2019, but the ongoing economic headwinds and protests related to the Citizenship Amendment Act are dragging down growth in the near term.

Centaur Hotel in Delhi to operate till 2032

The aviation ministry’s letter, seen by ET, said the area, where hotel is located, would be required for expansion between 2026 and 2034 and allows its operation till 2032. The letter also adds that the earlier order that had asked Air India to clear the hotel and vacate that area will, therefore, be treated as withdrawn.

Why is it hard for hotels to trust Oyo?

Many hotels have severed ties with Oyo citing alleged discrepancies in contracts and payments.

Hyatt plans to open 11 new hotels in India by 2020 end

The Chicago-headquartered firm currently has 32 hotels across 20 destinations under its eight brands in India. The eight brands under the Hyatt portfolio in India are -- Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Alila and Andaz. The company is also looking at expanding in tier II and tier III cities with suitable brands.

Santa pause: Festive business feels heat of CAA protests

Santa pause: Festive business feels heat of CAA protests

Street violence combined with prohibitive orders are having a direct impact on businesses everywhere.

Choice Hotels plans to open 11 new hotels in India in 2020

Choice Hotels plans to open 11 new hotels in India in 2020

Choice Hotels India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US-based hospitality company Choice Hotels International, is looking to open 11 new hotels in India in 2020.

Eatery levies both GST & service charge, fined

Eatery levies both GST & service charge, fined

Observing that levying service charge in addition to goods and services tax (GST) amounts to unfair trade practice, a consumer forum has ordered a Mumbai restaurant to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000 to a Ghatkopar woman after it refused to scrap the service charge it had levied along with GST.

Restaurants may hike prices if onion remains costlier: AHAR

Restaurants may hike prices if onion remains costlier: AHAR

Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR) on Friday said they may have to hike rates of the dishes that contains onion if the tuber prices does not reach to around Rs 60 per kg level soon in the city.

NCLT admits insolvency plea against Genesis Resorts

NCLT admits insolvency plea against Genesis Resorts

The division bench of judicial member Bhaskara Pantula Mohan and technical member Rajesh Sharma restrained the company and its promoters from transferring, encumbering, alienating or disposing of the company’s assets. The moratorium shall be effective until completion of the insolvency resolution process or until the bench approves the resolution plan.

Hoteliers to ring in New Year on happy note

Hoteliers to ring in New Year on happy note

Leading hotel brands keeping rates for Christmas and New Year celebration packages mostly unchanged. Hotel chains said they are not bringing down rates as they are confident of demand picking up from last-minute party goers. At Pullman and Novotel hotels in New Delhi’s Aero City, the rates for New Year’s eve are up marginally.

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