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    F&B brands foray into new segments and offerings, some global brands considering India foray too

    Ghost Kitchen backed Goila Butter Chicken, the brainchild of master chef Saransh Goila and Vivek Sahani started operations in London last month through a delivery only concept partnering with London restaurant Carousel. Goila said he is also looking at other international markets.

    Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) launches new hotel in Ahmedabad

    IHCL said the property is strategically located at a 'comfortable' driving distance from the airport, important commercial centres as well as Gandhinagar, the state capital.

    Airlines, hotels eye pay-per-user model for tech services to cut fixed costs

    “For those services providers delivering services for the airline sector this will hurt in the short term while business volumes are low, but could well become attractive in a years’ time as travel picks up post-Covid,” said Phil Fersht, chief executive of global business research consultancy HFS Research.

    ITC Hotels introduces ‘100% Back’ offer, allowing guests to receive fully booked amount as hotel credits

    The chain said the offer will provide consumers flexibility by giving them hotel credits that can be utilized against services as per their choice, during the course of their stay on the package.

    Localised menu, entry-level pricing, highway outlets to be focus areas: Wendy’s

    ​The quick service restaurant company and domestic firms Rebel Foods and Sierra Nevada Restaurants have signed a strategic partnership to expand Wendy’s presence in India over the next decade. "We’re not aware of any deal this size involving a global quick service restaurant chain,” Reid, who has been steering Wendy’s operations in India through Sierra Nevada Restaurants, said.

    IHCL announces new management contracts with Ambuja Neotia group for hotels in East India

    Besides the new contracts, IHCL will launch the Taj Chia Kutir in Darjeeling in partnership with the Ambuja Neotia group on December 14 and another hotel, the Taj Guras Kutir in Gangtok is expected to open in partnership with the group towards the end of next year.

    Accor launches Vivaah at Novotel

    But hospitality chain Accor said on Wednesday it has introduced Vivaah at Novotel, an initiative which leverages its 20 properties across 15 gateway cities in India, and will offer web telecasts of weddings for family and friends who may not be able to make it to the event besides other services.

    Percentage of students joining back hotel industry decreasing over the years: HVS Anarock Internship Study

    HVS Anarock said it conducted an anonymous online survey amongst hospitality students (who had completed their internships) from four leading institutes in India to understand their experience during their internships. The online survey was conducted in March 2020 and 338 participants responded to it, the company said.

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group releases progress update on eliminating single use plastic

    The chain said the focus remains on the elimination of 60 of the most common single-use plastic items identified by hotels which are estimated to make up 95% of the total number of items.

    Consumption outlook positive; convenience driving sales: says McDonald’s franchise executive

    Westlife Development, owner of Hardcastle Restaurants, the exclusive franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India, is banking on the next two quarters to recover losses for the first six months of the financial year when India went into nationwide lockdown.

    Cancellation, refund requests come in for hotels in Delhi as wedding attendees capped at 50

    Cancellation, refund requests come in for hotels in Delhi as wedding attendees capped at 50

    “Guests have started us asking us for refunds. They are also asking if we could shift them to another property in Gurgaon or Noida,” said a hotelier. Tarun Thakral, chief operating officer of the Le Meridien hotel in Delhi said guests who had booked and made arrangements for 200 people are asking for refunds and the hotel will be repaying them.

    Hopeful of getting relief package for the hospitality sector in India: Puneet Dhawan, senior VP, Accor

    Hopeful of getting relief package for the hospitality sector in India: Puneet Dhawan, senior VP, Accor

    The Atmanirbhar 3.0 announcements made this month did not outline any specific measures for the sector.

    Govt should immediately open online applications for hotels to claim benefits under SEIS for FY 2019-20: HAI

    Govt should immediately open online applications for hotels to claim benefits under SEIS for FY 2019-20: HAI

    The process is online and normally commences in the month of May each year. For the fiscal of 2019-20 therefore, the hotels were looking forward to applying for the benefits in May 2020. However, it has not yet been operationalized.

    Goa govt to issue new SOP for hotels amid tourist season

    Goa govt to issue new SOP for hotels amid tourist season

    Any guest who tests positive for coronavirus, but is asymptomatic, can be put up in the isolation room on hotel premises, state health minister Vishwajit Rane said.

    Revival of dine-out sector dependent on effective vaccine implementation: Industry

    Revival of dine-out sector dependent on effective vaccine implementation: Industry

    Industry executives said dining out being directly linked to physical contact and interaction at various levels, unlike some other consumer facing sectors like FMCG, electronics and mobile phones which have done well because of online sales, is directly dependent on consumer confidence.

    In Covid times, top hotels booked for big fat Indian wedding

    In Covid times, top hotels booked for big fat Indian wedding

    Hotels are liable to get full due to the new social distancing norms for both residential rooms as also banquet spaces and states relaxing the numbers to 200 guests with social distancing norms, said a spokesperson for IHCL, which runs the Taj group of hotels.

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