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Food regulator slaps notice on McDonald's for disparaging advertisements

McDonald's had over the last weekend carried advertisements in newspapers seeking to get traffic at its outlets by allegedly disparaging home cooked food and healthy vegetables. A full page advertisement by McDonald's in newspapers had said, "Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? Make the 1+1 Combo you love".

Roseate Hotels plans to expand abroad, locally

The luxury hospitality brand, which started operations three years ago and currently owns and operates all its hotels, is also considering entering into new management contracts to expand further and plans to launch separate standalone outlets of its inhouse food brands.

Hilton appoints Sabu Raghavan as vice president, HR for India

Hilton said Raghavan's new role will see him focusing exclusively on India, working closely with Hilton’s leadership team to drive culture and talent development among Hilton's team members in the country. “At Hilton, we are in a people-serving-people business and our Team Members are at the heart of what we do,” said Navjit Ahluwalia, Hilton, India.

McDonald’s India franchise drags government to court over GST credit

Restaurants are currently levied a 5% GST, but they can’t claim the input tax credit against the tax they paid on raw materials and other expenses like rent. GST rate on restaurants was slashed to 5% from 18% in November 2017. While levying of 18% allowed them to claim input tax credit, under the 5% rate, they can’t do that.

Delhi pollution: Eateries and malls too finding it difficult to breathe in Delhi-NCR

The eating out and entertainment industry has seen an 8-10% drop in revenue in the first fornight of November.

Suitors find McDonald’s franchise offer a bit too sour

“Of all the potential names in the running, talks with most have fizzled out because both sides haven’t been able to reach a consensus on the conditions,” one executive said. Other conditions are non-exclusivity, which means any other company can also be given a franchise to open McDonald’s outlets.

Hotels come out with special offers, promotions for peak holiday season

Hotel chains said the offers are for the peak season and aimed at boosting occupancy, getting more people to sign on to loyalty programmes, and improving recall and positioning of existing brands. Hotel chain Accor is running the ‘starting from’ offer for Kolkata, Bengaluru and Mumbai, where prices for rooms start from as low as Rs 2,799.

Lemon Tree Hotels acquires Berggruen Hotels and the brand ‘Keys Hotels’

Keys Hotels are present in 16 cities including Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Goa, Gurugram, Kochi, Kolhapur, Ludhiana, Mahabaleshwar, Manali, Mumbai, Pune, Port Blair, Trivandrum and Vishakapatnam. Of these, Lemon Tree already has a presence in 7 destinations and these Keys Hotels add to the depth of coverage in those cities.

Accor and Alibaba Group Enter into a Strategic Partnership

Accor said through the 'strategic collaboration' the chain plans to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the consumer and traveler experience over the next five years. The chain said the collaboration will leverage Alibaba’s 700 million consumers across its China retail marketplaces.

Accor appoints Kerrie Hannaford as vice president commercial for Accor India and South Asia

Hannaford is currently working as the area director of sales and marketing at Accor New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia leading the sales, marketing and distribution. In 2007 Hannaford was appointed to head sales, distribution and revenue management for Australia and then moved to New York City as the v-p of global sales for North America.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts expands India leadership team

Hilton Hotels & Resorts expands India leadership team

Hilton has appointed more than 10 senior leaders from across industries in the last two years to lead different functions and roles in India, the company said in a statement.

FHRAI, LocalCircles seek inclusion of online travel, accommodation portals in ecommerce

FHRAI, LocalCircles seek inclusion of online travel, accommodation portals in ecommerce

Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, Vice-President of FHRAI, told ET that the association had written to the commerce ministry in this regard last month, and that it has been asked to prepare documents on the matter.

How India's luxury hotels and restaurants are becoming more sustainable

How India's luxury hotels and restaurants are becoming more sustainable

From inhouse organic gardens, strict farm-to-fork policies and consumer awareness and education initiatives to menus built around local, seasonal produce and reducing food loss and wastage, some leading eateries have stepped up their commitment to sustainability, in the process changing the way well-heeled urban Indians dine out.

Industry body FHRAI, LocalCircles write to commerce ministry, ministry of consumer affairs to include OTAs in e commerce rules

Industry body FHRAI, LocalCircles write to commerce ministry, ministry of consumer affairs to include OTAs in e commerce rules

LocalCircles said it has received lots of feedback on draft e commerce rules as well as the workings of online travel and accommodation booking sites and that as per a recent consumer survey conducted on the subject, 60% of the consumers felt convenience fee is not disclosed to the consumer.

Working with restaurants to resolve issues, says Swiggy

Working with restaurants to resolve issues, says Swiggy

We’re working with restaurant partners to drive more meals; not more discounts, Swiggy Marketing VP TS Srivats.

Lemon Tree Hotels debuts In Kolkata with its upper midscale brand

Lemon Tree Hotels debuts In Kolkata with its upper midscale brand

According to a company statement, the hotel offers 3,500 square feet fully equipped banquet space, including two conference rooms appropriate for corporate meetings and special events.

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