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Oct 18, 2019, 00.28 AM IST
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Restaurant bodies want Zomato to tweak ‘gold’ further

Two restaurant associations, NRAI and FHRAI are to come up with guidelines for the restaurant aggregator, Zomato, to follow and one of these is to reduce discounts even further for the discounts funded by restaurants are not acceptable.

The Postcard Hotel goes international, aims to own or manage a billion dollars of hotel assets in 5 years

Going international The Postcard Hotel has announced its expansion into Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The luxury hospitality brand has over Rs 1,000 crore of assets. Now it is aiming at owning or managing over $ 1 Billion of assets in 5 years.

VLCC, Minor Hotels tie up for wellness, beauty centres

The centres will be both residential and standalone, at hotels and resorts owned, managed and invested in by Minor group.

Government lifts travel advisory on Kashmir

But hoteliers, travel portals expect no revival till communication blockade ends.

Oberoi looks to exit flight services business

The group, which witnessed a drop in revenue and fell into the red in the quarter ended June, has approached investment bankers to initiate an exit, the sources said.

Luxury hotels buck trend, register upward room rates

The luxury hotel market is pinning its hopes for an across-the-board revival in the last quarter of the calendar year after GST was slashed to 18% from 28%.

How Delhi-based bar designer Speedx is shaking and stirring things around

Speedx’s design highs also include creating seven bars in a building for a suiting fabric baron, each bar costing about Rs 9 lakh and one of them even sporting the body of a Lamborghini as bar top.

ITC Hotels to go plastic free from Dec 31

"ITC Hotels was one of the first to introduce glass water bottles in 2012."

Hotels gear up to remove plastic usage

Lemon Tree Hotels has paper straws and cups, cork coasters and pencils rather than plastic pens across guest area of the hotel.

SAT ends Leela over asset deal with Brookfield, for Now

If completed, the Leela-Brookfield deal will be the largest foreign investment in the hospitality sector and culminates more than a year of talks between the two parties.

Industry insiders expect better occupancies in coming quarter after GST tax cut

Industry insiders expect better occupancies in coming quarter after GST tax cut

The GST Council had on Friday slashed room rates for hotels with tariffs of Rs 7500 and above to 18% from 28% besides rejigging the tax slabs.

Customers give eating out a miss amid slump

Customers give eating out a miss amid slump

Eateries such as McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin' Donuts hit; discounting by food delivery aggregators add to their woes.

How Indian chefs and restaurateurs are taking regional food to the West

How Indian chefs and restaurateurs are taking regional food to the West

More aware global audiences are discovering nuanced regional Indian food through the work of a handful of Indian chefs.

Eating out goes off customers’ menu as slowdown bites

Eating out goes off customers’ menu as slowdown bites

Industry observers said the slump in sales exists across formats such as value and standalone and premium dining formats and has continued since April or even earlier.

Industry lauds GST Council's move to slash tax rates for hotels

Industry lauds GST Council's move to slash tax rates for hotels

The GST Council on Friday approved the proposal to reduce tax rates on hotels, which had been a long standing demand of the industry.

GST Council hikes tax on caffeinated beverages, cuts rates on hotel tariffs

GST Council hikes tax on caffeinated beverages, cuts rates on hotel tariffs

The GST (goods and services tax) rate on hotel rooms with tariffs of up to Rs 7,500 per night has been cut to 12 per cent from the existing 18 per cen.

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