Embracing the mission of sustainability, Malaysia Airlines’ parent company has unveiled a range of handbags made from repurposed aircraft materials. The company has partnered with fashion brand Theselina for this purpose. Malaysia Aviation Group and Theselina have used materials from aircraft such as leather seats, life vests, belts, tablecloths, cabin crew uniforms and buckles for making handbags, which are named after IATA codes for destinations within Malaysia Airlines’ network. The... Read More
India’s budget airline IndiGo and a leading French hospitality group Accor have renewed their partnership to offer 6E Rewards, enhanced benefits and discounts to IndiGo passengers. The continued partnership will enable the 6E (airline code for IndiGo) Rewards members to receive a 15% discount when they book with Accor properties. They can also earn up to 6% 6E rewards as a featured partner on any spending made across Accor properties... Read More
ITC Hotels, a subsidiary of ITC Limited, has signed its third Mementos property at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The other two Mementos property ITC signed are in Udaipur and Jaipur. The property at Shimla has 297 keys, including 40 villas of four bedrooms each. The property also comes with a 7,500 square feet banquet space to serve the destination wedding needs in the hills. The property provides a luxurious view... Read More
VRO Hospitality, a company that operates multiple restaurants, cafes, and lounges in Bengaluru is looking to expand operations by entering the Goa and Mumbai markets. The company is targeting a PAN India presence and it will start with its iconic French Cafe brand “Cafe Noir”, which will take up around 1000 square feet area at the new Lodha World estate in Mumbai’s Lower Parel. At the same Lodha premises in... Read More
Hyatt Regency, the hotel in Mumbai, had to halt its operations due to its parent company Asian Hotels (West) Ltd. wasn’t making the payments. The halt in operations has now been deemed ‘illegal’ by a labour court under the Maharashtra Recognition of Trade Unions and Prevention of Unfair Labour Practices (MRTU and PULP) Act, 1971. SV Suryawanshi, a member of the industrial court in Mumbai passed an order which stated... Read More
Marriott Bonvoy, the customer rewards program from Marriott is going to have major changes starting from the March of next year which will also include the introduction of flexible points redemption program. Marriott made the announcement in which it said that as travel continues to evolve, it’s looking forward to evolving with it as well. Other Changes in the Loyalty Program Marriott in their announcement acknowledged the fact that travel... Read More
In recent developments of events, the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) is looking forward to bringing at least four of its luxury hospitality brands to India in the foreseeable future. This will add to its already existing and impressive current hotel portfolio which includes InterContinental, Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express. The New Brands to be Introduced in the Country Sudeep Jain, the MD of InterContinental Hotel Group, South... Read More
An unmatched rise in demand for travel with the approaching winter has been ramming the airfares and hotel tariffs to a record level high. With the world getting to a state of normal and the covid in the country declining, people have been becoming more confident to travel each passing day. The demand for travel has been substantially increasing every month and the travel industry foresees the graph of this... Read More
The grand opening of Leela Bhartiya Palace has been announced by the Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Spreading across almost 125 acres, the addition of this hotel makes it their second in Bengaluru. Situated in the immaculate surroundings of Bhartiya city, the design of the hotel radiates modern luxury and sophistication. With just a 30-minute drive from the international airport, the hotel has comfortable access to MG Road and Outer... Read More
The grand opening of the 152 room Taj Lakefront has been announced by its parent company Indian Hotels Company or IHCL. Designed keeping in mind the rich arts and crafts of the region, the Taj Lakefront is located at a comfortable distance from the airport and other commercial locations of the city and offers an enthralling and all-around view of the lake and the picturesque hills. Taj Lakefront to be... Read More
Vistara Has Partnered with the Indian Hotels Company for Its Loyalty Program; Club Vistara Program Gets Bolstered
Vistara, India's finest full service carrier, today entered a partnership with The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) for its loyalty program, Club Vistara (CV), to bolster the program's value proposition further. Effective today, Club Vistara members can earn three CV Points for every INR 100 of eligible spends on stay at Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta Hotels, and amã Stays & Trails. Exclusive Introductory Offer The airline has also rolled out an... Read More
Ginger announces the signing of a new hotel in Zirakpur, Chandigarh. The hotel will be designed around the brand’s lean luxe philosophy of offering a vibrant, contemporary and seamless hospitality experience to its guests. The hotel is a fully fitted lease. Commenting on the signing, Ms. Deepika Rao, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Ginger Hotels, said, “We are delighted to partner with Silicon Constructions Pvt Ltd for this hotel.... Read More
COVID-19 has shaken the world and there is no way things are going to return to normal anytime soon. In fact, they might get worse than now. But the world can’t stop, the economies can’t stop. Thus you are going to see changes in almost every service that you used to get before the pandemic. One such service is hospitality service. Hotels in India are reopening slowly. Even though they... Read More
The Indian Hotels Company, one of Tata Group’s oldest companies, shared key strategy updates on its five-year business strategy on February 24. Aspiration 2022 is a five-year programme where the company will focus on exploring new markets, expanding existing properties, monetising non-core assets, optimising costs and simplifying the group structure to grow the bottom line while leveraging the digital channel to strengthen the brand and generate more revenue. The company,... Read More
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