DoubleTree by Hilton Gurugram Baani Square

Hilton adds another DoubleTree to its India portfolio

By renovating and upgrading its Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square to a DoubleTree, the hospitality major offers a more stylised and stylish experience. Not to mention that warm chocolate chip cookie!…

Doha, Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022 kicks off hospitality boom in Qatar

New hotels with Qatar Clean certification will be FIFA-ready and set to welcome fully vaccinated visitors soon. Starting November 21 next year, 32 teams from all over the soccerverse will converge in…

staycation, city hotels, city travel

Spotted! A staycation boom in high-end city hotels

‘So near, yet so far’ has a welcome connotation in this case, with travel-hungry people choosing a change of scene that doesn’t involve road trips and tests. It’s no longer all gloom…

Courtyard by Marriott, Marriott, Marriott International, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Courtyard by Marriott brand to debut in Colombo

Marriott International is partnering with real-estate developer Abans Group to set up a 164-room hotel in the heart of Sri Lanka’s premier city. Marriott International Inc has entered into an agreement with…

Shangri la, family, family travel, hotels

Shangri-La fine-tunes its focus on family

The global hotel chain has introduced a new experience vertical called Fam.ily™. With the pandemic emphasising how precious family is, the Shangri-La group has decided to take something that was always at…

Oyo Hotels loan

Oyo Hotels seeks USD 600 million loan

The hospitality unicorn is looking to get a five-year tenure loan from Foreign Institutional Investors, which will help shore up its faltering balance sheet. The second wave of the pandemic has severely…

President Hotel Mumbai

OYO & IHCL offer quarantine facilities for Covid patients, frontline workers

As the country battles the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Gurugram-based hotel chain OYO and IHCL are among the hospitality groups in India that have opened up their accommodations to Covid-19 patients, frontline workers and individuals travelling for emergencies who need to isolate themselves.

Covid-19 vaccine

Hospitality groups make nascent efforts to vaccinate industry members

The hospitality industry across the world has been petitioning local governments to prioritise Covid vaccines for its members. A few groups, such as Marriott International and The Leela Group, have also announced support for their staff in the form of vaccination drives and financial cover.