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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Hyatt to open six new hotels in India in 2021

Hyatt expects to grow its Indian brand portfolio by more than 70 per cent through 2023, with six new hotels set to open in 2021 across the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place brands.

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Niraamaya introduces a special wellness programme for COVID-19 patients

Targeted at those suffering from persistent side-effects after recovering from COVID-19, the treatment takes a holistic approach that involves functional medicine and a supporting nutrition plan, executed under the supervision of an in-house doctor.

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The path forward for the MICE segment in India in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the MICE segment to a near standstill. Over the past year, the hospitality industry has been forced to innovate and embrace technology to adapt to consumer needs that changed nearly overnight. Here’s a look at what’s in store for the segment in the coming months.

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At less than 3% COVID positivity rate, Chennai hotels do not have to worry much.

Or so says Greater Chennai Corporation’s commissioner, G Prakash, bringing hope to hoteliers in the city, who are grappling with the fall out of the discovery of COVID clusters in some properties. However, banquets and weddings in hotels have been called off for the moment.