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Phoenix Group Global, a promoter of luxury resorts, Tuesday announced the launch of its own brand of Zuri luxurious hotels and resorts in India. The first five-star hotel will open at Whitefield in Bangalore in January next year, said Priti Chand, media officer of the business group. 'We are acquiring land for five other hotels in Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Chennai and Nagpur and will be investing around Rs.10.5 billion for these projects,' Chand told the media. Phoenix Group Global, a multinational conglomerate based in Dubai has interests in the hospitality, real estate and floriculture sector and owns and manages hotels under the franchise of Carlson Hotels Worldwide. At present it has two hotels in Goa (Radisson White Sands Resort and Country Inns and amp; Suites) and one in Kerala (Radisson Plaza Resort and amp; Spa, Kumarakom). The Indian arm is managed by brothers Aditya and Abhishek Kamani. All our hotels will be under the Zuri brand,' Chand said. Source: India eNews
20|20 AssessmentTM (www.2020skills.com) -- a service of HVS - is pleased to announce a new educational and research partnership with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland. César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is regarded as one of the leading hospitality management schools in the world. With two fully-integrated campuses in Switzerland and an average of 50 different nationalities in the classrooms, the college offers premier hospitality business management education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. César Ritz Colleges has a very strong and vibrant group of alumni totaling more than 10,000 graduates who have obtained top business leadership positions in more than 120 countries. Students of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland benefit from having endless career opportunities within the world's largest and most exciting industry. Gabriel Gazzoli, M.S., Hospitality Instructor, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and James Houran, Ph.D., President of 20|20 AssessmentTM will utilize the leading-edge 20|20 SkillsTM assessment for student development at undergraduate and graduate levels at César Ritz, and the two organizations will collaborate on research concerning the development of competencies for success in the service-hospitality industry. For more information or to participate in educational or industry studies, contact:
Guestline Ltd, a leading UK supplier of software solutions to the hospitality industry, is pleased to announce the release of a direct connection between Roomlynx, its distribution and channel management solution and hotel.info. This powerful two way interface enables hotels to manage online rates, inventory and availability directly from their Guestline or RezLynx Property Management System (PMS). It will also facilitate the seamless delivery of reservations from www.hotel.info directly into their PMS, without the need for manual data entry.
The Marriott Hotel in Brussels create a greener approach to meetings. The average three-day meeting at a Marriott hotel attended by 1,000 people produces more than 12 tons of trash, uses 200,000 kilowatts of power and consumes 100,000 gallons of water. As of next year, our Marriott hotels in Brussels will offer meeting planners a ‘Green Meeting Package' option which introduces a series of meeting products that are eco-friendly and will help guests and meeting planners reduce their environmental impact. In addition to this, Marriott International is building on an aggressive environmental strategy by adding new elements to green its meetings. To see more about Marriott International's efforts to green its meetings, click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61_-VNLwDcg
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