DEC 2017

  1. Leading Hotels welcomes The Lodhi, the only hotel in the country currently boasting the Leading Hotels accreditation
  2. ICRA expects PE interest in the India hotel industry to pick up significantly in the coming years
  3. Kurt Straub, V-P, operations for India at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, will be moving to head operations for Hyatt in the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia (excluding India)
  4. Sanjay Sethi, CEO of Chalet Hotels, resigned and joined ITC Hotels as its new COO
  5. STAAH partners with hotel technology solution specialist IDS Next
  6. Crowne Plaza, Mayur Vihar named The Best Business Hotel at India MICE Awards 2017
  7. Rosewood Hotel Group introduces a new hotel brand -- KHOS™ 
  8. Andaz Singapore Opens Doors as First Andaz Hotel in Southeast Asia
  9. Google India-BCG report has projected the overall Indian travel market to reach $48 Bn by 2020 at a CAGR of 11%-11.5%.
  10. Hotel Leelaventure - Financials - quarter ended on September 30, 2017 - Income 149.25 crore, Net Loss 24.44 crore
  11. - India's luxury Pet Hotel
  12. Naples' pizza twirling wins Unesco ‘intangible’ status
  13. Dusit International opens global sales office in India
  14. Royal Orchid opens 46th hotel in Dwarka, Gujarat
  15. Israeli luxury hotel The Den opens doors in Bengaluru


  1. Hyatt appoints Sunjae Sharma as VP of Operations for India
  2. Puneet Singh has joined Grand Hyatt Mumbai as General Manager
  3. Anuj Bidani joins Grand Hyatt Mumbai as the Director of Sales & Marketin
  4. Roshan Rajpal has joined Grand Hyatt Mumbai as Hotel Manager
  5. Jaymon Devassy joins Grand Hyatt Mumbai as Director of Food & Beverage.

NOV 2017

  1. IHG partners with SAMHI to expand Holiday Inn Express portfolio in India - 14 hotels, IHG grows its pipeline by 41 hotels
  2. Axilor funds online hotel booking firm MiStay - Bengaluru-based MiStay allows booking of hotel rooms by pack of hours, with flexible check-in/check-out times
  3. World of Hyatt emerged as the ‘Best Hotel Loyalty Programme’ and Hyatt Hotels Group has won an award in the ‘Best Hotel Group – International’ category - ‘Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2017’, 6th edition.
  4. Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa opens in Kolkata - 110 Rooms
  5. InterGlobe Hotels to build ibis property in Hebbal, Bengaluru
  6. WESTIN opened of its eighth hotel in India, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat. It features 314 guest rooms and suites
  7. 1589 Hotels appoints Pankaj Giroti as Vice President Business Development
  8. Sharad Puri Appointed as the New General Manager of JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
  9. Mansi Mehta Arora Appointed as Director of Sales in India for Hilton