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Holiday Inn Express & Suites will cater to rise in Bangkok medical tourism

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Prime Living Soonvijai Co. Ltd, to develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai in Bangkok, Thailand. The 200-room property will offer a competitive priced mix of rooms and suites designed to “create a homely residential environment to meet the needs of travellers staying for

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Marriott opens Kochi Marriott Hotel

Marriott International Inc has announced the opening of the Kochi Marriott Hotel, its fifth hotel under the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in India. This will be the second Marriott International property in the Kochi city and is located in the Lulu Mall campus, one of the largest malls in the country. Located 22 km

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Luring the Chinese traveller

China’s outbound travellers are estimated to exceed 100 million this year and with an overall spending of US$140 billion in 2014, inbound destination marketers around the world are now competing for attention from this lucrative segment. Relaxation of visa restrictions, food and wine tours, pop stars, even social media competitions from tourism bodies are all

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Design

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New colours from Kettal

Kettal Objects is a range of outdoor decoration products consisting of a sideboard with aluminium or wood doors, room divider, floor lamp with Porotex or aluminium screen, round auxiliary table with central foot and a tray, all by Kettal Design Studio and available in 27 colours. There are also puffs and planters with cord in

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Drink

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US restaurant industry enters sixth consecutive year of growth

America’s one million restaurants will continue to be a leading job creator in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast. While the operating environment will remain challenging, total restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record US$709.2 billion in 2015 – a 3.8% increase over 2014, marking the sixth consecutive

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Equipment

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Winter warmer

A leading supplier of outdoor furniture to private residences, hotels, developers and restaurants throughout Hong Kong, Macau and China, Everything Under The Sun is introducing two outdoor heater brands to its selection: Tansun (from Britain) and Bromic (from Australia). Tansun’s Ambient Series of wall mounted electric heaters – Tansun Bahama and Tansun Monaco – uses

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Food

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US restaurant industry enters sixth consecutive year of growth

America’s one million restaurants will continue to be a leading job creator in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast. While the operating environment will remain challenging, total restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record US$709.2 billion in 2015 – a 3.8% increase over 2014, marking the sixth consecutive

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Management

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Torsten van Dullemen becomes GM of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Torsten van Dullemen as general manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong effective 15 January 2015. Van Dullemen has held several positions within the group – most recently as GM of the Mandarin Oriental, Manila, which closed in 2014. He first joined the company in

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Market Report

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US restaurant industry enters sixth consecutive year of growth

America’s one million restaurants will continue to be a leading job creator in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast. While the operating environment will remain challenging, total restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record US$709.2 billion in 2015 – a 3.8% increase over 2014, marking the sixth consecutive

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New Products

Kettal

New colours from Kettal

Kettal Objects is a range of outdoor decoration products consisting of a sideboard with aluminium or wood doors, room divider, floor lamp with Porotex or aluminium screen, round auxiliary table with central foot and a tray, all by Kettal Design Studio and available in 27 colours. There are also puffs and planters with cord in

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Technology

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Getting to the point

In the coming 12 months, point of sale technology is set to make some major advances in the hospitality sector, Donald Gasper reports   A POS system is crucial to the running of a hotel’s business as it enables hoteliers to monitor sales, bookings, staff performance and more. Recent advances in technology have brought tremendous

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