Our first stop after leaving the capital Thimphu, on the journey east, is Dochu La Pass at 10,500 feet or approx 3,000 meters. Only 45 minutes from Thimphu, it offered us our second glimpse of the Himalayan range. Our first was on the flight into Paro airport on our inward journey from Bangkok.
At the pass [...]
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., franchisor of the iconic quick-service sandwich chain with more than 3,400 system-wide Arby’s restaurants, announced the sale of 42 company-owned locations and development rights in Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore., to proven restaurateur, Tony Lutfi. In addition to remodeling at least 17 restaurants purchased in the [...]
InterContinental Hotels Group (HG) opened its first U.K. hotel in over 36 years, the InterContinental London Westminster. Located alongside New Scotland Yard and the Ministry of Justice, the hotel is located in a historic former government building. The hotel features six guest floors with 256 rooms including a Penthouse, 14 one-bedroom [...]
Chris Nassetta, president & chief executive officer, Hilton Worldwide and Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide at the Watford Mencap Centre refurbishing the centre’s activity rooms and garden along with more than 100 Hilton Team Members during Global Week of Service. (source: Hilton Worldwide)
Team Members from the Hilton Worldwide Singapore [...]
In collaboration with SA Tourism (South African Tourism) and GTA (Gauteng Tourism Authority), Joburg Tourism welcomed Joy of Jazz artists and international media to the city at a press conference hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosebank.
“The city of Johannesburg is honored once again be hosting the Joy of Jazz, which brings together the [...]
The Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) will feature leading hospitality executives in the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) throughout the fall semester. A perennial highlight of the SHA academic program, the DDLS includes leaders from every segment of the hospitality industry, who speak about their career paths, views on successful management styles and business strategies, [...]
Occupancy at Maui hotels during the first half of the year ranked third-highest among more than 38,000 “island and sun” properties worldwide, according to a new report by Honolulu-based Hospitality Advisors.
Maui’s hotels enjoyed an average occupancy rate of 74.1 percent for the first six months of the year, up 2 percent over the first half [...]
Bangalore-based hospitality chain, Royal Orchid Hotels Limited, is looking at liquidating more assets to reduce its Rs 160-crore debt, according to chairman and managing director Chender Baljee.
“We are not desperate to sell our properties. We, however, don’t mind liquidating assets to reduce some of our debt. We are open to selling a couple of properties, [...]
TripAdvisor has declared the results of the TripAdvisor Industry Index with findings about hospitality trends for India and around the world. With more than 25,000 responses from hoteliers around the globe, the Asia Pacific region accounted for slightly over a fifth of the entire sample and India formed the largest segment of this region with [...]
The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has pledged to raise the profile of front-of-house vocational qualifications as an alternative career choice for young adults.
The move comes after this week’s media reports criticising some of the more practical exam subjects and coincides with the launch of the Academy’s Annual Awards for Front of House [...]