Category Archives: Technology & Equipment

GST to have positive impact on the industry – Rattan Keswani, Lemon Tree Hotel Company

Rattan Keswani, Deputy Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotel Company says, “GST will majorly have a positive impact on the industry. When industry gets a benefit, it stokes more manufacturing and activity, and hospitality is an automatic gainer. Also, owing to the variables and taxations in multiple states and multiple cities, the common tax would be a great benefit for our customers. Thus, overall, it would benefit us and our customers. It’s a great move and I hope it comes together quickly.”

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Lemon Tree expands in Gujarat with two new hotels

The Lemon Tree Hotel Company announced the formal opening of two new properties in Vadodara and Dahej besides the refreshed upscale property in Ahmedabad, signalling the group’s focus on Gujarat, in their overall expansion plans across India. Speaking on the occasion of the multi-city launch, Rattan Keswani, Dy. Managing Director, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company and Chairman, Carnation Hotels said, “We are excited at our fast paced growth in Gujarat. Being one of the most progressive and investor friendly States in India, we were keen to spread our wings here. Besides our owned hotel in Ahmedabad, the addition of these three properties in Gujarat opens new domestic locations for our existing customers offering them the same refreshing experience and close to home comfort that Lemon Tree is known for.”

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Carlson to invest USD$30 million to augment global digital platforms

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Asia Pacific embarked on a sizeable investment in Virtual Reality (VR) interfaces for our Radisson Blu and Radisson RED brands which was launched during HICSA. Carlson also rolled out a Radisson Blu, “BluPrint” app this February that allows guests and hotel owners/investors to view our rooms in augmented reality. In addition, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will also invest USD$30 million this year to augment our global digital platforms.

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments forays into India

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, announced its participation in a 10-day roadshow to India to promote Dubai as a key destination for Indian travellers. From August 22 to 31, the team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments will join Lama Tours in visiting nine well-known cities in India such as Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Pune, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Jalandhar to build awareness and boost inbound tourism. Shaza Ahmed, Sales Manager, who will head the team will meet with key travel agencies and tour operators that bring large groups of Indian travellers to the UAE and secure a strong customer base.

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Roseate House Aerocity to open on 1st September

D2 Aerocity will now open as Roseate House on 1st September. Spread over an area of 1.6 acres, Roseate House is a perfect semblance of contemporary spaces combined with spirited service crafted to ease the stress and harness the lifestyle needs of the urban voyager. Roseate House has a total of 216 spacious and plush rooms. Each of the Corporate Suite is 60 square meters in space and furnished with state of othe art amenities. The hotel is expected to be open by the end of August.

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