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  • Smartphones to replace room keys at Hilton hotels Yesterday

    New York: Forget high-tech credit-card like hotel keys. By the end of 2015, guests at Hilton hotels across the world will be able to access rooms with their smartphones. The idea moves around the ability to use a mobile device to check in and choose a specific room based on...
  • Thousands ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza 4 days ago

    Paris: Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address that they would be held responsible for any clashes and...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Kick', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' 6 days ago

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Kick' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. ...
  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' review: Whimsical, busy, irresistibly charming, an absolute must-watch 5 days ago

    Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric Director: Wes Anderson Few modern filmmakers can claim to leave as distinct a stamp on their work as Wes Anderson. His cinematic style and visual language is so unique, you recognize it just moments into a film: the brightly colored dollhouse aesthetic of his...
  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' tweet review: Watch it for the talented Ralph Fiennes 6 days ago

    When a film boasts of an enviable star cast consisting of actors like Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum and Adrien Brody- you can't go too wrong with the film. Academy award winning director Wes Anderson comes up with humorous, poignant film called 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' based on Stefan...
  • Supreme Court denies bail to Sahara chief Subrata Roy July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to release Sahara Chief Subrata Roy on bail or parole. The court said that Roy cannot be released for 40 days on bail. The court allowed Roy to mortgage or sell hotels in New York, London in order to raise the money. The...
  • 'Haunted' London hotel gives England cricketers spooky nights July 21, 2014

    London: England have often looked a haunted side during their ongoing run of nine Tests without a win. And according to paceman Stuart Broad they have a particular reason to be spooked during matches in London after ghostly goings-on at the team hotel. Broad said several members of the side...
  • Delhi: BSES official held for raping woman in hotel July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: An assistant manager with Delhi power discom BSES was on Sunday arrested for raping a 20-year-old woman at gun-point inside a hotel after luring her on the pretext of a job interview, police said. The woman made a call to the police control room (PCR) at 2.16 p.m. and...
  • SC seeks SEBI's response on Sahara's plea to sell overseas hotels July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked market regulator SEBI to respond to Sahara group's plead to permit it to sell its three overseas hotels to mobilise Rs.10,000 crore as a part repayment of investors money raised by its two companies - a condition for the release of jailed...
  • With market buoyancy, Chennai's star hotels do makeover June 27, 2014

    Chennai: With signs of buoyancy in business visible and new competition emerging, a clutch of star hotels in Chennai are going in for makeovers. "The market is picking up. The manufacturing sector is looking at Tamil Nadu. Normally April to August are the lean season and hotels are using this period...
  • Kolkata: Police probing hotel owner's death June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: The police is investigating the death of a hotel owner in Howrah town caused allegedly by repeated threat calls over phone from a local gangster. Sumit Naha, the hotel owner, died on Monday following a heart attack after he was threatened repeatedly over phone by Dipak Shaw, the gangster operating...
  • The Eagles know why the fans turn up - to hear the oldies June 24, 2014

    London: When veteran California rock band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there was no pretense about why people had come to see them or what the band was expected to do. It was a case of play the songs we know, dudes, and please don't change...
  • WB: TMC worker caught on camera beating, extorting money from a hotel manager in Howrah June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was caught on camera beating a hotel manager in Howrah, West Bengal. He allegedly extorted money from him. The situation took an ugly turn when the owner of the hotel died of a heart attack on Sunday night. The family claimed that he was distressed...
  • Chefs should be business savvy June 20, 2014

    Chennai: A successful chef is one who not only whips out lip-smacking dishes but who is also business savvy, a five-star hotel chef says. "Cooking good food is one part. The other part is that a chef should have good business sense to wow a guest without losing sight of the...
  • Jaipur: 30-year-old arrested for allegedly raping a Malaysian woman, says it's a conspiracy June 7, 2014

    Jaipur: In yet another crime against foreign nationals in India, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Jaipur on charges of raping a Malaysian woman on Friday, an official said on Saturday. "We have arrested (the man) on charges of raping a Malaysian woman on Friday. (He) is a resident of Bhilwara,"...
  • Jammu: 4 people killed, 11 injured in hotel fire May 31, 2014

    Jammu: Four persons were killed and 11 injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in Jammu in the early hours of the day. The incident occurred in Hotel Neelam in bus stand area of Jammu city at around 2:30 AM, police said. As the smoke started billowing out of the...
  • German national found dead in hotel May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A 72-year-old German national, who was in India on a business trip, was found dead in his hotel room in South East Delhi this morning. The German man, identified as Edverse, had come to India on May 27 and checked in room number 803 of Eros Hotel in South...
  • 28-year-old Uttarakhand man found dead in Meerut hotel, police recover suicide note May 27, 2014

    The body of a young man from Uttarakhand was found in a hotel in Meerut Tuesday, police said. Rahul, a 28-year-old resident of Haldwani, was found dead in his room by the staff of Ranjit Hotel when a waiter went to serve him breakfast. When the door was not opened, it was...
  • 2 five-star hotels 'fail' to comply with pollution control norms: Delhi government May 23, 2014

    Acting tough, Delhi government has ordered two five star hotels Imperial and Eros to close their restaurants, kitchen and laundry units, for "failing" to comply with pollution control norms and asked the civic agencies to snap power and water supplies to them. The punitive action against the two hotels are being...
  • Two captains of Indian industry Captain Nair and Russi Mody dead May 17, 2014

    Two stalwarts of the Corporate India Captain CP Krishnan Nair and Russi Mody died on Saturday. Captain Nair was the founder of ultra-luxury hotel chain Leela Group of hotels and Russi Mody was the former chairman of Tata Steel. Russi Mody was also joint chairman of Air India and the erstwhile...
  • The waiter was too handsome, the sea was too blue: You won't believe these bizarre complaints hotel staff have to hear everyday May 13, 2014

    A recent survey conducted by Skyscanner - a leading global travel search site, reveals some of the strange complaints which have been made to hotel staff. Travel search engine Skyscanner questioned 400 international hotel workers to make up its list of the top ten strange complaints and fussy demands. From toilets...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel April 17, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the room...
  • Mumbai: 16 live bullets found near Taj hotel, probe on April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Wednesday recovered 16 live bullets near the Taj hotel in Colaba. The bullets were found in a parking lot near the hotel. The police said the bullets appeared to be 2-3 years old. A police investigation is on. The Taj hotel was targeted by terrorists during the...
  • Waiter arrested for molesting 25-year-old Mumbai-based model in parking lot March 31, 2014

    A hotel waiter was arrested for allegedly molesting a 25-year-old Mumbai-based model in Raipur, police said on Monday. Vijay Kumar Khute (25), who works as a waiter at hotel Simran under Ganj police station limits, was arrested on Sunday night after the model lodged a complaint in this connection, a senior...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's viscera report inconclusive but rules out poisoning March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The mystery behind Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's continues as the viscera report has ruled out poisoning as the cause of the entrepreneur's death, say sources. The viscera report majorly remains inconclusive and does not unravel the mystery behind the death. It says she was on...
  • Nine killed in Taliban attack in Kabul hotel March 21, 2014

    Kabul: Nine people, including four women, were killed in a deadly Taliban attack in a popular hotel in Kabul, sources said on Friday morning. Four attackers too were killed. "Nine people were also killed in last night's (Thursday) Taliban attack in Serena Hotel besides four gunmen," an Afghan security source told...
  • Delhi hotels one of the worst-rated in world March 2, 2014

    Hotels in Delhi are considered as one of the worst in the world as per the trivago Reputation Ranking of 100 destinations which places them in the 90th position, while those in Mumbai have fared better. The ranking is based on over 82 million reviews compiled by trivago from over 200...
  • Rajasthan: Fire breaks out in Udaipur's Sheraton Hotel March 1, 2014

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out in Udaipur's Sheraton Hotel on Saturday morning. Fire tenders rushed to the spot and are toiling to douse the flames. Five teams of fire tenders have been pressed into service. The plush hotel is situated near Fateh Sagar Lake in Rajasthan's Udaipur. ...
  • Policeman shoots at waiter for being asked to drink liquor outside hotel premises February 21, 2014

    A police official shot at a waiter in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city when he was asked not to drink liquor in the restaurant premises since the eatery did not have a permit. The victim Inderjeet (33) was rushed to a hospital where he was stated to be in critical condition. Kanpur's Director...