HOTELS

  • Sahara's Grosvenor House hotel in London put up for sale 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Mumbai: London's landmark Grosvenor House hotel has been put up for sale after its owner, part of troubled Indian conglomerate Sahara which has been trying to raise funds for its jailed boss Subrata Roy, was placed into administration by creditors. Consultant Deloitte said on Tuesday it had been appointed administrator...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • 'Birdman', 'Boyhood' to battle it out at Oscars for top honours February 21, 2015

    Los Angeles: In one of the most fiercely contested years in the Oscars' history, Alejandro G Inarritu's 'Birdman' and Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' have emerged front-runners as the Academy rolls out the red carpet to honour the best in cinema this Sunday here. Both 'Birdman' and Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'...
  • Rave party in Ghaziabad hotel busted, 72 arrested February 12, 2015

    Ghaziabad: An illegally-run rave party in a posh hotel near the police lines here was busted and 72 people including six women arrested and two dozen luxury cars and Rs 9.8 lakh seized, police said on Thursday Police said that acting on a tip off by an informer, a raid was...
  • Sahara saga: Mirach Capital says 3 hotels can fetch maximum $1.67 billion February 8, 2015

    New York: As the blame-game continues over their floundered deal, US-based Mirach Capital has claimed that Sahara's three overseas hotels can fetch a maximum valuation of $1.67 billion (Rs 10,400 crore). These three iconic hotels -- The Plaza and Dream Downtown in New York and Grosvenor House in London -- were...
  • 'Birdman', 'Grand Budapest' win at Art Directors Guild Awards February 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Birdman' took the top prizes at the Art Directors Guild's 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was the winner in the Period Film category, while 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was cited in the Fantasy Film...
  • 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' cast surprises Tina Desai with gifts January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Tina Desai, who has a pivotal role in forthcoming Hollywood film "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", was in for a pleasant surprise when the cast of the movie showered her with gifts. The actress got the gifts when she went to London for the film's editing last...
  • Gunmen storm Libya hotel, kill 10 January 28, 2015

    Tripoli: In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed following an hour long standoff that included a...
  • Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead January 27, 2015

    Tripoli: A Libyan security official says gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners and have taken hostages after killing at least three guards. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said the standoff is continuing on Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel. Hassan al-Abey, a corporate sales manager...
  • Golden Globe Awards Winners Include 'Boyhood' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' January 13, 2015

    As stars made a grand show on Sunday night at the 72nd Golden Globes Awards, a pair of personal films, 'Boyhood' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' took the top movie prizes. ...
  • BJP MPs stay at lavish hotel on taxpayers' money, bill may run into crores, reveals RTI January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: While the Narendra Modi government has repeatedly passed austerity diktats calling on its ministers to tighten their belts to set an example for the nation, an RTI report showed that many BJP MPs stayed at lavish hotels on taxpayers' money. According to the report till November 15,2014, 92 MPs,...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Here's the complete list of winners January 12, 2015

    Beverly Hills: The following are film and television winners at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Sunday. FILM BEST DRAMA "Boyhood" BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL "The Grand Budapest Hotel" BEST ACTOR, DRAMA Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything" BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL Michael Keaton, "Birdman" BEST...
  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' leads BAFTA awards' shortlist with 11 nominations January 10, 2015

    'The Grand Budapest Hotel', an offbeat comedy starring Ralph Fiennes as the concierge of a luxury hotel in a bygone Europe, topped the shortlist for Britain's BAFTA awards, with 11 nominations, including for best film. Following is how the main films stack up for the awards. Nominations were announced on Friday...
  • Golden Globes Awards 2015: Complete list of nominations January 9, 2015

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will hand out its 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Following is a list of key film nominees. BEST DRAMA "Boyhood" "Foxcatcher" "The Imitation Game" "Selma" "The Theory of Everything" BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL "Birdman" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Into The Woods" "Pride" "St. Vincent" BEST ACTOR, DRAMA Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher" Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" David Oyelowo, "Selma" Eddie Redmayne,...
  • It is every actor's dream to work with Wachowskis brothers, says 'Marigold Hotel' star Tina Desai January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Tina Desai, who has a role in forthcoming Hollywood film 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', will soon also be seen playing a lead character in the 'Sense8' American fiction drama series. The show revolves around eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become mentally...
  • Sunanda was upset with Shashi Tharoor before her death, reveals domestic help in probe: Sources January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, the interrogation of Tharoors' domestic help Narain has revealed that both Sunanda and Shashi Tharoor were uncomfortable with each other. According to the details given by Narain, Sunanda was upset with Shashi Tharoor's conduct and behavior and the...
  • Washed utensils in hotel 15 years back, reveals Smriti Irani January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing the dignity of labour, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday told a conference of state education ministers that she had washed utensils 15 years back at a hotel in Mumbai. She referred to Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's emphasis on giving importance to skills and said no...
  • Delhi Police to probe Sunanda Pushkar's death as murder case, Shashi Tharoor to be questioned January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A year after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her hotel room, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Tuesday said that a murder case has been filed in it. Sunanda Pushkar was staying at the Leela Hotel in the national capital when she...
  • 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' to premier at British Royal Family Gala December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Tina Desai is elated that her Hollywood project 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' has been chosen to be screened at a gala for Britain's Royal Family next year. The entire cast, including Dev Patel and Tina Desai, will be in attendance at the London gala Feb 17. "It is...
  • Mumbai's Hotel Novotel prepares gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas December 25, 2014

    Hotel Novotel in Mumbai started their yearend festivities by making gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas. ...
  • 'One Direction' not surprised with no Grammy nomination; says there's so much incredible music out there December 13, 2014

    London: Popular boy band One Direction is not angry for being blanked at the 57th Grammy Award nominations. The five-member group, whose third album 'Midnight Memories' is the biggest-selling album worldwide in 2013, thinks there is a high quality of music up for the Grammy prizes, reported Contactmusic. When asked if they...
  • Snapshot: Paris Hilton parties with Salman Khan, Mika Singh December 9, 2014

    Pune: American socialite Paris Hilton was recently spotted partying with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan here. "Finally after 24 hours of traveling, I've finally made it to my final destination of the trip. Pune, India. So tired & jetlagged!," she tweeted Monday. The 33-year-old socialite took to social networking websites to share her...
  • Mel Brooks to lend voice for 'Hotel Transylvania 2' November 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Comic legend Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast of the Sony's animated sequel to 'Hotel Transylvania'. Brooks, 88, will voice the role of Vlad, the ancient, undead and grumpy father to the Adam Sandler-voiced Dracula, said The Hollywood Reporter. The follow-up to the 2012 hit involves Vlad arriving...
  • Have thousands of Facebook friends? Check-in to this hotel in Europe for free! November 27, 2014

    Take this moment to thank all your friends and followers on social media. If you're big on social networking sites, use your followers as currency to check in to a hotel in Europe! The luxurious Nordic Light Hotel in Stockholm is allowing people with more than 2,000 friends on Facebook to...
  • On 26/11 anniversary, PM Modi asserts the need to combat terrorism November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: On the sixth anniversary of the deadly 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted the need to combat terrorism. "Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror & uproot it from the face of humankind," he...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death case: 3 fake passport holders under scanner, say sources November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Three fake passport holders have come under the Delhi Police scanner in the death case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, sources said on Tuesday. The trio was staying at the Leela Hotel when Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the sources said. The trio...
  • Watch: Paris investors in race to build most opulent hotel November 13, 2014

    On the streets of Paris, investors are in a race to build the most opulent hotel in the city's. For months, millions of dollars have been spent on some of the most glamorous Parisian hotels. The famous Hotel Ritz is spending $180 million and the Plaza has re-opened after spending...
  • Severed animal head found outside hotel in Northeast Delhi November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Tension had erupted in northeast Delhi's Jaffrabad area last night after a severed animal head was found near Ghond Chowk intersection, police said on Monday. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) R A Sanjeev, the incident came to light around 10 PM last night when the animal head...
  • Sleuths re-examine Sunanda Pushkar's room, collect more 'evidence' November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The hotel room, where former Union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances on January 17, has been re-examined by police and forensic experts who claimed to have found some fresh evidence. According to police officials, they have stumbled upon fluid marks on the...
  • Suspected UK murderer ate woman's body parts: Report November 7, 2014

    London: In a suspected case of cannibalism, a 22-year-old woman was killed and her suspected attacker died during interrogation after he was caught allegedly eating parts of the woman's face at a hotel in UK's South Wales. Matthew Williams, 34, who was caught in a room with the woman with...