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  • Congress moves PM Modi for re-probe into Mumbai Centaur Hotels sale 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of Central Bureau of Investigation action in the sale of Udaipur's Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel, the Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the probe agency to re-investigate the sale of two Centaur Hotels in Mumbai some 14 years ago. In a letter to...
  • Kerala HC refuses to stay Government decision to close down bar hotels September 3, 2014

    Kochi: Giving its approval to the state government's new liquor policy, Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to stay the closure of over 700 bar hotels below five star categories. A division bench comprising justice Thothathil B Radhakrishnan and justice PB Suresh Kumar declined to stay the operation of the order...
  • CBI FIR against ex-disinvestment secy for selling Rs 150 cr hotel for Rs 7 cr August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal for allegedly selling off a hotel in Udaipur worth Rs 150 crore for Rs 7 crore. The case dates back to 2001-2002 when Baijal was the disinvestment secretary during Arun Shourie's tenure...
  • Sultan of Brunei bids for Sahara's New York and London luxury hotels: report August 18, 2014

    New York: The Sultan of Brunei has made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel, the Wall Street Journal's website edition reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation. An investment firm affiliated with Brunei has offered to pay $2 billion for the...
  • 50,000 footfalls at Taj Mahal, but no profits for hoteliers August 18, 2014

    A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday, with footfalls crossing the 50,000 mark. On Saturday too, over 48,000 tickets were sold, but all this proved meaningless for Agra's hotel industry. The majority of visitors were of course "deshi" who combined tourism with religion, paying a visit to...
  • Watch: A robot with every room is what a New California hotel promises August 17, 2014

    A nice pool, a great bar and a robot with every room is what a New California hotel is promising it's visitors. A robot has been programmed with room numbers and they move around the hotel for service. ...
  • DTC plans budget hotels at its terminals to augment revenue August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: To boost revenue generation, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is planning to open budget hotels at two of its prominent bus terminals. In its recent board meeting, DTC has cleared proposal of a feasibility study at Nehru Place and Raja Garden bus terminals by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development...
  • Indians know to disconnect from work on holiday, says survey August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Most Indians find it easy to stay away from their mobile devices while on holiday and try to use the time to forget about work, a recent global travel industry survey result released on Tuesday said. The Hotels.com global survey, which looks at digital holiday habits across 28 different...
  • 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer: Richard Gere joins the expat residents of the Indian retirement resort August 10, 2014

    The first trailer for director John Madden's sequel to the surprise 2012 box-office hit 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' has been released. Simply titled 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', the film promises more adventures with the expat residents of an Indian retirement resort. And we haven't even come to...
  • Clean up India: No sanitation at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality August 5, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Ahmedabad's Bombay...
  • Smartphones to replace room keys at Hilton hotels July 30, 2014

    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 July 27, 2014

    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' July 25, 2014

    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 August 7, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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...