While ‘co-living’ sounds like a wishy-washy concept from the hippie era, it is in fact the latest trend in the hospitality sector. Backed by serious investments, it caters to a clique of new customers who travel and live differently. Guests have compact individual rooms or beds and share common areas and amenities; they ‘co-live’ anywhere between a few days to as long as a year.
Bonjour, Namaste: Paris-based Louvre Hotels Group and Sarovar Hotels merge to conquer the hospitality space
Louvre Hotels is no stranger to India, for the group has been present in the subcontinent since 2007, managing 22 hotels before this merger with the Sarovar Group.
Conscious Travel in India – A conversation with an Earth-Friendly Traveller
In the second part of an article focusing on the increasing awareness of eco-friendly travel in India, we speak to Maya Kilpadi, a sustainability consultant and founding editor of digital magazine Eartha that documents stories of environmental sustainability in India. We ask her whether her penchant for minimalism and love for nature influences how she chooses to travel and stay while on vacation.
Interview with a Restaurant Owner on why and how imported kitchen equipment is gaining popularity in Indian restaurants
We speak to Bangalore-based Chef and Restaurant Owner Gautam Krishnankutty who is busy opening a brand new charcuterie in the city. The Smoke Company is his second venture, after the very successful Cafe Thulp brand of burger joints that dot the city.
A tête-à-tête with CGH Earth Hotels on sustainable luxury
CGH Earth offers luxury travel experiences across 17 properties in three states in India. The brand is synonymous with experiential vacations with a focus on sustainability, heritage, wellness and nature. CGH Earth has successfully pioneered responsible tourism in India. We spoke to them about the rise of conscious travel in India and their property in SwaSwara, in Gokarna, Karnataka.
How Technology is Changing Travel for Indians
Google India and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) teamed up to bring out a report titled ‘Demystifying the Indian Online Traveller.’ The report investigates the importance of digital technology in travel and makes various projections that are important to the travel and hospitality sector.
Striking Gold - The Rise of Luxury Resorts in India
Not so long ago, Indian luxury hotels were almost the exclusive preserve of foreign travellers and business guests – because few other locals could afford to stay at a 4 or 5 Star property. Even those Indians who had money in the bank were budget-conscious and unlikely to spend extravagantly on themselves. Things are very different now, in 2017. Over a generation, there has bee ...
Green Housekeeping in the Hospitality Industry
In recent years the hospitality sector, a resource-guzzling industry has had to take a hard look at itself and confront its ecological impact. Brazen use of resources at the cost of the environment is no longer an option in the time of climate change. Hotels have been raising their standards of eco-friendliness to accommodate their duty to the world around as much as to demandi ...
Doing Well While Doing Good
Lessons on Waste Management from the Hospitality World Delhi has acquired the dubious distinction of being one of the most polluted cities in the world and generates 9000 metric tonnes of waste every day. The problem is so out of control that three out of its four operational landfills have ‘trash’ skyscrapers that rival Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret. Both ind ...
LESSONS IN SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY FROM ITC GARDENIA
As an international trade consultancy firm, with clients abroad, we have helped pave the way for many foreign products into the Indian market. One of our areas of passion is introducing sustainable products and solutions in the hospitality industry.The hospitality industry, in particular, is infamous for its exorbitant pressure on resources as it caters to thousands of guests e ...