International players have increasingly made their presence known in the Indian hospitality sector. Even as the global hospitality industry experiences a lethargic growth, and China, that huge Asian market, shows very grim promise of growth, India is becoming the go-to destination in Asia.In fact, of all the growth in the hospitality space in India, international hotel chains i ...

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On the 28 of July, Palmex, eco-friendly thatch roof solutions headquartered in Canada, completed its first corporate project in India. The client was the Greenberg Resorts located in the picturesque and pristine hills of the Western Ghats in Idukki, Kerala. A place far from the maddening crowd, lush with tea plantations, meadows, and trees, dotted with waterbodies. Its serenity ...

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A bone chilling reminder of why hotels need to be secured are the gruesome attacks that happened in 2008 in Mumbai. The Taj Mahal Hotel, India’s most prominent hotel, and the Trident were under siege by terrorists for close to 48 nightmarish hours. These terror attacks were a turning page in security measures in public places of India and particularly hotels.But, around the glo ...

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The Arsha Consulting team had the opportunity of participating in Hotel Operators Summit of India 2016 earlier this Month. They showcased synthetic palm leaves – Palmex, which are made in Canada, at the event. There are currently no products available in the Indian market that are equivalent to these sustainable synthetic thatch roofs. The natural look and durability of Palmex ...

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Eve Chartrand-Dandurand, Asia head of Palmex International and the Arsha Consulting team are participating in the Hotel Operator’s Summit India (HOSI), New Delhi. They will be showcasing Palmex  synthetic thatch roof solutions. Eve talks to us about why the time has come for sustainability in the hospitality industry in India and much more… Here’s an excerptYour work takes you ...

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India’s booming economy and population have meant an unprecedented growth in technology. In October 2015, the country notched an incredible 1 billion mark in the number of mobile subscribers. Internet users are estimated to climb up to 500 million users by 2017, of this 314 million will be mobile internet users. Around the global figures on technology use are rising as well. By ...

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While most of the developing nations have been under a slump, India has stood out as an example in its growth. In contrast to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa) nations it has managed an upward economic growth in 2014-15 to emerge a star – the fastest growing economy according to World Bank’s 2016 report. An important aspect of this growth is its popularity as a ...

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Canadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Mark Scullion, Director A.I of the Quebec Government office in Mumbai, Mitali Bandekar, and CEO of Arsha Consulting, Renato Cudicio, formally inaugurated the ‘Made in Canada’ Palmex stand at the Food Hospitality World Trade Show in Mumbai yesterday. Set against a backdrop of a sunny beachside resort (Palmex’s latest project in t ...

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Image caption: FII India office in Mumbai featuring Western red cedar panelling, SPF ceiling and photo frame made of Douglas-fir.    Already a major trend internationally, India is now catching-up on including sustainability as a key element in new building projects. With the volume of hotel rooms to open in the following years in India (we are talking about more than 100,000) ...

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We caught up with Steena Joy, who has been associated with the Food and Hospitality World Expo for the last seven years. Here’s what she had to say –What are the key trends in the hospitality sector that you’ve noticed in recent years?The rise in kitchen equipment according to me is the biggest trend. We are seeing tremendous growth in this sector. There are lots of internation ...

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