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I Went to the Future, in a Hotel Where My Butler to Bartender – Were Robots

“This is it! This is the answer. It says here that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04 pm, next Saturday night! If we could somehow harness this lightning, channel it into the flux capacitor it just might work. Next Saturday night, we’re sending you back to the future!” In┬áBack to the Future, ... Read More »

Hotel Industry Warns Tourism To Suffer At 18% GST On Rooms

Mumbai: The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) on Monday said the government’s four-tier structure in Good and Services Tax (GST), in which the service sector will be taxed at 18 per cent, will cause the tourism sector a major setback. In the recently-concluded meet on GST, the government has declared a four-tier structure of 5, 12, 18 ... Read More »

Court Asks Hotel Leela Venture To Pay Rs. 258 Crore Royalty To Airports Authority

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday upheld its single judge decision asking Hotel Leela Venture Ltd to pay Rs. 258 crore to Airports Authority of India (AAI) as royalty for possession of its property near Mumbai International Airport. “We affirm the destination reached by the single judge notwithstanding the route taken not being reflective of the journey undertaken ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosion Said to Cause $1,400-Worth of Damage to Hotel Room

  Samsung is expected to issue a worldwide recall after more than 35 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units reportedly exploded. While the global recall is yet to become official, a fresh unit in Australia has exploded leaving the owner with a huge AUD 1,800 (roughly Rs. 91,600 or $1,400) damage bill. This is the first case of a Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

Tata Group-Owned Taj Boston Hotel Sold For Rs 850 Crore

IHC, which runs the Taj group of hotels, said sale proceeds will be utilized to retire outstanding debt. New Delhi: Indian Hotels Company (IHC), a Tata Group firm, has completed sale of its Taj Boston hotel for $125 million (about Rs 839 crore). “United Overseas Holdings effected on July 12 the divestment of Taj Boston Hotel through sale of the ... Read More »