"Eight" Unveils in Bengaluru: A Pan-Asian Culinary Adventure Awaits

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Published on February 20, 2024

Bellona Hospitality, the distinguished hospitality arm of The Phoenix Mall of Asia, proudly welcomes "Eight" to Bengaluru's culinary scene. As a luxury Pan-Asian bar and restaurant making its grand entrance in Bangalore, Eight is nestled in the bustling heart of the city, poised to redefine the local cocktail and culinary landscape with its unique blend of East & Oriental flavors.

Celebrating its third outlet and marking its debut in Bangalore, Eight stands as a testament to the city's evolving food and beverage industry. "We are extremely excited for the launch of Eight in Bengaluru. Our passion is to blend the richness of Asian cuisine with the city’s vibrant energy, creating an experience beyond mere dining," says Prashant Issar, Director, Bellona Hospitality.

Crafted by culinary maestro Chef Sagar Sarkar, Eight offers a name symbolic of prosperity and abundance, reflecting its intent to offer an enriching dining experience. Guests can indulge in a culinary journey with dishes from regions like Canton, Hongkong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Japan, alongside signature offerings from China's lesser-known areas.

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The venue boasts 306 rooms, a rooftop bar, an outdoor pool, and a sky lobby, offering a captivating view of the surrounding cityscape. With an exquisite and authentic culinary experience, guests can savor dishes and cocktails meticulously crafted to mesmerize and redefine expectations.

The décor of Eight radiates sophistication suitable for a discerning audience, featuring stained wood railings, contemporary Asian chairs, and faux stone walls. The bar, a central feature, divides the space into four sections, each offering an intimate dining setting enhanced by metallic glass panels and wood, with textured blue walls adorned with hand-painted calligraphy.

A highlight of the dining experience at Eight is the introduction of three innovative food and beverage venues, including Nashville’s inaugural Bluestone Lane Café, the Lovelorn Lounge and Pool Bar serving New American cuisine, and an outdoor pool bar featuring a Mediterranean-inspired menu. Additionally, the hotel's Topgolf Swing Suites offer two golf simulators, making it a city first accessible to both guests and locals.

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About Bellona Hospitality:

Bellona Hospitality, a leading hospitality group, boasts 9 distinctive restaurant brands with a growing presence across Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad. Committed to excellence, Bellona Hospitality elevates each dining experience into a memorable journey. Brands under Bellona Hospitality include Ishaara, Dobaraa, Legume, and Cha, among others, each representing the group's dedication to exceptional service and culinary mastery. Their commitment to sustainability and innovation is evident in their use of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create unique and flavorful dishes.

"Eight" at Phoenix Mall of Asia promises an unparalleled dining adventure in Bengaluru, merging the essence of Asian opulence with cutting-edge cuisine. The launch of Eight in Bengaluru is a step towards creating a realm where every dish tells a story, and each moment is flawlessly crafted to offer the very best to its clientele.


Hyatt Regency Gurugram Unveils Japanese Dining Experience with New Restaurant SHIN’YA

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 28, 2024

Hyatt Regency Gurugram has introduced SHIN’YA, a novel dining concept that brings an authentic Japanese izakaya experience to Delhi NCR. Named after the Japanese word for 'midnight,' SHIN’YA offers a serene spot for evening and late-night dining, embodying the laid-back, social essence of Japan's popular casual bars.

The restaurant’s menu features a rich variety of Japanese culinary staples, from yakitori and robata-grilled meats to fresh sashimi and sushi, all designed to cater to the discerning tastes of its patrons. SHIN’YA aims to create a relaxing atmosphere where guests can unwind after a busy day, enhanced by its stylish décor and warm hospitality.

Sonale Zagade, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Gurugram, expressed her enthusiasm about the launch: "We are thrilled to introduce SHIN’YA to the vibrant culinary scene of Delhi NCR. Japanese cuisine has a universal appeal, and at SHIN’YA, guests can indulge in exquisite dishes and drinks in a soothing ambiance that captures the spirit of a Japanese izakaya."

The culinary team, led by Chef Adi Melaz, focuses on authenticity and freshness, offering dishes that combine traditional Japanese techniques with contemporary flavors. The beverage program, crafted by mixologist Shashwat Prasad, complements the food with a sophisticated array of Japanese whiskeys, sake, select wines, and diverse beer options from a draft beer station.

Operating daily until 3 AM, SHIN’YA promises a unique and enjoyable dining experience for both casual dinners and late-night revelers, ensuring that the celebration of fine Japanese cuisine can extend well into the night.

For more information on SHIN’YA and to make reservations, visit Hyatt Regency Gurugram’s official website.


Givex Unveils GivexEngageAI: A New AI-Driven Platform for Enhanced Customer Engagement

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 24, 2024

Givex Corp., a renowned provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions, has announced the launch of GivexEngageAI, an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform aimed at enriching customer relationships and fostering targeted engagement. GivexEngageAI stands out by creating comprehensive, 360-degree profiles of customers based on their interactions, such as loyalty program activity and purchasing behaviors.

Mo Chaar, Chief Commercial Officer at Givex, expressed enthusiasm about the launch, stating, "GivexEngageAI inaugurates a new era for our company, offering businesses critical insights into customer data with a scalable solution. This platform moves away from traditional, one-size-fits-all marketing approaches, enabling highly relevant communications tailored to individual customer profiles."

The platform integrates seamlessly with GivexPOS and other Givex services, like online ordering, to optimize customer engagement strategies and enhance revenue potential. By assembling complete customer profiles, GivexEngageAI helps businesses transform occasional visitors into loyal customers. The AI-driven campaigns that follow are multi-channel—spanning from mobile push notifications to SMS—and are personalized based on the customers' purchase histories and behaviors.

Furthermore, GivexEngageAI facilitates automated engagement across various channels, which simplifies the marketing process and enhances the accuracy of customer communications. Businesses can start with the basic functionalities and expand by integrating more channels as their needs grow.

The introduction of GivexEngageAI by Givex highlights the company's commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to improve business-to-customer interactions. With its global presence and extensive industry experience, Givex continues to set benchmarks in how technology can enhance customer service and engagement.


Signum Hotels & Resorts Expands Middle Eastern Operations with New Dubai Office

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 24, 2024

Signum Hotels & Resorts, renowned for its rapid expansion and exceptional hospitality services, has announced the inauguration of its new office in Dubai, marking a significant advancement in its strategy to dominate the hospitality market in the Middle East. Situated strategically at 203, Schon Business Park, Dubai Investment Park, the new office is set to become the central hub for Signum’s operations across the region.

With a dedicated team of 14 professionals, the Dubai office is pivotal for Signum Hotels as it seeks to enhance its service offerings and expand its reach in key Middle Eastern markets, including Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai. "Establishing our presence in Dubai with a skilled team propels our expansion efforts across the Middle East. We are poised to strengthen our footprint and solidify our standing as a top-tier hospitality brand in the region," stated Mehul Sharma, Founder & CEO of Signum Hotels & Resorts.

Currently, Signum Hotels manages 45 serviced apartments in Dubai, catering to a broad spectrum of travelers’ needs, from short stays to longer residential-type accommodations. The company's growth trajectory includes not only expansion in the Middle East but also recent property signings in diverse locations such as Greece, Israel, the USA, and Belgrade.

For more information about Signum Hotels & Resorts and their services, visit Signum Hotels & Resorts.

About Signum Hotels & Resorts:

Signum Hotels and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. is a dynamic hotel management company with a rich portfolio that includes over 700 serviced apartments across 39 locations in the UK and 45 in the Middle East, in addition to 12 hotels across India. The company is committed to providing outstanding service through a diverse team of hospitality professionals with over a thousand years of combined experience in various hospitality verticals. With a robust expansion plan, Signum is dedicated to becoming the preferred partner for both large and medium-scale investors and developers worldwide, leveraging its extensive expertise in crafting exceptional hotels and guest experiences.

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