Radisson Blu Dubai Media City Leads with Solar Energy Innovation

Radisson Blu Dubai Media City Leads with Solar Energy Innovation

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Published on December 24, 2023

In a commendable stride towards environmental stewardship, the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City has adopted a cutting-edge thermodynamic solar system for domestic hot water (DHW) production. This initiative is a key part of the hotel's green building commitment, aligning with the Radisson Hotel Group's goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Harnessing Renewable Energy:

Thermodynamic Solar System: This advanced system combines an air-source heat pump with solar blocks to efficiently produce hot water at 60°C. The process involves compressing refrigerant fluid, which then boils in the solar blocks due to solar radiance and environmental temperature. This heat is transferred to the water in a heat exchanger.

A Sustainable Substitute: This renewable energy solution is set to fully replace traditional electrical heaters in the hotel, marking a significant shift towards sustainable practices.

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Impressive Impact:

Reduction in Consumption and Emissions: On its first day of operation, the system impressively reduced the electrical consumption and carbon emissions of the hotel’s hot water system by 65%.

24/7 Operation: According to Kathiravan Selvarasu, the cluster chief engineer, the system’s ability to produce hot water up to 60°C around the clock, regardless of sunlight exposure, sets it apart from traditional solar thermal systems.

A Step Toward Sustainability:

Commitment to Green Goals: James Berry, the cluster general manager, expressed his satisfaction with the integration of the thermodynamic solar system, viewing it as a significant step towards achieving the hotel's sustainability objectives.

Pioneering in the Region: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City is the fourth Radisson Blu property in the country to implement this eco-friendly technology.

The adoption of the thermodynamic solar system by Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City marks a pioneering move in the hospitality industry’s journey towards sustainability. By leveraging innovative technologies, the hotel is not only reducing its environmental footprint but also setting a precedent for others in the industry to follow.


Sarovar Hotels Launches Sarovar Portico Saharanpur on Ambala Highway

Sarovar Hotels Launches Sarovar Portico Saharanpur on Ambala Highway

By Nishang Narayan

Published on July 18, 2024

Sarovar Hotels, in collaboration with SVS Hotel Ltd., has unveiled Sarovar Portico Saharanpur, the city's first branded hotel located on Ambala highway. This landmark opening marks a significant addition to Sarovar's expanding portfolio in Uttar Pradesh.

The hotel offers 97 elegantly appointed rooms across three categories – Deluxe Rooms, Executive Suites, and Suites, designed to cater to the discerning needs of travellers seeking comfort and luxury. The all-day dining restaurant, 'Flavours,' showcases a diverse selection of multi-cuisine delights, ensuring an exceptional gastronomic experience for guests.

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In addition to its luxurious accommodations and dining options, Sarovar Portico Saharanpur boasts the largest banqueting and conferencing facilities in Saharanpur, covering over 48,000 sq. ft. The venues include The Palm Court (Lawn), Grand Crystal, Garnet, and Opal, providing an elegant setting for weddings, conferences, and social gatherings of varying sizes.

Ajay K. Bakaya, Managing Director of Sarovar Hotels and Director of Louvre Hotels India, expressed enthusiasm about the launch: "We are delighted to introduce Sarovar Portico Saharanpur, offering discerning travellers an unparalleled hospitality experience. With our commitment to excellence and Saharanpur's rich cultural heritage, this property emerges as the top choice for both leisure and business travellers."

Subhash Chopra, Managing Director of SVS Hotels, emphasized the significance of the partnership: "Partnering with Sarovar Hotels marks a significant milestone for SVS Hotel. We are proud to present Sarovar Portico Saharanpur, a property that not only enhances the city's hospitality landscape but also sets new standards in hospitality."

For more information about Sarovar Portico Saharanpur and its facilities, visit www.sarovarhotels.com/saharanpur.


CII and Hyatt Hotels Launch 18-Month Hospitality Diploma with EHL in India

CII and Hyatt Hotels Launch 18-Month Hospitality Diploma with EHL in India

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on July 18, 2024

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has teamed up with Hyatt Hotels and Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) to launch an 18-month Vocational Education and Training (VET) Swiss Professional Diploma programme aimed at enhancing skills in the Indian hospitality sector. The programme is open to students who have completed their Class 12 and will be conducted at top Hyatt properties in Delhi NCR and Lucknow, including Hyatt Regency (Delhi), Hyatt Regency (Lucknow), Andaz (Delhi), and Grand Hyatt (Gurugram).

This initiative comes as part of CII’s ongoing efforts to equip students with practical skills and job placements. Currently, more than 500 students are undergoing similar training across various hotels in India. Successful graduates of the Swiss Professional Diploma are assured job placements by CII.

Sunjae Sharma, Managing Director for India and Southwest Asia at Hyatt Hotels, said “At a time when India is emerging as a global leader in the hospitality industry, there is significant growth potential for the youth of India who choose the VET by EHL programme, offered by the Confederation of Indian Industry. We are proud to be the first international hotel chain company in India to collaborate with CII and EHL for this initiative and to contribute to training a new generation of hoteliers. I am confident that the learning and training imparted at Hyatt will enable these young minds to stand out in this competitive sector and achieve their dreams.”

Aman Aditya Sachdev, Director and Regional Head at EHL for South Asia, Middle East, and Myanmar, commented, “The VET by EHL program is based on principles of the world-renowned Swiss Competency Framework and has been developed by EHL subject matter experts and faculty members, as well as with global industry feedback. The objective of the program is to prepare the youth worldwide for frontline job roles in the hospitality industry at global standards. Students of the program in India will be at a significant advantage with future employers, in global mobility and in their career progression. They will acquire the relevant knowledge and competencies required by the industry at par with international programs. We are excited to launch the VET by EHL program today at multiple Hyatt Hotels across India. The program shall be delivered in coordination with the CII Institute of Hospitality; CII and EHL have established a long-term strategic partnership in India for the skilling of the youth for the hospitality sector.”

Sougata Roy Choudhury, Executive Director at CII, said “With the rapidly expanding hospitality industry in India and many other countries, there is an unprecedented requirement of skilled professionals. Also, the youths’ interest in long duration courses is dwindling. Hence, CII, as an Industry body has stepped in to bridge this gap through the VET by EHL Swiss Professional Diploma initiative, that offers practical training by industry experts at renowned and luxurious Hyatt hotels. We ensure students are job-ready from day one, and upon completing this 18-month diploma, they secure placements in top hotels and restaurants worldwide.”

The VET by EHL programme is structured into three levels of learning: Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced, covering Culinary, Food & Beverage Service, and Rooms. Each level builds on the previous one, culminating in a Professional Diploma. Students will have access to a global Learning Management System and will be assessed on both theoretical and practical skills. Additionally, graduates will join the VET by EHL Global Alumni Network and have the option to pursue a UGC-recognized degree.

Eligibility for the programme requires students to have completed their 12th standard with at least 50% marks in English from a recognized board in India.

For more information, interested individuals can contact CII via phone at 8700554435, email at admissions@ciiskills.in, or visit the website at www.ciiih.com.


Burash Launches 'High Tea Affair' with Aromatic Teas and Fresh Savories

Burash Launches 'High Tea Affair' with Aromatic Teas and Fresh Savories

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on July 18, 2024

Burash, a casual fine-dining restaurant renowned for its exquisite cuisine, has introduced a delightful new experience called the 'High Tea Affair'. This offering is designed to capture the vibrant essence of monsoon evenings with a selection of aromatic teas and freshly prepared savory and sweet treats. Priced at Rs. 999 for two, the 'High Tea Affair' is available Monday to Friday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

As the skies turn colorful and the rain begins to fall, Burash invites guests to savor these moments with friends and family through its 'High Tea Affair'. The menu features a beautifully decorated three-tier stand filled with a variety of treats, complemented by a wide selection of teas. From the comforting flavors of Assam and Darjeeling to the unique notes of Earl Grey, Blue Pea, and Kashmiri Kahwa, there is something to please every palate.

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Burash's 'High Tea Affair' offers an array of delicious options. Guests can enjoy different types of sandwiches, 'Mascarpone & Fig Canape', 'Choco Sea Salt Cookies', and other delicately crafted delights. Each item on the menu showcases a blend of innovative and familiar flavors, making it a perfect choice for those looking to indulge in a special treat.

"We're thrilled to present the 'High Tea Affair', a mix of sweet, sour, and salty flavors, all complemented by our warm teas," says Chef Rishab Gupta, Co-founder of Burash. "We, at Burash, celebrate all seasons. The vibrant and rainy summer evenings needed even a more vibrant menu to rejuvenate. All we wish for is to serve the best flavours and refreshments to our guests."

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Burash promises an exceptional culinary journey this monsoon. Guests can enjoy their tea while watching the rain, making for a truly refreshing and memorable evening. The 'High Tea Affair' is now available at Burash from Monday to Friday, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Due to the popularity of this offering, reservations are highly recommended. To book your table for this incredible seasonal experience, please visit Burash's website at burash.in.

About Burash

Located in the heart of Noida, NCR, Burash is a casual dining restaurant founded by Chef Rishab Gupta. The restaurant is known for its focus on seasonal, high-quality ingredients and mindful nutrition. Burash offers a diverse menu featuring salads, pastas, pizzas, and a vibrant selection of Mediterranean and Italian favorites. Catering to various dietary needs, Burash provides vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-vegetarian options. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating, providing a delightful escape from the city bustle.

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