Category Archives: Hotels & Travel

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Taj Group opens 154 key hotel at Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport

Designed especially for quick meetings and icebreakers for entrepreneurs, business professionals and even those planning a quick matrimonial rendezvous, the newly launched 154-key Taj Bangalore offers all these away from the traffic snarls and growing pollution of Bengaluru city — just a five minute walk from the Kempegowda International Airport. “It is the latest addition […]

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Ola, Uber launch 2-wheeler taxi services in Bengaluru

Ride hailing services Ola and Uber on Thursday announced the launch of their respective bike taxi services in Bengaluru, a move that will mark their presence in almost every possible land commute option. Uber Inc., the world’s most valuable start-up and Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd), now offer between themselves an array of services; point-to-point […]

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6-lane Road to Take You to Mysuru in Just 90 Minutes

Encouraged by the backing it has received from Union Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari the state government plans to star work on the six-laning of the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway (NH 275) in May this year (2016). “Mr Gadkari is supporting this project and wants us to start the work as early as April. But we want to […]

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Marriott International launches first dual branded property in India, in Bengaluru

USA-based Marriott International opened its first dual brand property in India, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday, the 27th of Jan, 2016. Called Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott, it is located at the Outer Ring Road (ORR). Craig S Smith, president and managing director, Marriott International, Asia Pacific, said, “The business community in South Asia, […]

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Bengaluru’s hotels cater to a strong business and corporate clientele

Bengaluru has assumed several roles over the years. From the quaint resonance of a Garden City, the titles of IT City and Startup Capital have been bestowed on the capital of Karnataka. In equal breath, the hospitality space in the city has also evolved, and is abuzz with hotels — across stars and categories — […]

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British Airways rolls out promo offer to mark 10 yrs in Bengaluru

After domestic airline Jet Airways lowered its fares for international travel, now overseas player British Airways has rolled out a limited period promotional offer for various destination across the UK, starting at Rs 48,115. The bookings under the promotional fare offer, which is to celebrate the 10 years of British Airways operations from Bengaluru, can […]

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Shangri-La and Adarsh opens Bengaluru’s largest luxury hotel with 397 rooms

Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru opened last evening (24 September 2015) in the presence of Sri.Sri.Ravishankar Guruji of Art-Of-Living. Built and owned by realtor Adarsh Develeopers, the hotel is managed by Shangri-La group. The 19-storey modern glass building boasts of massive chandeliers in the mostly marble lobby. It has been designed around achieving “360 degree” views of the […]

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Air India’s Bengaluru-San Francisco flight could be world’s longest haul

If everything goes as per plan, national carrier Air India will soon be flying the world’s longest non-stop commercial route connecting Bengaluru with San Francisco covering a distance of about 14,000 km. Presently, the longest nonstop flight is run by Qantas Airline connecting Dallas and Sydney covering about 13,700 km. The distance between Bengaluru-San Francisco […]

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Antonio Tardi, the Shangri-La’s Italain Chef, says food is all about innovation & creation

Antonio Tardi, is an Italian, who loves India, cooks any “kind of food” and says he’s from Vasanth Nagar. His job as Executive Chef with a new hotel – Shangri-La (which opens on September 24, 2015), right next to Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, is what brought him here. The man, who “knows nothing but cooking” […]

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Ola Launching Bus Shuttle Service In Bangalore

After capturing nearly 75 percent of mobile app based cab rental market, Ola now wants to make inroads into other forms of public transport – Ola has confirmed that they will soon be launching bus shuttle service in cities of of Bangalore and Gurgaon. The service is expected to go live from 21st September. Ola […]

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Bengaluru’s Top-10 Best Buffet Restaurants

We just love all-you-can-eat-buffets, don’t we? Perfect for a team lunch with colleagues or a feast with family – you get a taste of everything without burning a hole in your pocket. Because, let’s face it, value for money is paramount when it comes to buffets. Since finding the perfect buffet can be a task, […]

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UBER launched SUV services in Bengaluru

App-based cab aggregator Uber on Tuesday said it has launched SUV services in Bengaluru. In a promotional mail to Uber users, the US-based company said it will provide bigger vehicle that seats up to six people and carries more luggage. The company said it will provide vehicles like Toyota Innova, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and similar […]

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Bengaluru to host over 1000 delegates from 60 countries in prestigious PATA TRAVEL MART

Bangalore, 26th May, 2015: The State Government of Karnataka, with support from the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India is hosting the 2015 edition of the prestigious ‘Pacific Asia Travel Association Travel Mart’ in Bengaluru from September 06 – 08, 2015. Held annually in September, then 38th edition of PATA Travel Mart will be held at […]

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These Tiny Seats Could Mean Air Travel Is About to Get Much Worse

Airlines are shrinking seat widths to squeeze in more passengers The controversial Knee Defender blocks a passenger in front of you from reclining, but what do you do when your shoulders are getting squeezed on an airplane? That’s the big question as airplane manufacturers continue to shrink seats to let airlines stuff more passengers into […]

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Bengaluru’s 397 room Shangri-La hotel with 8 restaurants to be the largest

Hong Kong based luxury hotel chain Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is opening its second property in India with Adarsh Developers, on Palace Road, next to Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, a market that is dominated by US-based hospitality chains Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.The 397-room Shangri-La Hotel, slated to open in the July to […]

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In Bengaluru pay auto fare based on Google Maps

Traffic cops plan to calculate fares based on distances on Google Maps at ‘prefixed centres’ A plan by the traffic police along with an NGO to prefix auto fares based on distances shown on Google Maps promises to convincingly put an end to harassment of passengers by auto drivers over fares or meter tampering. They […]

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Bengaluru gets ‘Best Regional Airport’ by SKYTRAX World Airport Awards plus 15 millionth passenger

Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) today announced that the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Regional Airport in Central Asia’ by SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2015  held in Paris on March 11th. The SKYTRAX World Airport Awards is the largest passenger satisfaction survey and the most prestigious among all the surveys measuring […]

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First underground trial run of Namma Metro successful

As the Namma Metro train slowly pulled into the underground Cubbon Park station around 4.45 p.m. on Thursday, the 12th March, 2015. Officials heaved a sigh of relief. After all, with the success of the first underground trial run, a major milestone was achieved in the Namma Metro project. Officials hope to complete Phase I […]

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Hampi Looks Forward to Glorious Days Again

With the Union Budget conferring heritage city status on Hampi, conservation and restoration efforts will be generously funded. N C Prakash Nayakanda, Deputy Superintending Archaeologist at Hampi, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget announcement had brought joy to all history and archaeology lovers. Hampi’s narrow roads can now be widened, and they will enable tourists […]

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Bengaluru is buzzing with healthy food providers

The increased demand for health food among working professionals in the IT city has seen several service providers mushroom in Bengaluru Working professionals spend their days labouring behind their desks. With many hours spent in the office, very little time to exercise and several tempting snacking options, obesity is fast becoming an epidemic in the […]

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