Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Marriott India Recognized as India’s Best Place to Work For by The Economic Times Survey

Marriott India ranks 6th, as the Best Place to Work for in India in 2016.

Marriott India, the Indian division of the Marriott International, has been ranked 6th as one of India’s Best Workplaces in 2016 by The Economic Times-Great Places to Work study. This study had 791 participants and interviewed 1.55 lakh employees, which made it one of the largest efforts of its kind.  

As the No. 1 in the Hotel and Resorts sector, Marriott has always worked towards empowering its employees through targeted training. Marriott has ensure a significant increase in its women workforce, making Marriott a safe and equal opportunities work space. All of this has contributed to this being the 10th year in row for Marriot to become one of India’s Best Places to Work in, setting new standards for the industry.  
The recognition salutes Marriott India's contribution to India's dynamic hospitality industry.  As the most reputed name in global hospitality sector, Marriott India's core value of putting people first, pursuing excellence, embracing change and acting with integrity has enhanced the professional growth of its employees by setting innovative new standards in the group’s workplace culture. With uncompromising ethical and legal standards extending to hotel's day-to-day business conduct, employee policies, supply chain policies, environmental programs and practices, and commitment to human rights and social responsibility has aided their employee create lasting interpersonal relationships with guests. 
Mr Neeraj Govil, Market Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International Inc said. “ Our associates are an indispensable asset on which our success is anchored. Our associates are at the core of all our achievements, forming an unbeatable power that drives our company’s excellence. We are incredibly thrilled to be adjudged for the 10th consecutive year as amongst the Best Place to Work for in India”.  
Gurmeet Singh, Area Director of Human Resources, South Asia, Marriott International Inc divulges into their employee-friendly practices, saying, “Marriott is adamant about employees driving the future of the company and ultimately defining the company and the services it provides. We focus on making people accountable yet staying on top of the delegated work to support and guide them as required. We trust employees to handle the work, once training has been given to them, they are encouraged to deliver excellent results.”  
Marriott Hotels India Pvt. Ltd. won the Best Multinational Work Place title based on parameters such as levels of trust and transparency, pride and camaraderie, HR practices and policies within the workplace. The organisation, by virtue of this recognition, will continue to give the highest priority to employee welfare. Transparency in internal communications has been one of its hallmarks and the organisation will continue to uphold its open door policy encouraging empowerment and fairness towards all members of the Marriott family. 
Marriott International, Inc. ,a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,400 properties in 87 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit 


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alcohol Infused Food Menu at Hungry Monkey

We all love our food. Some of us love our drinks too. Sometimes we cannot decide what we love more-great food or great liquor! But what if you combine great food with great alcohol. So what's new about that, you would say! It's not about eating food and sipping alcohol alongside anymore.

Hungry Monkey brings a stunning alcohol infused menu that combines your favourite foods and liquor in stunning dishes, bringing to your table unmistakable tastes and flavours!

What: Alcohol Infused Food Menu
Where: The Hungry Monkey
When: Everyday

Red Wine Linguine with Dashi Cream & Ricotta

Sake Scented Grilled Makarel

Vodka Infused Melon & Feta Salad

About Alcohol Infused Food Menu: Always striving to get something new and creative on the table, this summer The Hungry Monkey brings you an infusion of spirits in your favourite dishes. A wide variety of locally procured ingredients infused with different types of alcohol create great zest such as the Tequila Infused Sriracha & Mirin Tofu, Sambuca Torched Feta & Prawn Saganaki, Rice Wine Sambal Chicken Skewers, Red Wine Linguini with Dashi Cream and Ricotta, Sambucca and Chardonnay Charred chicken casserole or our famous Whisky Burger with smoked ancho chili, whiskey infused grilled tenderloin patty with maple glazed bacon bits. End your night with the Bailey’s Cookie Cream Parfait. The brand new menu boasts of a plethora of dishes to satiate your taste buds.​
Tequila Infused Sriracha & Mirin Tofu, Sweet Potato Wrapped Zucchini, Asparagus & Garlic
Sambucca & Chardonnay Charred Chicken Casserole

Rice Wine Sambal Chicken Skewers

​Introducing the Californian cuisine to the Indian food palate The Hungry Monkey is taking experimenting with food to next level. The Hungry Monkey creates an atmosphere where you can sit and relax with your friends and family, also can enjoy great food with amazing ambiance on the roof top.



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Costa Cruises Enters India Market

Costa neoClassica begins homeport cruises from Mumbai, December 2016

Europe's number 1 cruising company, Costa Cruises, announced the highly-anticipated launch of Costa neoClassica in India at a press conference in Mumbai on 18th July 2016. 
For the first time, Indians can look forward to embarking from Mumbai and going to enchanting destinations within India such as Goa and Cochin and also to the very popular Maldives and Colombo. Costa neoClassica will perform a series of weekly sailings from 16th Dec 2016 - 18th March 2017. 
L-R- Mr. Kelvin Wong, Vice President of Costa Cruises Asia Commercial and Ms. Nalini Gupta, MD, Lotus Destinations
Speaking about the launch, Mr. Buhdy Bok, President of Costa Group Asia said, "We are delighted to bring cruising to Indians at their doorstep. For many travellers, the holiday often starts after some sort of a long journey. Now like never before, Indians will have the opportunity to start holidaying -- right from their door-step -- from India's largest metropolis, Mumbai"
Commenting on the home porting of Costa neoClassica in Mumbai Port, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of Mumbai Port said, “It is a proud moment for us to have Costa neoClassica to be home-ported at India’s premier Mumbai Port. The Mumbai Port has long been the principal gateway to India, playing a crucial role in sea trade and the development of the national economy, trade & commerce and the prosperity of Mumbai city in particular."
Cruise Tourism has been termed as one of the most potential and sustainable segments and now with the launch of cruising between Mumbai and the Maldives, Costa Cruises has confirmed its strong interest in India.

Costa Cruise spokesperson and Key dignitaries at the Costa Cruise Press Conference
Costa neoClassica will be the very first large cruise ship that cruises between Mumbai and the Maldives. This classic cruise ship has a total of 654 cabins (with a capacity for 1700 passengers), including sea view cabins and suites with private balconies. Fully-equipped with a Casino, Theatre, Disco, Ballroom, Grand Bar, it aims to provide plenty in entertainment. The wellness center is spread across 1,300 sq. m with a gym, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room. It also has an outdoor jogging track, 4 Jacuzzis and 2 swimming pools. For those who would like to go shopping, the cruise ship has a huge duty free shopping center, and also offers a wide selection of books in the library for those who love to unwind with a book.
Enhancing the cruising experience further is the gastronomy: the food & wine offer is based on Italian regional menus with a choice of dishes representing different regions of Italy and proudly reflecting the country’s rich and unrivalled culinary heritage. In addition to this vast range, guests can also take advantage of tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes. On board Costa neoClassica, guests will also have the chance to taste the real original Neapolitan pizza at Pizzeria "Pummid'oro": thanks to an agreement with the Universit√† delle Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo, Costa Cruises offers pizza prepared using only sourdough and selected ingredients such as San Marzano DOP tomato. In addition, cruisers will be able to enjoy a variety of Indian cuisine and the restaurants on board are fully equipped to cater to special diet requirements of Indians, which includes Jain food.
Ms. Nalini Gupta, Managing Director, Lotus Destinations (GSA of Costa Cruises India) feels the modern Indian traveller is now seeking a different kind of thrill and cruise holidays are now featuring on the Indian traveler’s 'must-experience' list. She further adds, "the fact that Indians can now embark directly from Mumbai, not only makes the process hassle-free and visa-free, but also saves the traveler costs and time.”
For further information you can contact Lotus Destinations (GSA of Costa Cruises India) office at  +91-22-61792300 or mail
Costa Cruises ( is the Italian Cruising Company part of the Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world. For 68 years, the ships of Costa fleet have plied the seas of the world being the ambassador of the pleasant mood of Italian hospitality and the true Italian holiday, with delicious food, selected wines, unique shopping experience, completed by a vast selection of Italian famous brands.