The Hospitality experience in India!

Yes, have been travelling around India lately.

Exploring the states of India. 

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh,  Punjab and Rajasthan we have been staying at many different hospitality group of hotels. 

While some we choose for the location, Some we choose for the service, some we choose for the view or some for the deal they  are offering. Rarely did we consider the food being one of the criteria when shortlisting the hotels. 

Taj group of hotels are the best located hotels around the country. They aren’t necessarily  very Guest service oriented though. 

The Marriott Bonvoy group of hotels have a range of hotels under their umbrella and give you the sense of luxury and at many times are value for money. 

The Oberoi Group of hotels… Nothing beats them. Their guest service are excellent. And they  know what  luxury experience mean. 

The staff is friendly and warm. 

ITC hotels… It’s one of the most underrated group of hotels but the food, Service and Guest experience makes it complete package hotels. But, it’s only their ITC hotel that offers true luxury and not the hotels that come under their Umbrella. 

Hyatt : This group hotel doesn’t really come on your mind of hotels. Not even in the top 3. But, the hotels are beautiful and spacious. 

The service is warm and though aren’t many in India..They should be consider when travelling north of India or Goa for a luxury experience. 

Brij hotels

Brijrama This was a new hotel we stayed at in Varanasi. It was a very heritage property that has been taken over by the Brij hotel group and have two hotels in Rajasthan and one in Raipur, One in Dalhousie to name a few. 

The hotel staff was very hospitable and friendly. The location was right at the ghats making it accessible through road & through the boats… 

All the experiences at the hotel have been first hand and not through people’s opinion or feedback. 

What have your experiences been? 

Which hotel group is your favourite and Why?

Some More thoughtful Writing!

2021 -Flashback

Some More Writing- 2022

Best Books: 2021

When you have the opportunity & time to read books you want to make sure you enjoy reading the books & are learning something from them.

And when you read about 20 odd books in a year, You honestly haven’t liked them all or something about them, And you ask yourself why did I pick that one? But at the same time as the year comes to an end, you have thought about certain books more often or have only talked about them.

Sharing the list of my favourite books that I read this year in 2021.

The Guestlist – Thriller The title of this book intrigued me a lot for one of the reasons it had been more than a year since I had attended a celebration and what would a book be like when the main setting is a celebration. This book certainly keeps you interested in revealing the secrets and characteristics of the characters timely. The Twist towards the end is what you haven’t been expecting at all. You need to read this if you haven’t.

The Double Life (Alque Padamsee) Advertising Advertising books are always fun and interesting to read and when you have heard the personality live, and have heard so many stories about the personality from your grandmother, You become interested in knowing more about him. This book is a must if you like reading books on advertising. The book also had photographs of my grandmother who had done a play for Alque Padamsee.

How I Quit Google to Sell Samosa by Munaf Kapadia You Don’t often notice books on hoteliers, Caterers, Chefs, Bartenders or for that matter on Food Journeys. The last one I read about was the 100-foot journey. But this story “How I Quit Google to Sell Samosa” Is one of the most interesting reads. For one It’s a story of Munaf Kapadia who quits one of the best companies in the world to follow this passion project with his mother. Something we do not hear often. The Borhi Kitchen was an innovative concept of inviting strangers over for a meal highlighting the cultural background and sharing the importance of traditional cuisines from different cultures. The book highlights the ups & downs of the food business in the world and in the country and expenses we don’t account for otherwise when starting our own business. This is an inspirational story of Munaf who was courageous enough to follow his dream.

Netflix – No Rules Rule.Oh! Yes! I do enjoy reading autobiographies & biographies and the only reason is you get to learn about the organisation, the product/service and the person behind the success & what failures one went through which you can learn from. And Netflix in a short period has been recognised as a global platform that one likes to associate with. But, what’s the thought behind them choosing certain series & not choosing the rest. What does one who works for an organisation like this do? And is it a happy space to work at? Well, Netflix No Rules Rule gives you all the answers about what Netflix is all about.

Think Again by Adam Grant is A book that enjoyed a lot as it explains the scenarios and reasons the importance of Thinking again and the benefits of doing so. And it’s ok to change one’s mind.

Range by David Epstein We all have been a fan of Malcolm Gladwell and his books right from Tipping points, David vs Goliath and Blink to name just a few of them. His famous theory of applying 10,000 hours to something we truly want to achieve has been popular for years now. But then David Episten writes a book Range – Why Generalist Triumph. And this book wouldn’t be more relevant if the pandemic wouldn’t have existed. This book emphasises why being a Jack of all Trades might be an advantage over just having one single trade and why might be important to know a few things in the other categories too.

Psychology of Money There has been so many people written on how to make money like Rich Dad Poor Dad, Rich Kid Smart Kid and more books that have been written on wealth & money. But no book explains to you about money “like the psychology of money” what exactly is the psychology behind the money. And this book is worth reading for anybody who wants to understand money.

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