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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Announces Electronic Visas for Chinese Tourists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced electronic or e-visas for Chinese tourists, in a speech at a top Beijing university."We must seek inspiration from monks from ancient times to mingle with each other's people. That is why we are extending e visa to China," PM Modi said towards the end of the address to students of the Tsinghua university, which is the alma mater of President Xi Jinping among others.

While he was widely expected to extend the e-visa facility to China during the visit, the Prime Minister's announcement surprised because it came only hours after India's foreign secretary S Jaishankar told reporters, "We are increasing e-visas to more countries bit by bit, but there is no decision on China."



IHG to unveil first Crowne Plaza in Chennai

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced the signing of the 286-room Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park with Adyar Gate Hotels Limited. The hotel, which IHG is now managing, will be rebranded as Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park, marking the entry of the company's Crowne Plaza brand into the key Indian city. The hotel joins Holiday Inn Express Chennai Mahindra World City, making it the second IHG hotel in Chennai.


IHG signs first resort hotel under InterContinental brand at Mahabalipuram, Chennai

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the signing of the management agreement for InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort with Adyar Gate Hotels Limited. When it opens later this year, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort will join InterContinental Mumbai Marine Drive to be the second hotel under the company's luxury brand in India. The signing of the 106-room InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort follows closely behind the recently announced deal between IHG and Adyar Gate Hotels Limited for Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park.

InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort is located along the picturesque beachfront on East Coast Road in south of Chennai, just30 kilometres from Chennai International Airport. The resort will offer world-class accommodation coupled with unparalleled service and amenities such as three gourmet dining outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant and a bar.


The Palladium Hotel Mumbai to be rebranded as St. Regis Mumbai

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the debut of its iconic brand in India with the highly anticipated St. Regis Mumbai in the third quarter of 2015. Owned by Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Ltd., The Palladium Hotel is currently undergoing an extensive rebranding and will soon fly the St. Regis flag.

The 38-story St. Regis Mumbai will feature 386 well-appointed guest rooms, including 60 suites. The hotel's culinary offerings will include an all-day dining restaurant featuring a wide range of gourmet selections from around the world, four specialty restaurants, a club lounge, and three bars. Guests will be able to indulge in the legendary world renowned Bloody Mary cocktail, born at the flagship St. Regis New York hotel in the early 1900s. The St. Regis Mumbai will also feature the brand's signature Iridium Spa.


Holiday Inn Jaipur rebranded as Park Regis from 23rd June 2015

Holiday Inn Jaipur will be rebranded as Park Regis Jaipur from 23rd June 2015.

Park Regis is a part of StayWell Hospitality Group which also manages Leisure Inn Hotels. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, StayWell Hospitality Group is one of the largest independently owned hotel management groups in Asia Pacific and has established itself in the region and beyond as a quality value accommodation provider to discerning travelers for business and leisure since its formation in 2006.

As an upscale brand, Park Regis promises a memorable stay with convenient locations, great facilities and friendly service from our people with passion for excellence in service, making it a perfect place to stay whether you are on business or leisure.

Park Regis properties are currently located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Singapore, Dubai and Bali and its rapid expansion program is well underway so you will soon be able to find it in more locations throughout the world. In India it will soon have a property in Goa as well.