Friday, 27 April 2018

StayWell Holdings Announces First Park Regis in Southern India

By Tricity News
Chandigarh 27th April:- One of Asia Pacific’s largest hotel management groups, StayWell Holdings, has announced it will further expand its Park Regis portfolio in India, with the rebranding of Aveda Resort & Spa in Kumarakom to Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2018.
The 44-room hotel signifies a number of milestones for StayWell Holdings, marking the Group’s first property in Southern India and the first hotel to open post the acquisition of StayWell Holdings by Prince Hotels Inc.
Located in the idyllic state of Kerala on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, Park Regis Aveda is located in an international tourism hub, with the region renowned for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, as well as the spice and tea covered hills of the Western Ghats.
Simon Wan, President & Director, StayWell Holdings said that opening a hotel in Kerala presents many benefits for StayWell in India, as well as operators in the local region. Kerala is a popular tourist destination and Aveda Kumarakom has fast become the preferred accommodation for guests who place emphasis on privacy and luxury while travelling. Simon Wan added that we will continue to look for opportunities to expand our brands both in India and internationally.
On this tie-up with StayWell Holdings, Prashant Chawla, Owner Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom said that he is thrilled to be working alongside a brand with the global recognition of StayWell Holdings and am certain the hotel experience will be elevated under their leadership, offering an unmatched hospitality and par excellence service.  This partnership will not only open up our horizons in India, but also internationally, and we look forward to taking this association beyond one property.
Park Regis Aveda will be StayWell Holdings’ 23rdth operational property and marks the brands move into a new space of luxury travel.
Simon Wan in association with the Prince Hotels Inc., StayWell Holdings is expanding its’ footprint and aiming to offer its guests a new set of services. We are committed to offering our guests a range of options when it comes to lifestyle, business and leisure stays.
Rohit Vig, Managing Director of the StayWell Hospitality Group, India also agrees that the brand’s future within India looks bright following the formalisation of this agreement. He said that Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom is a great addition to the StayWell portfolio with its prime location offering an experiential stay for guests.
Key features guests can expect at Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom include; private cottages, villas, suites, an open poolside restaurant come lounge, La Breeze, an Ayurvedic Spa and a well-equipped fitness gym. The resort also boasts a banquet hall with a capacity of approximately 150 guests, business center and a recreational area for use by guests at their leisure.

Dish TV Partners with Shemaroo: To Bring Laughter Therapy on its Videocon d2h Platform

By Tricity News
Chandigarh 27th April:- To add to the fun and laughter quotient, Dish TV India Limited, the worlds largest single-country DTH brand, has introduced the Comedy Active service on its Videocon d2h platform. This value-added service is being offered in partnership with Comedywalas, a division of Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd, Indias content power house and promises to tickle the funny bone of customers throughout the country.
Comedy Active service is being offered to the subscribers with a free preview of 2 months after which the viewers can continue to enjoy the comedy shows with a nominal subscription price of INR 35 + GST.
With the launch of this new service, viewers will now have access to ad-free, 24x7 laughter-packed, handpicked comedy content which guarantees to deliver top-notch entertainment. Subscribers will get an opportunity to enjoy some of the classic comedy shows, spoofs, gags and stand-up comedy, which will provide light-hearted entertainment for all age groups. Comedy Active will also offer original content, created especially for this service along with some of the most popular comedy shows of all times like, TuTu Main Main, Chamatkar, and Ye Jo Hai Zindagi.
Announcing the new service, Anil Dua, Group CEO–Dish TV India Limited said that we are thrilled to extend Comedy Active service on our Videocon d2h platform after having received a positive response from our viewers on DishTV Platform. With this announcement, Comedy Active service is now available to our entire subscriber base of 29 million. We have always focused on enhancing our product portfolio and value-added services to bring uninterrupted 24x7 entertainments to our viewers. Our partnership with Shemaroo to launch Comedy Active Service on Videocon d2h platform reiterates our commitment to providing unique content and best TV viewing experience for our viewers.
Announcing the new service, a delighted Sugato Banerji, Head Marketing, Videocon d2h said that we have always focused on delivering the best value proposition to our customers along with novel entertainment initiatives. The launch of Comedy Active service on our Videocon d2h platform reiterates our commitment to bring handpicked quality content for our viewers of all age groups. Taking ahead our existing partnership with Shemaroo, we are sure this new offering will add to the fun and laughter amongst our viewers across the country.
Speaking at the launch, HirenGada, Chief Executive Officer-Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd  shared that we are very excited to launch Comedy Active service with Dish TV India Limited on its Videocon d2h platform. Comedy shows on television are a way for audiences to de-stress from the otherwise hectic life. Comedywalas, is an initiative by Shemaroo to bring together high quality comedy content by curating and creating, rib-tickling programmes. We also use our exceptional programming expertise and associate with stalwarts in comedy to produce some original comic gems. We are sure that this right mix of classic and new comedy shows will be loved by the audience.

Connect Broadband Launches Advanced Rental Plan with Extra Savings upto 23%

By Tricity News
Chandigarh 27th April:- Connect Broadband, market leader in wire-line and broadband segment in Punjab has introduced the ‘Advanced Rental Plan’ wherein users across Punjab can avail Discounts upto 23 percent. 
The unique Plan comes with 23% discount on the advance monthly payments for 3, 6 or 12 months. Customers can opt for tariff packs starting from 50 GB to 250 GB along with Unlimited Local and STD calls.
The offer is Connect’s way of extending gratitude to customers for their continued patronage, and it is applicable for all existing and new broadband customers under DSL/VDSL/FTTH/WBB subscriptions. 
Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Wallcam said that the New Advanced Rental plans were developed with the customer in mind, providing them with the ultimate tailor-made solution to meet their growing digital needs and expectations, and that too with great savings. We want to ensure that these benefits reach to all customer segments. We are committed to bring new technologies, applications and offers for our customers and lead the broadband revolution in the region.

Chitkara University Honours CEO Panasonic India with Chitkara University National Excellence Award 2018

By 121 News
Chandigarh 27th April:- Chitkara University announced the first edition of Chitkara University National Excellence Award – 2018.  The excellence award is an endeavourto acknowledge and reward the exceptional work and contribution of trailblazers from different spheres towards education and society.
In a glittering ceremony, Chitkara University conferred Manish Sharma-President and CEO Panasonic India and South Asia, Vice President Appliances Company with “Chitkara University National Excellence Award” owing to his inspirational journey as a role model in business and his exemplary contribution towards education and humanity.
D.K Tiwari (IAS)-Secretary, Expenditure (Department of Finance) & MD/ PIDB (Punjab Infrastructure Development Board) was the chief guest for the occasion. Manish Sharma humbly accepted the recognition from ouresteemed chief guest in the presence of Hon’bleChancellor-Dr. Ashok. K Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor-Dr. Madhu Chitkara and the entire Chitkara fraternity.
Throughstirring speech Manish Sharma motivated the students by sharing his experiences and also acknowledged the prominence of industry-academia. He said that academia and industry share a symbiotic relationship. Academia produces graduates who are absorbed by industry. On the other hand research work in universities are taken up by the industry and turned into products and services. Thus, there is no denial that industry looks to academia for solutions to their concerns. He is glad that Chitkara University is leading in research and providing industry-led programs to turn out their graduates whose skill-set are aligned to industry requirements.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara–Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University said that Chitkara University Excellence Awardis a humble effort to distinguish and honour the most respected leaders from a variety of industries. These leaders have not only contributed to their respective fields but have also become role models for many. Students look upto them and aspire to become like them. The excellence awardees a small token of appreciation for their creativity, commitment, experience and strong leadership.