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AHCT Aug 09

AHCT Aug 09

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asian hotel
& Catering times
Published since 1976
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WRITING\u2019S ON THE
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AsiAn Hotel & CAtering tiMes
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tHoMson press Hong Kong ltd (tpHK)

The opinions expressed in Asian Hotel & Catering Times do not necessarily represent the views o\ue001 the publisher or the publication. Whilst every e\ue001\ue001ort has been made to ensure the accuracy o\ue001 in\ue001ormation contained in this publication, no responsibility can be accepted by the publisher, editors and sta\ue001\ue001, agents and contributors \ue001or omissions, typographical or printers errors, inaccuracies or changes howsoever caused. The editors reserve the right to edit any material submitted at their discretion. All materials published remain the property o\ue001 TPHK. Reproduction without permission by any means is strictly prohibited. Correspondence should be addressed to The Editor, Asian Hotel & Catering Times, Room 1205-6, 12/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 2815 9111 Fax: (852) 2851 1933. Fantasy Print, Unit B 8/F, Tin Fung Industial Mansion, 63 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong

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elcome to a packed summer issue of your most useful hospitality read!

On a sombre note, we record the pointless loss of life at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta in a cowardly, futile attack carried out for no stated purpose whatsoever.

The glimmers of hope on this occasion are that fortunately the bombers were incompetent and the casualty count could have been much higher, and also that the attack prompted a string of op-ed columns pointing to Indonesia\u2019s strengths as an emerging democracy. There is little sign

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of the instability that could so easily scare
visitors off.
On a far less sombre note, we look at
the signi\ue000cant impact on costs that adopting

the latest in internet-based communications technology can achieve for you. Known as VoIP, this has a big impact on the bottom line

for the back of\ue000ce and in potentially bringing
guests back to using your telephone system
rather than their mobile phone.

The technology is also a reminder of what a global enterprise the hospitality industry has become.

MANAGING EDITOR
Mischa Moselle
mischa@thomsonpress.com.hk
DESIGN By
Koon Ming Tang
production@thomsonpress.com.hk
CONTRIBuTORS

Sharmilla Chand
Bruce Dawson
Angela Glenn
Zara Horner
Christina Kautzky
Ruth Williams

ASSOCIATE PuBLISHER
Sharon Knowler
sharon@thomsonpress.com.hk
ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER
Claire Sancelot
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CIRCuLATION ExECuTIVE
Becky Chau
enquiries@thomsonpress.com.hk
CHAIRMAN
JS Uberoi
DIRECTOR
Gaurav Kumar
endorseMents

One relatively recent focus of international attention is the throbbing Indian metropolis of Chennai, manufacturing and technology hub, tourism base and centre of religious pilgrimage. The city is low on internationally branded hotels but the next three years should see demand met by a rash of openings.

AHCT wishes you a pleasant summer.
Meir\u00e9undMei
r\u00e9
theSPIRITofWATER

Never change a classic. Just refine it.
Your accompany the continuous evolution in its design, its architecture, its surfaces and its colours.
TARA BLACK EDITION is the contemporary interpretation of the TARA design icon. Fittings and accessories were designed by Sieger Design.
Just what it is that makes a modern classic is the focus of the first Donbracht Conversations (DC1). More information and documentation
can be found at www.dornbracht.com/dc1. Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG, K\u00f6bbingser M\u00fchle 6, D-58640 Iserlohn.

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Black Edition
Ed i t o r \u2019s
ME s s a g E
A\ue00e\ue005\ue00e\ue00c\ue00d 2009A H C T
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MANAGEMENT
10

Hospitality schools are providing the
research and graduates to take the
industry through the crisis

MARKET REPORT
14
Chennai is India\u2019s \ue001ourth largest city and
experiencing a development boom
TECHNOLOGy
18
The bene\ue000ts o\ue001 cheap communication
DESIGN
22 Does the che\ue001 need input in planning
the kitchen?
NEWS
CuLINARy
26 White salmon; Blumenthal \ue001or Mandarin;
Beetroot appeal
INDuSTRy
6
Jakarta blasts; Macau IPOs; Peninsula
cans spam
PRODuCT
42 In-room entertainment; Co\ue001\ue001ee; Crockery
FOOD
28 Ice cream gets more favour-packed
38 With no quotas \ue001or wild caviar yet,
\ue001armed starts to gain appeal
DRINK
32 Co\ue001\ue001ee \ue001or 200 conventioneers or one
\ue000ne-diner \u2013 getting them both right
Eggs over easy
c\ue009v\ue003\ue00b \ue00ah\ue009\ue00d\ue009\ue005\ue00ba\ue00ah\ue010 \ue001\ue009\ue00e\ue00b\ue00d\ue003\ue00c\ue010 \ue009\ue004 J& A \ue000\ue006\ue008\ue003 \ue000\ue009\ue009\ue002
EQuIPMENT
44 Ice machines are cool
48 EVENTS CALENDAR
APPOINTMENTS
54 See who is moving where
28
Chennai market
The scoop on ice cream
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AHCT A\ue00e\ue005\ue00e\ue00c\ue00d 2009
A\ue00e\ue005\ue00e\ue00c\ue00d 2009A H C T
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Up\ue001and\ue001Coming...\ue001
September

\u2022 Gambling
\u2022 Market Report: Kuala Lumpur
\u2022 Security technology
\u2022 Public spaces
\u2022 Sea\ue001ood

\u2022 Water
\u2022 Bakery; Laundry
October

\u2022 Spas
\u2022 Macau
\u2022 Revenue/Yield Management
\u2022 Spa design
\u2022 Halal; Meat

\u2022 Wine
\u2022 Spa amenities; Tea & Co\ue001\ue001ee
Alpha International
31
Aquaculture
25
Bonca\ue001e
36 & 37
Bravilor
35
BSC
IFC
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne
9
FHC Shanghai
50
Food Hotel Malaysia
21
Food Hotel Vietnam
49
Franke
35
Global Search International
54
HICAP
52
HIFI
53
HK Polytech
13
Hyperlux
IBC
J&A Fine Food Ltd
41
Leader Radio Technology
19
M.Schaerer
17
Manitowoc Foodservice
45
Meiko
17
Mundial
54
Ra\ue001\ue000es Campus
15
Restaurant and Bar
47
Starbucks Co\ue001\ue001ee Hong Kong
23
Tabasco
OBC
Texcare
43
Uncle Russ
33
Wine and Spirits
51
A\ue000v\ue001rt\ue003\ue006\ue001r\ue006\u2019 i\ue005\ue000\ue001x
CONTENTS
V\ue009\ue007\ue00em\ue003 34 A\ue00e\ue005\ue00e\ue00c\ue00d 2009

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