Shristi Hotel eyes pan India presence

Shristi Hotel Private Ltd, the hotel arm of the Kanoria family-promoted Shristi Group, is looking at both organic and inorganic growth to spread its wing nationally. While it has already bought large parcels of lands at Udaypur and Pondicherry to build luxury resorts, the company is also on the look out for operational and running hotel properties across all major metros to put up business hotels, resorts and hotels of other formats, said Sujit Kanoria, trustee, Kanoria Foundation and managing director, Shristi.

Ford launches new EcoSport at Rs 7.31 lakh

American Automaker, Ford has introduced its all-new and updated version of popular compact SUV – EcoSport in India. The SUV has been priced at Rs 7.31- Rs 9.17 lakh for petrol manual variant, and Rs 9.34- Rs 10.99 lakh for petrol automatic transmission, while its diesel variant is priced between Rs 8.01 –Rs 10.67 lakh, (all prices are ex-showroom, India). Ford EcoSport is pitched against the likes of Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V, Mahindra TUV300 and Vitara Brezza.

Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone

Apple Inc, seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020.

Unlike the current generation of virtual reality headsets that use a smartphone as the engine and screen, Apple’s device will have its own display and run on a new chip and operating system, according to people familiar with the situation. The development timeline is very aggressive and could still change, said the people, who requested anonymity to speak freely about a private matter.

Rebranding to Radisson

Hospitality major Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has added up another upscale hotel by rebranding its Country Inn & Suites to Radisson Gurugram as a brand synonymous with outstanding service and comfort. It is the first Radisson hotel in the millennium city of Gurgaon. 

Nadella talks of a journey with Hit Refresh

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said mixed reality, artificial intelligence and quantum computing are three path-breaking technologies that will “shape” the world in coming years.

Stating that the computing history has so far been about enhancing the man-machine interface, Nadella articulated that ultimate computing experience will be “mixed reality” that blends the real and the virtual world.

Nadella took to the stage on Tuesday to talk about his book Hit Refresh - The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone.

Suzuki Intruder 150 now in India at Rs 98,340

Japanese two-wheeler maker, Suzuki India, on Tuesday launched its entry-level cruiser in the Indian market – Intruder 150 with a price tag of Rs 98,340 (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes it a direct competitor of the Bajaj Avenger 150 Street. The new Intruder will available in two colours option– Metallic Oort/Metallic Matt Black No 2, and Glass Sparkle Black/ Metallic Matt Titanium Silver.

Mercedes unveils facelifts of AMG CLA & GLA 45

Mercedes-Benz, India’s biggest German luxury carmaker by sales  introduced facelifts of Mercedes AMG CLA 45 4Matic Coupe and Mercedes AMG GLA 45 4Matic SUV priced at Rs 75.20 lakh and Rs 77.85 lakh at pan India showroom, respectively.

Interestingly, the prices of the refreshed CLA 45 and GLA 45 are unchanged.

However, the respective Aero edition models of the CLA 45 and GLA 45 are priced at Rs 77.69 lakh and Rs 80.67 lakh.

The Aero editions of the Pune-headquartered brand feature a high level of customer customisation.

Mahindra Powerol launches generators

Mahindra Powerol, a business unit of the $19 billion Mahindra Group, on Monday forayed into the lucrative higher capacity diesel generators (DG) segment with the launch of new range of 250 and 320 kva DGs to target 10 per cent growth in one year.

The Mumbai-based company had clocked a sales turnover of Rs 1,250 crore in FY17, a growth of 10 per cent over FY16. But the genset industry in the country was flat due to slow down in telecom industry.

Consumers go green in buying personal care items

Personal care product manufacturers now will have to go green. While consumers are seeking more natural ingredients in their products, they are also getting conscious about environmental and ethical issues related to manufacturing and packaging, finds a study by Euromonitor.

Consumers seek products entirely made of natural ingredients more in products, including hair care, hair loss treatment, skincare and acne treatment, finds Euromonitor’s Beauty Survey 2017.