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Development and Expansion of the Indian Hotel Industry Webinar

(A Steptoe-Sponsored Event)
November 3, 2011

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Join members from Steptoe's Hospitality, Hotels, & Resorts practice group and their industry guest for a complimentary webinar focused on the development and expansion of the hotel industry in India.

Date: November 3, 2011

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Featured Speakers:

  • Cecelia Fanelli, Partner, Hospitality, Hotels, & Resorts practice, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (New York);
  • Reyaz Mama, Principal, Ratan Mama Consultants Pvt. Ltd.; and
  • Moderator Siddharth Thacker, Associate, Hospitality, Hotels, & Resorts practice, Steptoe & Johnson (London).

Join our Steptoe colleagues and our featured guest speaker for an insightful panel discussion regarding the state of the hotel industry in India and the expansion of the large Indian chains globally. Some of the topics to be addressed are:

  • The role of US branded and non-branded chains in the Indian marketplace;
  • A comparison between the hotel management agreements of the large Indian chains versus the large US chains;
  • The timeline to develop hotel projects in India;
  • An update on private equity’s role in the Indian hotel industry;
  • The game plan of global expansion of Indian brands;
  • The state of hotel financing and current development of new projects; and
  • The difference between franchising in the US and in India.

This webinar is the first in a multi-part series focusing on issues relating to the Asia Pacific hotel markets.

If you are unable to participate in the live webinar but would like to receive a link to the recording, please let us know by e-mailing Additionally, a link to the recording will be posted to this page.

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