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'Fine-dining' at home: ITC, Marriott, Taj plot their way out of pandemic

Five star hospitality chains have launched new food and delivery labels to service customers at home. Does this strengthen, or dilute their brands?

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Food delivery | online food delivery | Coronavirus

Shally Seth Mohile  |  Mumbai 



Taj Hotels, ITC and Marriott are looking to extend their brands through their food take-away services
Taj Hotels, ITC and Marriott are looking to extend their brands through their food take-away services

Just a few months ago, Gourmet Couch, Flavours, Qmin may well have made up a list of swanky restaurants, overlooking the sea or a pool, inside the five-star properties that have just launched them. However, in a contact-less world where direct-to-customer is the universal mantra of success, these are gourmet labels that help the hospitality chains navigate the new world of ‘fine-dining’ at home. Launched by ITC, Indian Hotels and (Taj Hotels) respectively, the newly minted food and services are meant to extend the exceptional dining experience promised in these restaurants to a home-delivery set up, thereby keeping the brand and business humming through the pandemic.

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First Published: Wed, July 22 2020. 06:01 IST

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