"The hotel sector in India is one of the fastest growing industries with annual growth rate of 8.8 per cent. It is worth US $ 17 billion, that is equivalent to approximately `91,800 crore at the September 2012 exchange rate. To safeguard and to keep the hotel industry secured from any external or internal threat, special attention is needed. Writers whose articles appear in this book Hotel Security & Executive Protection have given accounts and analysed the subjects that may help in providing protection to executives staying in hotels. The guests, at times, include visiting Heads of States, Presidents, Prime Ministers and Monarchs besides senior executives and corporate honchos from business and industry. The book also deals with protecting hotels from accidents and terrorist attacks. Fire is a major cause for concern for the hotel industry. In recent times all over the world, several serious fire accidents have occurred in hotels, resulting in large-scale loss of life and property. As a result of this, the hotel industry is now alert to the need of extra protection."