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NEWS| Orchid plans luxury brand, to hit St soon

The Orchid Group of Hotels is looking at launching a new luxury hotel brand —O-hotels. The company will launch its first property in Pune.

The company is also looking at raising money through an IPO before 2009.

Orchid Group’s CEO Pushpinder Kumar said, “After launching a five-star business hotel brand, heritage brand and service apartments. We are now looking at launching a luxury brand and think there is a huge potential for the segment.” The group which has several investors including Vithal Kamat operates several brands.

Currently, the company has a turnover of Rs 500 crore and plans to raise money through an IPO to expand further. “We expect to touch the Rs 1,000 crore mark by 2010 . Therefore, we plan to list ourselves before 2009,” he added.

source: Economic Times

NEWS| Indian court rules airlines must compensate for delays, cancelations

New Delhi: An Indian consumer court has ruled that airlines must compensate passengers for flight delays and sudden cancelations that cause mental agony and harassment, a news report said Tuesday.

Justice J. D. Kapoor ordered private airline, Go Air, to pay 15,000 rupees (US$380, euro255) each as compensation to the passengers who had booked tickets on a New Delhi-Mumbai flight last February, the Hindustan Times reported.

The flight was canceled at the last minute without any explanation, according to complainant Yogesh Kumar, a New Delhi resident, the news report said.
Kapoor, who heads the New Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redress Commission, said only delays beyond the airlines' control like bad weather were exempted, the daily reported.
Kapoor could not be immediately reached. Private airlines are growing in India to meet the demand of a skyrocketing aviation sector with rising incomes putting air travel within the reach of millions of new customers.

27/11/07 Malaysia Star, Malaysia

NEW STUFF| A dedicated page for a department

I have been looking into how we could help you get information faster and more efficiently.

I have created a sample page for a department ( In this case, Food & Beverage)

We have put the following on the page:
>All things related to Food n Beverage
>ALL Food n Beverage Jobs
> Food n Beverage Jobs by designation.

I would like to add, Food n Beverage Jobs by Location too if you would want that.

Something like this takes time to create, so I want to know from you, if you think this is a good idea.

So visit the page & please vote on whether you would like to see this for all departments.

JOBS| Front Office & Help Desk Exec Positions

Johnson Controls India is a Office Automation and Property Management Company.

The largest in the world, they are the professionals companies rush to, to manage their offices for them.

Currently for Chennai they are looking for:

> Front Office Executives
Only Ladies
No Night Shifts
Similar tasks as to a reception in a hotel
Salary 10000 - 12000 per month

> Help Desk Executives
Ladies & Gentlemen
No Night Shifts for Ladies
Similar tasks as to a 'At-your-service' in a hotel
Salary 10000- 12000 per month

To apply, Click here