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NEWS| Intl| New Ritz-Carlton in New York

Bringing a new level of luxury and guest service to this fast-growing- cosmopolitan suburb located a mere 32 minutes from Manhattan - yet miles from ordinary.

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester and BLT Steak are scheduled to opened in downtown White Plains, New York.The new 118-room hotel is set in a sleek, 44-story glass building designed by renowned architects Costas Kondylis and Partners, and located at Three Renaissance Square -- a newly created block in the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment enclave that has spurred new business and led to the revival of the city.

With very architectural and modern décor by Frank Nicholson Incorporated of Concord, MA, The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester is the area’s first five-star caliber hotel in the sophisticated county.

The property’s prime downtown location places it amidst corporate office buildings and within walking distance from the White Plains train station with its 32-minute express trains to Manhattan. The hotel lies seven miles from West…

RESUME SKILLS | Accomplishments

Every Monday is Resume Skillsday with The CoachLast Monday I wrote about"The DO NOTs"

Today (I know its a Tuesday, I took the day off yesterday!), I want to talk about Accomplishments.

Most resume formats, require you to mention the details of positions held. This normally includes, designation, dates, company name, location and??

That's right, AND??

This is where you sell yourself.
Remember, the recruiter doesn't know you, let alone your achievements.

So here are some guidelines...
> Only 3 per job position listed- anymore and you risk sounding pompous!

>Only facts - no feelings. Facts can be verified. Revenue, Sales, Costs, training hours/man day, launch of new products/services

>Only those that demonstrate the skills that the job you applying for requires.

>Only those that are used to measure success for the designation you were in when you accomplished them.

Get your accomplishments in order.

You know you can leave comments and I will respond to ea…


Maraekat Infotech Pvt. Ltd, a solution provider to the hospitality industry, has recently launched their job search portal on hospitality called “The website is focused on job opportunities for professionals, at management and non-management levels, in hotels and resorts,” says Seema Varghese, Director, Maraekat Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

> We tried the search engine..nothing turned up.
I guess the portal is new and will take time to populate.
We will do another review in a month and will keep you posted.

You can try it and leave your comments on how was your experience.

NEWS| Swosti Group to Launch Two Resorts in Orissa

Swosti Vacation Club, the unit of the Swosti Group that handles hotels and resorts, is starting two resorts – one in Chilka and another one in Puri.

The resorts are slated to be launched sometime early in 2008. The resort at Puri will be called Chandan Spa Resort, while the Chilka resort has not yet been named.

Chandan Spa Resort will consist of 100 rooms including 12 suites. It will also house a shopping mall, exhibiting local handicrafts and handlooms and the largest convention hall in Puri. S Patnaik, General Manager, Swosti Group says, “This will be the first spa resort of international standards in Puri.”

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NEWS| Royal Orchid Hotels launches skill development programmes

Royal Orchid Hotels has launched short-term skill development programmes for its employees, the supervisor development programme (SDP) and the executive development programme (EDP). Both the programmes are being conducted by Presidency College of Hotel Management, owned by the Royal Orchid Hotels Group.

SDP is a 10-day programme, while EDP is a 15-day programme. An employee will have to devote three hours a day and pay a meagre sum from his monthly salary for the course. On the successful completion of the programme, the money is returned, along with a certificate. Employees across the Group's chain of hotels are eligible for the programmes, provided they have worked for at least six months with the Group and have got the confirmation letter.

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NEWS| ITC to invest Rs 120 crore in three Fortune hotels

ITC Hotels is planning to construct three hotels under the 'Fortune' brand name on ITC land. The hotels are likely to come up in Kolkata, Bangalore and Coimbatore at an estimated investment of Rs 120 crore.

The three hotels will have a capacity of at least 100 rooms each. Work on the projects is expected to begin by mid-2008 and the hotels are scheduled to be operational by 2010. At present, Fortune has 40 hotels (3,100 rooms) under management control across 34 cities.

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