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JOBS| Management Trainee - Hospitality

Upcoming Premium and Business Class Hotels

The candidate will undergo extensive training to assist in chalking out the complete plan and lay-out for the hotel project.After the completion of training he/ she will assist in planning with regards to the functionality of the various departments and manpower requirement.


The candidate will also conduct feasibility studies at new locations for construction of hotels.Coordinating with the Logistics personnel and architects for interior designing and conducting regular audits for all the sites as well as ensure high product quality will be a part of his core activities.

Once the hotel/s is ready for operations, he /she will have the option to start over with new hospitality projects from the corporate office or join hotel operations in the department of his / her choice at the unit level.

Company

We are a USD 4.0 Billion global conglomerate diversifying into the Hospitality Industry.

Within the next 2 - 3 years, we are planning to come up with more than 75 hotels all across India.

Contact| Mr. Sujeet Dayaal| sdayaal@rediffmail.com| +91 9890834463

NEWS| Park Land Meadows forays into hotels

Plans to have seven boutique properties by April 2008

Park Land Meadows Private Limited, a Delhi based real estate company has recently forayed into the hotel business, with the launch of its flagship property at Green Park. The 42 room property was launched in October 2007.

The company has three operational properties at the moment. The three properties located at Green Park, Chirag Enclave and Safdarjung Enclave, all within South Delhi, have been branded as Hotel Park Land. “The group will soon boast of seven operational properties, all in the range of 40 – 50 rooms, with the addition of four more hotels under the Park Land brand. By April, we should have an inventory of about 250 rooms”, says Ajay Malhotra, Senior General Manager, Hotel Park Land.

Two of the upcoming properties are located at Kalkaji and will boast of an inventory of about 50 rooms each. The hotel at Kailash colony is coming up with 30 rooms, whereas the Safdarjung property is already operational. The Safdarjung Hotel has an inventory of 23 rooms and 21 rooms will be added to it. Thus, the total inventory at Safdarjung will be 44 rooms.

The hotel company currently has an inventory of about 100 rooms, with the addition of Park Land at Chirag Enclave, a 30 room property launched in November 2007. The group’s property at Safdarjung Enclave was launched in December 2007 with an inventory of 23 rooms. The Chirag Enclave property is being promoted as a vegetarian hotel. “Our main focus is on business travellers and we want to provide our guests with all the necessary convenience. The room rate is half that of a five star hotel. All our properties are doing exceptionally well with occupancy rate exceeding 90 per cent” informs Malhotra.

The Green Park property is also gearing up for the launch of ‘Delhi Masala’, a fine dining Indian restaurant and bar, in February 2008. It also has a club lounge. The three meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and can house between 30 to 50 guests. The meeting rooms can also be combined together for banqueting and dinner parties and can collectively house up to 150 guests.

All the properties boast of rooms with wooden flooring, Wi-fi, mini-bars, LCD televisions and in-house fitness centres for its guests.

NEWS| Brigade to manage Sheraton Mysore Hotel

Brigade Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of the Bangalore-based Brigade Enterprises, has signed an agreement with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts to manage its new hotel, Sheraton Mysore Hotel, Mysore.


The property has 220 rooms, four restaurants including a 24/7 dining outlet, a bar, pub, lobby lounge, health club and spa.

The hotel has a business centre and over 15000 sq ft of convention/meeting space. It is situated on a four acre plot along with commercial spaces.

KNOW| Company| Brigade Hospitality Services

KNOW| Company| Brigade Hospitality Services


Brigade Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd


BHSPL, a subsidiary of Brigade Enterprises Limited was formed in 2004. With the experience gained from property development, and an increasing focus on quality of life and living, entering the hospitality industry seemed a natural progression for Brigade Group, six years ago.




We are involved in the hospitality business with 'Brigade Homestead', our serviced residences with, as of September 10, 2007, 89 operational keys and our Woodrose Club with 26 operational keys. We have approximately 223 keys under development in serviced residences across two locations in Bangalore. We are also developing three hotels with approximately 700 keys and three resorts with approximately 196 keys in South India. We intend to operate these serviced residences ourselves.

We have completed the development of, and are currently managing, two serviced residence properties, under the brand name 'Brigade Homestead'.


Given below is an overview of our hospitality properties.

The Brigade Homestead
HomesteadThe Brigade Homestead serviced residences comprise of approximately 89 operational keys and are managed by us. Two such serviced residences in Lavelle Road and in Jayanagar in Bangalore are operational, and we are in the process of developing two serviced residences in Jayanagar and Koramangala in Bangalore. Brigade Homestead 1, which is located on Lavelle Road and Cambridge Road in Bangalore offers 55 serviced residences with the options of studio residences, one bed room residences or two bedroom residence. Brigade Homestead 2, which is located in Jayanagar, Bangalore offers 34 serviced residences with the options of studio residences, one bed room residences or two bedroom residence. The standard facilities for both serviced apartments include air-conditioned bedrooms, well equipped kitchenettes, house keeping, internet access and travel assistance. please visit www.homesteadbangalore.com


The Woodrose Club The Woodrose Club
Based on an award-winning design, The Woodrose combines the graciousness of a classic club with tasteful, contemporary design and d├ęcor. Located within the city at J.P. Nagar in South Bangalore, The Woodrose is a distinguished and respected club with a resort-like ambience.

For membership to The Woodrose or to know more, please visit: www.woodroseclub.com

INTL| News| Jumeirah wins `Best Middle East`

For the third year in a row, readers of one of Germany’s leading business travel magazines, Business Traveller, chose Jumeirah Beach Hotel as the ‘Best Hotel in the Middle East’.



What’s more, Jumeirah was voted Best Hotel Chain in the Middle East for the second consecutive year by the American magazine Global Traveler (GT). Incidentally, the GT Tested Awards ceremony was held in another Jumeirah property - Jumeirah Essex House in New York City.



KNOW| Company| Six Senses Resorts & Spa

Six Senses is a resort and spa management and development company operating properties and products branded as Soneva, Evason Hideaways, Evason, Six Senses Spas and Six Senses Gallery. The company owns the multi-award winning Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. It also has equity in several of the properties under management and development. Six Senses Spas are a key element in the resorts and are being developed in additional locations.


Management Services

Six Senses Limited

Six Senses is a Resort and Spa Management and Development Company established in 1988, which owns the award-winning Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and manages resorts under the brand names Soneva, Evason Hideaways and Evason.

Soneva is a beyond-stars brand of luxury resorts whose Intelligent Luxury positioning statement promises luxuries of the highest international standard together with a sensitivity and local feel in design, architecture and personal service.

Evason Hideaway delivers the best of Evason in a very personal environment, whilst capturing the fundamental essence of the Soneva brand; offering elegantly designed modern architecture positioned with an image supporting Innovative Style.

Evason is a five-star category with a greater number of accommodations, and where attention to detail, generous proportions and spirited guest experiences support the positioning statement - Redefining Experiences.

Six Senses Spas, a key element of all Six Senses properties, offer a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments for Balancing Senses, administered under the guidance of expert therapists.

Six Senses Gallery is the retail division of the group, and an outlet is to be found at most Soneva and Evason properties. The galleries offer a range of unique products specifically sourced and created from environmentally friendly materials. They include handcrafted stainless steel items, woodware, apparel and accessories, furnishings, decorative items and exclusive skin-care products. The galleries also carry a range of personal care amenities, souvenirs and reading material for guests.

Six Senses Management Companies

Six Senses offers consultancy, development and management services for high-end resorts and spas operated under a Six Senses brand. Ideally involved with a project from its inception, the Six Senses team guides the development and assures that the brand spirit and brand values influence all facets of the project.

Pre-development

The scope of services offered by Six Senses is broad and begins with feasibility studies, including site evaluation, market potential, concept development and financial viability calculations. During this phase we put together design briefs and master-planning. Appropriate consultants are identified to compliment the combined experience of the Six Senses team in developing the project. We also give assistance and advice in the financing process.

During Development

Technical Services reviews and advises on all designs and drawings, including but not limited to concept, guest accommodations, public areas, service areas, staff facilities, landscaping, uniforms, graphics and signage, and marketing collateral. We advise on mechanical and electrical requirements, all FF&E (fixtures, furniture & equipment) and all operational systems.

Project Management Services oversee the planning, follow up, co-ordination and development of the total project from start to finish significantly reducing the project owner's tasks. Six Senses total management of the project provides better control and coordination of all involved parties - from architects, M&E consultants to structural engineers.

Pre-opening Services embrace the preparation of budgets and estimated P&L accounts, working capital requirements, staffing and salary guides, recruitment schedules, operating policies, sales and marketing support, printed and electronic collateral design, production and distribution, PR activities, lease negotiations, concession contracts, site visits and inspections with progress reports; whilst continually coordinating the entire design team throughout the pre-opening period.

Post Opening

Full property management consists of identifying key objectives for the property and implementation through the unit General Manger. This includes accounting, administration, cost control, maintenance, sales and marketing and concept implementation.

Six Senses Resorts & Spas
19/F Two Pacific Place Building, 142 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2631 9777, Fax: +66 (0) 2631 9799
E-mail: mail@sixsenses.com




INTL| News| OZ Holdings Signs Management Agreement With Six Senses




The Six Senses Development in Nanxun Will be Positioned as China's Premier Resort Spa Destination With a Strong Natural Medical and Lifestyle Approach.



OZ Holdings, LLC, a New York City-based real estate investment company, announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement with Six Senses Resorts & Spas for China's first ultra-luxury Five-Star wellness resort in the ancient water town of Nanxun.

Nanxun is approximately a one-hour drive from central Shanghai and is a proposed UNESCO world heritage site.

OZ China Property Holdings, Inc., an OZ Holdings subsidiary investment/development company, is developing the exclusive resort in partnership with Clubtel Corporation (Hong Kong) and Shanghai Profound Investment & Development Company (China)

INTL| News| Castle Resorts & Hotels Premieres in Thailand Market

The Castle Group, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Hawaii-based management company Castle Resorts & Hotels, has expanded into Thailand with two new luxury resorts, Katamanda in Phuket and Baan Taling Ngam Resort & Spa in Koh Samui.


These two additions bring Castle Resorts & Hotels' inventory count up to 26 properties throughout Hawaii, Micronesia, New Zealand and Thailand.

PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY| The Concierge Assistant







Disclaimer| I haven't used the product myself nor is this a paid review!

OK. Now anyone who has been a conceirge or managed one, knows it all about the details and memory ofcourse.
Most of the ones who become synoymous with brilliant conceriging (Its a word I made up!) are the ones blessed with a super memory and an even greater sense of managing the information picked up over a number of years.

Unfortunately the knowledge walks out the door with the staff.
Now most have used either the PMS database or a stand alone database to store, retreive and make sense of all this information, but I have yet to find a fantastic solution to it all.

Here is one that tries.

Some of the features I like:

>PMS import. No need to duplicate guest profiles

>Maps. Wish it could snyc with google maps, that would be brilliant. Maybe someone can use this as a product idea.

>Logbook! I spent a lot of time trying to get people to use electronic logbooks, but to no avail. This is it!

See more of the product, go to http://www.goldkeysolutions.com/
Let me know if you have any personal exp using this or anything similar.

INTL| Carlson Hotels Worldwide Set to Double Portfolio in China

Carlson

Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific today announced a strategic partnership with the Sunshine100 Group, one of China's top 10 property development firms, which will see the company more than double the size of its current hotel portfolio in China.



The partnership, which was announced in Beijing today by Martin Rinck, president and managing director, Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific and Yi Xiaodi, chairman and president of the Sunshine100 Real Estate Group, will focus on expanding the presence of Carlson's Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn brands across China. The Sunshine100 Group plans to build at least 10 hotels which will be managed by Carlson Hotels Worldwide, with target cities including Tianjin, Chongqing, Shenyang, Yantai, Changsha, Nanning, Liuzhou and Guilin.

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source| www.hotelchange.com

JOBS| Front Office Manager



Position| Front Office Manager
Hotel| Taj Holiday Village, Goa


Responsibilities


* To lead the Front Office department, in order to provide the highest level of comfort and hospitality to all guests.
* Achieve total guest satisfaction by providing service, which is the best in class, and maximize organizational profitability through effective utilization of all resources.
* Managerial:
* Forecast trends in occupancy, budget for room sales, average rate and other revenue.
* Develop and implement strategies to achieve a larger market share and attract new segments.
* Create a work environment that is high in employee morale and provides constant learning & development and use the feedback from ESS/ESTS to draw an action plan.
* Develop systems and procedures that achieve higher cost efficiency and guest satisfaction.
* Recruitment and Performance Appraisal/ Management of the staff in the department.
* Develop & Implement the annual plan using the TBEM framework, linking the departments objectives to the units overall strategy.
* Operational:
* Develop and implement strategies for optimization of sale of rooms inventory and maximization of Average room rate.
* Monitor daily performance and manage revenue through Revenue and Yield management techniques.
* Ensure through regular monitoring of GSTS and constant guest feedback, prompt, efficient and accurate service to all guests.
* Manage the Guest History System and effectively use the guest profiles, CIS, CFS etc.
* Review the monthly business reports and analyze market and occupancy trends.
* Monitor the business of competition hotels in terms of new accounts and rates.
* Ensure that all the operational standards set for all the equipments & processes are followed.
* Work in association with the Exec Housekeeper for effective rooms management.
* Work closely with the Sales and Marketing department in the area of promotions, special packages, corporate discounts, new accounts etc.
* Develop departmental trainers in association with the training department & oversee all the training activities within the department.
* Maintain regular contacts with corporate and individual customers, and build strong relationships with them.
* Stay informed about local, national and international best practices/trends in accommodations management.
* Identify key communities, plan various initiatives and co-ordinate the support activities.

Requirements

* Education: Graduate/Diploma in Hotel Management from a well recognized Institute/University.
* Experience: Progression through various positions Front Office in various sections and a minimum of 6-8 years of managerial experience.
* Handling reservations and group bookings.
* Implementing various systems in the Front Office operations.
* Knowledge/Skill: Thorough knowledge of Accommodation management, Revenue Management, GDS & other reservation systems.
* Basics of Accounting and Financial Management.
* Working knowledge of MS Office, Micros and Fidelio (or any other property/point of sale systems).
* Room Pricing & Selling techniques.
* Customer Orientation.

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JOBS| Training| Sarovar Seeks Training Managers

Vacancies for Training Manager at the following Units:

1. Hotel Marine Plaza, Mumbai

2. Grand Sarovar Premiere, Goregaon (Brand new property)

Candidates with suitable hotel/teaching experience may apply with their updated resume to




eclat.hospitality@gmail.com

Candidates based in mumbai will be preferred.

Please mark subject as "SAROVAR - Training Manager"

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