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JOBS| INTL| Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin


Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin
66 Xing Kai Road , Hedong District , Tianjin 300011 , China


Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin was constructed with International travelers in mind, providing the necessary business amenities and comfort required for an effortless, comfortable and memorable stay in Tianjin.

270 rooms and suites at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin

Positions Vacant>

• Sous Chef (Chinese style)(see more jobs>)
• F&B Manager (see more jobs>)
• Director of Sales (see more jobs>)
• Executive Chef (see more jobs>)

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Vera Li Xin
+86 137 5201 9386
vli@radisson.com

NEWS| Sequoia acquires stake in Sayaji


Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb, an investment firm that founded US-based venture capital firm Sequoia, has acquired a 5.41 per cent stake in Sayaji Hotels, through the secondary market. Sequoia might increase the stake up to .... 10 per cent. “We are speaking to various players, but it’s too early to comment,” says Sajid R Dhanani, Managing Director, Sayaji Hotels.

Sayaji Hotels is constructing a new hotel in Pune. Its subsidiary, Sanchi Hotels, which runs the Barbeque Nation chain, is also in expansion mode. The group plans to have 49 restaurants by the end of FY09.

NEWS| CGH Earth to develop spa at Mauritius


CGH Earth Experience Hotels plans to develop a spa resort at Mauritius. The group is in discussion with a hotel group in Mauritius, but nothing has been finalised as yet. The plan is to acquire an existing property and develop a resort.

The company also plans to ... develop resorts across key cities in India. It will initially explore Kerala to develop a resort. “We are looking to acquire heritage properties and develop healthcare resorts,” says Jose Dominic, Managing Director, CGH Earth Experience Hotels.

About CGH Earth
CGH Earth is a four-decade long experiment in hospitality. Our properties are mirrors held up to the environments and communities they are born from. Nothing has been added that does not already belong. Because nothing more was necessary. The result, we like to believe, are experiences as immersive as they are authentic.

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NEWS| Sarovar to make Middle East foray by February 2008


Sarovar Hotels and Resorts will start operations of its first overseas property in Dubai by the end of February 2008. The hotel chain plans to launch the property under the Sarovar Portico brand and will operate the property under a management contract, informs Anil Madhok, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels Pvt Ltd. However, the group doesn’t plan to ... focus on international expansions beyond this property at present.

The hotel chain is in the process of adding 35 hotels to its portfolio, of which 17 properties are expected to start operations by end 2008. 15 properties are slated to open by end 2009 and the rest are in the finalisation stage. The group will own six properties and the rest will be developed under management contracts. The group is also focussing on several marketing programmes to give a boost to the Premiere, Portico and Hometel brands owned by it.

source| hospitalitybizindia

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NEWS| Double celebrations for global hoteliers

The global hotel market had an excellent year in 2007 according to first data from the HotelBenchmark™ Survey by Deloitte. All regions - Asia Pacific, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East - are not only celebrating double-digit grorwth in revenue per available room (revPAR) but also in average room rates.

Hoteliers in Central and South America saw the strongest growth with revPAR up... 24% to US$75. This has largely been driven by average room rate increases of 19.7%. Sao Paulo has thrived on demand from the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) sector. Both occupancy and average room rates rose, swelling revPAR 34.4% to US$57. Meanwhile across on the Pacific coast, Lima's results have not been too badly affected by the August earthquake. RevPAR in the city has risen 20.3%.

The Middle East took the silver medal on the world stage with revPAR increasing 16.8% to US$112. Although development centre Dubai continues to command the highest revPAR in the region at US$284, it is Muscat that saw the strongest growth during 2007. The city endured a difficult second quarter after Cyclone Gonu hit in June. As a result, several hotels were forced to close, however unaffected hotels have been able to increase rates and overall revPAR for the year now stands at US$152 - a 52.8% hike compared to 2006. Although most markets across the Middle East are doing well, troubles in Lebanon have produced the opposite effect with revPAR in the capital Beirut falling to US$44.

In Europe, revPAR was up 15.8% to US$114 to end the year - although growth levels in local currency are more conservative at 6.3%. Overall, the market has been buoyed by strong economic conditions helping drive both corporate and leisure business. This has helped counterbalance any fall offs in demand stemming from the strength of the Euro and overall European occupancy levels have remained stable at 69.9%. Although the region's sports and cultural event calendar was not as full during 2007, Europe still remains on top of the world when it comes to revPAR performance. A number of key cities, including London and Paris have been able to capitalize on stronger economic conditions and high profile events such as the Tour de France Grand Depart in London, the biennial Paris Air Show and the Rugby World Cup in France.

At the back of the pack, hotels in Asia Pacific have seen the slowest growth of any region, but a 12.7% revPAR rise does not tell the full story. In India, room rates are rocketing with Mumbai recording 46.2% revPAR growth, driven by average room rates which now stand at US$270. Room supply in the country is being stretched by the business boom and international chains continue to see out investment opportunities at break-neck speed. The global budget airline phenomenon has taken Asia by storm with many resorts such as Phuket now feeling the benefits due to increased connectivity. In China, the development boom continues and although some cities are seeing performance figures falling off slightly due to the vast number of extra rooms being added to their inventory, this year welcomes the Olympic Games to Beijing where it is expected hotel performance will bring in some gold medals of its own.