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JOBS| Intl| Hong Kong| Vice President Group Operations


The Mint Group is a hospitality recruitment firm based in Australia.
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Our client is a leading luxury hotel company headquartered in Hong Kong with 12 properties located throughout the Asia-Pacific region. For the last 20 years the group has led the region in the marketing and management of outstanding properties, offering a hotel experience that defines the distinctive warmth and excellence in service that is Asian hospitality.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic individual to join our innovative and service focussed management team. The Vice President Group Operations reports directly to the President and oversees the planning for and monitoring of all hotel operations. Working directly with each hotel General Manager, the Marketing and Sales and Development team the Vice President Group Operations ensures that each of the properties are optimally positioned in their respective market and are delivering the excellence in the level and quality of the brand standard. This role will require you to extensively travel to all hotels within the portfolio.



You must be an individual who has a hands on approach to management, leading and mentoring your direct reports with a focus on increasing market and financial performance and the overall capability of the management team. You will possess in depth experience in the successful implementation of leading edge hotel management techniques and industry best practices in all areas of operations.



The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in operating and opening 5 star hotels internationally. You will have post secondary degree in hospitality management from a recognized University or industry specific institution and extensive hotel management experience at the General Manager level with a minimum of 5 years with regional multi-property responsibilities. You will possess outstanding team leadership and project management skills, and have a strategic approach to solving problems. You will have excellent analytical and presentation skills, substantial experience in preparing and implementing group operational plans and meeting or exceeding targets that are established. An outstanding $USD salary package and ex-pat benefits on offer for the successful candidate.

To apply please forward your updated resume in WORD format with a COVER letter outlinning how you meet the selection criteria

Marcus Pettinato National Recruitment Manager t. +61 3 8320 7650 e. marcusp@mintgroup.com.au

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NEWS| IDeaS Launches IDeas Advantage| new consulting division

IDeaS today committed to helping hospitality organizations achieve a sustainable revenue management culture through the establishment of a powerful new consulting division called, IDeaS Advantage.

In recognition that not all companies are prepared or able to implement sophisticated revenue management systems, IDeaS Advantage has been established to assist hospitality organizations develop an efficient revenue optimization culture.

Operating independently from the IDeaS technology division but drawing upon IDeaS established infrastructure and resources; IDeaS Advantage provides targeted solutions for companies, who are looking to reach their full revenue potentials through a range of client specific services, including revenue management outsourcing services, revenue analysis and benchmarking, best practice development and hotel pre-opening support,.

Using proprietary processes and tools combined with best-of-breed consultants that are selected individually according to client needs and their respective industry, IDeaS Advantage provides personalized and tailored support and assistance to clients to achieve their full performance potential.

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NEWS| Intl| 75th Four Seasons opens.


Located on the banks of the Mississippi at the centre of one of the Midwest’s most vibrant lifestyle and entertainment developments - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of its 75th property, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.

The 200-room Hotel is part of Lumière Place on Laclede’s Landing, a $507 million revitalization project including an upscale casino, restaurants, and retail. Rising 19-stories, the Hotel’s defining feature is a ribbon of light 198 m long (650-ft) wrapping the edges of the building. The 500,000 LED lights can produce 16 million shades and a wide array of patterns that continuously refreshes the overall appearance of the Hotel.

Modern and innovative, yet comfortable and welcoming, the Hotel’s 200 guest rooms and suites offer sweeping views of the city, the Gateway Arch, and the Mississippi. Designed by Brayton & Hughes of San Francisco, the rooms have a bright and airy ambience, highlighted with a neutral colour palette and the use of light, warm wood.

Gourmet palates will relish the Hotel’s Italian restaurant, Cielo. Named for the Italian word meaning sky, Cielo’s floor to ceiling windows are a fitting backdrop to the contemporary Italian cuisine on offer. The flavour-rich cuisine showcases the finest regional ingredients and artisanal products, including handmade pastas, breads and farm-fresh cheeses.

An extensive wine list that emphasizes selections from both Italy and California complements the menu. Chef Karen Hoffman, who relocates from Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, leads a team of 30 talented kitchen staff that hail from around the world as well as from St. Louis.

The 1115 m2 (12,000 ft2) Spa is a standout, featuring the city’s most comprehensive range of services and amenities. With twelve treatments rooms as well as a heat experiential room, couples’ suite, relaxation lounges, indoor water features, and steam rooms, guests and locals alike will seek this exceptional urban retreat.


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