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JOBS| Trainers for Hospitality & Aviation Institute

A new & upcoming hospitality institute in Chandigarh, now invites applications for..

Personality Development,
Communication skills,
Grooming Trainers.

Please send resume to Ms. Sona Luthra|


1.Marketing Managers
2.Front Office Managers
3.Front Office Assitants- male/Female
4. Captains Male/ Female
5. Stewards.

All position carry attractive pay package and perks. For position No 1& 2 candidates must be fluent in English with pleasing personality having own conveyance.

Preferably from Army background or hotel experience. Agegroup 30-35 yrs. For position No 3 & 4 only experienced & qualified people need apply.

Apply to the General Manager, Sarao Hotels Site 71- 74, Phase- X, Mohali.

INTL| WOW.TRAVEL’S seven sensational places to get married (the online magazine of edited by Mary Gostelow, introduces Seven Sensational Places To Get Married

1) GRAND HYATT TOKYO, JAPANwow_grand_hyatt_tokyo_400

All big new Japanese hotels have elaborate wedding chapels - but this one, designed by Peter Remedios, is particularly splendid, with the wooden side walls sloping inwards to form a peak 50 feet above your head. The Grand Chapel seats 100, and it is constantly in use: the 400-room hotel, run by GM Roger Lienhard, may have several consecutive weddings on particularly auspicious days. The hip Super Potato designed the hotel's spa, which uses Kerstin Florian products.

NEWS| Intl| The ultimate whatever/whenever experience

W Hotels is redefining what it means to be a VIP with the debut of “W The Card” – the W brand’s all-access pass to a world of privilege.

The ultimate Whatever/Whenever experience, W The Card is the epitome of what it means to be an insider, including the opportunity to access the W brand’s exclusive W The Card Concierge Service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week anywhere in world.

Events and Privileges include:

* 24/7 W The Card Concierge Service – W Hotels exclusive concierge service is constantly on call via SMS or phone to grant the wildest wishes of every W The Card member whether on property or anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night.
* Partner Perks – W The Card privileges extend way beyond a W hotel stay. From fashion to fitness and beyond, W The Card has an incredible range of partners that offer cardholders indulgences and perks to please every passion.
* Partners include Jonathan Adler, PUMA, Samsonite, Club Monaco, CITY Magazine, Acura and many more.
Exclusive Invites – Cardholders enjoy VIP access to insider events from the hottest concerts to the haute-est fashion shows, wonderful wine tastings, and more.
* Guaranteed 4:00 PM Late Checkout
* Bliss® Spa Benefits
* 30% off all W Hotels The Store (U.S. locations) and Purchases
* Priority Booking and Complimentary Indulgences at W Restaurants and Bars
* Exclusive offers related to hotel stays

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NEWS| Mystic/Groton: New accommodation concept

Offering a new kind of accommodation for business and leisure travelers, Hilton Garden Inn, the award-winning mid-priced brand, is pleased to announce the opening of the 128-room Hilton Garden Inn Mystic/Groton in Groton.

The four-story Hilton Garden Inn Mystic/Groton features 124 guestrooms and four suites offering the Garden Sleep SystemTM bed which allows guests to adjust the firmness and softness of the bed; ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller; high definition flat screen television; complimentary wired and WiFi Internet access in all guestrooms and public space and remote printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center.

NEWS| Intl| Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou now open

Continued growth in mainland China means that this is the brand's 4th in the country and further openings are scheduled for Sanya, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau in the next two years.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. will further strengthen its presence in China with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou on March 11.

Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., commented: “We are very excited to open our fourth hotel in mainland China in Guangzhou, a city that is developing at an impressive rate and attracting more and more foreign companies, investment and business travelers.”

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PEOPLE| VV Kamat receives lifetime contribution award

The International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) today honoured Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Kamat Hotels India Limited (KHIL) with the "Hall of Fame Lifetime Contribution in Hospitality Industry" award at Saal 9 at the annual ITB Convention in Berlin.

The aim of the PATWA award is to honour entrepreneurs who make an invaluable contribution in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Kamat Hotels is today a large hospitality business group with interests in luxury and budget hotels, restaurants, catering, travel and educational institutions.

As a recipient of over 50 awards, Kamat is a much honoured person. He is a distinguished entrepreneur and a multifaceted person with varying interests and has authored books in Marathi on his initiatives.

Kamat expressed his gratitude and delight at receiving the prestigious award: "I thank ITB for this honour. It is a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged by your peers, and this award will motivate us to do even better. There is tremendous potential for innovative concepts and service excellence."

"As a part of our continued commitment, KHIL has recently introduced three niche hotel chains in India; 'VITS', the luxury business hotel chain, 'Lotus Resorts' and 'Gadh Hotels' that are based in forts. We will continue to offer top quality hospitality services to travellers," he added.

In 2007, Kamat received the PATWA International Award for the Best chain hotel for Eco Tourism for Orchid Hotel. In recent years, he has been received the CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2007 - Commendation Certificate for Strong Commitment among Medium Business Organization, the Today's Traveler Achievement award for "Innovative Hospitality Concepts 2003, and "The Business Man of the Year" by the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce.

Adding to these achievements, he was also felicitated by Galileo as the best CEO and received a special Indian Express Editors Choice Award in 2004.


JOBS| Restaurant Manager / Store Manager

Job Description
1.To plan and carry out operations of the store, so as to maintain smooth functioning of the store with focus on sales up gradation by maintaining high standards, in accordance with agreed business plans.
2.Ensure upkeep of store premises & manage all the equipments of the store for smooth operational flow.

Requirement| 4 - 5 Years

Contact| Mrs. Sirisha||

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JOBS| Duty Manager-Front Office

Job Description

To uphold 'brand name' standards and to be responsive to the instructions of the Front Office Manager/General Manager. The role of the Duty Manager will be to ensure that the requests and needs of all guests are accommodated.

Desired Candidate Profile
-Anticipate guest's needs through observation and offer prompt, efficient service either personally or through effective communication with other associates.

Contact| Janani Iyer|

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KNOW| IHG continues to dominate booming Russian hotel market

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the biggest hotel operator in the booming Russian international-branded hotel sector, continues its Russian expansion with the announcement of the signing of a further Moscow property, its 7th Holiday Inn in the city.

Further signing announced today brings total Russian portfolio to 16 open or in the development pipeline

- 2,000 Moscow hotel rooms target by 2010

- IHG has hotels under development or open in six of Russia's 13 largest cities

- IHG Russian language website launched

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the biggest hotel operator in the booming Russian international-branded hotel sector, continues its Russian expansion with the announcement of the signing of a further Moscow property, its 7th Holiday Inn in the city.

The new-build 240-room Holiday Inn Moscow Ryazanskiy - developed by SILKTON Ltd and expected to open in mid-2010 - will be the 16th IHG hotel in the rapidly emerging Russian market. Six are already open, the remaining ten are in the development pipeline.

While Moscow dominates Russia commercially, IHG is also capitalising on the growing business and leisure markets across the country. As well as a total of nine hotels in Moscow* and three under construction in St Petersburg, IHG has hotels signed in Samara, Rostov, Chelyabinsk and Novosibirsk.

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KNOW| Contingency Hotel Revenue Management Strategies

Nice article on Revenue Mgt Strategies...see it here

The key points are:
>Monitor Changes to Market Segment Activity Daily
>Manipulate the Rate Structure - don't lower it!
>Evaluate Channel Distribution
>Dynamic Packaging
>Monitor the Hotel's Online Presence
>Correct Deficiencies
>Respond to Critical Online Reviews

The strategies are good and quite sensible.

Here's my take for the Indian scenario...
>Up your rate!

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