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JOBS| All Departments| All Levels

An upcoming upmarket resort from the Kamat Group of Hotels in Baroda, invites applications for all departments, all levels.

Positions are available in

Front Office (More Front Office jobs, Click here)
Food & Beverage (More FnB Jobs, Click here)
Kitchen (More Kitchen Jobs, Click here)
House Keeping (More House Keeping Jobs, Click here)
Stores
Security
Accounts
among others.

Please send the following as part of the application:
1. Your updated resume with photograph
2. Your current salary
3. Expected Date of Joining if you are selected.

Send your resume to gm.lotusbaroda@yahoo.co.in

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NEWS| Global Hyatt Corporation begins 2008 with aggressive growth pace

On the heels of the recent announcement of its new luxury brand, Andaz™, and reaching the 100-hotel milestone of Hyatt Place hotels in the United States, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, continues its global development pace at an unprecedented speed. With more than 50 full service hotels in the pipeline, Hyatt has announced 14 hotels under development in greater China alone, as well as five hotels in Russia/CIS with other high-profile properties to open in Europe, Middle East, and The Americas.

Global projects recently opened or underway include:

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST

* Hyatt Regency Kiev (234 Rooms, Opened July 2007) - Sleek and stylish, Hyatt Regency Kiev opened with 234 generously sized deluxe rooms, including 25 suites. Rooms are geared towards the comfort and needs of the global business traveler with high-tech communications and ergonomic working areas. Luxurious bathrooms with
under floor heating, deep-soaking baths and exceptional rain showers set …

NEWS| ITDC to give 20% dividend for 2006-07 fiscal

Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) on Thursday (May 8) said it will give a dividend of 20% to its shareholders for the financial year 2006-07, reports agency sources.

ITDC, which has about 14 luxury hotels across the country under the `Ashoka` brand has announced the dividend after a gap of over nine years.

In the financial year 2006-07, it has earned a net profit of about Rs 1.05 billion an increase of over 100% as compared to Rs 510 million in the 2005-06 fiscal.

ITDC is also expecting a similar profit in 2007-08 fiscal. The company which has last announced the dividend for 1998-99 fiscal was running into losses till 2005, after which it has started yielding profits.

source| myiris.com

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NEWS| India to introduce visa on arrival for tourists

In a major change in its visa policies, India will soon introduce visa on arrival at its airports for foreign tourists, Kanthi Singh, the newly appointed Minister of State for Tourism and Culture of India, told Khaleej Times yesterday.

The move aims at giving a fillip to India’s tourism sector.

Kanthi Singh was addressing a Press conference during the ATM.

Currently, tourists visiting India have to obtain a visa from the Indian mission in their respective countries. “We have already introduced a facility of five-year multiple entry visa system for nationals of 18 countries,” she said.

This visa facility allows tourists from the 18 countries to stay in India for up to 90 days followed by their exit and re-entry again on the multiple entry visa,” she explained.

Riyasbabu/Khaleej Times

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NEWS| Intl| Singaore's Raffles hotel sold for $476 mln

Singapore's landmark Raffles Hotel, jointly owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Hotels International and U.S. private equity firm Colony Capital, has been sold for about S$650 million ($476 million), a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

Colony bought the 121-year-old hotel, which comes with an adjoining shopping arcade, for about S$200 million in 2005 as part of a bigger S$1.7 billion acquisition of the Raffles Holdings hotel chain, the Business Times said.

It cited unnamed sources as saying a preliminary deal had been signed with an overseas buyer, a family trust probably linked to a European family. ($1=1.366 Singapore Dollar) (Reporting by Daryl Loo; Editing by Alan Raybould)

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NEW HOTELS| W Hotels Debuts in Europe: W Istanbul

Combining historical architecture with iconic design, the first of this hotel brand in Europe is located in the cultural center of one of the world's most dynamic cities.

Owned by Akaretler Otel Isletmeciligi ve Turizm A.S., W Istanbul will serve as the centerpiece of the Ottoman row houses amidst couture shopping and elite residences.

W Hotels Worldwide, the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world, will mark its entry into Europe today with the grand opening of W Istanbul. A glittering tower amidst gilded domes and minarets, W Istanbul embodies the multicultural and financial center of Istanbul, situated at the point where Europe meets Asia, ancient monuments meet sublime design, old world romance meets haute couture.

W Istanbul will feature Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Spice Market restaurant, specializing in the flavorful street food of Southeast Asia. Spice Market teases the taste buds with piquant elevations of the region's street cuisine where Jean-Georges&#…

PEOPLE| The Claridges: Rubal Chaudhry, General Manager, New Delhi

Rubal Chaudhry has joined The Claridges, New Delhi as its General Manager. With 11 years of experience in the Indian hospitality industry as well as overseas, Chaudhry has worked with leading hospitality chains like the InterContinental Hotel Group and Hyatt Regency. In his current position, he will be responsible for the overall management as well as operations at The Claridges, New Delhi, with a key focus on operational and service excellence.


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NEWS| Impresario to introduce 65 outlets across brands by 2010

Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd, is in the process of expanding its brand of restaurants and adding in 65 more outlets in its portfolio by 2010. The restaurant chain is primarily looking at expanding its brand of coffee shop Mocha and is looking at potential locations in tier one and two cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune and National Capital Region.

“We will primarily be targeting student driven towns, so locations like Manipal are also being considered,” says Riyaaz Amlani, Managing Director, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd.

For the expansion, the company has earmarked an investment of Rs 25 crore for this year and plans to raise Rs 50 crore through private equity in 2009. With the growing mall culture ensuring increased footfalls, the company is planning to increase using that route. Besides Mocha, the chain will also look at expanding its dessert retail chain, The Donut Co. as well as its fine dining restaurants Salt Water Grill and Smoke Water …

NEWS| Fortune Park to take highway route to expansion

Fortune Park Hotels, a subsidiary of ITC Ltd, plans to set up highway hotels called Fortune Stops along the Golden Quadrilateral, the express highway project by the National Highway Authority of India.

Fortune Park believes that India's road infrastructure is improving and also more people own cars these days. The company's other brand extensions will be Fortune Spots, Fortune Indovilles, Fortune Lodges and Fortune Adventure. For Fortune Spots, the company is also exploring strategic alliances with oil and gas majors for setting up hotels along key arterial roads. These hotels will provide accommodation facilities along with other value─added services in transit.

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