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JOBS| General Manager

Kamat Hotels is in the process of opening an upscale resort property in Baroda.
They now invite applications for the position of General Manager.

You must have a minimum exp of 10 years with atleast 5 yrs as a General Manager.

Please send you resume to with the following subject
"Kamat/ Baroda/ GM"

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NEWS| Hospitality Graduate Recruitment signs deal with Hyatt International

HGR (Hospitality Graduate Recruitment) has secured its first global contract with Hyatt International. The contract which came into effect this March will see the Swiss-based recruitment consultancy supporting over 110 hotels worldwide - including nine Hyatt hotels throughout the Middle East - with their recruitment strategies.

For the next 12 months, HR departments across Hyatt International hotels in Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America will have unlimited access to HGR's comprehensive online database. The database will help Hyatt's HR staff source and recruit suitable hospitality graduates and undergraduates for a variety of entry level, trainee, supervisory and junior management positions. There is also a facility by which job opportunities can be posted.

HGR works with over 150 global hotel school and hospitality university partners. This enables HGR to provide a very diverse nationality and language resource of fresh talent, looking for opportunities globall…

NEWS| Bloom Juices to open ten outlets in North India

Chandigarh based Bloom Juices Private Limited, which recently launched its first fresh fruit drink outlet 'Bloom' in Mohali, plans to open ten more store outlets in North India by 2009. Two of these outlets will be in New Delhi. The company will also go in for private equity for setting up more outlets in the future. They are looking for an investment of Rs 200 crore for the same.

"For the first time in India our juice outlet will offer 100 per cent organic and Ayurveda based health boosters, which are a unique product offering. The boosters were formulated by a group of doctors," says Amit Sharma, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bloom Juices Private Ltd.

The fruit juices of Bloom are made of fresh fruits only. It claims to provide the people with completely natural, high on nutrition fruit drinks coupled with wholesome goodness of ayurvedic boosters. Even its high-end juicers, chillers, blenders and other equipments have been imported from France, Malays…

NEWS| Intl| Accor signs new Pullman Hotel in Chengdu, China

Accor signed a management agreement with Chengdu Qianhe real estate for the Pullman Chengdu Zitan Hotel, recently. This follows the launch of the Pullman brand in Europe last December, which saw ten Pullman hotels debut in France, Germany and Belgium. In Asia, the brand was introduced at the beginning of 2008 with the opening of the Pullman Bangkok King Power, the first Pullman hotel in Asia.

Accor is partnering Qianhe to manage the first Pullman in Chengdu and in Southwest China. Established in 1998, Chengdu Qianhe Property Development Co., Ltd specialises in the development of luxury real estate in major cities of China.

The new Pullman Chengdu Zitan is strategically located in the heart of Chengdu’s central district which is only 20 minutes drive from the airport, 15 minutes to the International Exhibition Centre and five minutes walking distance to the metro station which will start operation in 2009.

Targeted to open by the end of 2011, the hotel will be equipped with 353 spacious r…

NEWS| Education| Intl| New Hotel School for Dubai

A new hotel school to be located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has been announced. The Dubai Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, is expected to open in 2009, and is a joint venture between an internationally acclaimed Australian higher education provider and a prominent Dubai based company.

UAE headquartered, Al Hai LLC, part of the Al Hai Group of Companies chaired by H.E. Jamal Al Hai has collaborated with world leaders in hospitality and tourism education, the Blue Mountains Hotel School, an Australian based international hotel school, to bring a new hotel school to the Middlle East.

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NEWS| Intl| Marriot to manage 9 in Saudi

The new hotels will be located in Riyadh - Jeddah - Dammam and Jubail - agreement includes Hotels, representing six Marriott International lodging brands starting in 2010.

Marriott International, Inc. will manage nine new properties in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia starting in 2010 under a recently concluded agreement with Fawaz Abdul Aziz Al-Hokair & Associates Hotel Company LLC.

The new hotels will be located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Jubail and will represent the following Marriott International brands: The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Executive Apartments and Courtyard by Marriott. When opened, they will substantially increase Marriott International’s presence in the Kingdom from three today to 12 properties.

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NEWS| Intl| Parkroyal signs first in China

Singapore-based hotel management company - Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts - has been appointed by Chengdu Xinda Real Estate Development to manage its 361-room property in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in China.

Parkroyal is privileged to be a partner in the master development by Chengdu Xinda Group that is developing this landmark project at Nanmen, a vibrant and urban part of Wuhou district.

The signing ceremony today marks Parkroyal’s first foray into the China market and its first pure management agreement.

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NEW HOTEL| Four Seasons opens Mumbai

We covered Four Seasons sometime back...KNOW| Hotel| Four Season Mumbai.

Just spoke to someone there.

The property is now officially in soft launch. The spa is not open, but the gym is. They just got the liquor license. The restaurants will be open soon.

Its a 202 room property with approx 350 staff. The block adjacent is an apartment block and that comes up later.

p.s. the red car below is the General Managers. Custom made, and it does go the airport for some guests!

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai is the company’s first property on the Indian subcontinent and introduces a significant change in design, and concept to the city’s luxury hotel market.

The Hotel occupies a dominant central position in the emerging Worli district, which links North and South Mumbai.

Key features:

* Largest guest rooms and Presidential Suite in the city
* Two sleek, contemporary restaurants serving authentic Asian and Italian cuisine – set to become favourite local establishments
* More than 500 m2 (5,381 Sq ft) of mee…