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News| HR| Hilton's 'flexible work-at-home' solution

In the name of talent retention: reservations agents need not be put off their jobs by rising fuel prices which impact their work commute - they can now stay home and be connected.

Hilton Hotels Corporation has developed a flexible work-at-home program, called Hilton@Home, underway within Hilton Reservations & Customer Care (HRCC). The highly flexible program enables HRCC to attract talented individuals for reservations and customer support positions who prefer to work from the comfort of their own homes while providing the first critical interaction for prospective guests calling upon reservations and customer services.

Specific program components include:

>Customizable work schedules online
>Advanced technology enables HRCC to bring sophisticated tools and resources directly to the agent desktop
>Chat rooms and social activities enable at-home agents to communicate with their peers


Source : Hilton Hotels Corporation

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INTL| News| $27 Million later the St Regis Beijing re-opens

The newly restored St Regis Beijing opens in anticipation of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Starwood proudly announces the debut of the newly renovated St. Regis Beijing, following the completion of a comprehensive, $27 million renovation and restoration of its 258 guest rooms, 102 luxuriously appointed suites, signature restaurants and public spaces.

The St. Regis Beijing also features Danieli's, one of Beijing's finest Italian restaurants, a luxurious natural spring water spa, more than 13,114 square feet of meeting and event space and the iconic St. Regis Butler Service. For more than a decade, the award-winning St. Regis Beijing has offered global travelers an unrivaled dimension of luxury, sophistication and bespoke service at the heart of China's bustling capital city.

As part of the renovation, The St. Regis Beijing features 28 additional lavishly appointed St. Regis suites, bringing the total number of suites to 102, or 40 percent of its total room count. Overlooking…

INTL| EDU| IHG schools in Panama

To enable the hotel leaders of tomorrow to succeed.

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel groups by number of rooms, has recently announced that as part of its career development program, it has spearheaded a plan to give employees from Latin America the opportunity to attend The Panama International Hotel School, which opened this past April.

The educational patronage includes covering all expenditures for the selected employees’ travel expenses, tuition, room and board while attending the school. All costs will be covered by IHG and shared with the employee’s respective hotel. Additionally, IHG announced that two scholarships to the school were also awarded to Panamanian citizens.

Source : InterContinental Hotels Group

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