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NEWS| Marriott Meetings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternatives

The average three-day meeting at a Marriott hotel attended by 1,000 people produces more than 12 tons of trash, uses 200,000 kilowatts of power and consumes 100,000 gallons of water. Beginning this summer, Marriott, JW Marriott and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts will introduce a series of meeting products that are eco-friendly and will help guests and meeting planners reduce their environmental impact.

Marriott is building on an aggressive environmental strategy by adding new elements to green its meetings.

Products and Services include:

„X 100% post-consumer fiber writing pads
„X Bic Ecolutions® pens made from recycled content and biodegradable (Marriott purchases 47 million pens per year)
„X Access to recycling containers in or near meeting rooms in many of the hotels
„X Meeting rooms set with water service in pitchers or coolers rather than plastic bottles
„X Boxed lunch containers made of recycled content, including biodegradable cutlery kits and napkins
„X Organic, sustainable and natural food and beverage options in many hotels to include Fair-Trade teas and meeting room chocolate options
„X Organic flower options
„X Linen-less banquet buffet tables made of 49%-recycled aluminum and are 99% recyclable at many hotels
„X Safe-to-donate food given to America’s Second Harvest’s network of food banks

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JOBS| Guest Relations Coordinator, Dubai



The Position:
To manage the activities of the 'reception' for Al Maha Resort, and co-ordinate the activities of the Guest Relations staff in their duties of being the primary link between all visitors and guests and the functional operations of the Resort. To maintain procedures amongst the staff which produce consistent, high levels of guest comfort and satisfaction through provision of services which maximise the facilities, activities, and services offered by the Resort.

Job Outline

To institute the procedures for guest check-in, reception and check-out procedures.
To allocate the off duties for Guest Relations Officers, and to be responsible for the staff rosters and shifts amongst this department.
To co-ordinate the activities of the guests and the Guest Relations Officers with all other departments in the Resort in order to ensure that the guest gains maximum comfort, attention and service during their visit to the Resort.
To be responsible for ensuring the timely production of guest financial records, which will ensure the smooth operation of guest billing procedures and provide the Resort with accurate and sound guest accounts.
To maintain the Guest History services, and to co-ordinate the appropriate follow-up action of the Resort and its in-house Departments. Ensuring that all relevant information is passed on to Resort Senior Management and the Sales and Marketing Department.
To provide the immediate 'front-line' support to Guest Relations Officers in the event of there being requests or complaints which may arise from guests during or after their visit.
To ensure that all departments receive information on specific guest requests/requirements, and to follow up on the provision of these services.
To develop and recommend the services, activities and facilities of the resort, and to constantly inform the Guest Relations Officers, of the most appropriate guest recommendations.
To provide in-house training and appropriate counselling to Guest Relations Officers which will assist them in the successful implementation of their duties.
To ensure that staff within the department maintain and update their training programs, and to ensure that corrective procedures are applied to staff whose services are below the expected levels and at variance to the philosophy of the Resort.
Salary & Benefits:
We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams, the local currency of the UAE. The Dirham is linked to the Special Drawing Right of the International Monetary Fund. It has been held constant against the US dollar since the end of 1980 at a mid-rate of approximately US$1= Dh3.66. Besides travel benefits normally associated with an airline, more information on employee benefits is available within the 'Working Here' section of this site. By viewing the 'Dubai Lifestyle' section in the site you can also consider the benefits of Dubai as a location to live and work in.

Experience and Qualifications:
12 Years schooling or equivalent
Experience of the procedures, standards and operation of Public Relations or the Front office environment.
At least 3 years in a position as a company PRO or a sales position with a hotel/resort.
Experience in a similar resort would be a strong recommendation.
The candidate should be single,or if married, without child dependants.
Partner should have qualifications in an area of the hospitality industry which would make them eligible for a position on the staff.
Customer Service.Customer Relations 3+ Years

The Emirates Group is a highly diversified and profitable business, with a turnover of approximately US$ 11 billion, employing a total of over 36,000 employees(and growing rapidly towards 50,000 over the next 3 years). . Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, flies to over 100 destinations across 6 continents. Emirates Hotels and Resorts, the hospitality division of The Emirates Group, started with the design, development and management of international award-winning Al Maha Desert Resort in 1999. Over the next 4 years the dedicated hospitality management team will expand this division both in Dubai and internationally to new luxury locations.Within the Group there are a diverse range of businesses offering a wide spectrum of career opportunities, all of which can be explored through the Group's dedicated careers website. Alongside its hospitality portfolio is its Timeless Spa brand, set to become a high profile operator of spas in each of its hotels and resorts. Hiring over 6,000 new staff every year, essential to ongoing success will be the employment of high quality people who can enjoy living and working in Dubai, a tourism centre and modern cosmopolitan city offering one of the most desirable lifestyle locations in the world. In addition to lifestyle and tax free salary benefits, the Emirates Group also offers professional development opportunities to help employees develop new skills and grow their careers successfully.

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JOBS| FnB| Cafe Coffee Day - Outlet Managers

Cafe Coffee Day now invites applications for the position of Store Managers.

You must be

1. Hotel Management Graduate
2. Min 2 years exp in Food & Beverage department of a Hotel.

The positions are immediate.

To apply please click here
or go to http://www.hospemag.com/2008/07/application-form-cafe-coffee-day-store.html