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TRENDS| Hospitality industry to go slow on hiring

The hospitality and tourism industry is gradually witnessing the ripple effects of economic slowdown as employers reported a dip in hiring intent



Of the employers surveyed, while 45 per cent anticipated an increase in hiring, only two per cent reported a decrease in hiring, 42 per cent predicted no change in hiring intent and the remaining (11per cent) could not comment, according to Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS).

These subdued responses can be attributed to the cost-cutting measures put in place by the industry in view of lower occupancy rates.

According to the survey, in the coming months, many employers are likely to find ways to contain costs and be cautious about hiring decisions. History shows that temporary recruitment may overtake permanent in the short-term, with employers preferring the flexibility of being able to add or remove staff from their payrolls as needed.

source | The Hindu Business Line




TRENDS| Budget hotels to grow the UK hospitality industry

The budget hotel sector continues to boom despite the economic downturn and now accounts for almost two-thirds of the annual growth within the UK hospitality industry, according to new research.

The Trends and Developments 2008 research published by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) also anticipates an aggressive marketing push from budget hotel operators from next year until 2012 Olympic Games.

The study further suggests that the budget hotel groups such as Travelodge and Whitbread-owned Premier Inn have increased the number of hotel rooms to cash in on the financial uncertainty.

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NEWS| Intl| Hospitality Management plans 4,000 additional rooms

Hospitality Management Holdings, the UAE-based hotel management company, has announced 35 new projects, across the Middle East and North, South and East Africa, which will bring 4,000 additional rooms to their portfolio.

The value of HMH projects currently under development is estimated at over Dh4.5 billion, company officials said.

The company currently has four brands under its umbrella. Noblet said, "We offer a complete spectrum of choice in terms of hospitality with each of our brands catering to a different segment," adding that all their "hotels are well equipped to tap into the region's growing demand for business and leisure."




The company, established in 2003, has 15 hotels operational with 2,500 keys. By 2011, it aims to have 50 hotels under management.

NEWS| RNA Corp mulls Rs 2,000-cr investment in hospitality sector

Realty player RNA Corp is planning to foray into the hospitality sector by setting up three hotels with 800-rooms capacity with an investment of Rs 800 crore, a company official said here.

"Our foray into the hospitality sector is aimed at diversification in the real estate segment. We will be investing Rs 400-crore for two hotels in suburban Andheri and Chembur and another Rs 400-crore for a luxury hotel in central Worli," John said.

The projects would be ready in the next two years, John said adding that funds would be sourced from internal accruals as well as from various private equity players.

The proposed 100-150 room business hotel at Andheri will have the twin advantage of being located near the Andheri-Powai business district and the airport, while the 200 room mixed-use hotel in Chembur will target domestic travellers.

source| ET



JOBS| KOTHARI RESORTS, MAHARAJA FARMS & HOTEL MAHARAJA REGENCY

To strengthen our operations we are looking for professionally qualified, technically skilled & professionally experienced candidates for our properties.

KOTHARI RESORTS, MAHARAJA FARMS & HOTEL MAHARAJA REGENCY

Currently seeking the following>

*MANAGER( F&B OPERATIONS ) :Diploma / Degree in hotel Management with similar experience [3--4 yrs ] in a reputed star categorized property.

* FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT / GUEST RELATION EXECUTIVE [ FEMALE ] : Preferably with Diploma / Degree in hotel management. With excellent communication skills & pleasing personality with similar experience [ 3---4yrs ] in a reputed property.

* MANAGER OPERATION [ INDOOR & OUTDOOR BANQUETING ] : Diploma / Degree in Hotel management . With similar experience [ 3---4 yrs ] in a reputed property / Resorts / Outdoor Catering.

* HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR [ Male / Female .] : One year diploma / Craft Course in House Keeping with 2---3 years of experience.

* KITCHEN SUPERVISOR : Knowledge of Food & Beverage & Experience in Kitchen stewarding.

* CAPTAINS : Preferably with Diploma / Degree in Hotel management, with similar experience [ 3--4years ] in a reputed star categorized property.

* ROOM SERVICE ORDER TAKER / SHIFT IN CHARGE : EXPERIENCED ORDER TAKER / SHIFT IN CHARGE WITH EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

* STEWARDS : One year Diploma / Craft Course in F& B services. With similar experience [3--4 years ] in a reputed star categorized property.

**. Salary is no constraint for the right candidate.
** Apply within 7 days to H R Department

HOTEL MAHARAJA REGENCY
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