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NEWS| Occupancy at Taj, Trident picks up

Business at the newly-reopened Trident and Taj hotels is steadily picking up Business at the newly-reopened Trident and Taj hotels is steadily picking up with the Ratan Tata-owned Taj clocking a 56 per cent occupancy on the very first day itself.

The 550-room Trident registered an occupancy rate of over 16 per cent for the same period.

Both the hotels reopened on Sunday, nearly three weeks after they were ravaged by the deadly terror strikes on November 26.

Trident, Nariman Point had clocked an occupancy rate of over 16 per cent, with 90-odd rooms being checked into by the end of the first day, an Oberoi Group spokesperson told PTI hereon Monday.

"Occupancy on the second day is expected to be between 80-100," the spokesperson added.

The iconic Taj, which threw open its tower wing yesterday, has comperatively more occupants with nearly half of its rooms booked.

"On the first day, the Taj had an occupancy rate of 56 per cent, with 150 of the 268 rooms being checked into,…

NEWS| Hotel Taj Reopen After Mumbai War

The Mumbai luxury hotels whose marble interiors became killing fields for terrorists three weeks ago partially reopened on Sunday with pledges to upgrade security to levels similar to those of airports.

The Tata group opened the high-rise wing of its Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel as well as the restaurants and pool areas of the complex, where over nearly three days, four terrorists gunned down 31 people.

The Oberoi group reopened the Trident, the business hotel that suffered less damage in the violence, but it left shut the badly affected luxury Oberoi hotel that stands next door. In all, 32 people died in both hotels.
The 105-year-old “heritage wing” of the Taj, the red-domed Mumbai landmark in which the most fighting took place, might not fully reopen until 2010.

“When the old wing, the heritage wing, is restored and rebuilt to the extent that it can be, then we will send an even stronger message not only for the Taj but for the whole city that we can be hurt but we cannot be kno…

JOBS| FnB| Steward / Senior Steward

Courtyard Residency is a boutique property

Experience: 1 - 2 Years
Location: Gurgaon

Job Description
The candidate will be responsible for Room Service, Coffee Shop service and guest handling during the shift for our boutique property at Sushant Lok-1, having mostly corporate clientele.

Desired Candidate Profile
The candidate must be confident, smart with a pleasant personality and fluent in English. Only those candidates are requested to apply who are willing to work in Gurgaon.

Company Name: Courtyard Residency Pvt. Ltd.


Contact | Mr. Dinesh Shah

B-37 A Sushant Lok - 1
Gurgaon,Haryana,INDIA 122002


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JOBS| Intl| kit| Speciality Chefs – CDP / Commis

Position: Speciality Chefs – CDP / Commis
Location: London

Salary Range: Competitive, including accommodation

Specific positions

* CDP / Commis - Indian/Conti Fusion;
* CDP / Commis - Indian Curries;
* Commis - Indian/Tandoori/all rounder;
* Commis - Western & Indian desserts;
* Commis - Vegetable specialist Cook;
* Commis - Tandoori and Kebabs;
* Commis - South India Curries

You will be offered training and development within this professional and expanding restaurant company.

Candidate Requirements

You will need:

* At least 5 years experience as Commis 1 / CDP at one of India’s top 5-star hotel Groups in the relevant cuisine;
* CDP applicants should be able to speak and read English fluently;

Application Details:

Please apply with covering letter indicating your suitability for the vacancy and full CV including:

* Full contact details - Home address, mobile number and e-mail address;
* Nationality; If non EU National, passport number and status of any previous UK visas;
* Emplo…

HOSPEMAG MEMBER UPDATES| Chaya seeking assignments

Dear Friends of the hospitality industry,

I am currently free lancing as a trainer and am free to undertake assignments and workshops for hotels across the country.

Am also open to taking up lectures in hotel schools.

With over a decade of experience in hotel related training and teaching alone I am capable to handling training at all levels.

You can contact me at 973105532 for further details or write to me at too.

Thanks and regards,


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