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JOBS| All Departments, All Levels

" VISTA PARK ", Gurgaon { Promoted by Value Homz Group ] equipped with designer state- of- the art Rooms , and a world cuisine Restarant cum Bar is due to open shortly. Targeted for the business traveller , the Group's first property is coming up in Sec--29, Gurgaon .

The group requires the following Management & staff for its upcoming hotel.



:Restaurant Manager
: Captains
: Barman
: Stewards
;Trainee stewards.

: Executive Chef
: Commis
: Trainee Cooks
: Utility Workers.

: Duty Manager
: Guerst Relation Officer
: Front office Attendants
: Doorman.

: Sales Executives

: Chief Engineer
; Shift Supervisors
: Maintenance staff.

; Manager-- Administration
; Administration Assistant.

: Executive Housekeeper
: Houseke…

NEWS| Airlines bound to care for passengers during delays

Fog over north India has led to long delays in flights and much inconvenience to passengers in recent times. Consumers at the domestic and international airport complain of long waiting periods, no information on flights and sometimes, even non-availability of water at the airport.

According to the new civil aviation requirements (CAR) issued by the director general of civil aviation (DGCA), passengers stranded at airports are entitled to an array of facilities. For example, the CAR says that where passengers are stranded, they should be provided with meals, beverages, communication facilities and hotel rooms for the night, if necessary. The airline is also liable to meet the special needs of persons with reduced mobility and those accompanying them.

If a passenger who reports to the airline counter in time is denied boarding, the passenger should be offered compensation and full assistance to his destination. In case of over-booking, the airline can invite some passengers to give up…

NEWS| Lemon Tree Dials in for Expansion

The mid-scale hotel chain Lemon Tree plans to add 11 more properties across the country in the next two years, taking the total number of hotels and resorts to 20 with an investment of Rs. 12 billion across 15 cities in India, not including the possibility of handling a 9-hotel project with DIAL for which it has bid recently

“The group would add an inventory of 1,700 rooms in the 11 new hotels to take the total room strength to 2,500 from the existing 800 rooms,” Lemon Tree Hotels Chairman and MD Patu Keswani said.

“The Current economic turmoil and ongoing slowdown of the Indian economy is short term in nature. Reduction in demand for hotel rooms is therefore fundamentally temporary. Demand for rooms will rebound by 2010. At the same time, new supply of hotel rooms will be significantly below that which was envisaged just 6 months earlier due to this deflation in demand and the tight liquidity conditions in the market,” said Keswani in a release.

After the recessionary bells started ri…

NEWS| Hyatt to expand in smaller cities

Luxury hospitality group Global Hyatt Corp is banking on smaller Indian cities for expansion over the next four years, with a company official Friday saying this was where the future lay.

At present, Hyatt operates five luxury hotels
in India - two in Mumbai, and one each in Delhi, Kolkata and Goa. Now it will make a $200-million foray into the mid-sized hotel segment in tier-II and even tier-III cities.

"There is a huge gap in the demand and supply of hotel rooms and we see enough scope for expansion, especially in tier-II and tier-III cities," Steve Haggerty, the company's global head of real estate and development, told reporters.

"Recession does not affect our expansion plans in India because we know the growth lies here," Haggerty added.

Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president of real estate development for South Asia, said the new hotels will come up in Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mysore, Lucknow, Indore and Mangalore under the brand name Hyatt Place. "These wil…

TRENDS| Hotel Industry Trends in 2009

Contributed by Divyansh Kaushik, Training Executive, The Oberoi
Deep discounting and do-it-yourself are in, green programs and healthful food are out

1. Everything learned in revenue management training will go out the window. Hysteria will rule the day as hotels drop rates, get indignant when competitors lower rates in response, and then panic and drop rates even further. All inventory will be treated as distressed inventory, erasing years of brand-equity-building and training travelers to look for the best deals on third-party websites. It will take years to recover from these rate wars, and the only victor will be the traveler.

2. The trend toward offering more healthful food choices in restaurants, room service and mini-bars will be reversed as hotels realize that cheeseburgers, Coke and Kit Kats sell better and are more profitable.

3. Travelers will become more demanding and less forgiving. Smelling the hotel industry's desperation to fill rooms, traveler…

NEWS| Hyatt Corp inks JV with Emaar MGF to build six hotel properties in India

Global Hyatt Corporation plans to develop six properties in India with an investment of around Rs 1,000 crore in 3-4 years in a joint venture

Current economic slowdown and slump in hotel demand notwithstanding, hospitality major Global Hyatt Corporation plans to develop six properties in India with an investment of around Rs 1,000 crore in 3-4 years in a joint venture with real estate firm Emaar MGF. The hotels, to be launched under the brand 'Hyatt Place', would come up in Mysore, Lucknow, Indore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon and Mangalore with a total of 950 rooms.

"About 100-120 million USD would be arranged through debt while the rest of the investment would be brought in as equity by us and Emaar MGF," said Ratnesh Verma of Hyatt India Consultancy Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of the Chicago-based organisation.

The firm has a 26:74 joint venture with the Delhi-based real estate player for the six properties. Hence, 74 per cent of the equity in the hotel properties would be arra…