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FnB| Tech| OpenTable

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OpenTable is the leading supplier of reservation, table management and guest management software for restaurants. In addition, the company operates, the world’s most popular website for making restaurant reservations online.

Editor| The company made $41.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2008. They make money by subscription and per-reservation fee.
What is interesting though is that India is still not covered. Now I looked up the web and couldn't find any site like this in India ( launched a product in 2007 that doesn't seem to exist anymore)

If the reservation process can be outsourced & revenue management systems put in place, this could be an awesome idea! any takers?

p.s. leave your comments on whether it could work in India.

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JOBS| INTL| General Manager

GENERAL MANAGER for Casa Munras hotel in Monterey, Ca.

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We are looking for a GM of our hotel in Monterey California.

This is a full service hotel that has been receintly renovated.

Has a free standing Spa (Sano Spa).

If you are interested please email Rachel Hawkins Rhawkins@ .

To get information on our company and review this hotel site, please go to

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JOBS| Immediate Openings @ Mapple Group

Mapple Hotels Palaces Resorts is a hospitality industry leader by establishing a portfolio of hotels at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa, Jodhpur, Kanha & Bandhavgarh, apart from running the Golden Chariot train in Karnataka

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Mapple Hotels offers hospitality to its guests coming from all around the world. We are focussed to deliver the best value, quality and superior customer service. So for an ultimate and intimate traveling experience you can always trust Mapple Hotels. We are determined to give you a home way from home, where you will feel ‘just yourself.’

Mapple with the extra P that stands for the extra Power to Please. The concept of intuitive anticipatory service is applied to the guest experience.

Mapple Hotels, Palaces and Resorts are considered as a breath of fresh air in the Indian hospitality industry. Mapple launched its first Hotel Mapple Inn, Hyderabad at Jubilee Hills in Nov.2006. Since launch Mapple Hotels have earned a huge popularity amongst the domestic and international tourists and guests. Our impeccable service and unparalleled facilities make your every stay a memorable one.

Mapple is the serenity of lush green mountains. The sweet scent of soil after the first rain. The voice of a nightingale. The feeling of early morning dew on the grass.The beauty of silence before the dawn.The crescendo of Beethoven’s Emperor.The mystery of DaVinci’s paintings.The golden glow of the sun at dawn.The flight of a bird returning home.

Mapple makes you feel good about who you are. You will feel like home away from home. Rejuvenate your self away from the hustle bustle of the hectic urban life. You can here unwind your stressed out soul. Mapple adds style to your journey. You rightly can "just be yourself" with Mapple.

The Mapple Vision
Mapple has aspired to be one of the best Hotel in the category where they operate. It decided to focus on redefining luxury as service and that became the strategic edge. It needed to harness the 'best of the best' employees who are dedicated, committed and inspired to deliver great service. They are the standard bearers for the intuitive, highly personalized service that Mapple aspires to provide.

The Mapple Mission
Guests - 'Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection. Mapple is committed to delighting customers.
People - It is dedicated to the nurturing and caring of its people.
Distinctiveness - Mapple endeavors to create a unique experience for its guests - unique because it is individualistic.

For more details you can visit the site:

We invite applications for the following positions at various locations where our hotels are based. Candidates with the relevant qualifications & experience in professionally run 3/4/5 star hotels should only apply.

Food & Beverage
• F&B Managers
• Executive Chefs
• Sous Chefs
• Assistant Manager -F&Bs
• Kitchen Stewarding Managers
• Duty Managers
• Banquet managers
• Restaurant Managers

Front Office
• Front Office Managers
• Room Division managers
• Front Office executives
• Guest Relations Execs

• House Keeping Managers
• Floor/ Desk Control Supervisors
• Night Supervisors
• Executives

• Chief Engineer
• Shift Engineers
• Supervisors
• Technician (AC/Plumber/Electrician/ Carpenter etc)

• Stores Manager
• Purchase Manager
• Manager- Accounts
• Sales & Marketing Manager
• Sales Execs

If you are interested then Please send your updated profile ASAP on and mentioning current + expected salary, with an updated coloured photo

We would really appreciate, if you can refer any of your friend or colleagues for the above mentioned positions, or forward this email to them.

With Regards

Yogesh Dhiman/ GM
Mapple Abhay , Paota Circle, Paota, Jodhpur- 342006 (Raj), India, Ph: +91- 291- 2542980-85, Fax: +91-291-2542978,

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KNOW| FnB| Bar| Sangria

Sangria (Spanish: sangría; Portuguese: sangria) is a wine punch typical of Spain and Portugal (the word means "bloody" in both languages).

It typically consists of

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* red wine,
* chopped or sliced fruit (often orange, lemon, apple, and/or peach; occasionally kiwifruit or banana),
* a sweetener such as honey, sugar, or orange juice,
* a small amount of added brandy, triple sec, or other spirits,
* gaseosa (carbonated water).


Because of the variation in recipes, sangria's alcoholic content can vary greatly. The ingredients in sangria vary, particularly in the type of fruit used, the kind of spirits added (if any), and the presence or lack of carbonation.

White wine can be used instead of red, in which case the result is called sangria blanca. In some parts of southern Spain, sangria is called zurra and is made with peaches or nectarines [1]. In most recipes, wine is the dominant ingredient and acts as a base. In some regions of Portugal, cinnamon is also added with the sweetener.

Preparation consists of cutting the fruit in thin slices or small cubes, then mixing in advance all ingredients except for ice and carbonated sodas. After several hours in a refrigerator to allow time for the fruit flavors to blend with the rest of the ingredients, the ice and any last-minute ingredients are added and the drinks are poured. In both Spain and Portugal, sangria is served throughout the country during summer, and around the year in the southern and eastern parts of the countries.

Bottled sangria can be bought in some countries, but this is considered by some to be less entertaining than making it oneself. In the parlance of EU administrators, such products are referred to as "aromatised wines".

Sangaree is a similar drink associated with the West Indies and the name sangaree is an archaic English name for sangria itself.[1]

A non-alcoholic version of sangria, under the brand name Sangria Señorial, is made from wine grapes, carbonated water, essence of lemon, and cane sugar.


Sangria is a popular drink among tourists at bars, pubs and restaurants in Southern Spain. In this setting, sangria is often served in 1-litre pitchers or other containers large enough to hold a bottle of wine plus the added ingredients. A lid or other strainer for the container helps prevent the fruit and ice cubes from falling into the glass. Among the Spanish, sangria is most typically served at informal social gatherings, much like punch, from a punchbowl. Sangria is often served with a wooden spoon, used to get fruit out of the bottom of the punchbowl or pitcher. Sangria is also served in Mexico, and Mexican restaurants.

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NEWS| Emirates spreads wings in India, adds more services

Expanding its services in the country, Gulf-based carrier Emirates Airlines on Friday said it would be introducing nine additional flights for Dubai from February 1.

"We plan to add nine additional services from Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, starting from February 1, to our existing network," an Emirates Airlines official said in Mumbai.

Of these, seven would be from Mumbai and one each from Chennai and Bangalore, the official said. The total number of daily services from Mumbai would then increase to 35 from the present 28 flights a week, while Bangalore and Chennai would have 20 and 19 flights a week, respectively, he said.

With the introduction of the new services, Emirates would become the single largest international airline operating from India, the official said.

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