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JOBS| INTL| Director of Sales and Marketing

Director of Sales and Marketing required
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Looking for a Director of Sales and Marketing at one of our hotels. Send resumes to jobs@hkhotels.com, thanks.
Garret CorcoranVice President of Operations at HKHotels

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NEWS| Yum! Brands profit declines as China sales slow

Yum! Brands Inc, the owner of the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC restaurant chains, said fourth- quarter profit fell 12 per cent as sales slowed in China.Subscribe to The Hospitality Knowledge & Career E-Mag |www.hospemag.com by Email

Net income declined to $204 million, or 43 cents a diluted share, from $231 million, or 44 cents, a year earlier. Sales rose 3.7 per cent to $3.38 billion, the Louisville, Kentucky- based company said in a statement.




The global recession is curbing revenue in China, which accounts for about a third of Yum’s sales. Chief executive officer David Novak opened 504 stores there last year, out of a total of 1,495 new overseas locations.

Sales in stores in Mainland China open at least a year rose 1 per cent in the quarter, compared with 17 per cent a year earlier. System-wide sales in the China division, which includes Taiwan and Thailand, rose 23 per cent.




In December, Novak, forecast profit growth of 15 to 20 per cent this year in its China division and 15 …

JOBS| Leading Night Club in Gurgaon

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1. Chef
2. F & B Controller
3. Floor Manager
4. Bartender



5. Marketing Exec
6. Sound Engineer



7. Accountant
8. Cashier
9. House Keeping Supervisor.

CLUB SAFFIRE
4th & 5th Floor, JMD Reagent Plaza, M. G. ROAD Opp Garden Estate,
GURGOAN.
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TRENDS| Dubai becoming a hub for cruise tourism

Dubai received just 2,700 cruise passengers from five ship calls in 2003, but last year 113,000 cruise passengers visited the city.Subscribe to The Hospitality Knowledge & Career E-Mag |www.hospemag.com by Email

Dubai is fast becoming a hub for cruise tourism as cruise tourist arrivals in the Emirate is expected to grow over 75 per cent to 200,000 this year.




Cruise tourists have grown dramatically since European operator Costa Crociere began using Dubai as hub for cruises, also covering Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Bahrain.

"We expect the number of cruise tourists to exceed 200,000 in 2008," said Hamad Mohammad Bin Majren, Executive Director of business development at Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), aboard the AIDAdiva cruise ship.




The ship, which can carry 646 crew and 2,500 passengers, has begun its new winter schedule out of Dubai and will make 18 port calls between December 4 and April 9. Another Costa vessel, the 2,394-passenger capacity s…

PEOPLE| Mr. Vella Ramasawmy appointed as General Manager, The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

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The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Vella Ramasawmy as General Manager, The Leela Kempinski , Gurgaon, Delhi (N.C.R). His last assignment was with Kempinski Hotel Khao Lak, Thailand as General Manager and Head of Operations.



In his new role, he will be responsible for the operational set- up and over-all management of the hotel. He will also oversee the strengthening of Group’s presence in the northern region.

Welcoming the appointment of Mr. Vella Ramasawmy, Mr. Rajiv Kaul, Sr. Vice President said, “Vella is an accomplished hotelier and we are delighted to have source somebody of his caliber lead the Leela pre opening team, as we open doors in North India.”



Mr. Ramasawmy brings with him close to three decades of valuable experience in management and operations, in various capacities spanning over multiple Business and Resort Hotels across the globe.

He ha…

NEWS| Starwood to open its 1000th hotel

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The milestone comes as part of the company's plan to open 100 hotels this year in diverse markets throughout the world.




Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced on the American Lodging Investment Summit in San Diego, that it will open its 1000th hotel in 2009.

Focused on opening the right properties in the right places with the right partners, Starwood remains on-track to expand its portfolio by more than 40 percent in the next five years. Starwood's pipeline consists of more than 400 hotels - 60 percent of which currently are outside of the United States.




"By working closely with our development partners, we are able to open high caliber, best-in-class hotels around the world, even during challenging economic times," said Simon Turner, President of Global Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. "Starwood is building, opening, converting, re…

NEWS| Hyatt Abu Dhabi set to enter the Guinness Book

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Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is set to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the 'world's most inclined tower, it will lean 4 times as far as Leaning Tower of Pisa.





Capital Gate will accommodate the 5-star Hyatt at Capital Centre hotel and will provide the most exclusive office space in Abu Dhabi. The tower forms a major part of the Capital Centre development, a $2.2 billion business and residential micro city being constructed around the thriving Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.





The new 200 room, 5-star hotel to be operated by Hyatt International will open in late 2009 and will be the first Hyatt operated hotel in the UAE capital. In recognition of its significance and its stature, Hyatt International has named the hotel 'Hyatt at Capital Centre'.





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AWARDS| Tripadvisor 2009 Winners

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-- Best Bargain (World) - Hotel Vecchio Asilo, San Gimignano, Italy

-- Best for Families (World) - Hotel Princesa Playa, Ciudadela, Spain

-- Best Hidden Gem (World) - Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece

-- Best Inns & B&Bs (World) - Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino, California, US

-- Best for Romance (World) - Etu Moana, Aitutaki, Cook Islands

-- Best Service (World) - Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece

-- Best Luxury (World) - Aria Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

-- Best Bargain (India) - Sunder Palace Guest House, Jaipur, India

-- Best Luxury (India) - The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

-- Best Brand - Ritz-Carlton

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NEWS| TAJ opens its 5th hotel in Bangalore | Vivanta

Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces today announced the highly anticipated opening of its new premium city hotel in the IT nerve centre of Bangalore.

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The hotel also bears a new name and identity: “Vivanta by Taj - Whitefield, Bangalore” and is slotted in the ‘upper upscale’ segment. The stunningly designed hotel arrests attention, being located right at the entry-point of the ITPB (International Tech Park, Bangalore) at Whitefield in East Bangalore. With this, the Taj now operates five hotels in the city.





Vivanta addresses the needs of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan customer group, with 199 stylish guest rooms, eclectic entertainment and dining options and a spectrum of facilities offered specifically based on a deep study of the new generation traveler’s lifestyle. Vivanta is designed to deliver vibrant experiences; combining the charming hospitality that is the hallmark of the Taj, with a contemporary…