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JOBS| SPA| ESPA AT THE LEELA PALACE ,UDAIPUR

ESPA at The Leela palace,Udaipur is opening in May 2009 and are looking to recruit a team of dedicated staff.

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SPA MANAGER,
SPA THERAPISTS,
SPA RECEPTIONISTS
HEAD THERAPIST,
AESTHETICIANS

Requirements:
* Previous experience within a spa environment is a strong advantage.
*Agood level of written and spoken English is essential.
*Therapists will require previous spa experience idealy within an international Hotel spa.

Successful candidates will receive the extensive and world renowned ESPA pre- opening trining programme and the opportunity to be part of a well respected company with a growing spa profile.

Application:
To apply for these excited and challening roles , please forward your full CV and application letter in English to corporate.hr@theleela.com.






REPORTS| India| Hotel Market Review 2008 Qtr 4| Highlights

Foreign tourist arrival growth was marginal during Jan-Oct 2008 and recorded at 4.32 million as compared to 3.95 million during the same period in 2007.

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>The impact of the recent terrorist attack on Mumbai city was adversely felt in the Mumbai hotel industry as well as other markets.

>The growth of foreign tourists inflow pegged at around 15-16% in the beginning of 2008, is now expected to be around 10%.

>Over 42,000 new rooms are expected to be added to current inventory across 10 cities by end-2012.

>Across ten cities in the 5D, 5-star and 4-star categories
- Avg Occ was 68%
- Average Room Rate was about Rs.7,476.

Occupancy rates declined by around 10-15% across the premium segment of hotels since the past one year.
Budget hotels maintained their previous levels.




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NEW HOTELS| Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona (Opening late Summer 2009)

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona - at a Glance
Location:

* On the prestigious Passeig de Gràcia
* Central to the business district
* Surrounded by the finest shopping, dining and cultural venues
* Short walk to Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter

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Guest rooms:

* Barcelona designer living
* 98 Guest Rooms and Suites
* Balconies and views overlooking the Passeig de Gràcia
* Highly advanced user-friendly technology

Restaurants and bars:

* Avant-garde surroundings
* Signature restaurant
* Chic restaurant and lounge
* Garden, for alfresco dining
* The Bar, the city’s cool rendezvous

Meeting and business:

* Intimate and stylish events venues
* Four spaces each with a capacity for up to 18 guests
* Two rooms combined can accommodate up to 36 guests

Spa:

* A world acclaimed Mandarin Oriental Spa
* Highly professional therapists
* Wide range of holistic therapies
* 1,0…

NEWS| PEOPLE| Mr. Liam Lambert joins as President, Oberoi Hotels

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Liam Lambert as President, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts effective 1st May, 2009. Mr. Lambert joins Oberoi Hotels and Resorts from his current position as Director of Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

In his capacity as President, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Mr. Lambert will manage the Oberoi Hotels’ current and future portfolio. He will be responsible to me.

Mr. Lambert, an Irish citizen, has been a hotelier for over thirty years working in four continents and ten cities. He is married to Mary and has three daughters.

On behalf of The Oberoi Group I welcome Mr.Lambert to Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. I am confident that he will provide excellent leadership and direction for our present portfolio as well as our future growth. I look forward to working with Mr.Lambert in his…

NEWS| Condé Nast Traveler votes Best Ships in the World

The ships of Crystal Cruises have once again earned top honors from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler

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The ships of Crystal Cruises have once again earned top honors from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, who named the ultra-luxury vessels the best medium-sized ships in the world. Of nearly 100 ships, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony were ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in the magazine's ninth annual "Best Cruise Ships in the World" issue.

Although the medium-sized category includes ships carrying between 500-1,500 passengers, Crystal Serenity's overall score of 93.3 ranked higher than any other ship in all groups. Crystal Symphony ranked second in the medium-sized group, with an overall score of 92.9.

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, respectively, earned some of their highest ever scores for Crew/Service (96.6 and 95.7), …

NEWS| IHG warns of tough times ahead

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has warned that 2009 is set to be a difficult time for the hospitality sector after experiencing a sharp deterioration in fourth quarter trading, despite reporting a 12 per cent increase in profits for the year ending 31 December.

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Although IHG recorded global RevPAR growth of 0.9 per cent, it includes a 6.5 per cent fall during the last three months of 2008, and the company has admitted that its forward bookings data shows no sign of improvement heading into 2009.

In the year ending 31 December, IHG increased its estate by 6 per cent with the addition of 34,757 rooms. The company currently has a further 85,000 rooms under construction, 50,000 of which are scheduled to open in 2009.

IHG has also identified the US$1bn (£702m) relaunch of the Holiday Inn brand in 2009 as one of the company's main priorities, with 350 …

NEWS| Financial| Hotel Leelaventure buys back FCCBs worth $30 million

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Repurchase of $30 million (aggregating 30 per cent of outstanding $100 million) zero coupon foreign currency convertible bonds, is done before the due date on 2012," the company said in a filing to the National Stock Exchange.

Further, the maturity of the aforesaid bonds were due on April 2012, the filing added.

On Friday, shares of the company settled at Rs 18.05, down 0.28 per cent on the NSE.



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