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The list of UK jobs likely to be open to workers from outside the EU has been unveiled as part of a new "points based" migration system. A panel of experts was asked by ministers to work out which...

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EDUCATION| News| Grand Hyatt Mumbai launches School of Hospitality

Introducing the revised edition of Training Academy in India, Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched its in-house training initiative, School of Hospitality at Grand Hyatt Mumbai. The hotel has presently introduced about 370 modules and will add more modules in phases. It has introduced three more schools of learning: School of Leadership, School of Management Studies and School of General Studies.

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NEWS| Marriott plans growth by takeovers - Bloomberg

Marriott International Inc's (MAR.N) growth plans include taking over hotel operations from rivals unable to pay or refinance debt, Chief Financial Officer Carl Berquist told Bloomberg in an interview.

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"There's a lot of money on the sidelines to step in and take the position as an owner," the news agency quoted Berquist as saying.

Marriott would be ready to "put in some equity" if feasible, the CFO said.

The Bethesda, Maryland-based company, which operates chains including the Ritz Carlton, Renaissance and Marriott, plans to add 110,000 rooms to its current total of about 577,000, Bloomberg quoted him as saying.

30,000 of these would be added this year, Berquist said, adding he is "very optimistic for 2010". (Reporting by Nivedita Bhattacharjee in Bangalore; editing by John Stonestreet)

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NEWS| New Marriott Hotel Manila appoints first GM

The much-anticipated opening of the latest addition to the Marriott International list of premium hotels this August will be spearheaded by the new Marriott Hotel Manila’s first general manager, Richard Martin Saul.

Having had at least 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, Saul’s last post was as general manager for JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. He holds a solid track record of generating turnaround results and growth in performance, earning him numerous Marriott International Lodging awards.

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JOBS| Chef De Partie/DCDP-Bakery & Confectionary,Continental

RTC Restaurant(I) Master Franchisee of Ruby Tuesday in India.RTI has over 900 high quality casual dining restaurants worldwide.RTC has 11 restaurants in India besides Pubs & Fine Dining Chinese restaurant.

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JOBS| Sr. Bar Man/Asst. Bar Man

Mukti Hotels is coming up at Ballygunge, commercially the most vibrant location in Kolkata. It will be Four Star hotel with Conference Hall, Banquet Hall, Swimming Pool, Health Club, Fine dining restaurant and a Lounge Bar. It will showcase décor that will match the best in the class, and will be managed by the finest professionals from the hospitality industry.

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Certificate in Restaurant Service
1 to 3 yrs experience
Mixology / Wines
Innovating and making new cocktails. English Language Communication Skills
Customer Focus,
Planning Organising

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JOBS| Guest Relation Executives

he should attend the guest in the hotel as well they needs to give the suggestion to the Customers.

UPITER Business & Luxury Hotel Nashik with 65 rooms and having the biggest lawn in Nashik, and the up coming 123 rooms’ property in Goa a Five star Spa Resort. This will be the best in the industry with the best of packages. Also its totally 11Acres.

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JOBS| CDP/Commis/Helper/Utility Worker/Specialty Cook

Mukti Group one of the significant player in real estate industry and has made its foray into several new business streams. The advent into entertainment is through Mall & Multiplex; into aviation through Mukti Airways and into the burgeoning hospitality sector through Hotels.

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Mukti Hotel: Mukti Hotels is coming up at Ballygunge, commercially the most vibrant location in Kolkata. It will be Four Star hotel with Conference Hall, Banquet Hall, Swimming Pool, Health Club, Fine dining restaurant and a Lounge Bar. It will showcase décor that will match the best in the class, and will be managed by the finest professionals from the hospitality industry.

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JOBS| Openings at The Park Hyderabad

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JOBS| Italian Chef

Minimum 2 years experience as Chef de Cuisine or Sous Chef in a hotel or restaurant of good standards; preferably with experience in luxury international brands.

Qualification in Kitchen Production or Management will be an advantage. Comprehensive knowledge of kitchen hygiene practices and occupational health and safety standards will be essential. Basic Computer Skills in MS Office, and Recipe Maintenance System is preferred.

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NEWS| Four Seasons bumps Ritz as top hotel chain, survey says

After two years on top, Ritz-Carlton fell to No. 2, behind Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in the annual poll, which asked more than 66,000 hotel guests to rate their satisfaction with their stays. Four Seasons customers don’t even mind paying more.

“The average spent per night on room rates and fees is more than 10% greater at the Four Seasons than at the Ritz, and yet the satisfaction [with costs] is dramatically higher,” said Michael Drago, director of the global hospitality and travel practice at J.D. Power and Associates in Westlake Village, which conducted the 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.

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NEWS| Two Hilton Family Brands Achieve Highest Ranking by J.D. Power and Associates

Embassy Suites Receives Hotel Satisfaction Award for 8th Time and Hilton Garden Inn for 7th Time.

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Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today that two of its brands received the highest honors in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. Embassy Suites ranked highest in the “Upscale” category for the sixth time (2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009; including two highest rankings in the all-suite segment prior to 2001) and Hilton Garden Inn achieved the highest ranking in the “Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full Service” category for the seventh time (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009) in eight years. The study is based on responses from more than 65,000 business and leisure hotel guests who evaluated 65 different hotel brands in the United States and Canada between May 2008 and June 2009.

NEWS| Financials| Kamat Hotels India June qtr net loss at Rs 5 cr

Hospitality major Kamat Hotels India on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 5.63 crore for the quarter ended June 2009, as against a net profit of Rs 1.37 crore in the same period last year.

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"The financial results of the quarter were adversely affected due to general downturn of the economy and terror attack on November 26, 2008 in Mumbai," Hospitality major said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE).

The total income declined to Rs 20.76 crore in the latest quarter, against Rs 34.53 crore in the same period the previous fiscal.

NEWS| KFC, Pizza Hut's parent co Yum under ED's lens

US-based Yum Restaurants, which owns the franchise of KFC and Pizza Hut in India, has come under the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) scrutiny for allegedly failing to bring in Rs 390 crore ($80 million) foreign investment in the country after getting the government approval.

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Yum was granted permission by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in 1993 where it had said it will bring in 80 million dollars in India in two years in two tranches of 40 million dollars each. Besides, it had also said that its business in India would be "foreign exchange-neutral".

The company, however, brought in $35.5 million only, allegedly leading to a violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, and also the FIPB licence agreements, sources said.

he authority has sent show-cause notices to the company on alleged FEMA violations involving more than Rs 668 crore, sources said.

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NEWS| Pizza Hut sued for $1.1 million!

Fifteen church members suing for a total of $1.1 million after they became ill from eating at a Greenwood Pizza Hut restaurant.

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Greenwood, MS—NPC International, which owns Pizza Hut, was named in a lawsuit citing 15 plaintiffs who became sick after eating at a Greenwood restaurant. The claimant’s state after eating chicken at the pizza restaurant they became violently ill and are seeking total of $1.1 million in damages.

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NEWS| Radisson Resort & Spa, Alibaug makes an investment of 125 crores

Radisson Resort & Spa, Alibaug successfully completes 1 year, makes an investment of 125 crores to double room inventory!

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The Radisson Resort & Spa, Alibaug has successfully completed one year in bringing the best in hospitality to its esteemed clients. Owned & Developed by the Sahil Group of Companies, one of the country’s top property developers and managed by the Carlson Hotels worldwide, The Radisson Alibaug has the distinction of being is Alibaug’s first international five star property.

Radisson in the past year has proved to be a catalyst in successfully propagating the legacy of Alibaug as a premier holiday destination and has firmly established itself as a ‘Wellness’ place for travelers looking out for a luxurious holiday experience. With an investment of 125 crores for its second phase of expansion, Radisson will double its room inventory from the current 88 rooms to now 144 rooms thereby offering some of the best services in hospitality.

NEWS| Intl| Ritz, Marriott Open in Jakarta 12 Days After Attacks

The Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta opened amid “heightened” security, 12 days after suicide attacks killed nine people including the bombers.

The hotels, situated opposite each other in Jakarta’s upscale Kuningan area, resumed services at 10 a.m. local time today, Marriott International Inc., which manages both properties, said in a statement.

The biggest U.S. hotel chain said security had been “heightened even further as a precaution,” to reassure guests after Indonesia’s first terrorist attack in four years.

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NEWS| Top hoteliers set sights on Puducherry

five-star business hotel Accord Metropolitan’s upcoming Puducherry property with 150-plus rooms is one of the biggest hospitality projects under way currently. Anandha Inn, another three-star hotel, is expanding its operations and adding 70 rooms to its current 60.

Hotel Annamalai International’s new 70-room Shenbaga Residency and CGH Earth’s new 18-room project are the others in the pipeline that are expected to be ready by early next year.

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NEWS| Sarovar to open Kenya hotel this month

Hospitality chain Sarovar Hotels & Resorts will open 33 hotels across the country by 2011, under various arrangements.

Also, the group will inaugurate its second overseas hotel under management contract by the end of this month in Kenya.

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“A total of 33 hotels are under various stages of development, of which 25 hotels would be operational by the end of 2010 and the remaining in 2011,'' Sarovar Hotels & Resorts Managing Director Mr Anil Madhok told PTI.

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts manages, franchises and markets 35 hotels and resorts under the brands-- Sarovar Premiere (upscale), Sarovar Portico (mid-market) and Hometel (economy) with an inventory of 2,500 rooms.

“This year the company will open 11 more hotels among other places in Ludhiana, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Siliguri and Port Blair with a total of 1,000 rooms,'' Mr Madhok said.

In the international market, the chain operates the New Africa Hotel and Casino in Tanzania (126 rooms and suites) under a management contract. It will inaugurate the second overseas property in Kenya this month.

“The company has recently signed a management contract for a 134-room hotel in Nairobi. The hotel, Ole Sereni Nairobi, is scheduled for opening by end-July,'' Mr Madhok said. - PTI

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NEWS| New Hotels| Shangri-la opens Traders Abu Dhabi

Traders by Shangri-La is scheduled for soft opening on Saturday, August 1st and joins the Shangri-La Hotel in the Qaryat Al Beri complex.

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Guests can enjoy some facilities in the Qaryat Al Beri complex, accessible by club car or a short gondola ride on the waterway.

These include an authentic Arabic souk with informal waterfront dining, boutique shopping, and a world-class spa. The hotel itself features an all-day dining restaurant, serving cuisine from around the world plus there are restaurants galore within the complex, serving everything from Chinese and Vietnamese to French gourmet delights.

The hotel will comprise 301 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, starting at 32 square metres and featuring a stylish design incorporating warm colour tones and comfortable furnishings. For travellers requiring the highest levels of service and attention, the hotel will offer exclusive Traders Club rooms and suites on the 10th floor.

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NEWS| Cookie Man basket now includes puffs, pastries

Cookie Man basket now includes puffs, pastries
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Australian brand Cookie Man has expanded its product basket to include puffs, pastries and cheesecakes, apart from ice-creams, muffins and brownies. The company started the test launch of the new bakery range this April.

NEWS| Speciality Group to launch more restaurant brands

Speciality Group to launch more restaurant brands
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The group which runs 52 food and beverage outlets across the country is aiming to ramp up its network to 100 by the end of this fiscal. It is eyeing a revenue of Rs 200 crore in this fiscal as against Rs 146 crore in 2008-09.

NEW HOTELS| Country Inns & Suites By Carlson opened 15 new properties, 3 in India

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson opened 15 new properties in the second quarter of 2009 with 12 locations in the United States and three in India. The brand also signed five new hotels in the second quarter including locations in Augusta, Ga., Seguin, Texas and three properties across India.

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Opening in June, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Gillette is the brand's first hotel in the state of Wyoming. The hotel offers 80 guestrooms including standard rooms, studio suites, one bedroom suites, and Jacuzzi suites. The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an indoor whirlpool and 11,000 square foot indoor water park with two slides, a lazy river, toddler play pool, basketball pool and Jacuzzi. All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

Other new Country Inns & Suites By Carlson openings in the first quarter of 2009 include the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Richmond West @I-64, Va.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Knoxville at Cedar Bluff, Tenn.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Dothan, Ala.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Daphne, Ala.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Carlisle, Pa.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Fredericksburg, Va.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Macon North, Ga.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Norfolk Airport South, Va.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bradenton @I-75, Fla.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Tifton, Ga.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Barstow, Calif.; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Sahibabad in Ghaziabad, India; and Country Inn By Carlson Amritsar Queens Road in Punjab, India.

The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Mysore, India, scheduled to open in 2011, will provide 120 well-appointed rooms and offer convenient access to festivities that take place during the period of Dasara, the state festival of Karnataka. The hotel will feature a number of amenities including a health club, specialty restaurant and bar, and extensive banquet facilities.