-Responsible for entire operations of the resort
-To ensure that all the departmental staff are completely familiar with safety security procedures & follow rules & regulations of the resort strictly
-To ensure high performance & maximum efficiency
Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced that it has added 24 new hotels and resorts to its worldwide portfolio of brands in the third quarter of 2009.
The new properties span 11 countries, including 11 Radisson and Radisson Blu properties; 11 Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) properties; and two Park Inn® locations. The company also announced that it signed agreements for 11 new hotels during the same period, adding future locations in India, Nigeria, Norway, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States. At the end of the third quarter, the Carlson Hotels Worldwide portfolio totaled 1,052 hotels with 157,492 rooms in 77 countries. Carlson hotel brands also include Regent® Hotels & Resorts and Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. is likely to see “outsized profit growth” over the next decade, but the Pritzker family’s tightfisted control over the underachieving hotel chain should make investors wary of its initial public offering, a prominent real estate stock research firm said Wednesday.
The proposed IPO could raise about $1 billion for Chicago-based Hyatt, the crown jewel of the billionaire family. Pritzker family trusts plan to sell 38 million shares for as much as $26 apiece, according to a filing last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
But the family plans to retain its grip on the company through so-called “super-voting” stock, which would allow the Pritzkers to outvote other common shareholders even if the family’s stake falls to nearly 15%.
Hyatt’s IPO drew sharp criticism Wednesday from Green Street Advisors Inc., which said its corporate structure was the worst among the publicly held real estate investment trusts and hotel companies covered by the Newport, Calif.-based firm.
“The company is sending a strong signal to outside public shareholders that Hyatt will firmly remain in control of the Pritzker family, even if the family’s economic ownership interest falls below 50%,” according to a report co-authored by analyst John Arabia.
Mixed-use highrises often come with construction challenges atypical of one-use towers. Toronto’s 53-storey Ritz-Carlton is a prime example.
The tower consists of four different structures made up of different grids (varied concrete column and shearwall spacing): the underground parkade, the hotel, the permanent residences and a four-storey transition space (floors 20-24) between the hotel and the condo floors.
The challenge is that there is “very little repetition” in construction, says Richard Tucker, director of construction, Graywood Developments Ltd., lead developer of the project.
Scheduled for completion next year, the tower has 135 condo units, 267 hotel suites, and even an outward lean from the 26th to the 53rd floors.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a 20 year management contract with Splendid Hotel Group for a new 254-room six storey InterContinental property in the centre of London. The InterContinental London Westminster is set to open in late 2011.
InterContinental London Westminster will occupy the former Queen Anne’s Chambers, originally built in the nineteenth century.
The 120,000 square foot freehold site close to New Scotland Yard is currently office and retail space.
The hotel will be the second InterContinental hotel in the capital. InterContinental London Park Lane was first opened in 1975, and reopened following extensive renovations in 2006 in celebration of the brand’s sixtieth anniversary.
Major coffee retailer Café Coffee Day is looking to take the total number of cafes across the country from its current 807 cafes in 115 cities to 1000 cafes in 120 plus cities by 2010. Out of this it will also consider a good number of outlets on highways.
The total number of highway cafes that Café Coffee Day operates is 30 and CCD has had cafes on highways as early as 2004. The cafes have shown great promise, some are located alongside gas stations and some are on highways, according to company's information.
The London Hilton on Park Lane is celebrating after winning ‘England’s Leading Business Hotel’ at the 2009 World Travel Awards. The glittering ceremony was held on 17th October at the Marriot Praia Del Rey Obidos, Portugal.
The awards, described by the Wall Street Journal as the ‘Oscars’ of the global travel and tourism industry, honour the ‘best of the best’ in the travel and tourism industry worldwide.
Hotels competing for the ‘Leading Business Hotel’ award were judged on criteria including, business performance, customer experience and satisfaction, personnel, communication, innovation, creativity, enterprise and team work. Leading travel industry professionals voted the Hilton London on Park Lane winner in the category for demonstrating excellence in all categories.
Hotel operator Rezidor has warned that the difficult business climate is likely to continue in the short-term after it posted losses of €6m (£5.35m) for the third quarter of 2009.
The company - which operates Radisson SAS Hotels and Resorts, Regent Hotels and Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns and Suites and Hotel Missoni - saw revenue per available room (revpar) drop by 15.9% and overall revenue fall by 14.1% in the period.
Hoping to boost tourism, the Carlsbad, Calif., city council this week approved construction of a Legoland hotel, according to the local Coast News.
The plan is to build a 254-room, serpentine-shaped hotel next to the Legoland theme park with a colorful, unique exterior and a "Legoland experience" inside, the story says.
Basic rooms will have Legos printed on the carpet and wallpaper with instructions detailing how to create Lego structures, according to the story. The highest-end rooms will take it a step further, such as enabling guests to continue to play out the Pirate Shores attraction in a pirate-themed room.