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Success Tip| Get Up!

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Posted: 17 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST
"Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice" Zig Ziglar

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NEW HOTELS| Sarovar Hotels & Resorts launches City Heart Sarovar Portico in Ludhiana

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has launched City Heart Sarovar Portico, its second hotel in Ludhiana. The hotel will have a total inventory of 49 guest rooms and suites.

Currently, 18 rooms are operational. While another nine rooms will be added in a month’s time to its present inventory, the second phase of opening will conclude by January 2010. It will include the launch of remaining rooms; meeting and conference area for upto 200 guests; business centre and fitness centre. Sarovar already operates Majestic Park Plaza in the city, which is distinguished as Ludhiana’s first five-star hotel.

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JOBS| Director of Food & Beverage

A 390 room newly renovated property with 4 speciality restaurants and a very big coffee shop in South Delhi is looking for key personnel to relaunch the hotel.

We are looking for dynamic and experienced culinary professionals who have the knowledge, passion and hands on enthusiasm to put the hotel on the culinary map of Delhi. The persons should be energetic, motivated and talented to use their background and resources to create and nurture the F&B team. People from a similar background with excellent communication and F&B selling knowledge with a zest for going the extra mile to take their careers to the next level should look at this opportunity.

Only people with a background from established large hotel companies in India need apply.

Please send your CV, current and expected salary and photograph to

RESEARCH | Female Hotel Workers Injured More Than Men

Editor | This is a US Research so it doesn't necessarily work for the Indian hospitality industry but what I want to know, IS THERE ANY SUCH STUDY?

Let me know | Prabhjot Bedi |

A new study of workers at 50 hotels in the United States found that women were 50 percent more likely to be injured than men, and that Hispanic women had an injury rate two-thirds higher than their white female counterparts.

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NEWS| INTL| Candlewood Suites Announces Opening of 250th Hote

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms announced that the 250th Candlewood Suites hotel opened in Kalamazoo, Mich

“As the fastest growing brand in the midscale extended-stay segment, Candlewood Suites has been steadily growing its footprint since IHG acquired the brand in 2003,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. “In the past year alone we’ve opened on average one hotel a week, and with more properties in the pipeline than any other brand in its segment, Candlewood Suites is set to continue this robust growth across the U.S. and Canada”

Reaching 250 open hotels is just one of the milestones Candlewood Suites has recently accomplished. The brand opened its 200th property in October 2008 in Rocky Mount, N.C., and Candlewood Suites New York City-Times Square opened in July 2009 as the hotel industry’s first midscale extended-stay hotel to open in Manhattan.

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KNOW | Lighting control can reduce operating costs while enhancing the customer experience

Buzzfire has seen a reduction of 6% to as high as 38% in monthly electrical utility costs by utilizing lighting control technology. Buzzfire has been utilizing lighting control for over three years with restaurants and bars. The good news is that lighting control can be retrofitted into an established business.

Lighting control is the control of both electrical and natural light. Traditional restaurants have a wall full of dimmers with markers indicating the light levels that they use for different scenes. As evening progresses the lights are abruptly changed in the restaurant or not changed at all. Lighting control can make this change automatic and gradual. For instance when the light level is scheduled to change, it is changed over a five minute period without disruption to the customers.

Lighting control can also sense ambient light and automatically reduce lighting near windows on a sunny day to have a uniform lighting level throughout your venue.

With natural lighting control …

Careers @ Leela Hotels

JOBS| Chief Engineer- Electrical , Location –Mumbai

looking for Chief Engineer- Electrical , Location –Mumbai for Reputed Hotel.
Candidate Designation : Chief Engineer

Job Description :

1)The Chief Engineer should have had Project Execution experience in all aspects of a 5 star hotel ie. MEP/ BMS etc.

2)Strong Project background in Technical Services of 5 Star Hotels including Laundry, Kitchen, Elevators, Interior of Public Areas & Guest Room besides Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, etc.

3)Should be a computer literate including CAD/ CAM

4)Strong knowledge of costing and evaluation.

5)Marine Engineering background would be given preference.

Skills : Problem Solving Ability

Job Location : Mumbai
Candidate Profile: B. E Electrical
Experience : 4 - 8 years
Salary : 40000-50000 per month

Contact Person : Ms. Shalu R. Varadkar
Human Resource Consultant

022-32233641/ 099208 86641

JOBS| experienced/ Fresh female Spa therapists

Looking for experienced/ Fresh female Spa therapists

Looking for experienced/ fresher Female Spa therapsists for Serena Spa - at Raddisson Temple bay at Chennai. Decent Salary with accomodation will be provided. This spa is the largest spa in Chennai today about to be launched from Dec 2009

Interested candidates Please e mail your CV with photograph to OR

JOBS| Luxury Vacancies around the world

Multiple vacancies across the world.

Singapore: JAPANESE EXECUTIVE CHEF for one of Singapore's Best Restaurant for 2009

Dubai: CAFE MANAGER, RESTAURANT MANAGER, and HEAD CHEF for an International Gourmet Café and Restaurant

Philippines: SENIOR MARKET MANAGER for a global Online Hotel Reservation company; Local candidate only

Send your updated CV to, referencing position title in the subject line.

5 Minutes With Starwood's Brand Management SVP

David C. Marr, senior vice president of brand management in North America for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, shares his thoughts on Starwood's outlook for 2010 from a branding and marketing standpoint.

HOTELS: Generally speaking, what is the outlook for 2010?
Marr: "Before I look ahead, let me begin with a quick overview of Starwood’s current business outlook. If I had to sum it up, I’d say we’re in a better place today than we thought we’d be, with all signs pointing to a recovery, albeit a slow recovery. We saw our first signs of life this summer, with leisure travel coming back first, and occupancies at or near pre-crisis levels

"That said, rate continues to lag. In a typical recovery, rate comes back one or two quarters after occupancy begins to rise. From what we can tell, this is feeling like a normal recovery, but again, a bit slower. The return of the leisure traveler, we believe, reflects growing consumer confidence, and we for one are ready to declare the '…

JOBS| Dubai| Chef de Cuisine

thlcareers is looking for a Chef de Cuisine for a fine dining restaurant based in the Madinat in Dubai for a 5 stars hotel.

Restaurant is preferring a chef with most of their experience in Southern Italian cooking.

They would have at least 10 direct reports and would report to the Executive Chef.

The person must have completed kitchen apprentice or chef’s training course for a very minimum of one year and have a Diploma in hotel Management pref.

Also essential is at least 2 years working in a similar position or above in an international five star hotel.

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NEWS| IHC acquires Pizza Hut franchise in central India

India Hospitality Corp, which has made significant investments in hospitality and air catering businesses in India, has acquired the franchise for Pizza Hut brand for central India from its current owner for an undisclosed amount.

The transaction, which is yet to get approval from Pizza Hut's parent company Yum Brands, could translate into a significant slice of business for IHC, since central India is under serviced and the existing franchisee (Entertainment World Developers or EWDPL) managed to open only an outlet each in Bhopal and Indore till now.

In contrast, the franchisee for Pizza Hut in north and east India -- Ravi Jaipuria -- has already managed to open close to 60 outlets and is expanding further.

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PICTURES | Table Setting | Friendly Spooks

source | Friendly Spooks

VIEWS| See 80% occupancies in Q3: Indian Hotels

Morgan Stanley has upgraded its rating on the Indian Hotels stock. It changed its rating to overweight from underweight. The rating firm changed its target price to Rs 88 per share from Rs 28 a share.

Anil Goel, Executive Director-Finance, Indian Hotels, says occupancies are up dramatically. "We are seeing 80% occupancies in Q3."

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