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JOBS| Multiple Food & Beverage Positions

Radisson Indore is an elegantly designed contemporary business hotel, offering 200 rooms & suites.

Now inviting applications for

Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage Manager
Asst F&B Mgr
Restaurant Manager
Asst Mgr - Rest
Catering Assistants
Guest Services Assistant - Food & Beverage
Banquet Manager
Bar - Stewards
Stewarding Mgr
Stewarding Exec

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NEWS| Hotel Indigo Opened 13 Hotels and Signed 14 Deals Globally

Hotel Indigo opened 13 hotels and signed 14 deals globally in the first nine months of 2009, as reported in IHG’s 3rd quarter earnings, demonstrating its success with both developers and consumers in spite of the economic downturn.

There are currently 34 Hotel Indigo properties open worldwide and more than 60 hotels under development, either in the pipeline or in final negotiation.

The recent opening of Hotel Indigo New York City Chelsea converged with the brand’s announcement of three new Hotel Indigo signings for properties in Hong Kong, Liverpool, England, and Glasgow, Scotland. The brand began its global roll out with the opening of Hotel Indigo London Paddington in December 2008 and will open its first hotel in Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China in May 2010.

“As the unit growth vehicle for IHG, Hotel Indigo is delivering solid development opportunities across the globe in all three regions,” said Janis Cannon, vice president, Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo. “We’re seeing that there’s a strong appetite for the brand with both developers and consumers and feel confident that our goal to have 250 properties worldwide by 2020 is achievable.”

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KNOW| Demand Calendar - Hotel Revenue Management Tool

It is the first Step before budgeting. It is a yearly Map to know your past and future demand: think of showing on a same document historical and future events.

Recognize all events that impact your demand. Positive or negative demand generators must be recognized. Once updated, a demand calendar should not sleep. It should be updated every time you identify an event impacting your demand… that means one update a week at least!

The demand calendar will help to evaluate how much revenue each event brings.

Take a look at an example here: 
demand calendar 

We also have to take into consideration demand exceptions. An exception applies to the behavior of one segment which is not normal i.e. much more corporate bookings than usual on two days, or much less tour operator bookings than usual. Can you identify in advance exceptions today? Find ways to identify them and record them on your demand calendar (ideally with the reason). That is the first step to build your future day by day budget. Will the exception or event repeat or not?

For more information on hotel yield and revenue management click here: 
hotel revenue management.


NEW HOTELS| Sarovar Hotels & Resorts to launch hotel in Kerala

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, the hotel management company in India, has signed its third property in Kerala. The new hotel has been signed with Vasu Coco Resorts Pvt Ltd and will be branded as Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, slated for launch by 2010. The company has signed its third property in Kerala, in addition to Gokulam Park, Kochi and The Muthhoot Plaza, Thiruvananthapuram.

Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere is spread over more than eight acres and is located near the Vembanad Lake. The hotel’s is in close proximity to the national highway and 63 km from Kochi airport. The full-service five-star resort will have 50 rooms. The F&B facilities will include a restaurant and bar; leisure facilities will include a spa, health club, children’s play area and theme walks. The resort will cater to the conferencing segment and can accommodate around 100 people.

Anil Madhok, managing director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts said, “The corporate and leisure market in this region is growing and demand for quality accommodation is increasing. Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere will offer unmatched services and distinguished accommodation for travellers to the cities of Vayalar and Kochi.”

P Vasudevan, owner of Vasu Coco Resorts Pvt Ltd said, “We are pleased to be associated with Sarovar Hotels and recognise their expertise as a hotel management company with presence across India.”

— Bureau