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Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa Voted 'Best Employer' Of 2010

Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa has been voted the "Best employer in the Maldives in 201" by the website www.job-maldives.com. Compiled over the past year by users of the job-seeking website in the Maldives, the five-star resort was voted clearly ahead of the competition as the employer of choice.

Hilton Worldwide Expands UAE Portfolio With Hilton Sharjah

Hilton Worldwide announced today the signing of a management agreement with the Bin Otaiba Investment Group for a Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Sharjah, marking the company's entry into the emirate.

Scheduled to open in Q4 2011, the 259-room conversion property is conveniently situated on the Corniche Road, just 15 kilometers from the Sharjah International Airport and about 10 kilometers from Dubai International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world.

Hilton Worldwide Signs Two Management Agreements With One Of Thailand’s Leading Companies, TCC Land Group

Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of two management agreements with TCC Hotel Group a subsidiary of TCC Land Group for a new build Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel and a conversion project to be rebranded as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Both properties are due for completion in 2012. TCC Land Group is a leading real estate company in Thailand with diverse sectors including residential, office buildings, retail, and hospitality.

Financial Results| Hyatt RevPAR up 4% in Q4 on strong international performance

Hyatt Hotels Corp. saw its RevPAR rise 4.1% in the fourth quarter year over year, driven by higher occupancy and especially strong performance of its select-service Hyatt Place brand.

91% of U.S. hoteliers offer free Internet access

According to a survey of 1,000 U.S. hoteliers by TripAdvisor, a staggering 91% say they will offer in-room Internet access as a free amenity in 2011. Only 5% of respondents will charge for the amenity, while the remaining 4% have no plans to offer Internet access.

PEOPLE | Rajiv Ranjan has been named general manager of The Orchid Pune, Balewadi

Rajiv Ranjan has been named general manager of The Orchid Pune, Balewadi, in India. He has worked with Jaypee Palace Hotels, Agra; The Regent, Mumbai; The Taj Lands End, Mumbai; Lavasa Corp.; and St Laurn Hotels in Pune.

PEOPLE | Raffles Hotels & Resorts has appointed Diana Banks as vice president, sales and marketing

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has appointed Diana Banks as vice president, sales and marketing. Most recently, banks was vice president of sales and marketing - Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Discount carrier Southwest adds TripAdvisor ratings to hotel booking page

Popular discount carrier Southwest Airlines has introduced new features on the hotel booking page of Southwest.com, including adding TripAdvisor ratings and reviews, multi-room booking capability and neighborhood searches.

Hawaii hotels post gains in occupancy, ADR in 2010

The hotel industry in Hawaii has recovered somewhat from a devastatingly poor 2009, but its total room revenue in 2010 remains 18% off the peak year of 2006.

Hawaii hotels pulled in US$2.55 billion last year, according to data from Hospitality Advisors LLC. That is an 8.7% improvement over 2009, but remains well short of the US$3.12 billion taken in during 2006.

JOBS | Regional Sales Manager, India The Private Label Company, LLC. - Mumbai Area, India

# Grow revenue and maximize market share from the travel community for the designated hotel chain(s) through sales activities and direct sales efforts
# Identify accounts with significant revenue potential for all client hotels located in assigned geographic area and soliciting those accounts to increase revenues for the company to meet overall account revenue objectives

JOBS | General Managers

Golden Tulip and Louvre Hotels are expanding in South Asia and are interested in General Managers for its upcoming hotels & resorts in South Asia. Candidate will be responsible for all operational matters of each unit including supervision, revenues and expense monitoring. Shall be responsible for delivering set budgeted revenue targets and marketing plans.

JOBS | Director Travel Industry Sales India (Delhi Based) | Marriott International

Job Description

* Leading Marriott's pan-India's travel industry sales efforts

* Running a team across India

* Working with 16 existing and pre-opening properties

* Delhi based

JOBS | VP - TRAVEL SERVICES (PURCHASING AND DISTRIBUTION), MUMBAI

Ecomantra is hiring two VP - TRAVEL SERVICES (PURCHASING AND DISTRIBUTION) - one to liaison with the hotel and travel services supplier, and other to liaison with the selling partners