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PEOPLE | Rene Camilleri Director of Global Sales for Starwood Hotels & Resorts -Middle East

René Camilleri is the Director of Global Sales for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East. René is responsible for promoting over 1000 hotels spanning over 100 countries and territories across 4 divisions and 9 brands within the Middle East, Greece and Turkey.

Gloria Jean's serves up coffee in a cart

Premium Australian coffee brand Gloria Jean's Coffee has caught customers' eyes by serving coffee in a street-styled ‘thela' (cart). Brought to India by Dubai-based Citymax group, the company tried out three retail formats and the brew-on-the-move concept has clicked.

Phuket’s Laguna Beach Resort sold

The 252-room Laguna Beach Resort in Phuket has been sold to Singapore-based private equity fund Recap.

According to documents filed with the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the Board of Directors of Laguna Resorts and Hotels (LRH) approved the sale of the company’s 60% shareholding in the resort for 723.565 million baht.

FINANCIAL RESULTS | Accor Results 2010

ACCOR: An Excellent Performance in 2010

Strong growth in revenue, up 7.1% like-for-like1 to €5,948 million

Sharp increase in EBIT, up 82.4% like-for-like1 to €446 million

Attributable net profit of €3,600 million, primarily related to the non-cash impact of the demerger and reflecting operating profit before non-recurring items, net of tax2 of €280 million, vs. €78 million in 2009

Dividend of €0.62 per share recommended to the May 30, 2011 Annual Shareholders Meeting

Best Western launches automated interactive voice system for Rewards program

Best Western International has selected Interactions Corp. to provide a highly advanced, conversational voice portal for members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program.

Choice Hotels adds 15 properties in January

Choice Hotels International Inc. added 15 newly- franchised properties during January. The openings include hotels in five states and five other countries, adding more than 1,000 guestrooms to the company’s existing inventory of 490,000-plus units.

Select properties that opened in January include:

Mövenpick plans North Africa expansion

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG plans to add up to 27 new hotels to its portfolio in North Africa and the Sub-Saharan region.

Today’s Mobile Consumer and How It Affects Your Pricing Strategy

By Jean Francois Mourier, CEO of REVPAR GURU

In 2009, 60% of leisure travel and 40% of business was booked online, and recently, often via mobile devices. More than 5 billion people used mobile booking sites in 2010 and that number is only going up, so it makes sense that with the increased number of ways that consumers can book, a hotel’s pricing strategy needs to become more sophisticated as well.

EVENTS | AAHAR International Food Fair 2011

The AAHAR International Food Fair seeks to offer a platform for facilitating growth and modernization in the processed food and hospitality sector.

Abu Dhabi's Al Wahda opens health club and spa

Abu Dhabi


Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is pleased to unveil the long-anticipated W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak in March 2011. Marking the debut of W Hotels Worldwide in Indonesia, the new W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak will be the fourth W Retreat to open across the globe.

Hotels/Resorts for Sale in kumarakom

Multiple Positions - JW Marriott

Looking for Outlet Chefs,Restaurant Managers,Finance professionals and Purchase Manager, Sales Manager for Social Catering.

JOBS | DGM - Operations (F&B)

• Preparing and monitoring of Food & Beverage budgets, improving process efficiencies.

• Increasing guest satisfaction through Training and Motivating associates to deliver the best quality at all times.

• Ensuring compliance with pre-set quality & hygiene standards as well as aesthetic presentation of food and beverages.

• Proficient in planning and execution of F&B Marketing.

Multiple Positions in Delhi NCR / Uttaranchal

Front Office Manager, F & B Manager, HR Manager, AM HR , IT Manager, Housekeeper, Chief Engineer for a 5* Hotel in Delhi NCR / Uttaranchal.

If you are interested in the opportunities please forward your confidential resume along with inputs on current & expected CTC, notice-period to

JOBS | Restaurant GM

looking for a restaurant GM for a hi-end lebanese restaurant & lounge bar, which is scheduled to open in bangalore by april end. Pls write on

How to motivate your team - 10 Ideas For Hotel General Managers

As the General Manager of a hotel, your team looks to you, for answers, encouragement, guidance, ides and more. More often than not, I notice that the GMs mood dictates the team’s.
Here are 10 ideas to motivate your team!