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Rosewood debuts fragrance butler

Citing skyrocketing checked baggage fees and increasingly strict regulations limiting liquids in carry-on luggage, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced a new free amenity for guests: a 24-hour fragrance butler.Guests can borrow from a selection of 10 perfumes and colognes, eliminating the hassle of packing a liquid.Each of Rosewood's city properties will feature a fragrance menu distinct to its location. For example, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York will offer Hermes Eau des Mervailles while Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas will provide Givenchy Dahlia Noir.

World’s longest Yule log cake

The pastry chefs at Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai recently broke the Guinness World Record for the longest Yule log cake, which had stood at 681.8 feet (207.8 meters), by creating a cake 3,504 feet (1,068 meters) long. A cake 1,068 meters long was chosen for the record-breaking confection because the numbers 6 and 8 in Chinese represent fortune, good luck and prosperity. The cake started at the hotel's Grand Tower lobby and crossed the length of the River Wing lobby by going up and down stairs. Ingredients included 904 organic eggs, 2,304 pounds (1,045 kilograms) of wheat flour and 836 pounds (379 kilograms) of icing sugar, and 150 staff members worked with 80 chefs for 24 hours to prepare and set up the cake. The cake ultimately was sold to the public, and all proceeds will be donated to support children from Shanghai Children's Hospital of Fudan University who need chemotherapy

NEWS | James Roberts has been appointed Hotel Manager at Hotel Duval in Tallahassee in Tallahassee - FL, United States.

Roberts comes to Hotel Duval from the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin, Fla., where he served as Rooms Division Manager and acting General Manager in the absence of the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Emerald Grande team, Roberts worked on the resort operations team for Wyndham Vacation Resorts. During his time with Wyndham, Roberts assisted in the opening of a newly-acquired 260-unit property, training and developing the guest services department.

NEWS | Robert Ash has been appointed Executive Chef at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando - FL, United States.

Robert Ash has been appointed Executive Chef at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando - FL, United States. Chef Ash’s diverse background includes training at L’Ecole Du Grand Chocolat in France and the International School of Confectionary Art in Maryland. His 17 years of experience include, Executive Chef of Milwaukee’s historic Preferred Hotel The Pfister,

NEWS Sheriffa Issa has been appointed Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano in Cairo, Egypt.

From across the renowned Nile River to Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Sherifa Issa has been recently appointed as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Sherifa is a Four Seasons veteran who has spent more than 13 years in the business, first with the pre-opening team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence as Sales Manager, followed by three years as Director of Sales where she developed extensive leadership skills and managerial insight to take on the responsibilities of Director of Sales and Marketing in 2006.

NEWS | James Roberts has been appointed Hotel Manager at Hotel Duval in Tallahassee in Tallahassee - FL, United States.

Roberts comes to Hotel Duval from the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin, Fla., where he served as Rooms Division Manager and acting General Manager in the absence of the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Emerald Grande team, Roberts worked on the resort operations team for Wyndham Vacation Resorts. During his time with Wyndham, Roberts assisted in the opening of a newly-acquired 260-unit property, training and developing the guest services department.

JOBS | Duty Manage

Job Description Send me Jobs like this Providing the highest quality guest accommodations & services, Accomplishes this by hiring, training and supervising quality personnel to work in Front office, including front

NEWS | Jumeirah celebrates the opening of Vittaveli, Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives is now open. Receiving its first guests on the 14th December, the ultra luxury resort catering for couples, families and small groups is the second Jumeirah property to open in the Maldives this year.

NEWS | Hospitality industry in Maharashtra protests state government's Entertainment Duty

The hospitality industry in Maharashtra is in the process of requesting a rollback of the state government's Bombay Entertainment Duty (Amendment) Act, 2010. The Act was amended to include an entertainment tax of Rs one lakh per month on independent pubs, and a monthly tax of Rs two lakh on pubs of five star hotels that fall under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) jurisdiction. Similarly, independent pubs and pubs in five star hotels that lie outside BMC limits will be charged Rs 50,000 and Rs one lakh respectively.