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JOBS | Reservation Agent

Hotel or Entity
 ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
Country Singapore ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
All over the world and at very competitive rates, ibis hotels offer their guests a well-designed and fully-equipped bedroom, as well as all the services of a modern economy hotel. See hotel description

JOBS | Security Officer

Hotel or Entity   Sofitel Resort & Spa The Palm  Country: United Arab Emirates Sofitel Resort & Spa The Palm Discover a captivating blend of splendor and tranquility on the East Crescent of Dubai's extra-ordinary Palm Jumeirah Island. The perfect mix of elegance and ease to soothe both mind and body. See hotel description

JOBS | Assistant Executive Housekeeper

Hotel or Entity  Sails In The Desert, a member of Pullman Hotels  City: NT Other  State: NT - Northern Territory  Country: Australia Sails In The Desert, a member of Pullman Hotels From budget to luxury, all over the world… Accor hotels’ brands are constantly reinventing their concept to satisfy the needs and expectations of business and leisure customers alike. See hotel description

JOBS | Spa Therapist

Job Description  To function as a therapist for the Spa at our Heavenly Spa. Salary: Free Accommodation for Female Associates Industry: Travel / Hotels / Restaurants / Airlines / Railways Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants Role Category: Other Services Role: Masseur  Keyskills: SPA, spa operations 

JOBS | Guest Relations Executive

Job Description 
GRE will create a welcome experience that transports guests from the chaos of the road to an oasis that evokes all the senses, refreshes and de-stresses and inspires guests to be their best. GRE needs to proactively anticipate guests' needs Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants Role Category: Front Office/Customer Care
Role: Front Office/Guest Relations Executive/Manager
Keyskills: Guest Relations Executive

NEWS | Find Hidden Hotel Fees

If you're escaping to a warm vacation spot this winter, watch for hidden resort fees. These are fees—typically $5 to $30 per night—that some hotels charge on top of the nightly room rate. But the extra costs may not be apparent when you book your room, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which recently sent a warning letter to some hotels, telling them to disclose the fees in the total price. And they're not just for all-inclusive resorts. Hotels with amenities like a pool, spa,

NEWS | Cornell International Summit In Shanghai To Feature Experts In Real Estate, Architecture, And Urban Planning

At the Cornell International Summit: Real Estate and the Built Environment, industry leaders and academics will discuss innovation and growth in China’s commercial real estate market. The summit will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and is co-presented by the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning,

NEWS | HVS EMEA Hospitality Newsletter – Week Ending 4 January 2013

Whitbread has signed an agreement with UK-based insurance company NFU Mutual and international savings and investment firm Standard Life Assurance Ltd for the sale and leaseback of seven Premier Inn properties with joint site restaurants. NFU and Standard Life will pay £51 million for the properties and enter into 25-year leases with Whitbread, which will continue to run the sites.

NEWS | Holiday Inn Express® Princeton Southeast Opens Just Minutes from Princeton University

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announces the recent opening of the new Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, formerly part of the Wyndham Princeton, is conveniently located minutes from downtown Princeton and less than 15 minutes from Princeton University, and set in 35 wooded acres overlooking a tranquil lake. “Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Jim Anhut, senior vice president,

NEWS | Indian American hoteliers looking at big investments in India

Hoteliers of Indian origin, who independently own over 8000 properties in America valued at around $54 billion, are now keen on investing in various sectors in India including hospitality, healthcare and education. "Hospitality is where our members see the biggest value when making investments in India. For us, it will be very easy to replicate the business model that we have followed successfully in America for so many years. There is a huge requirement of rooms in India and the budget hotel model that we are looking at is different from the ones already there in India. For us budget properties means quality hotels which are safe, secure and clean and the opportunity in India, specially smaller cities, is huge,"

NEWS | KFC to provide loans to eateries to set up in-house food testing labs

The Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) recently launched a scheme to provide loans to hotels, restaurants and food processing units across the state to set up in-house food testing labs and waste management plants (which are the need of the hour) in the small and medium sector. The loan eligibility is to the extent of 90 per cent of the total project cost for units that are currently availing the loan facility from the corporation, and 75 per cent of the total project cost for new units.

NEWS | The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel to open next month

Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with Martinez Hotels & Resorts to bring its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Ireland. The deal will see Dublin's Morrison Hotel reopen as The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in early February 2013,

NEWS | Carlson opens Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lubbock in Texas

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group recently opened the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lubbock, TX. The hotel offers 35 standard rooms, 17 studio suites, seven one-bedroom suites, one whirlpool suite, and four two-bedroom suites. “The brand has established a strong footprint in Texas with 20 Country Inns & Suites locations,” said Scott Meyer, Senior Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lubbock Vice President, Midscale Brands, Americas.

NEWS | HIFI announces finalists for Development of the Year Awards

Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) has announced the finalists for the Development of the Year Awards in the categories of Budget and Mid-Priced Scale, First Class and Upper Mid-Scale, and Luxury and Upscale. The awards will be presented on January 14 and 15, 2013 at the Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Delhi (N.C.R.). HIFI is a hotel investment conference where leaders in the Indian hotel and tourism industry discuss trends, network,

NEWS | Fairmont The Palm opens in Dubai

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently opened a new property in the Middle East – the 381-room Fairmont The Palm. The property is owned by international residential and resort developer IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR). The luxurious resort is located in the heart of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. The property will include two presidential suites, 3,000 square metres of meeting space,

NEWS | Concept Hospitality appoints Mrunalini Willis as the General Manager, Sales & Marketing

Concept Hospitality Pvt Ltd has appointed Mrunalini Willis as the General Manager, Sales & Marketing. Willis started her career with Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, and was the Associate Director, Sales for the Royal Orchid Hotels,

NEWS | Indian-American hoteliers keen on investing in Indian hospitality sector

Hoteliers of Indian origin, who independently own over 8,000 properties in America valued at around USD 54 billion, are now keen on investing in various sectors in India, including hospitality, healthcare and education. "Hospitality is where our members see the biggest value when making investments in India. For us, it will be very easy to replicate the business model that we have followed successfully in America for so many years.

NEWS | The MLOS Myth

Remember back in the day when consumers used rack brochures and travel agents to book their hotel stays? Remember when Minimum Length Of Stay (MLOS) and stay patterns was the only way to deal with unconstrained demand to try to control our revenues and occupancy? Times have definitely changed since the days when MLOS and stay patterns were the norm for revenue managers.