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Mobile CMMS in Hotels: Technology for tomorrow

Guest Post by Rachna Iyer

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”

Maintenance is a round the clock activity for any hotel property. In fact study reveals that most of the time equipments in Hotels break down at odd hours causing nuisance to guests.

NEWS | Michele Frank has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at The Westin

With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Michele Frank will oversee all sales and marketing activities, including group and leisure sales, food and beverage, catering and public relations for the property. Before joining the Cape Coral resort,

NEWS | Steigenberger Grandhotel in Brussels opens its doors

The New Year got off to a good start with the official opening of the Steigenberger Grandhotel in Brussels on 1 January 2013. The luxury hotel is housed behind an historic facade and forms part of the Wiltcher's..... Complex in the elegant surroundings of Avenue Louise. It has 269 rooms including 40 suites and a Royal Suite as well as accommodating the "Café Wiltcher's" Restaurant and the "Loui Lounge and Bar". Conferencing facilities are able to cater for up to 600 persons across 13 conference rooms. The Ballroom at the Steigenberger Grandhotel,

NEWS | Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group opens Park Inn by Radisson Covina

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the further expansion of the Park Inn by Radisson brand in North America with the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson, Covina, Calif. "The opening of the second Park Inn by Radisson in California represents the continued momentum of our Ambition 2015 growth strategy and is aligned with plans to grow Park Inn by Radisson as a winning midscale brand in North America," said Scott Meyer,

NEWS | Starwood Hotels Continues Portfolio Growth in Latin America with the Opening of a Second Westin in Panama

Accelerating portfolio growth in Latin America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of its second Westin hotel in Panama. Ideally located in Costa del Este, Panama City's newest, upscale corporate and financial center, The Westin Panama is the third Starwood property developed and operated by Bern Hotels & Resorts, Panama's largest hotel developer and operator.

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.

NEWS | Maharaja Exporters' Satish Gupta buys Svelte hotel in Saket for Rs 110 crore from a consortium

One of India's biggest carpet exporters Satish Gupta has bought the Svelte hotel in Delhi's Saket business district for 110 crore from a consortium that includes Ranjan Bhattacharya, the foster son-in-law of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and CPH, a fund run by media moghul Kerry Packer's family. The hotel, which sits atop the up-market Select City Walk mall, and next to the Robert Vadra and DLF-owned Hilton Garden Inn hotel, is the first such property to be sold in the vicinity and will become the benchmark for future hotel deals.

NEWS | McDonald's to change select store signage to 'Macca's' in Australia this week

McDonald's is embracing its Australian nickname, with select stores around the country changing their signage today to 'Macca's'. The world-first change, a temporary measure, comes after a branding survey commissioned by the hamburger restaurant found that 55 per cent of Australians called the company by its shortened name.

NEWS | Rezidor Hotel Group may debut two-star hotel in Middle East

Rezidor Hotel Group is developing a new two-star hotel concept, which may be debuted in the Middle East. “We have made the studies and we have made somehow a concept 80 or 90 per cent ready to take off the shelf and do it,” Kurt Ritter, President and CEO,

NEWS | Absolute Hotel Services starts voice call centre in Australia

Absolute Hotel Services recently introduces a voice reservation call centre in Australia to provide another channel to guests based in the country to make bookings at its hotels easier. Guests can call on the central reservations telephone number to make bookings at any of the properties, whether U Hotels & Resorts or Eastin Hotels & Residences or Eastin Easy brands located in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, India and the Middle East,

NEWS | ONYX Hospitality opens Amari Doha

Bangkok-based ONYX Hospitality Group recently opened Amari Doha. The property is owned by Sharaka Holdings, formerly known as GTG. The 13 storey property features 120 contemporary designed fully appointed rooms, including 78 superior rooms, 36 deluxe rooms and six suites. Facilities include the fresh and fun Breeze Spa,

JOBS | Restaurant Manager

Job Description  1. In the maintenance of proper hygiene in various kitchen /locker rooms/cafeteria  2. To ensure that all major equipment in the kitchen are kept at operational efficiency  3. To maintain china and silver of the hotel at the standard required  4. To ensure that all major equipment in the kitchen are kept at operational efficiency  5. To procedure new equipment according to the developments in the International market Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter  Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants  Role Category: Food & Beverage

JOBS | Accounts Executive

Job Description  Prepare cheque run for approval on a weekly basis and attach all supporting documentation to each cheque and present to Controller and General Manager for signature.  Reconcile supplier statements with hotel records on a monthly basis, in conjunction with the month end cheque run. Follow up all discrepancies.  Balance account payable to the General Ledger daily. Salary: food+accomodation Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants

JOBS | Housekeeping Executive

Job Description  The candidate will be responsible for the handling housekeeping operations on a particular shift, Supervise cleaning activities in the floor and public areas , handle guest request and complaints, assist the executive housekeeping Keeper.  Salary: INR 2,50,000 - 3,00,000 P.A Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants  Role Category: Housekeeping  Role: Housekeeping Executive/Assistant.  Keyskills: HK Executive

JOBS| Sales Executive

Job Description  Need to support the Sales team, ensure customer loyalty and maximum revenue. A background in professional Hospitality or such similar exposure is considered a pre requisite qualification for this position Salary: Best in the Industry  Functional Area: Sales, Retail, Business Development  Role Category: Retail  Sales Role: Sales Executive/Officer  Keyskills: Sales Executive

JOBS | Assistant Manager/Manager on Duty

Hotel or Entity 
Novotel Brisbane Airport
City: Brisbane State QLD - Queensland
Country: Australia Novotel Brisbane Airport Ideally positioned as the only accommodation within Brisbane Airport precinct, featuring 157 modern rooms, state of the art conference facilities, restaurant and bar, and large rooftop swimming pool. See hotel description

JOBS | Restaurant Supervisor

Hotel or Entity  Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island  City: QLD – Other State QLD - Queensland  Country: Australia Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island Mecure Kingfisherbay Resort setting the bench mark in ecotourism which has been used worldwide. Located on Fraser Island's western side the resort comprises 152 hotel rooms. See hotel description

JOBS | General Manager

Hotel or Entity Sofitel Forebase Chongqing City: Chongqing State West China  Country: China