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JOBS | Sous Chef

Hotel or Entity  Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni  State : Java  Country : Indonesia Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni a brand new image of Accor flagship in Jakarta with 483 Rooms, Executive lounge, Chinese restaurant, Main restaurant, Main Lounge, Lobby Bar, Fitness Center, Swimming pool and City Ballroom Discover the hotel

JOBS | Duty Manager

Hotel or Entity  Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni State Java  Country: Indonesia Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni a brand new image of Accor flagship in Jakarta with 483 Rooms, Executive lounge, Chinese restaurant, Main restaurant, Main Lounge, Lobby Bar, Fitness Center, Swimming pool and City Ballroom Discover the hotel

JOBS | Human Resources Manager

Hotel or Entity 
Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni State Java
Country: Indonesia
Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni a brand new image of Accor flagship in Jakarta with 483 Rooms, Executive lounge, Chinese restaurant, Main restaurant, Main Lounge, Lobby Bar, Fitness Center, Swimming pool and City Ballroom Discover the hotel

NEWS | Kempinski Career Day 2013: On-the-spot job offers and the prospect of fast-track promotions await participants

Getting to know new cultures, working in international teams and taking responsibility early on - this is how many high-flying hotel careers have begun at Kempinski. For those with the right attitude and a dream, these paths are still open. And to them, registering for the upcoming Kempinski Career Day in Munich is a must. On March 2, 2013 at Kempinski Hotel Airport in Munich, all of Kempinski's management board members, hotel General Managers and corporate experts will be conducting interviews with interested applicants.

NEWS | Sofitel Luxury Hotels Commissions Karl Lagerfeld To Design The Emblem Of The New Sofitel So Singapore

In the context of the brand's significant expansion in Asia, including the opening of a Sofitel So label property in Singaporecity, Sofitel Luxury Hotels has commissionedKarl Lagerfeldto design the emblem of the new Sofitel So Singapore. The emblem will symbolise the hotel's new and original style, unique to Sofitel So Singapore, and appear on a range of exclusive objects available for clients during their stay. Karl Lagerfeld ,

STR reports U.S. Q4 2012 results

The U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics for fourth quarter 2012 in year-over-year measurements, according to data from STR. The industry's occupancy increased 2.4 percent to 56.6 percent, average daily rate rose 4.0 percent to US$106.54 and revenue per available room was up 6.5 percent to US$60.34. "The industry finished 2012 on a good note in the fourth quarter," said Bobby Bowers, senior VP of operations at STR. "RevPAR gained 6.5 percent—driven primarily by a 4.2 percent ADR growth. We expect this pattern will continue in 2013, as demand growth slows somewhat and ADR traction holds.

TRENDS | U.K. Hotels enjoy a respectable 2012 despite the economic malaise | PKF Reports

For 2012 as a whole, rooms yield in London reached £122.59, 3.5% higher than in the previous year. This was driven by a 4.8% increase in room rate from £143.37 to £150.23, which more than offset a 1.3% drop in occupancy from 82.6% to 81.6%. In the regions, rooms yield rose by 0.5% to £42.43 on the back of a 0.7% increase in room rate from £59.61 to £60.00 and a 0.2% reduction in occupancy from 70.8% to 70.7%. Looking specifically at December, hotels in the capital saw room rate fall by 1.3% to £137.01, compared with £138.84 a year earlier, whilst occupancy increased by 0.7% from 75.3% to 75.9%. This resulted in a rooms yield decline of 0.6% to £104.00. Regional hotels posted a 2.7% rise in room rate from £55.04 to £56.55 and a 0.3% drop in occupancy from 60.9% to 60.8%. Rooms yield consequently grew by 2.4% to £34.37, compared with £33.55 a year ago. Robert Barnard, partner for Hotel Consultancy Services at PKF, commented: "The hotel sector as a whole will be satisfied with it…

NEWS | DoubleTree by Hilton Continues Rapid Global Expansion with 49 Hotels Added in 2012; Pace Expected to Continue for 2013

DoubleTree by Hiltontoday announced that through Q4 2012, it had added 49 hotels to its portfolio in one year, and that it expects to meet or exceed that pace in 2013 with both new-build and conversion hotels in the development pipeline. Leading the brand's growth are conversion projects, located predominantly in the Americas and Europe.

NEWS | New Zealand Expansion Continues For Mantra Group

New Zealand expansion plans set by leading accommodation provider Mantra Group are well on track with a further two properties joining the Group"s Peppers and Mantra hotel networks in New Zealand. The new additions – Peppers Portage and Mantra Lake Tekapo - will bring the total New Zealand network to 12 properties comprised of eight Peppers retreats and resorts; two Mantra resorts and two BreakFree resorts.

NEWS | Concord Hospitality Enterprises Expands Growth Strategy for 2013

Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators in North America, today announced that it has stepped up its growth strategy for 2013 to include opportunistic acquisitions/divestments and third-party management in addition to continuing its aggressive development program. Exponential Development Growth In 2012, the company committed more than $500 million to new development, and opened two hotels, while breaking ground on an additional six. For 2013, Concord expects to triple that performance by opening six hotels and breaking ground on ten. Looking ahead to 2014,

NEWS | Goldman gets Rs 350 crore bid for Bangalore Four Seasons stake

Global investment house Xander Group and listed southern developer Nitesh EstatesBSE -4.26 % have offered Rs 350 crore to acquire 73 per cent stake of Goldman Sachs in the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel in Bangalore, said people with direct knowledge of the matter. The indicative offer is well short of the Rs 450-crore asking price for the stake, which may prompt Goldman Sachs to run a formal sale process to exit the troubled investment.

NEWS | Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to open 13 hotels in 2013

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the largest international hotel operator in India, plans to open 13 hotels in the country this year, a top official said. "India is a priority for us. We have more hotels here than in China," Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group President-Asia Pacific Simon C Barlow said in a statement here. Carlson Rezidor plans to increase the number of hotels it operates in India to 100 by 2015, up from 63 now of which 13 will be this year, he said. Carlson operates hotels under brands such as Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn through management and franchise route. Last year, the hotel company signed a strategic partnership with Gurgaon-based real estate firm Bestech Group to open 49 Park Inn hotels by 2024. The deal involved Carlson investing Rs 230 crore for the first two hotels in Gurgaon and Mohali. "We are looking to put in seed funding to create an investment vehicle that will build multiple hotels for the Southern, Western and Eastern regions, and st…

NEWS | Lloyd Huskey has been appointed General Manager at Holiday Inn Express

The Hotel Group has named Lloyd Huskey, CHA, general manager of its Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Fairbanks, Alaska. In this role, Huskey is responsible for hotel operations, human resources, budgeting and supervision of department managers. A hospitality industry veteran since 1989, Huskey brings 24 years of experience to The Hotel Group and Holiday Inn Express and Suites.

NEWS | Tom Thomas has been appointed General Manager at Magnolia Hotel Dallas in Dallas - TX, United States.

Leigh Hitz, president and chief executive officer of Stout Street Hospitality, recently announced that Tom Thomas has been hired as the general manager of Magnolia Hotel Dallas. Tom has more than 35 years of travel and hospitality experience throughout the United States. He most recently managed an Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas. He spent many years with Hilton Hotels as a general manager in Chicago and various locations in Texas.

NEWS | Wilhelm Luxem has been appointed Managing Director at Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland.

Michel Rey is ending his 30-year tenure as Managing Director of the Baur au Lac with his elevation to the hotel's board, and Wilhelm Luxem (pictured, below left) has been appointed the new Managing Director of the renowned Swiss hotel. The Rey family, including Rey's father and predecessor, Georges Rey, has been dedicated to the tradition-rich Baur au Lac for nearly 60 years. Since taking over his father's position as Managing Director in the early 1980s, Rey has gracefully met the ever-changing needs of travelers,

NEWS | Hilton Hotels & Resort Open First Leisure Property In India

Spread Across 320 Acres in Western Ghats and a Short Drive from Mumbai and Pune, Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa Features Among the Largest and Most Comprehensive Spa Facilities in Asia, and Extensive Dining and Recreational Options. Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, today announced the opening of Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, its first leisure property in India. Operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Writer Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.,

NEWS | Inaugural Session: India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research Conference, January 29, 2013

The Inauguration of three day India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research Conference was held at Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi, India, on January 29, 2013 bringing industry managers, tourism and hospitality researchers together to deliberate on the issues related to the travel and hospitality business ensuring that the Industry adapts the innovations discussed at this forum. 

Selling your Room for $0

It¹s amazing to me how many of the hotel industry¹s standard processes are based simply upon Œwhat worked in the past¹. Consider MLOS (check out last article ³The MLOS Myth² on this very subject), historical pricing, apprehension about using OTAs and then today¹s topic ­ jacking up room rates when your property¹s occupancy hits a predetermined level. The one thing that all of these long-standing beliefs have in common is that they are less and less likely to yield the best results in today¹s online market. I believe that the major reason that hoteliers still increase their rates when their occupancy hits a predetermined level (normally, around 65 to 70%) is because they often gauge their successes and failures on ADR (average daily rate) instead of RevPAR.

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