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NEWS | rcplan-IDS NEXT to offer BI solutions for hospitality sector

Arcplan, a business planning software company has partnered with IDS NEXT, a provider of ERP Solutions for the hospitality industry to offer Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions custom made for the hospitality industry in India and other geographies.

The hospitality industry generates huge amounts of data and implementation of BI, which is configured for individual needs, will help to utilise this data to generate dashboards that facilitate decision making. With Business Intelligence, hospitality properties will now be able to locate guest behavior patterns and access a 360-degree view of customer activity in near real time and will improve management of key business metrics – from inventory management to housekeeping, and from front office management to budgeting and planning, according to company officials.
This partnership is aimed at providing BI Solutions to the entire gamut of the hospitality business including hotels, resorts, restaurants and clubs. This unique BI solution will assist the hospitality industry in revenue planning and business decision making resulting in improved margins, according to market watchers.
R Raghunathan, Vice President, Arcplan, said, “These products allow customers to access a huge amount of information available in their organisation. With our mobile based solutions clients will also be able to use custom made BI tool on their smart phones and access relevant information anytime, anywhere.”
“Today, there is a dearth of BI solutions that focus on the specific needs of the hospitality vertical," said Vissal Mathew, co-founder and Joint Managing Director, IDS NEXT.

Arcplan, a business planning software company has partnered with IDS NEXT, a provider of ERP Solutions for the hospitality industry to offer Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions custom made for the hospitality industry in India and other geographies.

The hospitality industry generates huge amounts of data and implementation of BI, which is configured for individual needs, will help to utilise this data to generate dashboards that facilitate decision making. With Business Intelligence, hospitality properties will now be able to locate guest behavior patterns and access a 360-degree view of customer activity in near real time and will improve management of key business metrics – from inventory management to housekeeping, and from front office management to budgeting and planning, according to company officials.

NEWS | In a bid to facilitate sales in the long term, Accor India

 



In a bid to facilitate sales in the long term, Accor India jointly organised a FAM trip to Paris with Air France for ten of the top travel agents from India in March 2013. The trip was initiated with the objective of educating the agents on the many brands that Accor has to offer as well as to update them on the latest products and services.

NEWS | Mahindra Holidays open two more resorts in Kerala

 









India Limited (MHRIL), has opened up reservations for two more resorts in Kerala- Club Mahindra Cherai beach resort and Club Mahindra Poovar resort. These two resorts taken on a long term lease arrangement will be completely managed and operated by Mahindra Holidays. Speaking about the addition, Rajiv Sawhney, Managing Director, MHRIL, said, “A year ago we committed ourselves to offering our members more resorts to holiday at and more destinations to choose from. In the last 12 months, we have added eight new resorts and over 500 rooms. Kerala has always been a favourite for our members. 

More than 15 per cent of the total member bookings were from Kerala, accounting for over 20,000 member holidays last year. With these additions we are confident that those numbers will go up significantly.” Spread across six acres of beachfront, Club Mahindra Cherai Beach resort offers cottages, villas with jacuzzis, a swimming pool and state-of-the-art spa set on a landscape dotted with palms and tropical plants. Nestled between Cherai beach and lagoon, this resort is fully equipped with 49 rooms. 

This is the third beachfront resort in the Mahindra Holidays network. Club Mahindra Poovar is a 71-room resort surrounded by the backwaters of Poovar. The resort offers rooms, cottages and private pool villas. Other facilities include Ayurveda rooms with finest traditional therapies, a swimming pool and full service restaurant. Club Mahindra has also expanded its network extensively across India and abroad – from Goa to Kanatal, Mussoorie, Mahabaleshwar, Baiguney in Sikkim, Kandaghat near Shimla, Kumarakom and Jaisalmer. The last two additions have been abroad at Bangkok and Dubai.  

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NEWS Berggruen Hotels appoint Vijay Sethi as COO













Berggruen Hotels, the parent company of Keys Hotels has appointed Vijay Sethi as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Sethi will bring on board a rich experience spanning across 28 years and four verticals of hospitality - hotels, airlines, travel and tourism and healthcare. Sethi is known to possess a combination of knowledge and skills, which include an in-depth understanding of hospitality operations, service quality, customer experience - design, strategy and management.

His principal field of expertise is in leading teams with focus, building a strong operational structure and creating a customer centric DNA in the organization. Before joining Berggruen Hotels in April 2013, Vijay Sethi was associated with Thomas Cook India Ltd. as SVP & Head, Tour Management & Customer Service. During his close to three decades long career, he has also been associated with The Intercontinental hotel, The Leela Kempinski Hotel, Jet Airways and Asian heart institute on varied leadership designations. 
 

NEWS | Despite poor Q4 performance, TajGVK upbeat on expansion

 




 Despite poor performance in the fourth quarter of FY 2012/13, TAJGVK Hotels and Resorts Limited (TAJGVK), formed through a strategic alliance between the Hyderabad based GVK Group and Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), remains upbeat on its expansion plans in India. During Q4, the company’s total income was lower at Rs.64.26 crores as compared to Rs.71.49 crores in the corresponding period last year while Profits before Tax slid down by 88 per cent to Rs. 1.11 crores.

NEWS | Jumeirah Opens its First Hotel in Kuwait

 
KUJumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, announces the soft opening of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa as of 7 May 2013. Jumeirah's first hotel in the Gulf region outside the United Arab Emirates is situated along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, close to Kuwait City's business and financial centre and only 10 minutes drive from Kuwait International Airport. The hotel was designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill from New York to create a truly luxurious destination in Kuwait that merges the latest in design and technology with the heritage and culture of the region.

NEWS | Rotana announces the opening of the luxurious five-star Saadiyat Rotana Resort in 2015

 

Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East & Africa, has announced moving forward with its development plans of the Saadiyat Rotana Resort, a luxurious five-star hotel set to open in 2015 on Saadiyat Beach, a nine-kilometre stretch of pristine white sand on Saadiyat island. Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana said: "We are delighted to announce that the opening date of the five-star Saadiyat Rotana Resort will be in 2015 – the same year when the highly anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is set to open on the island.

NEWS | Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace Las Vegas Celebrates Official Opening

 













he sake was flowing and music was rocking in celebration of the debut of the world's first Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace. Nobu HospitNOBUality partners includingChef Nobu Matsuhisa,Robert De Niro,Meir Teper,Trevor Horwell and Struan McKenziejoined Caesars Palace in marking the completion and introduction of one of the hottest new boutique hotels featuring 181 rooms including 18 luxury suites. The highlight of the weekend was a traditional Japanese Sake Ceremony and party on Sunday, April 28 with a special musical performance by Grammy nominated singer/songwriterEd Sheeranpoolside at the Garden of The Gods complex at Caesars Palace. Set amidst the breathtaking Garden of the Gods pool oasis, the evening was complete with floating Japanese lanterns, Nobu-inspired one-of-a-kind fashions, taiko drummers, Nobu cuisine and distinctive Nobu cocktails.

NEWS | Rosewood Abu Dhabi opens doors to an ultra-luxury lifestyle experience on May 1, 2013

 
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, the ultra-luxury five-star hotel ideally located on the waterfront of Sowwah Square will open its doors on May 1 2013, marking the first presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand in the UAE. Leveraging years of global experience and a corporate passion to exceed expectations, the renowned hospitality brand will offer UAE residents and Abu Dhabi tourists a distinct and personalized luxury lifestyle experience in the heart of Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island. "Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a perfect choice for travellers coming to the capital on business or pleasure," says Luigi Romaniello, Rosewood Abu Dhabi's managing director, who has been with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts for more than 13 years.

JOBS | Restaurant Team Member

Pullman 

Hotel or Entity 
Pullman London St Pancras 
City: Central London / West End 
State: London (England) 
Country: United Kingdom  
Pullman London St Pancras We are the 1st Pullman hotel to open in the UK Pullman is the brand of ‘executive lifestyle’. A global upscale brand which brings smart business & leisure experiences to a new generation of traveller Discover the hotel

JOBS | F&B Team Member

Mercure 

Hotel or Entity 
Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel City Surrey State South East (England) 
Country: United Kingdom 
Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel This 4-star Burford Bridge hotel is close to Box Hill and the Mole River. Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge hotel has scenic gardens and views of the surrounding countryside. The 57 classically decorated guest rooms offer internet access and satellite TV. Enjoy the international cuisine of the Emlyn Restaurant or relax with a drink on the Lounge Bar. The grounds of the hotel have an outdoor heated Discover the hotel

JOBS | F&B Supervisor

Novotel 

Hotel or Entity 
Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and Convention Center State Java 
Country: Indonesia 
Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and Convention Center 179 rooms, 3 restaurants Discover the hotel

JOBS | Duty Manager

Novotel 

Hotel or Entity 
Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and Convention Center State Java Country Indonesia Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and Convention Center 179 rooms, 3 restaurants Discover the hotel 

Contract  
Job Level: National under local employment status (or Foreigner already entitled to be recruited for this role) More information Status Full Time Anticipated Start Date 01-05-13 

JOBS | Restaurant Supervisor

Sofitel 

Hotel or Entity 
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa 
Country: Bahra├»n 
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa 262 rooms, 9 restaurants and bars, Thalassa Sea and Spa, private beach, ballroom and meeting rooms. Discover the hotel

JOBS | Receptionist

Pullman 

Hotel or Entity 
Pullman London St Pancras 
City : Central London / West End State London (England) 
Country: United Kingdom Pullman London St Pancras We are the 1st Pullman hotel to open in the UK Pullman is the brand of ‘executive lifestyle’. A global upscale brand which brings smart business & leisure experiences to a new generation of traveller Discover the hotel

JOBS | Steward

 

Job Description 
Responsibilities 
To look into the day to day reservations of the tables 
To see that the food is brought in time for buffet service and that buffet is replenished from time to time 
To take over the hostess job in her absence 
To take the beverage order of the guest and provide all meal choices such as buffet & a la carte  
To ensure proper billing of tables 
To ensure G.S.T.S card is filled in by the guests 
To ensure service standards are maintained Attending phone calls & handling enquiries To ensure discipline To update the non-availability & sell for the day board on a daily basis 
To ensure lights & A/C are switched off after closing & put on before opening of the restaurant Generates cover statement report & updates the remarks book & attendance register Generating reports for linen, stewarding & stationary consumption Motivate staff through leadership 

JOBS | Sales Executive

 

Job Description
You will be responsibleto assist with theefficient running ofthe department in line with Hyatt International's Corporate Strategies andbrand standards, whilst meetingemployee, guest and owner expectations. The Sales Executive is responsible to maximise sales and achieve pre-determined targets, working closely with Rooms, Food and Beverage and other revenue-generating departments 
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter 
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Food & Beverage 
Role: Banquet Sales Executive/ Manager 
Keyskills: Sales Executive

JOBS | Deputy Chief Engineer

 Job Description
Taking care of all legal licenses, AMCs of Machines and all engineering works in Hotel. Salary: INR 3,50,000 - 6,00,000 P.A Functional Area: Site Engineering, Project Management Role Category: Site Engineering Role: Electrical Engineer-Utility 
Keyskills: Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Electricals

JOBS | Housekeeping Executive

 

Job Description
Hiring for GSA, Housekeeping Executive on 1st May 2013 between 10am to 12pm. Meet - Shiv Jha, HR Salary: INR 1,00,000 - 2,50,000 P.A 
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Housekeeping 
Role: Housekeeping Executive/Assistant. 
Keyskills: Housekeeping, Room Attendant, HOUSEKEEPING EXECUTIVE, gsa, House Keeping,