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Showing posts from May 4, 2013

NEWS | Restaurant strike huge success in Mumbai; MNCs stay out

The strike called by hotels and restaurants across India on Monday to protest against the ambiguous provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006, and the Service Tax levied by the Centre on air-conditioned eateries that serve alcohol saw huge success from local and national players in Mumbai. However, MNCs chose to stay out.

NEWS | The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore appoints Anupam Banerjee as Executive Chef

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, scheduled to open later this year, has appointed Chef Anupam Banerjee as Executive Chef. Chef Banerjee will be responsible for all the pre-opening stages of kitchen, menu planning and overseeing the daily culinary operations of all 7 restaurants and bars, in-room dining, catering and special events. After beginning his career with Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development, Chef Banerjee’s culinary calling took him out of his first kitchen – and across the globe.

NEWS | Cornell Advanced Programs | Strategic Leadership

This course is designed to provide you with practice in advanced strategic thinking by immersing you in a series of thought-provoking and exciting activities to refine your leadership skills. The faculty will challenge you to examine your own leadership approach to shaping a vision, framing objectives and engaging your team. Using a combination of tools and frameworks, along with the practical wisdom of a seasoned industry executive, you will benefit from constructive feedback and coaching, while strengthening your knowledge and skills in designing and implementing your strategic plan. At the conclusion of the program, you will leave with your own personalized action plan that will enable you to position your organization to address the challenges and uncertainty of the global hospitality industry.

NEWS | Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)

Madinat Conference Centre Dubai, United Arab Emirates Now in its 9th year, AHIC is the Middle East’s annual meeting place for the region’s hotel investors, developers, operators and advisors, it is the only event in the Middle East that attracts the most senior level professionals worldwide from across the hotel industry. Year on year, AHIC has an attendee retention rate of 94% .

NEWS | Chia-Hui Lin has been appointed Controller at Hotel Granduca

Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Chia-Hui Lin controller for Hotel Granduca. Mary Grace Gray, general manager for the property, Benchmark’s Personal Luxury Hotel® located in Houston’s chic Uptown Park and Galleria district, made the announcement. Chia-Hui Lin was previously general manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Houston Westbelt.

NEWS | Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts to enter Bangladesh hotel market

In addition to Swissôtel's recently announced hotel projects in a growing number of dynamic markets such as China, India and Russia, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is expanding the portfolio with its first hotel in Bangladesh. The Swissôtel Dhaka is located in the new Business District of Gulshan and is scheduled to open in 2018. The Swissôtel Dhaka will feature 375 guest rooms and suites with a minimum room size of 38m, six restaurants and bars, 950m of event space including a 500m ballroom, as well as a Pürovel spa with a swimming pool and other recreational amenities.

NEWS | IHG Army Hotels Portfolio Expanding to Reach 76 Hotels on 39 U.S. Military Installations

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces plans to expand its portfolio of IHG Army Hotels and celebrates its sustained commitment to serving our military and communities through hospitality. IHG is the exclusive hotel manager and operator of on-post lodging under the Department of the Army's Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program, and will add 18 U.S. Military installations to its portfolio. In total, there will be 76 hotels and more than 11,000 guest rooms on 39 U.S. Military installations upon completion of this third phase of the PAL program.

NEWS | Meliá Hotels & Resorts opens the Meliá Atlántico - Isla Canela hotel

. Meliá Hotels & Resorts has opened its first resort on the Andalusian province of Huelva (Atlantic coast), in Spain. The Meliá Atlantico - Isla Canela is a large holiday resort located on the beachfront in Isla Canela, one of the most privileged tourist destinations and residential areas in Andalusia, a new destination for Meliá Hotels International which will also strengthen its brand portfolio in Spain.

NEWS | Hilton Worldwide Now Welcoming Guests in Fourth Russian City

As Hilton Worldwide prepares to double its portfolio in Russia this year; it announces the opening of its fourth hotel in the country, Hilton Garden Inn Krasnodar. Hilton Garden Inn becomes the first internationally branded hotel to welcome guests in the city, which is the economic and cultural hub of southern Russia. Expecting to double the number of hotels it operates in Russia to eight this year, Hilton Worldwide will increase its presence in Moscow as well as see entry into the cities of Krasnoyarsk and Voronezh.

NEWS | Langham Place Brand Launches In North America

Langham Place, Fifth Avenue will officially join the New York City luxury hotel landscape when Langham Hospitality, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Group together with its fellow subsidiary, take over the management of The Setai Fifth Avenue, located at 400 Fifth Avenue. 
 This transition will introduce the Langham Place brand, a five-star luxury hotel experience that blends modern British allure with the elegant service with which Langham has become synonymous, in one of the world's most important leisure and business travel destinations.

NEWS | Anupam Banerjee has been appointed Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Anupam Banerjee as the Executive Chef of the hotel, which is set to open in late summer of 2013. He will be responsible for all the pre-opening stages of kitchen, menu planning and overseeing the daily culinary operations of all 7 restaurants and bars, in-room dining, catering and special events.

JOBS | Michel Morauw has been appointed General Manager at Hyatt Regency Paris

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Michel Morauw as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, formerly known as the Concorde Lafayette located in Paris, France. Hyatt will take over the management of Hotel Concorde Lafayette in April, as part of recently announced deal including four iconic hotels.

NEWS | Mahmoud El Keiy has been appointed Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel | Egypt

El Keiy is a hotel veteran who has spent more than 11 years as part of the family of Four Seasons, first with the pre-opening team at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh in 2002 as Sales Manager, followed by seven years at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza as Director of Sales, where he developed extensive leadership skills and managerial insight that made him perfect to take on the responsibilities of Director of Sales and Marketing.

JOBS | Executive Chef

Hotel or Entity 
Pullman Hanoi Previously Hanoi Horison
State :Ha Noi City
Country: Vietnam
Pullman Hanoi Previously Hanoi Horison Within close proximity to government, diplomatic and business offices and a 10 minute drive to the traditional charm of Old Hanoi the hotel’s location provides easy access to discover the city. The P Discover the hotel

JOBS | Revenue Manager

Hotel or Entity  Pullman Hanoi Previously Hanoi Horison  State: Ha Noi City  Country: Vietnam  Pullman Hanoi Previously Hanoi Horison Within close proximity to government, diplomatic and business offices and a 10 minute drive to the traditional charm of Old Hanoi the hotel’s location provides easy access to discover the city. Discover the hotel

JOBS | Sales Executive- Female

Job Description  Achieving Revenue Target on monthly & Yearly basis.Candidate should have good Corporate contacts, Rate contracts.Generation of New Clients.Handling Annual CVGR. She should have Excellent communication skills with pleasing personality  Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter  Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants  Role Category: Food & Beverage  Role: Banquet Sales Executive/ Manager  Keyskills: Female candidate will be prefered 
Desired Candidate Profile Education: (UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization) AND (PG - Any Postgraduate - Any Specialization, MBA/PGDM - Any Specialization, Marketing) AND ( Doctorate - Any Doctorate - Any Specialization, Doctorate Not Required)  Please refer to the Job description above

JOBS | Butler / Service Apartment @Clarks inn

Job Description 
Escorting guests from the point of arrival, rooming them and making them familiar with the suite and the ship i.e. suite and ship orientation. Offering unpacking and packing services Assisting guests Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants Role Category: Food & Beverage Role: Butler Keyskills: Butler, Butler / Service Apartment 
Desired Candidate Profile  Education: (UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization, Graduation Not Required, BHM - Hotel Management) AND (PG - Any Postgraduate - Any Specialization, Post Graduation Not Required) AND ( Doctorate - Any Doctorate - Any Specialization, Doctorate Not Required)  Please refer to the Job description above

JOBS | F&B Executive

Job Description  Supervise efficient working of departments and assigned shift, administer pre-meal meeting and rectify all service of staff.  Salary: INR 2,00,000 - 4,00,000 P.A  Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants  Role Category: Food & Beverage  Role: Restaurant Manager  Keyskills: Foods and Beverage executive, Foods and Beverage supervisor, Foods and Beverage captain, Foods and Beverage team leader, Restaurant executive, Banquet captain, Banquet executive

JOBS | Executive Secretary - female only

Job Description  You will be responsible to provide an excellent and consistent level of administrative support to your customers. The Secretary is responsible to provide strong and efficient administrative support  Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter  Functional Area: Executive Assistant, Front Office, Data Entry  Role: Secretary/PA  Keyskills: Hotels, Secretary, Personal Assistant

JOBS | Associate Head of Sales

Job Description   Assists for planning and development the marketing and promotional strategies for increase the sales and revenue Ensure all the team members have allocated targets and periodic review conducted on their performance Identify the right methods to increase business volume Implement the organization strategy for advertising, sales promotion, road shows, personal selling,publicity, community relations, special sales projects, etc.during off-peak periods, local Food & Beverage and Banquet Sales Conduct Market research and develop new marketing strategies and new products and services to achieve the maximum revenue Promote Food & Beverage Department special projects to stimulate Food & beverage sales  Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter  Functional Area: Sales, Retail, Business Development  Role Category: Channel Sales

JOBS | Accounts Manager - Pune

Job Description  To be responsible for the hotels accounting and financial management requirements. Managing the accounting department, procurement function and electronic data processing systems.  To provide the general manager and unit management team with meaningful and timely information on the status of the hotels performance.  To assist proactively with cost containment, revenue enhancement, profit improvement opportunities and safeguarding of the companys assets.  Records To maintain proper and complete accounting records of the hotel.  To ensure that the accounts, records and transactions of the hotel are accurate and correct at all times. Salary: INR 4,25,000 - 4,75,000 P.A.

JOBS | Sales & Marketing Executive/ Managers

Job Description   KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES  1. Financial Responsibilities Grow Revenue - Increase Rev Par Online sales  2. Customer Responsibilities Customer Experience - Increase Guest memorable Experience,Guest Online review index, Guest Feedbacks personally  3. Operational Responsibilities Efficiency- Timely Completion sales & marketing procedures, Business conversion ad words, Business conversion third party sites/ extranets, Up selling and never stop hustling & bustling   4. Growth & Development Responsibility Effective Governance Control- Complete Operational Plan & Activity For Effective Strategy Execution