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NEWS | Mumbai has 5,117 rooms in active pipeline: STR Global

The Asia/ Pacific hotel development pipeline comprises 1,804 hotels totalling 387,179 rooms, according to the April 2013 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. The total active pipeline data includes projects in the in construction, final planning and planning stages but does not include projects in the pre-planning stage. Among the markets in the region, Manila, Philippines, reported the largest expected supply growth (+43.0 percent) if all 9,968 rooms in the market’s total active pipeline open.

NEWS | Hotel room rates rose by 7 pc in Chennai in 2012

With Chennai entering into the top five preferred destinations for foreign travellers in India, the hotel room rents in the city have increased by seven per cent in 2012 compared to 2011. According to hotels.com which released the price index review for the period from Jan-Dec 2012, the average price per room per night in Chennai had risen to Rs 6,386 in 2012 compared to Rs 5,985 in 2011. “The increase in travellers to Chennai is primarily the reason for rise in hotel room rates. The demand is more than supply in Chennai,” said Rajiv Mal­hotra, marketing head of Hotels.com for Southeast Asia and India.

JOBS | F & B Associate

Designation; F & B Associate/steward - 5 Opening(s) 

Job Description 
 Prime Responsibilities: Ensure a highest level of hospitality in all food and beverage services. Ensure a high level of guest satisfaction by handling guest complaints professionally. Ensure optimal and cost effective use of resources. Provide support to Food and Beverage Production team. 

 Desired Profile 
 Pre-requisites: Mandatory Fluent in written and spoken English. 
Outstanding personality and unmatched levels of energy, enthusiasm and commitment. Excellent multi-tasking, problem solving, service orientation and interpersonal team skills. Displays high level of flexibility, initiative, sincerity and team work. Knows and is able to use MS Office Suite. 
Nice to Have Graduate in Hotel management. Prior relevant experience of at least 6 months will be preferred. Experience: 0 - 1 Years 

NEWS | Hotels in London Skyrocketing for Champions League Final

German football supporters travelling to London for the Champions League final on May 25 can expect high price tags at the hotel check-in counter. According to a new survey from CheapRooms.co.uk, hotels in the British capital are skyrocketing in anticipation of the big game this Saturday. Indeed, some are charging as much as 700% or more than normal. In total, about 85% of London hotels are already sold out for the final. In response to the shortage of available rooms, the remaining hotels are charging an average of 146% above regular rates for their vacancies.

NEWS | American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. Announces Q1 2013 Financial Results

American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (OTCBB: ANPZ), operator and franchisor of the award-winning Dick’s Wings & Grill® restaurants, announced strong financial results for its first quarter 2013 fiscal year. The Company generated an increase in royalty revenue along with a significant reduction in its outstanding debt, resulting in net income of $210,000 or $0.01 per share. Q1 2013 Financial Highlights — Royalty revenue increased 8% to $90,254 during Q1 2013, from $83,676 for Q1 2012. 
 — Average royalty revenue per active restaurant increased 21% to $5,641 for Q1 2013, as compared to$4,649 during the year ago period. 
— Debt obligations decreased 38% to $256,652 as of March 31, 2013 compared to $413,603 during the same period last year.

NEWS | Hilton Worldwide Wins Strategic Account Management Program of the Year Award

Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA), a leading global strategic account management organization, is pleased to announce that it has selected Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, to receive the 2013 Strategic Account Management Program of the Year award. “Each year, this award is bestowed upon a company that has demonstrated organizational excellence for strategic customer management,” said SAMA President and CEO Bernard Quancard.

NEWS | Nancy Wilkerson has been promoted director of group sales at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Nancy Wilkerson has been promoted to director of group sales after serving 18 years at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Recognized industry-wide as a Sandestin veteran and highly respected sales executive, Ms. Wilkerson brings more than 25 years of diverse experience where she will serve in a senior role leading and enhancing the group sales efforts. During her tenure, Ms. Wilkerson has built client partnerships based on mutual respect and has successfully grown most every major market for the resort.

NEWS | Andrew Foulkes has been appointed General Manager at The Bath Priory

Brownsword Hotels has announce a series of General Manager appointments across The Gidleigh Collection. Andrew Foulkes is to move across to the new role of General Manager at The Bath Priory following 18 months of success at Gidleigh Park. Andrew will start his new role at The Bath Priory on 3rd June. Damien Bastiat has been promoted from his role as Operations Manager to General Manager at Gidleigh Park following Andrew Foulkes’

NEWS | Kirsten Monsen has been named General Manager at White Lodging Services

Kirsten Monsen has been named general manager of the Residence Inn in Louisville, Colo. Monsen is a five- year veteran in the Louisville market, and this is her first general management position with White Lodging. After graduating from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in economics, Monsen started her career with White Lodging as cluster sales manager in 2007. In 2010,

NEWS | Michael R. McMahon has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing

The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (www.arizonabiltmore.com) has named veteran hospitality executive Michael R. McMahon the director of sales and marketing of the historic property, announced General Manager David Kirken. McMahon comes to the Arizona Biltmore with nearly 30 years of hospitality experience in senior management, sales and marketing positions, with almost half of his career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

NEWS | Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Continues Expansion In China With A New Hotel In Xi’an

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has signed a new management contract with Shaanxi Puyu Industrial Co., Ltd for a 350 room hotel in Xi'an. Scheduled for completion in 2016, Swissôtel Xi'an will be nestled in the core business area in the Xi'an National Civil Aerospace Industrial Base within proximity to two Metro lines. Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, boasts of a rich and colorful past. With a history of over 3,000 years, it is regarded as one of the four greatest cities of ancient civilizations, along with Athens, Cairo and Rome. As a result of the large number of historical sites, including the most famous Terracotta Army, tourism is a key component of the city's economy and an efficient transport system is in place.

NEWS | Sam Nazarian, Larry Levy and Bob Heyat Partner to Launch The Redbury Hotel South Beach

sbe, an industry-leading hospitality, lifestyle and real estate development company, and Larry Levy, Founder and Chairman of Levy Restaurants, and Bob Heyat today announced their partnership to launch The Redbury Hotel South Beach . The partnership heralds the first hotel collaboration between leading hospitality industry innovators, Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO of sbe, and restaurateurs/developers Larry Levy and Bob Heyat. Located on Collins Ave. and 18th, The Redbury South Beach represents the encore to the award-winning Redbury Hotel at Hollywood and Vine,

NEWS | Kempinski Hotels Opens the 678-room Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai in Pudong, Shanghai

Kempinski Hotels, the oldest European luxury hotel group, has signed an agreement with Shanghai Suncuba Co. Ltd to take over the management of the Gran Meliá Hotel Shanghai in Pudong, Shanghai. Opened in February 2010, the hotel was rebranded as Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai on 15 May 2013 and became the group's 18th property in China. Together with The ONE Executive Suites, which launched earlier in 2012 in the Puxi district, Kempinski now has a presence on both sides of the......

JOBS | Financial controller

MercureHotel or Entity 
Mercure Rosa Khutor Hotel 
 Country Russia Mercure Rosa Khutor Hotel Treat yourself to a relaxing time in the western Caucasus Krasnaya Polyana : The 4-star Mercure Rosa Khutor Hotel has 153 rooms. Rosa Khutor the venue of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 Discover the hotel  

JOBS | Room Attendants / Stewards / Front Office Associates

Job Description
1 - 4 years experience in 4/5 star hotel must diploma in hotel management preferred Please mail your resumes at personnel@fortunelandmark.com 
Salary: INR 70,000 - 90,000 P.A 
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Food & Beverage 
Role: Steward 
Keyskills: room attendant, steward, captain, foa, front office, associates, housekeeping, F & b service. 

Desired Candidate Profile 
Education: (UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization, Graduation Not Required) AND (PG - Any Postgraduate - Any Specialization, Post Graduation Not Required) AND ( Doctorate - Any Doctorate - Any Specialization, Doctorate Not Required) 1 - 4 years experience in 4/5 star hotel must diploma in hotel management.  Please mail your resumes at personnel@fortunelandmark.com 

JOBS | Director F&B

Job Description 
Taking care of entire F&B operation, must carry a good personality with a excellent leadership skills. 
Salary: INR 3,75,000 - 8,50,000 P.A Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Food & Beverage 
Role: F&B Manager 
Keyskills: F&B Manager, Manager F&B, senior manager 

Desired Candidate Profile 
Education: (UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization, Graduation Not Required) 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 | Reservations Assistant/front Office Assitant

Job Description 
RESERVATIONS ASSISTANT 
Salary: INR 80,000 - 1,25,000 P.A. 
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Front Office/Customer Care 
Role: Front Office/Guest Relations Executive/Manager 
Keyskills: front office assistant, reservation assistant, pune, shirdi

Desired Candidate Profile 
Education: (UG - BHM - Hotel Management) AND (PG - Post Graduation Not Required) AND ( Doctorate - Doctorate Not Required)
Please refer to the Job description above 

JOBS | Sales Manager

Job Description
To supervise the working of sales department & give direction & advise for its better performance, coordinate with front office dept. to achieve max occupancy, ARR & F& B income.
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
 Functional Area: Sales, Retail, Business Development
Role Category: Retail Sales
Role: Sales/Business Development Manager
Keyskills: Sales

JOBS | Front Office, Front Desk Executive


Job Description
To handle the desk, phonecall, fix appointments and data management on computer.
Salary:INR 2,00,000 - 3,50,000 P.A
Functional Area Executive Assistant, Front Office, Data Entry
Role: Receptionist
Keyskills: Receptionist, Front Office and Data Entry, front office assistant, reception

JOBS | Steward/senior Steward

Job Description 
To organise, supervise & train all service staff in his department with a view to providing fast & courteous service to guests. 
Taking Order Greet the guest 
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter  
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Food & Beverage 
Role: Steward 
Keyskills: Food & beverage service Steward, F&B Service, captain, senior steward 

NEWS | Hyatt Hotels signs property in Uzbekistan


Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced today it has entered into a management agreement with State Unitary Enterprise for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Scheduled to open in January 2015, Hyatt Regency Tashkent will be a significant addition to the brand’s presence in the Commonwealth of Independent States, where Hyatt Regency-branded hotels are currently open in Yekaterinburg, Kiev, Baku, Bishkek, and Dushanbe. I