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NEWS | Yum Restaurants International selects preferred LED supplier

The Pharox range of LED lighting by NTL Lemnis, a JV company of NTL Electronics of India and Lemnis Lighting Netherlands, has been selected as the preferred lighting supplier for Yum Restaurant International. The Pharox range has been found and cleared of all the performance and quality requirements including Tempo 21 test. As Yum's preferred supplier, NTL Lemnis will be charged with outfitting all new stores and replacing existing systems in older stores, beginning with the KFC brand, followed by Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

NEWS | Taj Hotel wins praise of Chinese Premier

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who stayed a brief 15 hours in Mumbai, felt "fascinated" by his sojourn in the iconic Taj Mahal and Palace Hotel, officials said here on Wednesday. Li, who arrived at the hotel along with his large entourage, left after breakfast around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The hotel team was prepared to receive the VVIP with a red carpet, an ethnic Indian ceremony complete with the auspicious `aarti', `tika' and garland with melodious tunes of the sitar and tabla playing in the background. Besides his official meetings with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, family members of the legendary Indian medico Dwarkanath Kotnis and captains of the Indian business and industry,

NEWS | Accor reaches 2,000 hotels offering Meetings & Events facilities

Accor’s network of hotels with meeting capacities is growing fast, supported by the Group’s strong expansion. Accor unveiled, during the annual IMEX Frankfurt tradeshow, its new milestone of a network of 2,000 Meetings & Events hotels. With a secured pipeline of 250 hotels to open in the coming two years, Accor should offer meeting facilities to business clients and meeting planners in 2,250 hotels by 2015.

NEWS | Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi launches Cherry Bar

Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi has recently launched Cherry Bar. The addition is part of the hotel’s culinary offerings apart from the three restaurants—Cafe Knosh, Mei Kun, and Dilli 32. The Bar serves a variety of cocktails and premium beverages within an ambience of lounge music. With a seating capacity of 65 covers, the 30-metre-long Bar features sofas for groups. It prominently offers cherry-flavoured drinks, while live instrumental music along with vocal performances are part of the entertainment quotient. The Bar, housed on the third floor of the hotel, is open from 12 pm-12.30 am everyday. Vella Ramasawmy,

NEWS | Hilton Worldwide strengthens expansion plans for India

Over a year after its joint venture with DLF ended, Hilton Worldwide has firmed up its expansion plans for India, with 21 hotels planned in the next five years across five brands. The hospitality chain is also planning to bring its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria to India. “We are very keen to bring the brand to at least one of India’s key cities. We are yet to find the right location or partner,” said Guy Hutchinson, Vice President, Operations-India, Hilton Worldwide. There are 15 Waldorf Astoria hotels globally, with another 20 in the pipeline. In December 2011, Hilton Worldwide’s entities sold their entire 26 per cent shareholding in the Hilton-DLF joint venture company — DLF Hotels and Hospitality Ltd. to DLF Hotel Holdings Limited (DLF). The move was part of DLF’s strategy to exit non-core business.

NEWS | Starwood and NRG Energy introduce solar power at hotel properties

From the Caribbean Summit of Political and Business Leaders that took place in the British Virgin Islands last week, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and NRG Energy, Inc. on Friday announced a new global alliance to expand the use of renewable energy systems at Starwood properties. The alliance will begin with three properties, including the installation of a 1.3 megawatt (MW) solar array at the Westin St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands where NRG will build, own and operate the project.

NEWS | Vail Resorts closes on sale of land at Breckenridge for timeshare development

Yesterday Vail Resorts, Inc. finalised the sale of approximately 2.1 acres of land at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 8 to an affiliate of Breckenridge Grand Vacations Inc. The sale price was $11.1 million in cash. Breckenridge Grand Vacations is the developer of several premier timeshare properties in Breckenridge, including the popular Grand Timber Lodge and Grand Lodge at Peak 7. The Peak 8 property will be developed as a 75-unit, ski-in/ski-out timeshare resort with a host of amenities including a public restaurant and full-service spa. The project will also improve skier circulation at the base of Peak 8 by widening certain key ski trails.

NEWS | Red Carnation Hotels adds Ashford Castle, Ireland, to its portfolio

Mrs Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of Red Carnation Hotels, is delighted to announce the company’s acquisition of the five-star luxury hotel Ashford Castle in the west of Ireland. The South African-born hotelier, last year’s recipient of the Hotelier of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards, commented: “We are thrilled to have Ashford Castle as part of our collection and welcome the whole team to the Red Carnation family.

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 Huangpu River in China's most cosmopolitan city.

NEWS | Alila Hotels & Resorts To Double Portfolio Over Next Two Years

Leading boutique Asian hotelier Alila Hotels & Resorts will more than double its portfolio of boutique hotels and resorts by 2015, with ambitious plans to add up to 10 new properties in the next two years. The development plan will include the hotelier's first opening in West Asia with the launch of Alila JabalAkhdar in the mountain regions of Oman set for the turn of the year. Other forthcoming projects include Alila Fort Bishangarh, a warrior fort in Rajasthan currently undergoing restoration and set to open in late 2013; Alila Seminyak, a beach-front resort in Bali due to launch in 2014 and Alila Villas Bintan slated for completion in 2015.

NEWS | Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside Debuts In Historic Port City Of Northern China

Opening now in the historic yet vibrant city of Tianjin, Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside sets a significant milestone as Banyan Tree's first luxury hotel in Northern China and the Group's tenth property in the country. Building on the group's unique urban resort concept, the property combines luxurious resort amenities and experiences with metropolitan living.

NEWS | Bryan Del Toro has been appointed Area Reservations Manager at InterContinental Hotels

Del Toro joined the InterContinental San Francisco in 2011 as the Director of Front Office. His responsibilities included monitoring and controlling costs and expenses to meet revenue and profitability goals. As a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico with a degree in Computer Science,

JOBS | Jessie Cable has joined InterContinental Mark Hopkins as Convention Services Manager

Joining the InterContinental Mark Hopkins from the East Coast, Cable held various management positions at hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental and the Jefferson, both in Washington D.C. After a couple years with the Kimpton Hotel Group,

NEWS | Stefan Buchs has been appointed Area GM for Switzerland at Steigenberger Hotel Group

Stefan-Peter Buchs has been appointed to the position of area general manager Switzerland for Europe's Steigenberger Hotels AG. The company includes Steigenberger's three Swiss hotels, Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac in Zurich, Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos, and Steigenberger Alpenhotel and Spa in Gstaad-Saanen. 
Buchs takes up his position from July 2013 with overall responsibility for Steigenberger’s three hotels in Switzerland, and with each hotel director reporting directly to him. He is also in charge of the central sales and revenue management office based at Thalwil. Buchs was previously VP Europe, Middle East and Africa for Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, based in London since 2011.

NEWS | Daniela Koch has been promoted Director of Rooms at InterContinental Mark Hopkins

Koch began her career at The Westin Grand, a Starwood hotel in Berlin, Germany and later moved to San Francisco to work at another Starwood property, The Westin St. Francis. After working in a number of positions from Front Desk Agent to Guest Services Manager in California, Koch took positions abroad in Hong Kong and Dubai before returning to San Francisco as the InterContinental Mark Hopkins’

JOBS | Sales & Mktg Manager

Job Description 
Result Oriented Team player who achieves targets for the team and self Works with the GM & Hotel Team make the yearly Sales Budget Based on the budget makes a daily sales plan for self and team for the number of calls and the area Reviews the plan weekly and monthly
Salary: INR 2,50,000 - 3,50,000 P.A.
 Reimbursements for Food as applicable
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants
Role Category: Senior Management
Role: Head/VP-Public Relations/Corporate Communication
Keyskills: Well Groomed, Excellent Communication Skills, Should have Hotel Industry Experience, Corporate Sales, Leisure Market, Achieve targets

JOBS | Sales Executive

Job Description  Local candidate having market knowledge. Meeting room targets as decided by the company Responsible for handling key accounts and creating rapport in the market for business generating. Understanding client requirements and working on the same.  Salary: INR 1,50,000 - 2,00,000 P.A   Functional Area: Sales, Retail, Business Development  Role Category: Retail Sales  Role: Sales Executive/Officer  Keyskills: Sales, sales marketing 

JOBS | HR Associate | HR Executive

Job Description  - Joining Formalities  - Induction & Orientation  - Preparing Offer & Appointment Letters  - Recruitment - Preparing Attendance  - Payroll - Maintaining Attendance   - Handling Grievance - Maintaining Leave Records  Salary: INR 1,00,000 - 1,25,000 P.A. "best in the Functional Area: HR, Recruitment, Administration, IR Role Category: HR/ Recruitment / IR  Role: HR Executive  Keyskills: HR Generalist Profile, Interpersonal & Good Communication Skil, Diploma or Master Degree in HR, Leadership, Can Handle Pressure, Multitasking, Positive Attitude, Willing to learn, hr human resource 

JOBS | Director of Engineering

Hotel or Entity  Sofitel Los Angeles  State : California   Country United States of America  Sofitel Los Angeles Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.  Discover the hotel
Contract  Job Level Manager  Status: Full Time  Anticipated Start Dat: 05-24-13  For this position, Accor is not able to help a candidate to obtain work authorization. 

JOBS | assistant de direction

Hotel or Entity ibis Brussels Waterloo  City: Waterloo  State: Brabant Wallon  Country: Belgium ibis Brussels Waterloo L'hôtel ibis Brussels Waterloo est situé en centre ville, près du quartier des affaires et non loin du célèbre champ de bataille. Il est composé de 100 chambres rénovées en 2011.   Discover the hotel 
Contract  Status: Full Time  Anticipated Start Date: 19-08-13 

JOBS | Commis Room Service

Hotel or Entity  Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa sea & spa  City: CORSE SUD ( 2A )  State: Corse  Countr:y France Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa sea & spa Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”. Discover the hotel 
Contract  Job Level: Trainee  Status: Full Time  Anticipated Start Date: 01-05-13 

JOBS | Spa Therapist

Hotel or Entity  Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa  City: Cardiff  State: Wales  Country: United Kingdom Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa Mercure unites hotels that are all different but with common characteristics: professionals of passionate hospitality, the atmosphere of charmed places, a standard of quality guaranteed by a brand with international renown.  Discover the hotel 
Contract Job  Level Employee  Status : Full Time  Anticipated Start Date : 01-06-13  Salary - Wage 12875 

JOBS | Indian Curry cook, tandoor | Bakery chef

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited Do you have passion for service and committed to quality and guest satisfaction.
Join a team of warm and friendly professionals who will share their love for hospitality
*Supervisor - F & B Service
*Associates - F & B Service
Indian Curry cook, tandoor
*Bakery chef
Please send you resume - kisholay.sharma@mahindraholidays.com

JOBS | Associates - F & B Service

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited
 Do you have passion for service and committed to quality and guest satisfaction.
Join a team of warm and friendly professionals who will share their love for hospitality:

*Supervisor - F & B Service
*Associates - F & B Service
*Indian Curry cook, tandoor
 *Bakery chef

 Please send you resume - kisholay.sharma@mahindraholidays.com