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NEWS | Dusit International to debut in Qatar in Q3 2013

Fresh after the soft launch of its second hotel property in the UAE, Dusit International has announced its latest hospitality project at West Bay, in Doha, Qatar. Due to open in the last quarter of 2013, this will be the first Dusit branded property in Qatar, but the company’s fifth in the Middle East. Located in the heart of Doha’s diplomatic district overlooking the Doha Corniche, the iconic property offers views across the Arabian Gulf.

JOBS | Event Coordinator

Hotel or Entity 
Novotel Zurich Airport Messe City Zurich State Zurich Country Switzerland Novotel Zurich Airport Messe Das 4 Sterne klassifizierte Novotel Zürich Airport Messe ist das grösste Novotel in der Schweiz und verfügt über 255 Zimmer, 10 Bankett- und Tagungsräume mit einer Kapazität bis zu 250 Personen, das Restaurant Novotelcafé (110 Plätze) mit Terrasse, eine Bar-Lounge (65 Plätze) sowie Fitness und Sauna.
Discover the hotel

NEWS | IHG grooms hospitality industry future leaders with IIMT partnership

InterContinental Hotels Group IHG today announced a formal partnership with the Institute for International Management and Technology (IIMT) which expands IHG’s existing IHG Academy programme across India. India's workforce, those between 15 and 64, is expected to rise to 67 percent in 2020 and the challenge is to turn those people into an employable workforce.
IHG wants to contribute to the education of the future generation in India through its IHG Academy programme. Douglas Martell, Vice President, Operations, South West Asia, IHG said: “By partnering with IIMT we are able to contribute and support the next generation of hospitality leaders by being actively involved in the education process for the start. “During the next three to five years we will need 10,000 new colleagues to staff the hotels in our development pipeline.

JOBS | Head Chef

Hotel or Entity 
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel City Oxfordshire State South East (England) Country United Kingdom Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel The Mercure Eastgate Hotel is a townhouse in central Oxford.
All 64 guest rooms are distinctive and individual, and have elegance in keeping with the beautiful city. Discover the hotel

Job Level: Manager
Status: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 06-01-13

JOBS | Sales Coordinator

Job Description 
Co-ordinates the various activities of the Sales & Marketing department within the group and external agencies to ensure continuity and smooth flow of activity.
Salary: INR 1,25,000 - 2,25,000 P.A
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants
Role Category: Food & Beverage
Role: Banquet Sales Executive/ Manager
Keyskills: sales coordinator

JOBS | Room Service Order Taker

Job Description  To provide an exceptional customer service in the function of ordertaker in the food & beverage division of the hotel. Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants Role Category: Food & Beverage Role: Steward Keyskills: steward, waiter 
Desired Candidate Profile  Education: (UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization) AND (PG - Post Graduation Not Required) AND ( Doctorate - Any Doctorate - Any Specialization, Doctorate Not Required) To provide an exceptional customer service in the function of ordertaker in the food & beverage division of the hotel. 

JOBS | Restaurant Hostess

Job Description   - Greet arriving guests - Welcome them into the restaurant & seat them - Ensure that the restaurant is ready, clean & in order   - Creating reservations & noting the guests preferences - Knowledge of menu including daily specials of the restaurant Salary: INR 1,50,000 - 3,00,000 P.A Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants Role Category: Food & Beverage Role: Host/Hostess Keyskills: Hostess, Restaurant, Guest Handling, Hotel Management, Hospitality, hotel Desired Candidate Profile Education: (UG  - Any Graduate - Any Specialization, Graduation Not Required) AND (PG - Post Graduation Not Required) AND ( Doctorate - Doctorate Not Required) Please refer to the Job description above

JOBS | Restaurant Hostess

Job Description Responsibilities Receiving guests Making them comfortably seated Presenting menu cards Seeing off guests Making reservations Allotting tables. Updating guest history in the system on a daily basis. Tracking frequency of guest visit. Updating reservations dairy. Courtesy calls to guests. Sorting visiting cards on a monthly basis. Updating guest birthday/anniversary register on a daily basis. Tele-calling guests on their Birthday & Anniversary. Upkeep of Files & Registers.

JOBS | Front Office Manager

Designation Front Office Manager,novotel Pune - 1 Opening(s)

Job Description 
Responsible for daily administration, meeting and greeting, dealing with guests queries and complaints, and booking rooms visitors
Maintain high standards of customer services at the Reception desk so that customers expectations are consistently exceeded.
Motivate and develop Reception team to ensure smooth functioning of the department and promote teamwork. Any matter which may affect the interests of Ibis -Novotel Bangalore Techpark should be brought to the attention of the Management.

NEWS | Hotel chains Holiday Inn, Marriott, Lemon Tree shun bathtubs on water shortage, guest apathy

If you are a bubble bath lover, then before you book your room in a star hotel just make sure they still have the bathtub, because many hotel companies are doing away with the bathtub in their new properties due to growing water crisis and guest apathy. Big chains like the Holiday Inn, Marriott, Lemon Tree, The Fern, Park Inn by Radisson and Best Western are setting the trend in their new star hotels, while many others, including The Leela Hotels, are considering the idea at least for standard rooms.

NEWS | Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces recent European hotel openings

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces seven new hotel openings this spring in the growing European region, including the U.K., Ireland, The Netherlands and Hungary. Six branded hotels – Hampton by Hilton, Four Points by Sheraton and Holiday Inn Express – and one independent luxury hotel expand the Company’s portfolio by more than 1,200 rooms. The newest hotel to open in the United Kingdom, the 120-room Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport, is the 10th hotel Interstate operates in the U.K.

NEWS | The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resort to debut in Lebanon

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced that the Grand Hills Hotel & Spa in Broumana – an upscale mountain resort town near Beirut, Lebanon – will join its iconic Luxury Collection portfolio. Owned by Mouawad Village Broumana Sal., Grand Hills, a Luxury Collection Resort will mark the brand’s entry into Lebanon when it opens in early 2015 following a complete renovation. The milestone opening will reinforce The Luxury Collection’s global growth as the brand remains on track to surpass 100 hotels by the end of 2016.

NEWS | Accor unveils global repositioning strategy for Pullman Hotels & Resorts

Accor has unveiled a new positioning for its Pullman brand, designed to match new business traveller behaviour. Accelerated expansion of its network; active commitment to design and contemporary art; enhanced visual identity are all part of a global move aimed at offering guests a resolutely new hotel experience. Accor has traditionally been present in the mid-scale and economy segments, and has accelerated its expansion in upscale hotels by redefining its brand portfolio. The group now has 300 upscale and luxury hotels (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery and Grand Mercure) and intends to increase this figure to 400 by 2015. Yann Caillère, chief executive, Accor commented: “Upscale and luxury segments are a key element of Accor’s strategy.

NEWS | Hyatt Place Seoul to Open in 2016 - Hotel to mark the first Hyatt Place in Seoul and Northeast Asia

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with KY Development Co., Ltd., a Seoul based manufacturing and distribution company, for a Hyatt Place hotel in Seoul. The hotel will be the first Hyatt Place hotel in Seoul, marking the upscale select service brand's entry into the South Korean and Northeast Asian markets. Expected to open in 2016, Hyatt Place Seoul will join three existing Hyatt-branded hotels in Seoul, including Park Hyatt Seoul, Grand Hyatt Seoul and Hyatt Regency Incheon.

NEWS | Renaissance Hotels Opens New Gem in the Heart of Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru, Malaysia – Renaissance Hotels, a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International portfolio, celebrated the opening of its newest gem in Malaysia today with the inauguration of the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, officiated by the Tunku Temenggong Johor, Y.A.M Tunku Idris Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. "The opening of the spectacular new Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel marks the seventh Marriott International hotel to open in Malaysia," said Don Cleary, Marriott International's COO in Asia. 
"Renaissance Hotels is a brand known around the world for inspiring its guests to discover something wonderfully new every time they travel. We are thrilled to introduce this new hotel to the dynamic Iskandar Development Region." Renaissance Hotels help inspire authentic travel experiences through innovative guest programs including NAVIGATOR, the brand's signature concierge service, and RLife LIVE, an industry-leading entertainment platform showcasing music…

NEWS | ONYX to operate a new Amari hotel in Buriram, Thailand

Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group has been appointed to operate a 60-room football themed hotel in Thailand's North Eastern province, Buriram. Amari Buriram United is owned by Buriram United Sport Hotel Co., Ltd. It will be operated by ONYX Hospitality Group under the Amari brand. Buriram is well known in Thailand for two things; its rich history and football. The province boasts an abundance of temple ruins, 143 to be precise, including the most spectacular Angkor monument in Thailand.

NEWS | IHG Celebrates Opening of 200th Hotel in Greater China

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's largest hotel groups, today celebrates the unveiling of its 200thhotel in Greater China with the opening of the InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin. This marks another milestone for IHG, which was the first international company to enter the Chinese hospitality industry almost 30 years ago, and reinforces our leadership in the world's fastest growing market. The InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin, owned by Shanghai Donghu Group Corporation, has been a landmark in the city for almost 100 years.

NEWS | Starwood opens two hotels in Ahmedabad; to focus on Tier II, III cities

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. on Tuesday announced the opening of two hotels in Ahmedabad, simultaneously, under different brands, and said the multinational hospitality major is looking at Tier II and III towns and cities across India for expansion. While its new 5-Star hotel, Aloft, is Starwood’s fifth in India under this brand, the other one, Four Points By Sheraton, is a conversion from an existing hotel and will be the Group’s first one to be managed under this brand in India, said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice-President, Specialty Select Brands, Starwood.

NEWS | Magic Holidays announces four new resorts

Magic Holidays, a timeshare product from the Panoramic Group of Companies, announced the setting up of four new Magic Holiday resorts in key domestic and international market. With inauguration of properties in Todgarh, Udaipur and Mahabaleshwar in India; Magic Holidays also increased its global presence by launching a property in Singapore. United-21 Royal Resort, Todgarh is a heritage style property well equipped with all modern amenities and comforts for the tourist. United-21 Lake City Resort, Udaipur offers luxury stays over three lacs square feet and gives one a taste of sheer Rajasthani tradition and culture. The resort boasts 23 well furnished rooms with business amenities and other luxurious facilities.

NWES | UBM India to organize a 7-City Roadshow Hotelex India Yatra 2013

Leading hospitality event organiser Hotelex will be organising in India, a 7-city road show 'Hotelex India Yatra 2013' taking place in Cochin (13-14 September), Goa (11-12 October), Ahmedabad (18-19 October), Indore (25-26 October), Jaipur (8-9 November), Chandigarh (15-16 November) and Delhi (29-30 November). This show has been specifically designed for owners, executive directors, general managers, executive chefs, and functional heads of F&B, catering, operations, engineering, facilities management and housekeeping to discuss and debate their top challenges as well as find solutions to their burning issues that can be implemented right away.