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NEWS | IHCL reports turnover of Rs 556 cr for Q4 FY2013

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) reported a turnover of Rs 556 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, which was marginally lower than the turnover registered for the corresponding quarter of the preceding year. IHCL’s full year stand-alone turnover of Rs 1876 improved over the previous year by four per cent. The consolidated Profit after Tax prior to extraordinary expenditure was a loss of Rs seven crore as against a profit of Rs three crore for the preceding year, as per a release.

NEWS | Odisha's new food processing policy offers subsidy for mega food parks

In a bid to attract entrepreneurs to set up mega food parks and sea food parks, the Odisha government's Food Processing Policy-2013 promises capital subsidy up to 20 per cent of the project cost with cap of Rs 15 crore to the Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) formed for the purpose, according to a report by Business Standard. "The subsidy can also be in the form of equity participation from the government," read the policy. For setting up of industrial units in the parks, the policy allows 25 per cent investment subsidy of the project cost (excluding land cost) with a cap of Rs two crore. For women and SC&ST entrepreneurs, the subsidy will be 33 per cent of the project cost maximum up to Rs three crore.

NEWS | Hilton Worldwide to open 3 more hotels in Turkey

Hilton Worldwide will add three new hotels to its Turkish pipeline, growing the company’s portfolio in Turkey and surpassing 10,000 rooms in operation and under development, executives have said, according to a report by Hürriyet Daily News. “Our plan is to continue to grow the portfolio. We have a very focused strategy to grow in Istanbul and the regional cities, coastal and non-coastal regions, resort areas and all across the country,” said Mike Collini, Vice President, development in Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe.

JOBS | F&B Marketing & Communication Manager

PullmanHotel or Entity 
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G State Bangkok Country Thaïland Pullman Bangkok Hotel G The newly renovated Pullman Bangkok Hotel G provides style and class in laid back rooms and restaurants that remind you of what freedom is all about. Discover the hotel

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: 01-06-13

JOBS | Front Office

MercureHotel or Entity 
Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom
City: Aachen
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
                       Country: Germany
 Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom Cluster 2 Mercure Hotels, 4****, 236 rooms, MICE max. 450 pax Discover the hotel

Job Level: Employee
Status :Full Time
Anticipated Start Date : 01-08-13

JOBS | Public Relation Executive (female)

Job Description 
She responsible primarily for the conception, coordination and execution of a hotel's marketing and community relations plan. This will also include facilitating any campaigns or branding required of the hotel though press releases 
Salary: INR 2,00,000 - 2,75,000 P.A 

Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Senior Management 
Role: Head/VP-Public Relations/Corporate Communication 
Keyskills: Public Relation Executive 

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. Upkeep of the Menus and chef cards Coordinating with Maintenance & Housekeeping for Restaurant cleanliness & upkeep. Helping in table relay as and when required. Printing of chef card as per the daily buffet menu Updation and maintenance of records and registers like tele-calling records, birthdays and anniversary records etc.

JOBS | Junior Executive F & B Service

Job Description 
Able to answer & assist guest inquiries effectively,ensure guest satisfaction,provide guest feedback to manager,aware of F&B outlets,follow opening & closing checklist effectively,report all incidents to Banquet Manager,make duty roaster of staff 
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter 
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Food & Beverage 
Role: Captain 
Keyskills: Captain, Junior Executive F & B Service, team handling skills, good communication skills. 

Desired Candidate Profile 
Education: (UG - BHM - Hotel Management, Diploma - Any Specialization, Hotel Management) AND (PG - Any Postgraduate - Any Specialization, Post Graduation Not Required) AND ( Doctorate - Any Doctorate - Any Specialization, Doctorate Not Required) Good communication skills,team handling skills,customer focused,concern for employees,pleasant and approachable. 

JBOS | Jr. Sous Chef - Continental

Job Description 
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Food & Beverage 
Role: Sous Chef Keyskills: Continental, Junior Sous Chef 

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 | Commis Chef ( Continental )

Job Description 
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter 
Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants 
Role Category: Food & Beverage 
Role: Commis Keyskills: Continental, Commis 

Desired Candidate Profile 
Education: (UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization, Graduation Not Required) AND (PG - Post Graduation Not Required) AND ( Doctorate - Any Doctorate - Any Specialization) Please refer to the Job description above 

JBOS | Guest Relations Executive

Job Description 
that all mail and messages awaiting arrival of incoming guests are promptly delivered. Check the grooming and hygiene of the team. Ensure all VIP room inspection in co-ordination with House Keeping Department. To be readily available at all times to deal with problems or complaints. Ensure effective and speedy check-in & check-out facilities. Deal with the inquiries and complaints of the Guests tactfully and initiate follow-up action. Maintaining guest profile and making sure that the repeat guest are notified to all. Ensure that the show rooms keys are ready and the rooms are checked in person. Salary: Competetive Salary

NEWS| Wyndham plans 20 Super 8 hotels in Turkey

Wyndham plans 20 Super 8 hotels in Turkey 
Wyndham Hotel Group has signed an exclusive development agreement with İlbak Turizm İşletmeleri Ve Yatirim A.Ş. for 20 Super 8 hotels in Turkey over the next 10 years. The fourth Wyndham Hotel Group brand to launch in Turkey since 2007, the Super 8 brand aims to meet the growing demand for comfortable, quality accommodation at affordable prices. With over 2,300 properties throughout the U.S., Canada and China, the brand has more hotels than any other economy hotel chain in the world.

NEWS | appoints chief technology officer appoints chief technology officerHotel booking website has appointed Stuart Silberg to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Stuart brings over 20 years’ industry experience, and was previously Vice President of Technology at, where he headed up the technology team in London. Since joining the company three years ago, Stuart has successfully implemented an Agile approach to product development which has improved working processes, development timelines and productivity within the business. Stuart has built a first class technology team whilst increasing efficiency at the company. Prior to his current role at , Stuart has held key technology leadership positions at, Kaiser Permanente, and K-Mart.

NEWS | New general manager appointed at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai

New general manager appointed at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel ShanghaiJumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed John Roberts as General Manager of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. An Australian national with almost 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, John joined Jumeirah in 2010 as Hotel Manager of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. His extensive experience in Food & Beverage and hotel operations ensured the successful opening Jumeirah’s first hotel in Asia Pacific.

NEWS | Six Senses announces Bangkok opening

Six Senses Spas has announced the opening of its first spa in Bangkok. Located at the prestigious Pacific City Club, the spa features three single and one couples treatment rooms, a consultation room, a manicure and pedicure area, a nap room and a fitness centre. There are also female and male changing areas with steam, sauna, showers and relaxation areas. Treatments include facials, massages, scrubs and wraps using the signature Six Sense natural skincare range as well as facial therapies created by Biologique Recherche, providing firming,

NEWS | Food business operators, traders excluded from filing returns

In a huge reprieve to traders, restaurant owners and distributors, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to exclude them from filing annual returns. The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) had earlier directed all the licenced food business operators with an annual turnover of Rs 12 lakh and above to submit their annual returns by May 31, failing which a fine of Rs 100 a day The FSSAI, the national food regulatory body, conveyed the decision to us on Friday, said Shashikant Kekare, joint commissioner (food) of FDA, Pune. "Hence, no fine will be imposed on traders, restaurateurs and distributors for not filing annual returns. Only food manufacturers, packers, re-packers, labellers and re-labellers will come under the purview of filing the annual returns and will face fine of Rs 100 per day for failing to do so," he said.

NEWS | Michael Evans named Chief Operating Officer of MGM Hospitality

MGM Resorts International has promoted Michael Evans to Chief Operating Officer of MGM Hospitality. He was previously Executive Vice President of Global Development. "Michael has made significant contributions to our Company and I am very pleased to appoint him to the top position of our MGM Hospitality team," said Bill Hornbuckle, President & Chief Marketing Officer of MGM Resorts International. "He is well-qualified to lead our Company in this key strategic area of evolution and growth." MGM Hospitality is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International that was formed to develop and operate hotels, resorts and residences in key destinations around the world under the brands Bellagio, MGM Grand and Skylofts. MGM Hospitality currently has projects in India, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, and is in active discussions for additional projects in key markets in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

NEWS | Eating joints feel the heat as economy slows

For households across the country, a slowing economic growth has led to a reduction in eating out expenses, significantly denting the growth of the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry. From double-digit, same-store sales growth, leading multinational food chains are now faced with declining growth levels, causing most of them to lower targets for this year. While discretionary spending has visibly fallen, market players said the frequency of consumers opting to eat out has declined by nearly 50%, in a bid to increase savings. "There has been a slowdown, no doubt.

NEWS | EIH reports 40% decline in Q4 net profits owing to economic downturn

Hospitality chain EIH Ltd that runs hotels and resorts under Oberoi and Trident brands today reported 40% decline in standalone net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013 at Rs 27.04 crore hit by the overall downturn in economy. The company had posted net profit of Rs 45.13 crore in the same quarter previous fiscal, EIH Ltd said in a statement. Total income during the quarter under review stood at Rs Rs 352.62 crore as against Rs 331.31 crore in the same period a year ago. The board of the company has recommended a dividend at 90 paisa per equity share, it added. For the year 2012-13, the company said its consolidated net profit was down to Rs 41.77 crore from Rs 122.31 crore in the previous fiscal.

NEWS | Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Appoint New Managing Director for Al Faisaliah and Al Khozama Hotels

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts have appointed Alex Pichel as the new Managing Director of the ultra-luxury Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh. The new appointment has been made following Erich Steinbock’s decision to retire after a career of exceptional success in the hospitality industry, both in the Middle East and globally. Already a member of the senior management, Alex Pichel has held the position of General Manager of Al Faisaliah Hotel for the last two years.