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NEWS | US-based Pollo Tropical forays into India

Pollo Tropical, a US-based, Caribbean-inspired fast-casual restaurant chain, has opened its first restaurant in India and its 33rd franchise location globally. This marks the brand’s first opening outside the Western hemisphere. India’s first Pollo Tropical is located in Delhi. The restaurant is the first of a 10-restaurant development agreement between Pollo Tropical and Delhi-based Paramount Cuisines Pvt. Ltd. Paramount Cuisines will open at least 10 Pollo Tropical locations in the NCR, Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana by 2016. “Bringing the flavour of Pollo Tropical to the people of India has been a dream come true for our whole team,” said Manjit Singh Saini, CEO, Paramount.

JOBS | Kitchen Steward

Hotel or Entity 
Quay West Suites Brisbane 
City:Brisbane State QLD - Queensland 
Country: Australia 
Quay West Suites Brisbane Quay West Suites Brisbane, located in the CBD is a 5 star boutique apartment style property located opposite the botanic gardens in the CBD. 
We have a beautiful private terrace area, well appointed classic rooms and McMahons Restaurant which make Quay West the perfect setting for accommodation, conference/events and private dining. Discover the hotel  

JOBS | Room Attendant

PullmanHotel or Entity  
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach 
 State : South 
Country: Thaïland 
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Perched on the headland overlooking the crystal water of the Andaman Sea, Pullman Phuket Arcadia offers guests a tranquil and relaxing getaway with direct access to the beach.

JOBS | Spa Supervisor

PullmanHotel or Entity 
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach
Stat:e South
Country: Thaïland
 Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Perched on the headland overlooking the crystal water of the Andaman Sea, Pullman Phuket Arcadia offers guests a tranquil and relaxing getaway with direct access to the beach. With sophisticated and Discover the hotel

Job Level National under local employment status (or Foreigner already entitled to be recruited for this role)
Status Full Time
Anticipated Start Date 01-06-13

JOBS | Commis -II

Job Description 
To preparing food according to the requirements or recipes or standards, and the specifications for his department. Salary: Best in Industry Functional Area: Hotels, Restaurants Role Category: Food & Beverage Role: Commis Keyskills: Commi, Commis 

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

NEWS | Luxury Hospitality 2013

Managing and investing in the luxury hospitality sector is today, more than ever, a complex challenge. Operating costs continue to soar, while global economic factors are changing the profile of the luxury customer and new technologies are changing expectations of the luxury experience. 

NEWS | Julien Dumont has been named Hotel General Manager at Tiamo Resort & Spa

Julien Dumont has been named Hotel General Manager, for Tiamo Resorts & Spa The Bahamas He was most recently the Front Office & duty Manager of Le Meridien Tahiti & Bora Bora in French Polynesia.  

He is the former Assistant Manager of the opening team of the Four Seasons Resort & Spa in Bora Bora and assistant general manager of the Ascott Group on the Frenchriviera in France 

NEWS | Megan Harrison has been appointed Marketing Manager at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

With her vast experience in management and marketing, Ms. Harrison offers unique insight and leadership. Most recently Ms. Harrison worked as community relations/public relations coordinator for Walton County Tourist Development Council where she managed their social media account deployment, was in charge of Visit South Walton Artist of the Year program, and developed newsletters and press releases.

NEWS | Marriott International Imports its European AC Hotels by Marriott Brand into the Americas

Today at the NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference in New York, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is announcing it will import its popular design-focused AC Hotels by Marriott brand into the US and the rest of the Americas. The brand inspired by the runways and fashion houses of Milan, features simple, clean and crisp lines, marrying sophisticated European style with approachable design for a distinctly urban feel.

NEWS | 5-star hotels in Delhi to take environment-friendly steps by September

All five-star hotels in the city will take a number of environment-friendly steps to cut power and water consumption by September 30, which includes setting up of dedicated sewage treatment plant and solar water heating system.
All five-star hotels in the city will take a number of environment-friendly steps to cut power and water consumption by September 30, which includes setting up of dedicated sewage treatment plant and solar water heating system. As many as 32 five-star hotels today signed memorandum of understanding with Delhi Government expressing their commitment to comply with the 'Green Hotel Guidelines' under which they will have to take specific steps to protect the environment and reduce water and energy consumption.

NEWS | Papa John's franchisee Om Pizzas and Eats in talks to mop up $25 million

Existing investor TVS Capital, which owns about 80% of the company, will continue to remain invested. It is spearheading the capital raise, but will not be participating in this round. Om Pizzas and Eats, the Indian franchisee of international pizza chain Papa John's, is in talks with investors to raise around $25 million (about 142 crore) in equity funding, said a person with direct knowledge of the discussions. Existing investor TVS Capital, which owns about 80% of the company, will continue to remain invested. It is spearheading the capital raise, but will not be participating in this round. "TVS had invested in Om Pizzas and Eats from its first fund, which is now fully exhausted.

NEWS | Subdued business expected from EIH and India Hotels

In the quarter to March, East India Hotels reported a 40% dip in net profits to Rs 27 crore year-on-year. Net sales grew 6% to Rs 342 crore YoY for the quarter.Premium hotel companies are expected to do subdued business over the next two quarters, given the tepid growth in the arrival of foreign tourists, oversupply of rooms in the industry and sluggish global operations. In the last one year, foreign tourist arrivals have grown at just close to 2.8% compared with a year ago. For premium hotel companies such as Indian Hotels and East India Hotels, or EIH, revenues from foreign tourists contribute 71% to their total revenues. This is reflected in the low revenue growth of Indian Hotels and East India Hotels, respectively.

NEWS | McAlister’s Deli Ranked No. 2 Restaurant Chain In Fast Casual Top

McAlister’s Deli(TM), a leading fast casual restaurant, announces it has been recognized by as No. 2 on the Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” list of 2013. In the 8(th) annual listing, McAlister’s Deli was honored for increased sales, menu innovation and national expansion. In addition, CEO Frank Paci, was recognized as one of the “Top 20 People” in the industry for his role in expanding the chain’s appeal to more consumers. (Logo: The 2013 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list was released in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association tradeshow. Judges determined the top 50 brands based on industry nominations and subsequent debate on the significance of the nominees to the segment.

NEWS | Peter A. Vaughn Named to Vail Resorts Board of Directors

Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN) today announced the appointment of Peter Vaughn, senior vice president of International Consumer Products and Marketing of American Express, to the Company’s Board of Directors effective immediately. In his current role at American Express, Peter is responsible for providing strategic marketing leadership for the company’s consumer card-issuing businesses in over 160 countries worldwide, with a focus on product line strategy, benefit sourcing and management, product innovation, brand management, communications and advertising.

NEWS | Residence Inn Partners with American Red Cross to Provide Disaster Relief to Families Nationwide

Disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. From house fires to hurricanes and tornadoes, disasters can leave people stranded without a home and in need of aid. The American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program helps people get back on their feet after the unexpected happens. Residence Inn by Marriott announced today that it is honored to join the Red Cross in this vital effort by becoming the first official hotel partner of the program. “As an extended stay brand, our hotels are in touch with displaced families all the time. We understand their needs, both physical and psychological. We have the right facilities to help them feel at home as they try to regain stability in their lives,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager for Residence Inn.

NEWS | Have Your Say & You Could See The World On Marriott Rewards’ Dime

Have something to say about a recent stay? Write a review for each of your recent stays with Marriott to automatically enter the Marriott Rewards Insiders Review Your Stay Sweepstakes* for a chance to win one of two grand prize trips for two or dozens of weekly prizes, including Marriott Rewards points. Two lucky grand prize winners will each receive a free trip for two, including a seven-night stay at a category one through six hotel in Marriott’s family of brands, airline miles and a Hertz discount.

NEWS | The Refinery Restaurant Set To Open With a Slate of Rising Hospitality Stars

As The Refinery prepares to open in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago in late June 2013, a well-known and talented group of key personnel are putting the final pieces together. (Logo: Executive Chef, Lawrence Letrero, with the assistance of Pastry Chef, Hetty Arts, has crafted a tempting modern American menu in keeping with The Refinery’s concept of elevating the familiar through skillful introduction of subtleties and distinctions. Chef Letrero attended Kendall College‘s Culinary Arts program after having earned his B.A. from Wayne State University. More recently, Chef Letrero was the opening Sous Chef at River North’s Untitled restaurant where he helped develop a 1920’s inspired menu with a modern twist, garnering a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide Chicago.

NEWS |FHRAI ropes in ITM to revive its hotel management institute

In a bid to revive its Hospitality Management Institute started with much fanfare in 2005 in Greater Noida, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) has tied up Institute for Technology & Management (ITM) Group of Institutions to manage the Institute from the coming academic year. With this tie-up FHRAI Institute of Hospitality Management will be renamed as ITM-FHRAI Institute of Hospitality & Management.

NEWS | Worldhotels to sign more hotels in key Indian cities

Worldhotels is looking at signing members in key cities in India. They expect to sign these hotels in another 12-15 months in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Goa and Kolkata. Recently they have signed two hotels in The Golkonda Hotel, Hyderabad and The Galaxy Hotel, Delhi. The first Worldhotels branded hotel opened in Chandigarh – Worldhotels Turquoise Chandigarh – as a franchise unit. Under this new model, the company has signed 20 hotels globally and 12 of them are in the Asia Pacific region.

NEWS | Starbucks expands footprints in Delhi and Mumbai

Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50-50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Limited, has opened three new stores across Delhi and Mumbai, located at Greater Kailash I - M block market, Nehru Place Metro in New Delhi and R-city Mall, in Mumbai. The total number of stores in India has gone up to 15 with 8 stores in Mumbai and 7 stores in Delhi.

NEWS | DineDesk launches online marketing and operations platform in India

In a bid to facilitate reservation automation, order management, email marketing, customer communication and deals for restaurants, DineDesk has launched its best-in-class solution in India that will enable restaurant owners to adapt to the ever-changing technology enabled world. DineDesk focuses on providing restaurant owners with world class, dependable software applications and related services to increase productivity, revenue and market Image. As per the company release,