Paul has worked his way up; from transferring bags to rooms, to managing the operations department including front office, security and engineering, housekeeping and fitness centre. Paul entered the industry in 1988, beginning his journey as a bellman in Hyatt Regency Saujana, Johor Bahru, before being promoted as the front office manager.
Mr. Donoghue started his career with Marriott in 2001 working in Sales & Marketing at Hamburg Marriott Hotel, Germany before relocating to Thailand in 2005 working as Director of Sales & Marketing for MEA Mayfair Bangkok and for JW Marriott Bangkok, Courtyard Bangkok and Renaissance Koh Samui respectively. His most recent position was Market Director Sales & Marketing for a group of Marriott hotels in Amsterdam.
The Board of Directors of Sun Resorts Limited has nominated Mr. Philippe Cassis as Chief Executive Officer Designate of the company, as from 17th September 2013. As from 1st January 2014, Philippe Cassis will act as Chief Executive Officer of Sun Resorts Limited, in replacement of Mr. Fabio Piccirillo, who will remain at the service of the company as Advisor until 30th June 2014, date of his retirement. Fabio Piccirillo had been nominated Chief Executive Officer of Sun Resorts Limited in April 2007 and elected on the Board of Directors at the same period.
The government is planning to allow hotels to build and sell apartments in their complexes in Delhi, a move that may benefit several hotels in the city except those that fall within the restricted Lutyens' Bungalow Zone.
Hotels will be allowed to use the 20% of the total built-up space, where they are permitted to set up a commercial and retail wing, to develop apartments, a senior official at the Delhi Development Authority said, on the condition of anonymity. "The government's move will significantly reduce the initial capital requirement for hotel projects.
Minor Hotel Group (MHG), has announced a USD four million investment in the luxury boutique hotel brand Per AQUUM Retreats, Resorts, Residences equating to a 50 per cent stake in the leading lifestyle brand. As part of this strategic partnership with Universal Enterprises PTY LTD, Maldives, MHG and Universal plan to jointly develop the brand to encompass at least five additional properties within five years.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, Minor Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to announce the latest addition to Minor Hotel Group’s of brands across Asia, the Indian Ocean the Middle East & Africa. We look forward to having the opportunity to develop it further working in partnership with Universal Enterprises.”
Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, Sri Lanka, an exclusive beach and spa resort on the southern coast of Sri Lanka has announced the completion of its USD 12.5 million (Rs 65 crore) extensive renovation .
“With its unparalleled natural surroundings, Sri Lanka has become one of the world’s most coveted destinations. The recent investment in Vivanta by Taj - Bentota, Sri Lanka has enhanced a resort that is widely appreciated for its Indian Ocean views, pristine beach, wide-ranging culinary offerings and Ayurveda Jiva Spa” said Manoj Mathew, General Manager.
Each of the stylish 160 rooms offer stunning ocean views or the beautifully landscaped gardens with private sit-outs or terraces.
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur received the following awards by Travel Guru - ‘Star Performer 2013’, Customer Certified Hotel in ‘Best Dining Quality’, ‘Best in Service Quality’, ‘Best in Room Quality’ and ‘Best in Cleanliness’. The awards were purely based on customer feedback and perception.
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace is amongst the best luxury hotels in Udaipur.
Carlson Rezidor, recently announced the Park Inn by Radisson Kigali in Rwanda, scheduled to open in Q3 2014. The stylish upper midscale property featuring 161 rooms is Carlson Rezidor’s second hotel project in Kigali.
“We are delighted to introduce our young and dynamic brand Park Inn by Radisson to Rwanda and to further strengthen our presence in the country. Africa is a key development market for our group, and our African portfolio now comprises 50 hotels with a total of 11,000 rooms in operation and under development across 21 countries”, said Wolfgang M Neumann, President & CEO, Rezidor Hotel Group.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, has opened its fourth property, Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort at Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The 30-villa resort has been thoughtfully developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) with consideration and respect to nature and the environment, using design principles that combine best practice with maximum efficiencies and minimal environmental impact.