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JOBS LIST | 21/07/2013

NEWS | Jumeirah Group welcomes Aston Martin to Londo

Jumeirah Group welcomes Aston Martin to LondonJumeirah Group has announced a partnership with celebrated luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin, during Aston Martin’s Centenary Week. Jumeirah sponsored the coveted sports car manufacturer at the 41st Nürburgring 24-hour race in May and will once again partner with Aston Martin for the centenary celebrations, until July 21st. Throughout the week at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, a choice of Aston Martin cocktails will be available at The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, including the Aston Martini and DB9, providing the perfect way to reflect on a day’s car-spotting. On the afternoon of Friday July 19th, Aston Martin Racing’s stunning Bilstein-liveried V12 Vantage GT3 car will arrive at Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

NEWS | The Ritz-Carlton Hotel embraces Sensuous Aesthetics Of hotel design

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel embraces Sensuous Aesthetics Of hotel designPrior to the end of this year, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, will open the doors to six new luxury hotels in its growing global portfolio. Spectacular properties in Chengdu and Tianjin will bring the luxury brand’s number of hotels in China to ten; the opulent Ritz-Carlton hotels in Almaty, Herzliya and Bangalore will mark the brand’s entry into Israel, Kazakhstan and India; and the barefoot luxury experience in Aruba will be another milestone in quality design execution. For the last decade, The Ritz-Carlton design team has produced specifications for one individually designed and curated hotel after the next. Vienna, Muscat and Riyadh were all former palaces, tastefully converted and opened as opulent Ritz-Carlton hotels.

NEWS | Kodai - By The Lake by Sterling Holiday Resorts turns 25

Kodai - By The Lake by Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd has completed 25 years of operations. The resort was built in 1987 and opened its doors to the public from July 20, 1988. To mark the resort’s Silver Jubilee anniversary, the resort itself will organize a 10 day long program at Kodai - By The Lake, encompassing theme nights and recreational activities. Commenting on the occasion Ramesh Ramanathan, Managing Director, Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd said “Kodai - By The Lake holds a very special place in the Company’s 27-year long history as this is the resort from where we began our journey towards opening up the Vacation Ownership industry in India and building a happy family of over 67,000 members who enjoy holidaying frequently at our network of resorts.

NEWS | India Hotels Company droped from National Stock Exchange's F&O options

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday said it will exclude Indian Hotels Company from its derivative segment. In a circular, the exchange said trading in Futures & Options (F&O)segment for these two securities would not be available with effect from September 27, 2013. "...No contracts shall be available for trading in the securities (Indian Hotels Company and Raymond) with effect from September 27, 2013," the NSE said. However,

NEWS | Sarovar Hotels to open third property in Africa

Hotel management firm Sarovar Hotels has announced the signing of a new hotel in Kenya, its third in Africa. The Premiere that is located in the airport complex of Embakasi at Nairobi will offer 144-rooms, dining and conferencing venues for business travellers. "The Premiere will be our third hotel in Africa and second in Nairobi, which is an established hub for business and culture. 
India is increasingly showing interest in Africa as a market and we too are of the belief that Africa has a huge potential in the hospitality segment," says Anil Madhok, managing director of Sarovar Hotels and Resorts. Nairobi, being the capital and the largest city of Kenya, is home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and major international companies.

NEWS | Ban or not, Mumbai’s orchestra 'dance’ bars have long been in business as usual

Ban or not, Mumbai ‘dance bar’ has long been business as usualThis new bar was to have a filmi theme, pictures of film stars everywhere. There would be different halls for the dancers, each with a distinct decor. There was going to be a Mughal-e-Azam room, and a DDLJ room." — "Sacred Games", Vikram Chandra If bar owners and dancers are jubilant about the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday to uphold the Bombay High Court's 2006 verdict to allow dance bars to reopen, then it is not evident at a bar next to a famous restaurant in one of the most expensive suburbs in Mumbai that evening. There are not more than eight drinkers, all male, when this reporter walks in, only to be greeted by a stage with an 'orchestra' and a curiously placed couch next to the singers.

NEWS | Liquor sales up 40% in Nizamabad, AP prior to panchayat elections

Liquor sales in Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh have gone up by about 40 per cent, thanks to panchayat elections. Money and liquor have been flowing into the district with aspirants for sarpanch posts luring voters. Many candidates have already stored liquor for distribution before polling, The Times of India reported. Non-duty paid liquor is smuggled into the district from neighbouring Maharashtra. Excise and prohibition officials recently seized non-duty paid liquor at two integrated check posts at Salabatpur and Salura. According to excise statistics, liquor worth Rs 30 crore has been disposed of within 17 days since July 1. 

NEWS | ITC to set up 300-room Luxury Collection hotel in Ahmedabad

ITC Hotels will set up their first Luxury Collection brand hotel in Gujarat at Ahmedabad. The Group will soon start construction of the 300-room ITC Narmada at the proposed prime 2.5 acres land behind IIM Ahmedabad. According to an ITC official, the project cost is pegged at approximately Rs 500 crore and will be completed over three years. As per the Group standards, ITC Narmada-Ahmedabad will be LEED-certified, with focus on the philosophy of responsible luxury, the official said.  

NEWS | Sarovar Hotels' The Premiere, Nairobi to open in 2015

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has announced signing of The Premiere, Nairobi in Kenya, thus strengthening its foothold in Africa. The upscale hotel will be the group’s third property in Africa after New Africa in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania and The Heron Portico in Nairobi, a release stated. The 144-room property is slated to open in 2015. It will be located in the Airport complex of Embakasi. The hotel will offer dining and conferencing venues complete with modern facilities.

NEWS | The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi appoints Kanchit Vongvichai as Chef De Cuisine

kanchit_vongvichai_id.jpgThe Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi has appointed Kanchit Vongvichai as Chef de Cuisine - Thai at EEST. Prior to this, he was associated with MakMak Thai restaurant in Montreal, Canada, where he was the master Thai Chef. Chef Kanchit Vongvichai possesses over 30 years of culinary experience and has worked with hotel chains and F&B brands such as ISDA (Hyderabad), Vongwong (Mumbai), Ego Thai (New Delhi), Sofitel Wanda Chengdu (Sichuan), Miniburi (Colombia), and Best Western Fortune (Thailand), among others.