Sandals Resorts owner shows interest in Barbados hotel, Almond Beach Village

Following an announcement from Ralph Taylor, the CEO of Almonds Resorts, last week that the Almond Beach Village will be closing its doors, Sandals Resorts chairman, Butch Stewart, is said to be interested in the property.

The resort will be closing on 30th April, 2012 following financial difficulties, and tourists who have booked Barbados holidays past this date will be relocated to nearby hotels, the Almond Beach Club and Almond Casuarina Beach.

Mr Stewart currently operates luxury Caribbean hotels and resorts in St Lucia, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Antigua and Turks and Caicos under three different brands and he said to be eyeing the 30-acre Almond property in St Peter, Barbados.
The Sandals owner spoke about the plans in an interview with Stabrock News last week.

“A number of architects, engineers, interior designers, and landscape people went down [to Barbados last week]. We are going to get the reports the middle of this week and I will go through the process of evaluation.”

If Sandals won the bid this would be the company’s debut into the market of Barbados hotels and they are keen to make it into a fantastic resort for family-friendly holidays in Barbados.

“If our bid is successful we would probably be doing a Beaches, not a Sandals, which would involve a lot more facilities, water park, kids games, Xbox [arcade]. So it is an ongoing process,” Mt Stewart added.

“The refurbishment is one thing, but we would have to go a lot further. Typically, a resort of that size [approximately 30 acres] should have ten or 12 restaurants. It should have a lot of other things.”

As well as rebranding and refurbishing the resort as a new property for holidays to Barbados, the takeover is expected to provide more jobs for people.

Mr Stewart concluded: “I think a lot more jobs would be assured because we would have to add rooms. The Beaches Resorts employ 2.2 people per bedroom and offer a lot of services. So I would imagine that it would probably be 30 per cent more people than currently employed.”

Barbados is a Caribbean island situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, north east of Venezuela, and is a hotspot for celebrities including Simon Cowell, Cliff Richards, and Michael Winner who have luxury residences on the island.

The beautiful island is home to some of the world’s most stunning pink sand beaches and during Barbados holidays tourists can play golf on world-class courses, go snorkelling and scuba diving in turquoise warm ocean waters, explore nature reserves such as the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, and take excursions to Holetown, Speightstown, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bridgetown.

Best Resorts & Hotels near Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park situated in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is a paradise for Wildlife enthusiast and nature photographer. It is one of the oldest and largest national park in Maharashtra and also an abode for one of the most popular Tiger subspecies “The Bengal Tiger”.

Due to its easy accessibility and existence of wide variety of Flora and Fauna Tadoba National Park has become one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in recent years.

If you are ardent wildlife lover and are planning to visit and explore biodiversity of Tadoba, Here is the list of some of the most popular hotel and resort in the close vicinity of Tadoba national park that will make your sojourn most comfortable.

Tadoba Tiger King Resort:

Tadoba Tiger King Resort situated near the Navegaon gate of Kgadasangi offers an excellent opportunity for wildlife lovers to co-exist with nature. This exquisitely designed jungle lodge is in the close vicinity of Tadoba national park and is well known for its adventure activities and Jungle safaris. The natural elevation of this resort provides picturesque location of this bio-diverse park.

This eco-friendly resort arranges wildlife safari twice in a day and takes you deep inside the dense forest in open gypsy for Tiger-sighting and bird watching. A trained naturalist will also accompany with you and provide all information about different species of Flora and Fauna of this great national park.

Tadoba Tiger king resort offers six deluxe standard air-conditioned rooms. The rooms are well designed with all urban amenities like LCD display, Water heater, Wi-Fi network and round the clock water supply. The resort also provides Indian as well as continental cuisine for tourist. The well-groomed and friendly staff of resort takes care of your every need.

The resort also provides online booking facilities on its official website .Those who are planning to say long at Tadoba Tiger resort may book early to avoid disappointment.

MTDC Resort Near Tadoba:

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation provides a chain of resorts and also has resort in Tadoba National Park. The moment you get into Tadoba national Park you will find a simple hotel offering a wide variety of amenities. The Resort is situated at right side of Moharli gate and offers you a beautiful view of Moharli lake. Wildlife lovers, Naturalist and ornithologist who want to indulge themselves in activities like Tiger-sighting, wildlife Photography and bird-watching, Moharli lakes provides them with this opportunity.

Savsara Jungle lodge

Savsara resorts Pvt. Ltd. Provides its first Luxury Jungle lodge amidst the dense forest of Tadoba national Park. The Lodge is best known for its luxurious air-conditioned private suites with all urban amenities and outdoor Gallery for Nature lovers. Guest here can stay and enjoy local as well as continental cuisine in their private suites.

Tigers Heaven Resort

Tiger Heavens resort located near the gateway of Tadoba Tiger national park is approximately 10 km away from the Tadoba national park. Tiger heaven is well known for its hospitality, efficiency and its peaceful ambience. This Tadoba forest resort arranges wildlife safari twice a year via jeep or an elephant for Nature lover and explorer.

Royal tiger resort

Royal Tiger resort has been exclusively designed to cater all your needs. It provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife enthusiastic to stay and co-exist with nature.

The Resort offers Super deluxe rooms , Deluxe rooms and standard rooms which includes all modern facilities and round the clock hot water supply.

Royal tiger resorts also arranges Jungle safari for wildlife lovers in the morning and evening hours.

Sirenis Hotels and Resorts to Open New Cayo Santa Maria Hotel in Cuba

he Spanish hotel chain Sirenis Hotels and Resorts continues full steam ahead with its expansion plans in the Caribbean’s largest island by adding a new property to their collection of Cuba hotels. The Ibiza- based hotelier has recently announced their plans to expand in Cuba with the addition of a brand new resort in the coveted and pristine northern key of Cayo Santa Maria.

Extending its portfolio of destinations in the Cuba holidays market, Sirenis is adding its third hotel in the island with plans to make it their most luxurious in the popular Caribbean nation. Sirenis Hotels and Resorts already runs two hotels in Cuba, one in Varadero, the 4-star all inclusive Sirenis La Salina Varadero Beach Resort and another one in the quiet beach retreat of Guardalavaca in Cuba’s eastern province of Holguin, the 4-star all inclusive Sirenis Playa Turquesa.

This time around they will be opening their newest Cuba property in a new destination, the beautifully isolated and virtually virginal paradise key of Cayo Santa Maria, already a coveted beach resort among holidaymakers looking for pampering and relaxing Cuba holidays in true seclusion.

The new Sirenis Cayo Santa Maria hotel will be located in one of Cuba’s most idyllic northern keys and will boast a range of top luxury features. Currently receiving its finishing touches, the brand new Sirenis property will offer the signature high quality standards associated with the Sirenis Hotels and Resorts brand, and will offer a total of 769 spacious guest rooms, five expansive swimming pools, water mirrors, thematic specialty restaurants, beautiful lush landscapes and more. Adding to their collection of all-inclusive Cuba hotels, the new resort will soon be providing tourists spending holidays in Cuba with an unforgettable and pleasant stay at one of the island’s most captivating keys. On top of all the standard facilities mentioned and dining venues, the new beach resort will also offer a wide range of day and night entertainment options for guests of all ages and tastes, including a Baby Club for the youngest, as well as spectacular music shows to make each night memorable and fun.

The hotel chain has also revealed that they expect the resort to open sometime this winter season, with the official opening estimated to take place in December or Janaury to provide travellers with a new place to stay at during wonderful holidays to Cuba’s popular Cayo Santa Maria key.

Original Resorts expands in the Cancun holidays market with new Desire hotel in Cancun

Due to open next 30th March 2012 in time for the ever-popular spring holiday season (especially popular among young American travellers and spring-breakers) the new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, will become the chain’s second hotel of this kind, a truly lavish five-star resort complex and couples-only property which will become the brand’s fifth theme hotel and resort in Mexico.

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Continuing with the group’s strategic plans to grow in the lucrative Cancun holidays market, Original Resorts’ brand new resort development follows on from the hotelier’s first ever clothing-optional deluxe hotel; the Desire Resort and Spa. The new beachfront property will be located on the beachfront of Puerto Morelos and will be designed as an exclusive retreat for alternative couples looking for something truly special, unique and indulgent for their holidays in Cancun.

The new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa will be built on the grounds of the former Ceiba del Mar resort, after successful negotiations were carried out with the previous owners of the hotel. The president of Original Resorts, Rodrigo de la Pena, recently announced that the transformed hotel property will be operated by the Original Resorts Group to offer nudist guests with a second “clothing optional” hotel in the Riviera Maya, for truly unique holidays in the Mexican Caribbean.

“This is another step towards strengthening our presence in the Caribbean”, Rodrigo de la Pena explained. “The clothing optional concept is an important market for us and Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya, perfectly complements the brand’s commitment to top quality hospitality in the country”.

The decision to transform the former Ceiba del Mar hotel into the new Desire Pearl comes from the high levels of demand experienced for the unique clothing optional concept that until now only Desire Resort and Spa Riviera Maya offered in Mexico. Thus, the new Desire Pearl represents an excellent option for hedonistic, pleasure-seeking couples, who are after the unique blend of privacy, luxury, and sensual amenities for the most unbelievable and unforgettable holidays in Cancun.

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In line with Desire Resort and Spa, the new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya will provide guests with exquisite culinary options such as signature restaurants, bars and a swinging disco. And with a superb range of fun and exciting activities, the additional sensual clothing optional experience will be enhanced even for the most demanding guest. Moreover, its adults-only policy and couples oriented entertainment will fully align with Desire’s fundamental pillars of superior service and never-ending fun.

The new Desire Pearl Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya, a beachfront hotel unlike any other, offering an amazing set of high end facilities and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea will feature a total of 32 exclusive and modern Ocean Front Rooms, 13 Junior Suites, 36 Master Suites, and 7 Penthouse Passion Suites.

Guests enjoying Cancun holidays at the new Desire Resort will be able to enjoy the hotel’s grand pool, the 80 person private Jacuzzi, perfectly integrated into the surrounding gardens, as well as a tennis court, holistic spa, and pier with docking facilities, among other luxury facilities for carefree luxury holidays in the Riviera Maya.

Cartier Hotels and Resorts Announces its Launch

Business travellers have something exciting to look forward to when visiting the garden city. Cartier is proud to announce the launch of its brand of business hotels and resorts. Offering a luxurious stay and scrumptious dinner options, travellers will be eager to return whether for business or leisure, once they visit this diamond of Bangalore hospitality.

Welcome home to Cartier. Welcome to elegance. The workforce at Biznootel is committed to make your stay memorable. It is an assurance that you will leave feeling delighted. The best of amenities await to greet you at Biznotel. Come experience hospitality, in Cartier style.

A business boutique hotel at a competitive price. This is what we have structured. Strategically located close to Magadi Road, Yeshwantpur or Mysore Road, the hotel promises to reduce the agony of commuting in Bangalore to a considerable extent. The old world charm of Bangalore West, the stately grandeur of Bangalore South or perhaps the business acropolis being Central Business District, it’s all well connected.

A home away from home, Cartier Marathalli promises an experience that you will cherish for a long time after you have left. And yes, you will want to come back for more for business and leisure. Come experience hospitality, in Cartier style.

Close to popular IT parks across Bangalore. A quick drive to ITPL or Electronic City, and of course a stone’s throw away from any destination on the famed ORR, Cartier Marathalli ensures that you spend more time on work or relaxing rather than spending time on travelling. And yes, malls, multiplexes, restaurants, eat-outs are just a short walk away.

Cartier hotel is a venture by two Bengaluru based restaurateurs turned hoteliers, Pradeep &Srinidhi. Proprietors of the highly successful South Ruchi’s restaurant, they are now making waves in hospitality with the launch of their luxury brand, Cartier hotels and resorts.

In a bid to secure a foothold in the market the duo plan to adopt a multi-dimensional and altogether fresh approach to business hospitality. Cartier Hotels will offer comfortable quality and affordable luxury to business travellers whenever they make a stop at namma Bengaluru.

That’s not all, the pool side restaurant known as Holy Flames has been described as a ‘Wish Grill’ featuring a menu of barbecue delicacies from around the world. Holy Flames will feature entertainment and live grills, and will be a welcome addition to swanky eateries in the city; sure to delight food enthusiasts who prefer a relaxed dining atmosphere.

Group website: http://www.cartierhotels.in/

Best Hotel and Resorts Deals in the Delhi NCR – Golden Galaxy Moments

Best Luxury Hotel and Resorts Deals at Golden Galaxy, New Delhi NCR

Whether it is a celebration or business meeting or simply a weekend getaway, look no further. Located strategically between Palwal and Faridabad on the Delhi-Mathura Road is Golden Galaxy, one of the Best Hotels is Delhi NCR – just the place for you. This highly acclaimed resort has grand banquets, neat manicured lawns, state-of the-art conference halls, splendid restaurants, spectacular pools and luxe rooms… all under one roof.
That’s not all. As one of the best resorts near Delhi NCR it boasts of perfection in service. Its dedicated staff, facilities and amenities that are elegantly opulent, are dedicated to make your stay perfect.

The Golden Galaxy has architecture that reminds one of the country’s rich heritages, giving it an old world charm. There are landscaped elegant walkways, well-kept gardens, old world courtyards, fabulous pools and fountains that add to the enchanting ambience.

The resort also serves splendid vegetarian fare in its restaurants that is a gastronomical delight. Our chefs are sure to pamper you with an array of dishes that reflect local, national and international cuisines. The service is impeccable and our staff accommodates special diet requests, if notified in advance. We offer buffets as well. There is also a well-stocked bar if you fancy a cocktail or drink.

The nearby attractions to Golden Galaxy are many. It is located near many well-known tourist sites such as the Raja Nahar Singh Fort, Badhkal lake, the ISKCON Temple, Suraj Kund Lake and Baba Farid’s Tomb after whom the town of Faridabad takes its name, to name a few. The annual Suraj Kund Mela which takes place every February in Faridabad Delhi NCR, can also be easily accessed from here.

Golden Galaxy also offers you the best hotel deals in the Delhi. If it is a business meet you are planning, we offer you our large and airy business centres with state-of-the-art equipment at the most competitive rates in the region. Our splendid wedding venues are perfect for couples who want magic memories of the greatest moment of their lives – all at unbelievable prices. Our dedicated wedding specialists will guide you at every step to answers any queries or concerns you might have.

So come to Golden Galaxy today and enjoy the best that any hotel in the Delhi NCR has to offer. Make a galaxy of golden memories. Delhi Gurgaon

Hospitality Industry: Hotels Business Current and Future Trends

Hospitality has long been synonymous with the hotel industry. Any changes in trends of hotel business have wide scale implications on an otherwise diverse industry. What might be an opportunity for a traveler can be a matter of survival for hotels? It will not be an oversimplification to suggest that the emerging concepts in hotel industry reveal an atmosphere of stiff competition. Here is a look at a few major issues:

Is Green better?

Amid growing concern over environment friendly services, a majority of travelers now prefer Green and Eco lodgings. Recent surveys by trade associations such as Partnership Travel Industry Association and online retailers like Yahoo revealed that nearly seventy percent of the tourists are willing to pay extra when it comes to environmental friendly lodgings. These surveys further revealed that these guests will pay anywhere from nine to ten percent premium on the already advertised prices.

What can be stated as a welcome relief for the educated traveler might pose real challenges for the hotel business. To better understand the scenario, it should be noted that hotels are presently facing severe shortages in occupancy rates which are at their lowest since 1971. Such a crisis and lack of funds can definitely hamper any efforts to install appliances that comply with the LEEDS standards (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design). Some experts agree that a trade off may lead hotels into removing free amenities that include little bottles of shampoos, jams and free basket of fruits; all of which are the hallmark of these eco lodgings.

Where are the Workers gone?

The hotel industry gives employment at a very large proportion of part time workers, who after gaining substantial experience, leave for other lucrative jobs at restaurants and outdoors. Low wages in the hotel industry is one of the primary reasons for low retention rates.

Hotel industry Gurus are already thinking of ways to attract and retain qualified workers by increasing the pay scales and by reducing the long working hours. The top management is now devising constructive methods that will retain the existing workers by sponsoring education and creating attractive career paths.

Mega Hotels

The rising cost of construction and a struggling real estate has prompted hoteliers to deploy the pre-fabricated and cost effective solution in the construction of new hotels. In fact they are fighting back by producing highly efficient designs that utilize a greater proportion of space for revenue generating purpose. Future trends in the hotel construction will seek to maximize the use of building areas by constructing a multi purpose facility that will include Casinos, shopping outlets and Theatres. The stand alone hotel concept is likely to vanish as the new properties will be constructed as a mixed use development to provide guests with facilities such as Church, Hospitals and Theme Parks. Such a variety will ensure that guests remain at one spot which will help generate revenue for the entire hotel complex.

The evolution of savvy traveller

The evolution of internet has given rise to a phenomenon where travelers are becoming ever more demanding. Industry professionals suggest that an increase in a trend, to review properties online, will make travelers less forgiving as they are able to post their travel experiences. Such an overemphasis on web may even lead to stiff competition and price reduction strategies where only large players may be able to survive.

To ward of such threats, the small business owner is now turning towards opening a boutique establishment as an alternate to 70,s style motels. Such niche properties are popping up everywhere by advertising a more personalized “home away from home” kind of experience. The introduction of such boutique properties has also given rise to the popular and widely accepted theme of modern hostels. These hostels are keen to provide a clean and safe environment for budget conscious travelers. Their goal is to wipe out the myths associated with cheap motels and dingy guesthouses.

Whatever may be the case, one thing is for sure that constant remodeling of the hotel industry has made it more functional and practical not only for the guests but also for the hotel owners.

Hotel Management: A Growing Discipline

Hotel management, also known as hospitality management is a growing discipline of academics around the world. The subject often has various degrees that are conferred on students by universities and colleges.

The main focus of this discipline is on the management of hospitality operations in hotels, restaurants, resorts, aboard cruise ships, destination marketing organisations, country clubs, and more. When a student graduates with a degree in this discipline, he or she may directly apply to any organisation belonging in the aforementioned categories to begin a career that will eventually lead to a senior management position in one of the world class hospitality organisations or an independent ownership if the person is an entrepreneur.

In America, the hotel management degree follows a curriculum that mostly incorporates the courses found in a business degree but with a focus on the hospitality industry and its management functions. The core subjects of this degree are administration, accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, human resource management, public relations, and strategy among others. Degree specific coursework for this program also includes restaurant management, lodging operations, global tourism, attractions management, event management, and food preparation. Many hotel management programs require that the applicant must have some field experience of working within the industry as an intern or as a co-operative placement candidate.

The marketing major in the hotel management degree has many components that relate to all businesses including specifically the hospitality industry. One of the key subjects is web design, specifically, hotel web design, as well as restaurant web design. These subjects are generally taught as a part of the marketing program but are independent programs on their own in the media related coursework.

Public relations and advertising in the mass media are also a part of this program. The basic elements of marketing including logo design, graphic design, copy writing, making press releases, generating content for travel journals and websites, interior design and décor, marketing and publicity for in-house restaurants with full scale menu’s, banquets, wedding receptions, and other social and business events are all covered.

Hotel management graduates are expected to understand how the hospitality industry functions and are employed as assistant hotel managers or executives to begin with. Hotel managers may work as general managers, front desk managers, convention or event planning managers, and housekeeping managers. These positions require specialised training because of the differentiation in the functions within each of these positions. For example, general managers require the most specialised training in business aspects, human resource, organisational behaviour, guest relations, and corporate finance.

Building Careers in Hotel, Resort or Restaurant Management

With travelling for business or leisure, eating out and partying and spending quality time at resorts while on vacation becoming second nature to people, the hotel (accommodation and food) industry is flourishing leaps and bounds. This has resulted in the demand for trained professionals in the areas of general management, human resources management, housekeeping management, sales and marketing management, convention services management and hotel revenue and financial management.

Educational Requirements

Due to improving nature of job and decent salaries, a career in the hotel industry is now considered respectable. More and more youngsters are considering careers in this particular sector of hospitality industry. There are numerous hotel management programs available throughout Canada, which prepare them for careers with hotels, restaurants and resorts.

However, if you’re already a graduate interested in a career in hotel management or a hospitality professional looking to upgrade your knowledge and skills, a graduate certification program in hotel management may be the right choice.

Centennial College’s postgraduate hotel, resort and restaurant management program prepares you for more advanced careers in food and accommodation sector of hospitality industry in just one year. It’s a short yet intensive program that covers key leadership and management areas, including labour relations, finance and accounting, international operations, entrepreneurship, leadership, risk management, security management, marketing and revenue management, service quality and oenology.

Skills Development

Along with developing strong hotel management fundamentals, you will also develop a wide range of skills. You will enhance your communication and interpersonal skills; learn to maintain your cool even in the toughest of situations; learn to develop hospitality marketing strategies to acquire new customers and retain old customers; and manage critical situations even with limited resources.

Hands-on Experience

The USP of Centennial’s hotel management course is that it gives you ample of hands-on experience opportunities, in order to prepare you for the world of work even before you’re a graduate. The college has a full-service student operated restaurant where you’ll be trained on restaurant operations under the supervision of expert faculty members.

In addition to this, the program also incorporates two-day-per-week industry placement for 15 weeks in second semester. This gives you much required industry exposure and opportunity to apply your classroom learning into practice.

Computer Education

The role of computer applications cannot be denied in ensuring smooth operations of a hotel, resort or a restaurant. This is why the program lays a strong emphasis on imparting computer education to students. The labs are modern and updated. You will learn to work on software applications for hotel industry.

The program in hotel management at Centennial offers strong employment prospects. Graduates can easily find jobs with clubs, hotels, restaurants, resorts, guest houses, lounges, bars, catering companies and lodges.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply for this program, you must possess

A college diploma or a university degree in tourism, hospitality or related discipline
or
Related work experience, in case you have a college diploma or university degree in an unrelated discipline
or
Relevant work experience in hospitality, in case you have undergone a partial post-secondary diploma
And
A resume detailing relevant work experience.

Starting your own Hotel or Resort

Hotel Development involves careful planning and coordination of various aspects, ranging from the Selection of Land (which can either be purchased or leased) to the final Grand Opening of the Hotel.

Conducting Market Feasibility study and projecting the financial viability of the project is very important to ensure if the project can really generate expected return on investment (ROI).

Formulation a well prepared Business Plan plays a vital role in giving the right direction to the business and also in convincing potential investors, to raise finance from different sources, for Hotel Development, Construction and Operations.

Another important aspect is to contemplate, if the hotel can be run and managed on its own, under its own banner, or is it beneficial to have a Franchise or a Hotel Management Agreement/Contract with a reputed Hotel Operator and the benefits/drawbacks associated with it.

This is followed by getting the whole Project Team on board and formulating and developing a concept, which uniquely identifies the property in the target market and to finally get the preliminary sketches and drawings done for the project.

Hotel Development and Construction process involves various Approvals, Permits and Licences at various stages of the project: before, during and after Hotel Development and Construction.

Next step is designing the various Front and back house areas of the proposed Hotel, including Hotel Exterior, Hotel Entrance, Lobby, Guest Floors and Guest Rooms, Food and Beverage Outlets, Kitchen, Laundry, Technical Areas, Swimming Pool, Spa and other Front and Back of House Areas.

That’s only half way through, which is followed by Hotel Project Cost Estimate, to stay with in Budgets, which subsequently leads to Hotel Construction Scheduling and Planning, to the actual Hotel Project Management.

The whole construction process ends with the handing over of the Project to the Operations Team from the Projects Team, after the clearance of Punch /Snag List.

Selection, Procurement and Installation of various Furniture’s, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) for various departments of the hotel is very important too.

Another important aspect is to apply for and get the relevant Star Classification for the Hotel.

Then, its time for the Hotel Pre Opening process of actually getting the Hotel Management and the Operations Team on board.

Hotel Pre opening process involves conducting Staff Training, starting the Marketing and Promotional activity of the Hotel, Formulating Systems and Procedures, Conducting Trial runs and to get all the Operational Supplies and Equipment (OS&E) ready, for smooth operations.

Then, finally, there you go: Hotel Soft Opening before the actual Grand Opening. Soft opening is always recommended before the actual Grand opening, to correct any deficiencies in the systems and processes, before the hotel finally opens, fully.

Well, that’s only when the real challenge starts for the Hotel Owners and the Management, to rightly position the hotel in the target market, create product awareness, setting and maintaining standards, and finally the all important aspect of realizing the expected return on investment through good Gross Operating Profit (GOP), by the right mix of good occupancy and high average daily rate (ADR) and at the same time optimizing the revenue from Food and Beverage Outlets, Conference, Weddings and Banquets.