UST recognized as CGSP pioneers in the world

By Annlinh Alcid The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas becomes the first academic institution in the world to be recognized with the Gold Certified Guest Service Professional Plaque commonly known in the hospitality workforce as the CGSP. The awarding ceremony was held in the Rector’s Hall in the main building of the institutionmore

Okada Manila career fair attracts 10,000 applications

More than 10, 000 jobseekers flocked to the first job fair of the soon-to-open Okada Manila at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City with a target to complete recruitment for 8,000 positions in lead-up to November soft launch.   Okada Manila president Steve Wolstenholme said the integrated resort’s recruitment campaign is in full swingmore

Swiss education opens opportunities for PH hospitality students

The Swiss Education Group (SEG),  in coordination with the Swiss Embassy Manila, are working together to promote Swiss education opportunities to Filipino students. A presentation by SEG chief executive officer, Florent Rondez, was attended by tourism and hospitality educators from various universities. The talk introduced the Group’s programme at the residence of Swiss Ambassador Andreamore

Dusit International commits to hire Davao locals for new projects

As Davao continues to be the major economic hub in southern Philippines, international hospitality brand Dusit International is optimistic in providing job opportunities to the local community via its on-going property development projects.   Particularly, the world-renowned hotel brand has partnered with Torre Lorenzo to bring in Dusit Thani Residences and dusitD2 Hotel. With thesemore

Mabuhay Awards organizer targets more nominations from Cebu, Davao

  After a commis chef from Radisson Blu Cebu bagged a prize during the Mabuhay Awards last year, the organizer of the most prestigious recognition program in the hotel industry aims at getting more nominations from Cebu, Davao, and regions around these cities for this year’s edition.   The Mabuhay Awards is an annual recognitionmore

Is the hotel concierge dead?

This article was printed in Hospitality News’ January 25, 2015 issue with the title “The concierge: Why they will last,” tackling the future of the hotel concierge. As technology makes do-it-yourself travel arrangements more convenient, there are questions whether the concierge will still be relevant in a hotel’s offer.     Concierges and their trademore

Belmont Hotel to hold career expo on July 4

Belmont Hotel Newport, an upcoming property near Resorts World Manila, will hold a career expo on July 4 for positions at the supervisory and general level of all departments.   The expo will run for the whole day of Saturday at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, according to Lorenzo Tang, general manager of Belmont Luxury Hotel Newport.more

Marriott Manila’s chocolatier reaps silver at HOFEX

Marriott Manila’s chocolatier reaps silver at HOFEX

Marriott Manila’s chocolatier chef Christopher Balane won a silver medal for his chocolate showpiece at HOFEX 2015 in Hong Kong.   He bested 30 participants from different Asian countries for the top 2 position in the professional category for chocolate showpiece.   Called “Dark Disciples”, his 2-foot tall hand carved masterpiece was inspired from themore

Butler school, ASHA to conduct 1-day training program in Manila

Aspiring hotel service personnel and those looking to reinforce their service skills will get a chance to attend an exclusive one-day butler training program from the world’s most esteemed butler service academy. Asian School of Hospitality Arts (ASHA) is partnering with the Asia Butler Academy to sponsor an introductory course on 7-Star Service for Butlersmore

Meet the new officers of United Hoteliers of the Philippines-NCR

United Hoteliers of the Philippines (UHP), a new and expanding group of hotel professionals, has formally inducted the new officers of its NCR chapter on March 21.   The induction ceremony has introduced the new officers, led by Happy Ballega as president, to UHP’s members, most of whom are mainly rank-and-file workers of the industry.more

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