Category Misc

Gaining and Giving respect… in an industry that offer so many opportunities

I recently read an article that evaluated the job requirements for positions in various industries and to my surprise the hospitality industry is still considered to be in its infancy. Much has changed since the 70s and 80s when it was commonplace to move from a dishwasher to a General Manager and if you were […]

7 Ways Not to Handle Negative Social Media Feedback in the Hospitality Industry…

As if you needed reminding, social media in its various forms pervades the whole of our business and personal lives. The channels are seemingly endless – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, together with the many review style websites that directly address the hospitality business such as TripAdvisor, Zagat, Yelp, Dimmi, Zomato and many more… More […]

Dear Applicant…

In my quest to make our industry a better place and following some recent (and more frequently occurring) signs of inaccuracy in candidate resumes and applications, I have written an open letter, pleading for applicants to read and react…Potential employers might also take note for future reference! Dear Applicant Thank you so much for sending […]

Drink these wines at your (financial) peril!

Just in case there is one of these bottles hidden in the depths of your cellar somewhere, here are a few of the world’s most expensive bottles of wine … 1992 Screaming Eagle $ 80,000 At auction in ‘Napa Valley 2008’, a charity event, a lot of six magnums of Screaming Eagle were sold for […]

A day in the life of an expat General Manager or it’s lonely at the top…

The hospitality business of the 70’s and 80’s is, in many ways, unrecognisable from the environment we see today. Technology, increasing labour costs (and decreasing staffing levels), increased tourism and travel, and the rise of the hotel management behemoths, just to name a few, have all played their part in the re-shaping of our industry.   […]

Did they really just say that??

As a global hospitality recruiter, we have the pleasure to connect with people from all nationalities, backgrounds and cultures. This is largely a pleasurable experience, but occasionally we come across things and people that just make us scratch our heads with disbelief and sometimes amusement… Here are some extracts from actual candidate resumes & emails […]

Using Instagram in Hospitality – a bit of a No-Brainer!

Many people thought Mark Zuckerberg crazy for spending US$1 billion to buy Instagram back in 2012, but now it has established itself as a leading social media channel. According to Statista (statista.com) Instagram had more than 700 million active users as of April 2017 and was continuing to grow at a pace. Whilst originally skewed […]

Abandoned Hotels – Part 2

Our recent article looking at abandoned hotels was widely read and following feedback that this was of interest to followers here are a few more for your reading pleasure…. Bokor Hill Station – Bokor Palace Hotel, Cambodia Bokor Hill Station was a Cambodian resort town built in the early 1920s by colonial French settlers, the […]