Habtoor Hotels to host Hospitality Recruitment Open Day: Employment opportunities for Emiratis
Habtoor Grand hosts employment fair on Thursday 9 May, 2013
Open Day runs from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Up to 40 hotel vacancies available this year
Emirati applicants to have on-the-spot interviews
DUBAI, May 8, 2013 – The Al Habtoor Group will host a careers fair for its hotels division on Thursday 9 May, 2013 at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa in the Al Salat Meeting Room at 3:30pm. It is open to all Emirati applicants. The open day will allow candidates to hand their CVs and job applications directly to the Al Habtoor Group Emiratisation Manager, Fatma Al Haddad. Their credentials will then be reviewed and successful applicants will have ‘on-the-spot’ interviews.
The Emiratisation Program is a top priority for the Group’s Chairman, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. Paul Rayner, Advisor to the Chairman will welcome the applicants at the event.
The multiple jobs on offer cover a variety of positions throughout the Group’s hotel division. The vacancies are entry level to middle management.
Fatma Al Haddad said, “There are 40 jobs available, including a Safety Supervisor, Sales Manager, Events Coordinator and Reservation Agents. The vacancies are for all our Dubai hotels; The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, the Metropolitan Palace Hotel and the Metropolitan Deira Hotel. There is plenty to choose from for candidates who are committed to Dubai’s hospitality sector.”
The Group will be opening four new hotels over the next 3 years; three Hotels on Habtoor Island (WESTIN, W Hotel and St. Regis) as well as the Waldorf Astoria on Palm Jumeirah. The new hotels will offer significant employment opportunities. The Group is making a concerted effort, under the leadership of its Chairman, to recruit Emirati’s in staggered plan over the next five years.
Henning Fries, Group Director of Operations, said, “The Al Habtoor Group has built over the past 30-plus years a successful hospitality operation and has been a pioneer of the industry in Dubai. Strong values and determination to succeed are some of the key themes which have led to the success - and anyone joining this organization will benefit from working in such a dynamic environment.”
Fries added, “Dubai has long recognised that a main pillar of its success lies in maintaining a successful tourism industry. ‘Hospitality’ as it is on offer in any location is a reflection of local customs and unique approach toward taking care of one’s guests. The UAE in general and Dubai in particular has to offer a rich experience to any traveler and who best to exhibit this than local nationals.”
The careers fair, only open to Emirati citizens, will explain the demands of the jobs available and the hiring policies and procedures.
The vacant positions at Habtoor Hotels (Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Metropolitan Palace Hotel and Metropolitan Deira Hotel) include the following:
· Reservation Agents
· Housekeeping Supervisor
· Cost Clerk
· Outlet Cashiers
· F&B Secretary
· Income Audit
· Account Payable Supervisor
· Safety Supervisor
· Sales Managers
· Events Coordinator
The hotels division is the first of the Group’s entities to host a career open day. The Group’s other divisions will soon announced Emiratisation Open Day’s throughout the year.
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About Al Habtoor Group
The Al Habtoor Group is a UAE-based conglomerate. While best known for construction, it is globally recognised through its involvement in the hotel, automotive, real estate, education, insurance and publishing sectors.
One of the UAE's most respected and successful businesses, the Al Habtoor Group today operates in the UAE and international markets.