Record recruitment drive at Langham Place HK

Guest Writer

14 Jan 10 (TravMedia.com): A huge increase in post-recession demand has seen Langham Place hotel in Hong Kong with record career opportunities, not seen since the five-star hotel opened in 2005.

The hotel currently has 60 career vacancies; 10% of its total workforce. The vacancies range from managerial to entry level roles across sales and marketing, front office, the club lounge, housekeeping, Chuan Spa, and the hotel’s restaurants and bars.

To encourage people to send their CV’s Langham Place will donate HK$5.55 to the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation for every application received before 2 February 2010. Top applicants will then be invited to attend a special ‘Langham Place Star’s Day’ to get an up close experience of the hotel’s culture.

“Over the last year we have taken a very cautious approach to recruitment,” says general manager Shaun Campbell. “Post-recession we’ve enjoyed phenomenal customer growth. In order to meet the future growth forecasted over coming months, we’re looking for the right people now who can be trained to carry the Langham Place spark,” he said.

The hotel has somewhat of a trend of going against the grain of traditional five-star hotels and similarly staff need to be life-lovers. “We’re looking for vibrant, free-thinking, fun-loving people who wake up loving what they do. Tech geeks are welcome too,” says Shaun. “The hotel has a very quirky, relaxed style and that’s what we want to see come through with the candidates.”

As for the HK$5.55 donation per person: “We want staff that are socially conscious. We added the donation component to encourage candidates who think about the society around them. We’re located at 555 Shanghai Street so that’s where the donation amount came from,” says Shaun.

THE NUMBERS GAME WITH LANGHAM PLACE TEAMS
With 665 rooms, six restaurants and bars, a 20,000 square foot spa and up to 30,000 guests in any given week - keeping Langham Place humming smoothly takes lots of fabulous fully-charged people. In preparation for the ‘Langham Place Star’s Day’ Langham Place will open their doors to the media for private behind the scenes tours to see what a day in the life with our staff is like.

Guest Rooms
187 staff take care of up to 1,300 guests every day who over a month:
– use 263,500 towels (yes we have very clean guests)
– make on average 40,000 phone calls to the hotel’s operation centre
– go through 15,000 rolls of toilet paper

Engineering
24 staff are responsible for ensuring the immaculate operation of:
– 17,000 light bulbs
– 5 kilometres of fibre optic cable
– 4,000 network connections
– 1,500 internet protocol phones
– 14 elevators

Restaurants and Bars
250 staff serve up to 3,000 customers a day who every month consume:
– 144,000 eggs
– 1,600 chickens
– 1,200 kilograms of chocolate
– 3,400 litres of orange juice

Chuan Spa
16 staff each year:
– provide 10,000 treatments
– use 250 litres of massage oil
– manicure/pedicure 35,000 nails

For a full list of jobs available, applicants should visit hongkong.langhamplacehotels.com or submit their CV to hkg.lph.hr@langhamhotels.com. A donation of HK$5.55 will be contributed to the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation for every CV received before 2 February 2009.

Any media interested in a behind the scenes Langham Place experience should contact any of the below contacts.

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