From bath fixtures to elaborate lobbies – 5 facts only few people know about hotel star ratings!
In the age of social media, all our decisions are based on ratings and user opinions, but the hotel industry is among the few businesses that have always used ratings and benchmarks to help patrons make their decisions. Now we’re all aware of the star ratings, and some of us even know a thing or two about how these ratings work, but we seldom see how much attention ratings pay to the minutest of details.
Here are five things you probably never knew about star ratings and surely they will make you proud of the benchmarks the hospitality industry pursues!
#1 The 800+ Point Checklist
While star rating criteria differ across the world, a common checklist with over 800 points largely determines what star a hotel property manages to attain. This checklist consists of points to do with the property itself, the facilities, adherence to local laws, and most importantly customer service.
JSHMites are rocking it in IET 2018
The students of Jindal School of Hotel Management are shining in their Industrial expose Training in 2018.
Some of their success stories have reached us and the same is shared to inspire all to keep aiming high. It is students like these who keep reminding us that we are on the right track to becoming the best hotel management college in India!
Star Performer: Shubhangi Gandhi
Hotel: Conrad Pune
Shubhangi has managed what no other Industrial trainee has ever done: A promotion as “Lifestyle Floor Ambassador” within 15 days of joining Conard, Pune.
Star Performer: Junaid Sable
Hotel: Novotel Mumbai, Juhu Beach
Junaid was awarded the “Intern of the Month –Nov 2018” in the Food & Beverage Service department at the Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach. Congratulations to Junaid. We are sure that he has a great future in his chosen department of F&B Service.
Diploma or full-time degree in Hotel Management is purposefully offered to create a pool of eligible and efficient graduates who can handle several key departments in a hotel or hospitality industry. The courses are designed in such a way that the candidates get familiarized with banquets & catering, food hygiene, beverage & bar operations, rooms division, and customer services. Hospitality management degree includes class work along with real-life hospitality skills through practical works.
Basic admissibility condition for having admission in the hospitality management courses is a graduation degree in any stream or equivalent qualification for the master’s degree in hotel management. And if you are trying for diploma in hotel management, it requires you to have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized college.
Our Honourable President Shri Ram Nath Kovind was present in Vadodara on 22nd January 2018. He was presiding over the 66th Annual Convocation of the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda.
Grand Mercure Surya Palace was given the honour of serving the Food & Beverage to the Honourable President and the Honourable Chief Minister. Students of Jindal School of Hotel Management actively took part in serving the President and the Chief Minister.
The students of the third year of the current batch served the dignitaries
Yet another trainee from Jindal School of Hotel Management makes us proud!
Congratulations to Rinki Ahuja for the special appreciation received during her internship. Rinki got a special mention on the Facebook page of Hyatt Ahmedabad. Instant appreciations poured in from the guests of Hyatt to her Facebook post. It’s obvious that Ms. Ahuja impressed one and all through her hospitality.
The JSHM family is proud of Riki’s achievement. We are aware that such appreciations are generally received by the staff and not by the trainees. Ms. Ahuja’s charming personality and the engaging service does force people to make an exception for her.
5 trendy but unconventional Hospitality careers where students are acing it!
Until a few years ago, if you enrolled for a degree in hospitality your career choices would be limited to the kitchens, service establishments, or rooms division of a hotel or a resort! Not that it was a bad thing, but it meant running with the herd in an already crowded race.
In a service industry driven by customers spoilt for choice, novelty is a necessary skill. And these trendy unconventional career options prove just how today’s young hospitality professionals are living the dream!
#1. Food / Hospitality Blogging
With so many dining and accommodation options and a flood of opinions on social media, making the right choice is a confusing task. This is where bloggers save the day, and who better to advise than an industry insider! Many hospitality students are making a foray into blogging and brands are lining up to partner with them to ensure their brands get 5 stars in the minds of audiences that swear by the opinion of these bloggers.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” (Confucius)
What is the scope of hotel management in India? What are the hotel management subjects? How is hotel management degree different from an International diploma in hotel management? – These are the common questions that ring in young minds who are contemplating a future in the hospitality industry.
Today to be able to do what you love and make a career out of it is the new generation’s thinking. In pursuit of the right career, the students of Bright Day School along with their counselor visited the Jindal School of Hotel Management for awareness of hospitality management degree courses.
It is the skill levels of the students that determine, which is the Top Hotel Management colleges in India.
JSHM, Vadodara organized a hands-on flower arrangement demonstration for the students of BBA Hospitality Management and the batch of Diploma in Hotel Management.
The flower arrangement techniques are a much-needed skill for any Hospitality Graduate. Its contribution towards a positive guest experience cannot be overlooked.
Mr. Khan; Chief Florist at The Grand Mercure Surya Palace Vadodara was the expert invited to conduct this session. The Students of Diploma in Hotel Management assisted Mr. Khan during the demonstration. Later, the students of BBA Hotel Management tried to replicate the magic created by Mr. Khan. The participants enjoyed the exposure to this wide array of floral arrangements. Ms. Saroni Sarkar, our H.O.D for the Room Division, explained the practical use of these arrangements in the day-to-day operations of a hotel.
Our claim to be one of the top hotel management colleges in India got an unexpected boost this November. JSHM’s Alumni, Jigar Tikkiwala made us proud at the at the Salon Culinaire 2017. He represented The Ritz Carlton, Doha Qatar at the Salon Culinaire 2017 Doha and finished top three in this year’s competition.
Student of BBA Hospitality Management, Jigar completed his Hospitality Management Degree in the year 2015. He originally hails from Surat. After completion of his internship from Grand Hyatt Mumbai and his degree, he went to the United States under J1 visa program. He got the crucial international exposure in the US and later shifted to Doha working with one of the best hotels in the world The Ritz Carlton Doha.