Friday, August 29, 2014

“Students of INLEAD are well informed and well groomed”, says Ms.Farah – HR Manager at Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon

As a part of an ongoing initiative for relevant industry exposure, INLEAD facilitated an Industry Visit to Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon

Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon is a 4- star classified business property. It’s into its 4th year operation. It opened in October 2010 with 135 rooms, 11 floors, 2 specialty restaurants, 1 coffee shop which is open 24 hrs. In Room Dining, 1 club lounge, a lounge bar, pastry shop and 4 banqueting venues. The hotel also has a business center with two board rooms.

Aiming to be the best business hotel around, Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon is located on Sohna Road, slated to be the next corporate and residential hub of Gurgaon. Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon is a managed property by Fortune park Hotels Ltd. The owning board is Nimitya. Fortune is part of ITC, which is headquartered in Kolkata headed by Mr. Y.C. Deweshwar.

The session began with an orientation to the property by Mr. Gaurav Kapur, he heads the hotels Food and Beverage followed by a property brief by Mr. Amit Chadda, Front office Manager.

The rooms are categorized as Standard room, Fortune Club room and Suites. The rooms are priced from 5500/- + taxes to 10,000/- + taxes. There’s an additional of luxury and service tax.
Zodiac is a 24 hr. coffee shop with 82 cover multi cuisine restaurant with live stations, a’la carte, buffet and theme based Sunday brunch. Nostradamus is a 30 cover bar. Earthen Oven is a 72 cover North Indian restaurant with private dining area and bar and wine cellar. The oriental pavilion is a 62 cover Pan Asian restaurant set at multi-level. They also have a Club Lounge that is complimentary for the Fortune Club Room guest which can accommodate 20 guests.

A brief was also shared with the students on the operations of the hotels, concepts today and how they are keeping a tight noose on the Sales and Marketing. In addition to this the students were also given an opportunity to raise questions if any.

NLEADers Speak: 

Nikhil Mahajan, International Hotel management July’14:
 The visit was a rewarding experience as we got to see what happens behind the scenes in this glamorous industry. Ms. Tanushree, the HR executive who took us for the property show round was friendly and answered all our questions patiently. Looking forward for more visits. I feel all the more motivated.

Meenakshi Sundaram,  International Hotel management July’14: I got a real time and practical exposure about the functioning of the hotel industry. What I loved about the orientation was the interaction had with the department heads.
T Najeed, INHM July’13: very informative industry visit. Genuinely appreciate the efforts.

Keep watching this space for more. 

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