Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Internships 2013

Students of Alpine Hospitality & Tourism Management Department of City Unity College are on exciting internships in leading hotels, restaurants and travel companies all over the globe.

Hong Kong

Aldemar Hotels & SPA - Crete, Rhodes, Greece
Almira Hotel - Sochi, Russia
Aloft Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand
Astir Palace Resort - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Athens, Greece
Athenaeum InterContinental - Athens, Greece
Benaki Museum - Athens, Greece
Capsis Hotels & Resorts - Crete, Greece
Costa Navarino - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Messinia, Greece
Colter Bay Village Grand Lodge - Wyoming, USA
Courtyard Marriott Brussels Hotel - Brussels, Belgium
Daios Cove - Crete, Greece
Elounda SA - Crete, Greece
Food fund International - Dubai, UAE        
Four Seasons Maldives - Maldives
Golden Coast Resort - Marathon, Greece
Grande Bretagne Hotel - Starwood Luxury Hotels, Athens, Greece
Helios S.A. Elounda Beach - Crete, Greece
Hilton Hotel - Nicosia, Cyprus
Hotel Arts - Ritz-Carlton Hotel Barcelona, Spain
Imperial Med - Santorini, Greece
Intercontinental Amstel - Amstel Amsterdam, Netherlands
Le Meridien Ile Maurice - Mauritius
Le Tuilpier - Champagne Region, France
Mandarin OrientalBarcelona, Spain
Mykonos Grace - Mykonos, Greece
Plaza Resort Hotel - Anavissos, Greece
Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel - Antwerp, Belgium
Ritz Carlton - Powerscourt, Ireland
Regal Oriental Hotel - Hong Kong
Sadler Restaurant 2 star Michelin - Milan, Italy
Restaurant Santceloni 2 star Michelin - Madrid, Spain
Saint George Lycabettus Hotel - Athens, Greece
St Regis Hotel & Resort - Doha, Qatar
Sheraton Rhodes Resort - Rhodes, Greece
The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaima (UAE)
The Mandeville Hotel - London, UK
The Margi - Athens, Greece
Travelive - Athens, Greece
Vedema Resort -  Starwood Luxury Collection Santorini, Greece
The Margi - Athens, Greece
W Austin Hotel - Starwood Hotels & Resorts - Austin Texas USA
W Barcelona - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Barcelona, Spain

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Joint promotion of Med Diet and local “authentic” gastronomy in tourism, by Alpine Center and Authentic Greece Ltd.

Alpine Center, the prestigious Swiss Business School for Hotel and Tourism Management, Switzerland and Authentic Greece Ltd, the innovative Network of Local Producers and Gastronomy Hotels in Greece, join forces to promote Greek gastronomy, authentic products and Mediterranean Diet principles within the tourism sector – in Greece and beyond.

Alpine Center, the Swiss Business School for Hotel and Tourism Management, Switzerland, is the pioneering leader of international hospitality and tourism management education. With a diverse student body and faculty representing over 45 nationalities, Alpine has been preparing students for management and leadership positions in the service economy for over 27 years. Alpine Center offers a rich portfolio of courses preparing students for careers in all segments of the industry; it offers programmes of study in various countries.
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Authentic Greece Ltd, is the innovative food company that brings together the local producers with the hospitality sector, offering an opportunity for cooperation between them. Started in Peloponnese, Authentic Ltd offers a range of authentic delicacies from selected artisanal-food makers, who use recipes rooted deep in the history of Greek rural life. Furthermore, Authentic Ltd develops a Network of associated hotels and restaurants, that share the same values for "authentic", genuine Greek-Mediterranean food; there authentic products can be tasted at their local place of produce, either on their own or, even more appetizing, cooked as part of a delicious local specialty.

Now, Alpine Center and Authentic Greece Ltd join forces in order to promote local Mediterranean Cuisine in the hospitality sector in an integrated way, by helping hotels to incorporate authentic, healthy, nutritious, local produce and Greek regional cuisine with related recipes, within their operations and promotional activities.  

According to Sybil Hofmann, President of Alpine Center - Switzerland, “we are active in many countries, but we were most impressed by the innovative approach of Authentic Greece Ltd to combine local products with hospitality; through that, we show an opportunity to contribute seriously to SETE’s effort to make local gastronomy as one of the key reasons for tourists to choose Greece as their holiday destination”.
Dimitris Vassiliou, General Manager of Authentic Greece Ltd, added that “we were inspired by the Marketing Plan for Greek Gastronomy of SETE to build up our network of producers and hotels and asked Alpine Center to bring in its vast international experience, in order to help Greek hoteliers to adopt our local gastronomy solutions, products and recipes, in an organized manner”.

Both Alpine and Authentic Ltd recognize that it is important for the basic ingredients of a meal within a hotel, to be authentic but also standardized. Whenever possible, this authentic cuisine could also be combined with local recipes available at the place where the products are produced; at the same time, the authentic meals should being served in a way suitable to cover the needs and expectations of tourists.

In order to achieve these goals, Alpine and Authentic Ltd have agreed for a common set of activities
  • Examine the perspectives of specific local authentic, standardized, produce for use in the hospitality sector and help Hotels to use them; the Mediterranean Food Center of Alpine and the network of Authentic Ltd producers will cooperate closely for this purpose.
  • Authentic Ltd will support Alpine’s tutors and students to demonstrate the correlation of product origins with healthy nutrition and the potential for tourism (destination management, gastronomy / special forms of tourism, sustainability of Greek rural areas etc); information on geographical regions, local economy and customs will be provided - starting with Peloponnese.
  • Alpine will contribute recipes demonstrating the use of the authentic gastronomy within culinary business, through the participation of the staff in the Mediterranean Food Center.
  • Alpine  and Authentic will offer a variety of seminars and training, including trips, to chefs and F&B professionals to use authentic local Greek products and indicate their contribution to healthy nutrition and promotion  of various Greek regions. Events and competitions, addressed to professional associations, consumers and other target groups are also planned.
  • Furthermore, Alpine Center and Authentic Ltd join forces to promote the local, authentic Greek gastronomy in tourism at the communication level. For this purpose, Authentic’s Newsletter and website, along with Alpine’s Alumni Network will be used to communicate the common activities, but also best practices, ie promoting, without cost, participating hotels and restaurants that are committed to this effort.
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview either with Sybil Hofmann or Dimitris Vassiliou, please contact Anastasia Konstantinidou at: +30-210-83 89 022, or e-mail:  Sybil at shofmann@swissalpinecenter.com /  Dimitris at dvas@apelop.gr


Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Linkedin Community of Alpine


 The Alpine Ambassadors Alumni Association was launched in 1992 and is a powerful network that brings a sense of family to Alpine’s r graduates across the globe. Its purpose is to foster a spirit of loyalty and promote fellowship among graduates, former students, faculty and staff members of the Alpine Center for its development and well being as an educational community. All graduates have access to Alpine’s career development resources, including Career Day, employment postings, assistance with recruitment of new graduates, and continuing education opportunities.
Alpine recognizes the value of LinkedIn’s network of over 20 million professionals and the need for our alumni to make the most of their connections to Alpine and fellow alumni while using LinkedIn. Thanks to Bill Valleras, the initiator of this group, for his enthusiasm and interest in taking the AAAA into new heights by creating this Linkedin group!

You may find hereafter some of the positions that the members of the Alpine Ambassadors Alumni Association currently hold. They "speak" for themselves! 
  • Hotel Manager at Aquis Hotels & Resorts, Greece
  • Sales Manager at Hotel Rio 1300, Mexico City Area, Mexico
  • General Manager at Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Greece
  • F&B Manager at Njv Athens Plaza, Greece
  • Event Organiser, Greece
  • Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Greece
  • Associate Director at HVS, Greece
  • Director of Operations - Middle East, United Arab Emirates
  • Branch Manager Client Services at Randstad Hellas (Specialised in Banking, CRM & Hospitality), Greece
  • Director of Training and Operations at Signature Europe, Goldaxia, Greece
  • Assistant General Manager, hotel london, Greece
  • Founder at Stella and Moscha Exclusive Greek Island Weddings, Greece
  • Market Associate - Expedia, Greece
  • Operations Manager at Newrest, Greece
  • Consultant at TSA Solutions, United Arab Emirates
  • Experienced manager & consultant in leisure & sports industry, Greece
  • Owner of Start Up, Houston, Texas Area
  • Lecturer at Alpine College, Greece
  • Group F&B Director at Mareblue Hotels & Resorts, Greece
  • Business Intelligence Insight Analyst at Oxford Brookes University, Harrow, United Kingdom
  • Novalis Terra S.A. - Polyxenia S.A., Greece
  • Founder/Blogger at Passion for Hospitality, Greece
  • Director of Six Senses Spa at InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort, Greece
  • Assistant Manager at Carluccio's, London, United Kingdom
  • Managing Director at Johnson Controls Hellas SA, Greece
  • EMEA Retail Systems Lead at Starbucks UK, London, United Kingdom
  • PA to the owner at Antonov Group, Greece
  • Managing Partner, Platinum Pitch LLC, Lebanon
  • Sales Representative at Schlumberger, United Arab Emirates
  • Revenue Management Executive at Navarino Dunes - Costa Navarino, Greece
  • Senior Commercial Officer at Karre Projects SA, Greece
  • Front Office manager/Reservations Manager at Aqua Sol Hotels, Cyprus
  • Front Office Manager at Imperial Med Hotel & Spa, Greece
  • Hospitality Management Guide, Consultant, Speaker, London, United Kingdom
  • Manager School Operations at The World Of Academy- A GEMS network School, United Arab Emirates
  • Corporate Secretary at Globus Maritime Limited, Greece
  • Senior Consultant at Misys, Greece
  • Director of Sales & Marketing at Empyrean Marketing & Consulting, Ukraine
  • Ad Operations Executive at RadiumOne Inc., London, United Kingdom
  • Hospitality division at Sysco SA, Greece
  • Waitress at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel, Greece
  • Assistant Front Office Manager at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Greece
  • Front Office Receptionist at Macdonald Hotels, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Recruitment Consultant at Sentinel IT, Tonbridge, United Kingdom
  • Business Development Director at Zazoo Event Rentals S.A., Greece
  • Nordic Territory Account Manager at Hewlett-Packard, London, United Kingdom
  • Sales & Marketing Manager, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Front Desk Agent at Hilton Worldwide, Greece
  • Receptionist at Palmyra Beach Hotel, Cyprus
  • Sales Manager at InterContinental Hotels Group, United Arab Emirates
  • Bevintel, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Public Relations and New Business Development Senior Executive at youtravel.com, United Kingdom
  • Partner, SkyMap 3D Travel Maps, Greece
  • Executive Chef, Greece
  • Front Desk Agent at Park Inn by Radisson Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel, Russian Federation
  • Travel Agent at Epicurus Travel, Greece
  • Sales Manager, Greece
  • Hospitality Professional, United Arab Emirates
  • Event Manager at OM Greece SA, Greece
  • Complex Resident Manager at Mandola Rosa Suites & Villas and Grecotel Olympia Riviera Thalasso, Greece
  • Central Reservations System Manager at Aquila Hotels & Resorts, Greece
  • Receptionist at Astra suites, Greece
  • Guest Service Agent at St Regis New York - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, Greece
  • F&B Intern at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Greece
  • Assistant Waiter GB Roof Garden at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Greece
  • Back office manager в Life Style, Ukraine
  • Duty Manager в InterContinental Hotels Group, Ukraine
  • Guest Relation Manager at Meat Co, United Arab Emirates
  • Senior Sales Executive at Olympic Air S.A, Greece
  • Operations Manager at GrandResort Hotel, Cyprus
  • Night Auditor at Courtyard by Marriott Brussels, Brussels Area, Belgium
  • Information Systems Manager at Hilton Athens, Greece
  • Sales Manager at HotelBrain, Greece
  • Hotel Manager at Lamway Group, Greece
  • Hotel Manager at Blue Bay Hotel, Greece
  • 2nd Commis de Cuisine at Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel, Greece
  • Operations Manager at The Ixian Grand, Greece
  • Executive lounge attendant at Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, United Arab Emirates
  • Chef at torrie e merli boutique hotel 5 stars, Greece
  • Front Desk Supervisor at Marriott Renaissance St Louis Airport Hotel, Hungary
  • Magicrot at Magicrot, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Health Couch, Personal Trainer в компании TYL, Zürich Area, Switzerland
Alpine students and valued Alumni, join that state-of-the-art social media tool and invite other Alpine graduates, in order to make our AAAA group grow and get stronger and stronger. Take advantage of the job postings, initiate discussions and make comments. Be an active member of the Alpine family!

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