New Hotel Opening - Stories around Luxury & Lifestyle

New Hotel Opening - Stories around Luxury & Lifestyle

At IHG our presence is spread over nearly 100 countries around the world. We pride ourselves on giving our employees some incredible opportunities and the chance to work on exciting and challenging projects, like Emma for example, who had the opportunity to work on a brand new hotel opening in Bali.

We have a New Hotel Opening Team who work on successfully launching hotels in our portfolio. Emma, who is a Human Resources Manager, worked directly on the well executed launch of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, opened on 16th June.

We love to share the experiences of our employees to help give an insight into what it’s really like to work for us. So we had a chat with Emma, and she shared her personal experiences and thoughts on the hotel opening process.

Her role as Human Resources Manager involves playing a strategic role in a hotel with its range of responsibility, such as planning, budgeting, hiring and training. It’s her job to find the right people to work at the hotel in order to deliver first class guest service. 



Emma shared with us one of her most memorable experience in the role:


‘One of the most memorable experiences as part of the IHG Hotel Opening Team was the moment when we organized a mass recruitment event for both Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali and Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach.

I’ve witnessed the great team spirit to work better together by working hand in hand to qualify the best talents out of thousands of candidates.

For Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, we did mass recruitment last year in February 2016 at one of the largest shopping malls in Kuta Beach where 2,219 applicants participated for two days.’


Since we have roles all around the world, every position is different and presents unique challenges. You can choose your ideal location and find your dream job working in some incredible spots around the world. And what could be better than working in a stunning location like Bali?


‘ I was part of the opening team of Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, which is the first Holiday Inn resort in the world. And now, I am part of the opening team of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, which is the first Hotel Indigo in a resort location.’


Our teams get to know our brand and the unique charm of each hotel they work on. We’re looking for people who have a passion for hospitality and the ability to understand the needs of our customers. Emma also discussed what it means to her to work at a Luxury & Lifestyle property...


‘To me personally, luxury doesn’t always mean over the top—it also means dare to be different and unique, supported by the quality of product and services that we possess. Luxury and lifestyle, when combined, can be something that has a high value that is timeless, while keeping up with what’s current or setting the trend.’


Think you’ve got what it takes to help open a brand new hotel? If Emma’s story has inspired you, then don’t delay, click here to search our latest jobs. Apply today and become a part of the IHG family, you never know, you could be working in your dream job.


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