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Hospitality Star of the Future

Tonight I was invited to attend Springboard’s Kick Start Your Career 2013 Graduation where school and college leavers that took part in this 3 week summer programme to gain work experience in the hospitality industry were awarded their certificates as they graduated. Their first week comprised of pre-placement training which was followed by two weeks […]

Institute of Hospitality Student Learning and Development Forum

As Vice Chairman for the Institute of Hospitality London Branch – I organised their 7th Annual Student Learning and Development Forum which was held at the Premier Inn Kings Cross yesterday. This event proved extremely popular with 100 people booked to attend with students not only from London, but also as far as Bournemouth. The […]

HotelGB 1st - 5th October 2012

HotelGB 1st – 5th October 2012

ImageSo tonight the new reality TV show HotelGB launches with celebrities managing teams of unemployed hopefuls who will experience the opportunities and challenges of working in the hospitality industry.

The girls team is headed up by Mary Portas who will have celebrities Kirtsy Allsop, Katie Piper, Hilary Devey, and Kim Woodburn assisting to look after the Reception and Spa with Sara Cox tweeting. The boys team is headed up by Chef Gordan Ramsay, with Gok Wan, Dr Christian Jessen, and Phil Spencer looking after the Bar, Restaurant and Gym with Tim Lovejoy tweeting.

The celebrities will run the hotel managing the various departments and their staff of unemployed inexperienced hopefuls who will be showing that they are willing and able to handle all of their guests requests and demonstrate a positive can do attitude throughout. The outcome for them could be a career in hospitality, although it is there celebrity managers who have to ensure that they are successful in securing full time paid employment by the end of the week.

All monies raised from this hotel venture will be donated to employment charities.

As I am passionate about hospitality this is something that cannot be missed. In order to get in on the action too I have applied to be a guest – although I expect so have many others. It would be wonderful if I do get on the show although if not I will just have to be content on watching it from the sofa. Either way  ensure you tune in tonight Channel 4 at 9pm – it is on every night from 1st to 5th October – let’s find out how they do….