EXPANSE December 2016

IN A GLANCE

GM's NOTE

SUCCESS is the sum of all small efforts REPEATED, day in and day out...

It was a busy month for us with the country witnessing first ever joint session of five major Cardiology societies of the world, 'Cardiological Society of India 68th Annual Conference' attended by over 5000 delegates and 61st Annual National Conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association – IOACON being hosted at our property. Let me appreciate all the extra enthusiasm shown and delivered by each of you to make these conferences a memorable experience for our guests. The festive celebrations were still in the full swing while the back to back conferences were happening. The team is already motivated to curate more discovery opportunities in this festive month to our esteemed guests. Various training conducted across departments have molded our associates in terms of developing their skills and to improve their performance. The Annual day celebration was an unforgettable experience for each of us, having fun time with fellow associates, recognition for the hard work throughout the year and also it was the time when some marvelous talents of our associates were put to display. “Strong convictions precede great actions.” Let us continue to be strong as a team and strive for the best outcomes as a new year beckons.

GUEST INITIATIVES

Experiences are evolving rapidly today, and it's easy to be left behind. Understanding your customer touch points could help you stay ahead. Seen are few guest engagement & touch points at our venues.

ASSOCIATE ANNUAL DAY

We celebrated the 15th Annual day with all the associates and their family members. Each department contributed talents to make the event a fun filled evening. The guest of honour was Mr. Sanjay Sharma who is always a supporting individual for this property. He was given a memorable memento by Mr. Basheer and GM. The event kicked off the HOD’s performance and GM’s motivational message, the evening unfolded with skit, dance ,Drama songs ,awards etc. The Associates who had completed 5 and 10 years received a silver coin. Finally the associates hit the dance floor to bring the party to a successful end.

Orphanage Visit

Our HR department visited the Don Bosco Kids orphanage to celebrate Christmas and spend time with the kids. It was immense joy to distribute cakes and gifts to the little ones on behalf of our General Manager.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Our Engineering department conducted a training on best practice at work places for the associates by Mr. Madhu .

Associate Journey

Vipin Nair - Assistant Manager Finance Department

Being in this property for about 11 years has made him to expertise in the field of finance , mainly concentrating in general ledger, MIS and Cognos. His in-depth knowledge in Cognos have been helping hand for the Finance Department. Whenever there are any updating process in Cognos, he tries to adopt the changes in short span and we have experienced that he is efficient to help, clarify doubts in Cognos for his colleagues from other Hotels’ Finance department . As we say "a helping hand will lead to success" he is such an individual who tries to share his knowledge with his colleague. He is also an expert in Sun accounting software .In the past he was vested with the responsibility of monitoring and supporting accounts receivable section. During this tenure we had a very long overdue debt of more than 12 lakhs. He along with the AR person ensured that the hotel collected the entire sum through perseverance and consistent follow-up.

When it comes to any departmental activity, he acts as a front man and make sure the activity achieves success more than expected. Let it be theme lunch, departmental outing, CSR activities of the department or hotel.

His commitment, loyalty and honesty is really exemplary!

Our Venues being filled with scrumptious cuisine during festive days.

Christmas Brunch

On Christmas Day our restaurants were filled with specially crafted collective festive cuisines for the guests.

Candle Light Dinner

Our F&B team curated a candle light dinner for a newly wedded couple.

Festive Brunch

The largest spread in the city for the festive brunch at Latest Recipe is well crafted by our F&B team.

ICC curating memorable experiences during highly-attended functions.

MAJOR EVENTS

Our different venues within the property go through major makeovers for every events. Here are few glimpses of arrangements done.

CSI 2016

We were proud to be the Host for the first-ever joint session of five major cardiology societies of the world on prevention of cardiovascular diseases that involves CSI, ESC, ACC, AHA and World Heart Federation with participation of presidents and delegates of these societies.

IOACON 2016

Le Meridien Kochi was proud to be the host of 61st Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association, With over 8,000 delegates, including eminent international and national faculty, researchers and experts attended this conference.

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F & B PROMOTIONS

MEDIA IMPRESSIONS

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