English for Hotel and Tourism: “Checking into a hotel” by LinguaTV

For more information please visit www.linguatv.com ´ About “English for Hotel and Tourism”: LinguaTV offers an award winning Online-Video-Training which is designed for English learners and speakers at a intermediate level, who are employed in, or planning to work in the field of tourism. The basis of the course is a series of professionally produced videos which cover a range of professions in the hotel and restaurant industries. The focus of the videos, which were produced in cooperation with the hospitality association and a notable 5-star hotel chain, is on how employees in these fields communicate and deal with customers in a variety of typical work-related situations. More video tutorials at www.linguatv.com About the episode “Checking In” Storyline Tom Sanders has arrived at the Transnational hotel. After a long flight from San Francisco, he is happy to have arrived, but due to a problem with the booking system there is no double room available for him. Where will Tom go? You will find more fascinating episodes at www.linguatv.com What you will learn: • checking in a guest • politely expressing confusion • apologizing for booking errors • compensating the guest • explaining hotel services and amenities • initiating small talk • giving directions For more information please visit www.linguatv.com learn English, language course, Sprachkurs, Englisch lernen.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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From Moscow to Fountain Hills – Gary Lvov, Arizona hotel executive, tells his American dream story

Fountain Hills, Arizona (PRWEB) April 13, 2012

When it comes to humble beginnings, struggles and obstacles, Gary Lvov, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Fountain Hills, Arizona , has been through it all. Being born in the repressive Soviet Union, standing in breadlines, witnessing Chernobyl and later the crash of the Soviet economy, Gary never gave up on his vision of coming to the United States and becoming successful.

Gary just recently published a motivational book called “From Moscow to Fountain Hills” about his life in the former Soviet Union, and his arrival in the United States, and eventually ending up in Fountain Hills, Arizona, and becoming General Manager of a hotel..

“I’ve written the book From Moscow to Fountain Hills to tell the world about the nightmares of the Socialist system, how much I dreamed to come to the United States as a kid growing up in a very unstable Russia, and the struggles that I had in the United States when I came here at the age of 15,” says Gary Lvov. He eventually climbed up the ladder in the hospitality industry to get where he is now.

In 1994, Gary’s first job was a dishwasher in a Central Phoenix hotel restaurant. He often slept on the floor of his boss’ office because there were no buses to take him to work the following day.

Through his years of schooling, hard work and climbing the corporate ladder, Gary eventually ended up in Arizona’s beautiful town of Fountain Hills, about 12 miles from North Scottsdale, when his company purchased the local Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites. Between managing the hotel, the restaurant and the full-service conference service facilities, Gary had fully submerged himself into the community while doing many charitable events that raised over $ 50,000 for various town organizations. In 2011, Gary became the youngest ever Business Person of the Year by winning his Town’s most prestigious award.

Through persistence, Puritan work ethic, Gary continues to inspire others and conquer his every life aspiration, never abandoning his undying vision of success.

“I speak at the local high school, and basically motivate the kids in the hospitality class about the endless horizons they can reach if they go into Hotel Business,” says Gary.

Last week Gary met with Bogdan Korichev, a senior at Fountain Hills High School who also happens to be a local movie producer and a native of Russia. Together they will work on a collaborative documentary based on Gary’s book From Moscow to Fountain Hills that will educate kids about Moscow as well as the Town of Fountain Hills. Gary and Bogdan hope that the documentary will inspire students about hard work, academics and physical education that will eventually lead them to get to that same American dream that is attainable to everyone by setting goals, staying in school and exercising the unobstructed vision.

Gary gives exceptional service to this community, and his hotel has become one of the key gathering centers in Fountain Hills. Jerry Miles, Esq Former Mayor of Fountain Hills

Gary electrifies and energizes his Holiday Inn Fountain Hills (http://www.holidayinn.com/fountainhills), which offers everything from newly renovated rooms to a full service restaurant, sparkling pool, banquets, and breathtaking views of the town’s world-famous Fountain (the Fountain attracts visitors from all over. In the years after it was built, it was even mentioned in Guinness World Records!). There are casinos and many places of interest nearby. The Hotel has special offers and summer rates.

Web: http://www.holidayinn.com/fountainhills

Phone: 480-837-6565

12800 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268

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Interviews: Gary Lvov is available for interviews at 602-810-7447, fountain.resort(at)gmail(dot)com


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Learn Chinese , Make a Hotel reservation Part 2

There’s a lot to learn from the content. It covers the things you must be able to say and the questions you must be able to understand when making a hotel reservation. It’d be helpful for both travelers and those who are required to speak Chinese when working in a hotel. ***This is Part II of a conversation, make sure you watch Part I as well in order to understand the full lesson. :) This lesson is requested by a viewer of mine on YouTube, AnKiLeNe and my friend, Handee who is currently doing her internship in a hotel in Taiwan. :)
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Chris The Hacker Confuses a Hotel Reservation & a Motel Clerk!

Chris The Hacker calls a hotel reservation and causes a confusion wanting to know the name of the hotel, he then calls a motel and claims somebody from the motel has been calling him. ENJOY and don’t forget to subscribe THE ART OF PRANK CALLING soundboard prank calls
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Amending Room in Hotel Test – Travel Data Systems Reservations System

Whether you are looking for a Hotel Website or complete solutions for Tour Operators, our online reservation system – TDS is a web-based technology which provides real-time dynamic-packaging booking and inventory management for Flights, Hotels, Accommodation, Transfers, Cruises and other products, combined with integrated distribution and access to the worldwide stock through XML. Please visit www.traveldatasystems.com
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Monterey Luxury Hotel, Bernardus Lodge Offers Body and Soul One Night Getaway

Carmel, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2011

For a limited time, Montereys luxury hotel, Bernardus Lodge is offering the Body + Soul package, which is a one-night getaway for two with complimentary services and other specials.

Restore your body and rekindle your spirit this winter in quaint Carmel Valley with this travel offer from Bernardus Lodge, says Sue Dreyer of Bernardus Lodge.

Charming rooms await guests, each with a cozy fireplace, sumptuous feather bed and oversized bathtubs for two. Fresh cut flowers and French doors open onto a spacious balcony with sweeping views of the Santa Lucia Mountains that complete the ambiance.

Guests will have priority access to the resorts award-winning fare, featuring Cal Stamenovs innovative culinary concept California Natural Cuisine. Guests can enjoy Wickets Bistro, where they can see photographs and mementos of Lodge creator Bernardus Pons Olympic and racecar driving feats. Later, guests may relish a meal in Marinus restaurant, perfectly paired with Bernardus wine set amongst the restaurants striking 12-foot-wide stone fireplace.

The travel offer includes a luxurious guest room for two, with complimentary wine grottos, tasting passes for two at Bernardus Winery tasting room, premium snacks, a dinner for two at Wickets Bistro and two pampering 50-minute spa treatments, all starting as low as $ 525, excluding resort fee, tax and gratuity. The package is available now through December 29, 2011, Sunday through Thursday, with some blackout dates. The offer is subject to limited availability and is not valid for existing reservations or available to groups or with other special offers.

For reservations or additional information on this Monterey boutique hotel, contact Bernardus Lodge at (888) 648-9463 or visit http://www.bernardus.com. Bernardus Lodge is located at 415 Carmel Valley Road Carmel, CA 93924.

About Bernardus Lodge

Bernardus Lodge is a 57-room boutique luxury hotel set amongst a terraced hillside in one of Americas most scenic destinations Carmel Valley, the sunny side of Carmel. Inspired by Bernardus Pon, the creator of the acclaimed Bernardus Vineyards and Winery, the Monterey resort hotel combines the simple elegance of fine country living with high quality service and luxury amenities.

The Lodge is 120 miles south of San Francisco and 330 miles north of Los Angeles. It is only 20 minutes away from the Monterey Peninsula and its wealth of attractions. Bernardus Lodge received the Mobil Travel Guide four-star rating for its resort, spa and Marinus Restaurant in 2011. Other awards include Travel & Leisure 2011, Top 100 Worlds Best Hotels and Top 100 Continental U.S. Hotels. Conde Nast Traveler 2011, Marinus restaurant awarded by Zagat Survey 2011 as one of the Top restaurants South of San Francisco and winner of Wine Spectators Grand Award since 2001. They have recently undergone a soft goods room renovation.


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