Students, job-seekers and members of the public will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the dynamic hotel industry and the wide range of work and life experiences it offers under the new Open Hotels Weekends programme. Straddling over two weekends in October, the Open Hotels Weekends programme is part of the Hotel Careers Campaign, which was launched in July 2017 by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), in partnership with the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), Food, Drinks and Allied Workers Union and the hotel industry.
“The Open Hotels Weekends programme is a rare opportunity for Singaporeans to learn first-hand about the challenging, yet fulfilling work that goes on in a hotel. We hope that this exposure will improve people’s perceptions of the hotel industry, and inspire potential jobseekers to seek out career opportunities in this line,” said Ms Ong Huey Hong, Director of Hotels and Sector Manpower, Singapore Tourism Board.
Open Hotels Weekends
During the Open Hotels Weekends, about 23 hotels in Singapore will host visitors on behind-the- scenes tours to better understand the roles and operations of various hotel departments, such as Housekeeping, F&B, Front Desk to Event Management. “I am heartened to know that many hotels are opening their doors to participants who are keen to learn more about our industry. With a series of specially curated tours, Open Hotels Weekends will offer refreshing insights into what makes us the Business of Happiness,” said Ms Margaret Heng, SHA’s Executive Director.
There will be an array of immersive, hands-on experiences at different hotels, such as cocktail making, hands-on food plating, as well as wedding floral arrangement workshops. Visitors will also get to speak with, and even shadow long-standing employees of each hotel, to find out more about their daily work, experiences and memorable encounters on the job.