By investing in the Condotel Nha Trang super project – Swisstouches La Luna Resort – investors will acquire an opportunity for overseas study in Switzerland or Singapore.
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the country will welcome its 15 millionth foreign visitor this month. The non-smoke industry has achieved an annual growth rate of more than 30% with its total of nearly 600,000 rooms creating three million jobs.
Despite this great potential, the hospitability industry always tops the list of sectors lacking a high quality workforce, particularly in the luxury hotel segment.
With respect to real estate complexes, many developers have found it hard to sort out qualified and professional workers. As this is a fresh real estate model in Vietnam, workers need to be well trained before taking jobs at five-star hotel and resort venues.
MOU Signing Ceremony between Marina Hotel .JSC and HTMi
Amidst these challenges, the developer of Swisstouches La Luna Resort, Marina Hotel .JSC, has not only oriented themselves as a property developer but also has taken a bold step to deploy training program for professional human resources who will engage in the tourism and hotel management industry. This is the first developer in Vietnam that has made this move.
Accordingly, Marina Hotel .JSC has recently joined hands with HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute from Switzerland. The two sides will jointly build and develop the HTMi Hotel Management School in Vietnam.
The Swiss partner will support the Vietnamese developer in training quality human resources in hotel services to later work at Marina Hotel .JSC projects.
HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute in Switzerland was ranked 14th among the world’s top hotel management universities by QS World University Rankings.
The representative of Marina Hotel .JSC expressed the firm’s wish to appoint Vietnamese personnel to take on management positions after the project comes into operation. The Swisstouches La Luna Resort chain of Marina Hotel JSC in Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, and Can Tho is expected to provide jobs to more than 4,000 people once the resorts are open.
“Our company offers a 20 per cent scholarship to any training course at HTMi in Switzerland or Singapore to any investors whose total purchase value surpasses VND5 billion ($217,400). The scholarship will increase to 50% for customers whose investment value exceeds VND10 billion ($434,800) and those with investment value surpassing VND15 billion ($652,000) will be exempt from paying tuition,” said Mr La Quang Binh, chairman of Marina Hotel .JSC.
Mr Binh also pledged that after completion at the HTMi institution, the offspring of investors will have a place to work at their resort chain in Vietnam. This means that besides receiving a commitment profit ratio of 9 per cent on an annual basis, plus several other incentives, the investors owning apartments in the hotels and resorts’ system could also secure the future of their offspring.
The top target in developing a resort project is to boost room occupancy, and this factor is heavily reliant on how the project will be operated and managed in the future. Hence, investing in a pipeline of quality human resources is a wise move and long-term vision by developer Marina Hotel .JSC to guarantee high and stable occupancy growth throughout their resort system of approximately 20,000 hotel rooms in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Swisstouches La Luna Resort had a plan for high quality human resources even before operation
“Co-operating with the HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute is lies at the heart of our strategy to develop a chain of five-star resort venues, as this brand is ranked in the top 14 in terms of training quality in the world. They are on the way to expanding the brand name into the Middle East besides Switzerland, Singapore and Australia.” Mr Binh added.
According to Mr Bernie Quinn, Academic Dean at HTMi Singapore, the graduates of the HTMi Institute have been employed by five-star hotels worldwide and are ambassadors of Swisstouches around the world.
“We are on plan of building the HTMi School in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to provide professional and high-quality hotel management training,” he said.
Bernie said he expects the co-operation on training will contribute to successive generations with sufficient skills and quality to carve a name for the Vietnamese hotel and service industry on the world map.
In Switzerland, the HTMi system consists of the School of International Hotel and Tourism Management, the International Hospitality Research Centre Switzerland, the Centre for Culinary Management, the Centre for Career Management, the Centre for Events Management Training and more.
The international HTMi system welcomes 30-40 students from Vietnam annually.
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