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Accor hotel group’s brands sign MoU with LPU

Accor hotel group’s brands sign MoU with LPU
August 27
15:44 2019

JASWANT SINGH GANDAM / RAMAN NEHRA
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PHAGWARA: France-headquartered Accor Hotel Group’s brands Pullman and Novotel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lovely Professional University (LPU).

The signing ceremony took place August 21 at the university board room in the presence of LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal and Director for Talent and Culture at Accor Brand Sofitel Mumbai Salil Desai.

 This prestigious collaboration involves priority to LPU’s hotel management students for internships, preferential job-opportunities at hotels affiliated with all Accor brands. 

L&D manager Smriti Lamba and T&C manager Ranjith Halan represented Pullman and Novotel, Aerocity, New Delhi. Accor Hotels owns and manages brands like Pullman and Novotel, Fairmont, Ibis, Sofitel, Raffles, Swissotel, and more.

Appreciating study-environ and infrastructure at LPU, Desai remarked: “Entire Accor team is committed to LPU in terms of placement of its students in luxury hotels. Supporting such an institution really means a lot to us. Our focus is on an ‘enabling attitude’. We want to enable LPU students to capitalize on the global power of the Accor group in the best way possible to take their hospitality careers beyond borders.” 

LPU Chancellor Mittal said: “With this collaboration, LPU has opened new doors to students for careers in the luxury and high-class brands of Accor Group, which is a world-wide hotel operator. Also gaining its expertise, the hotel management programm at LPU is now going to be more robust than ever.”

The collaborative cooperation between LPU and Accor brand also entails the design and delivery of personalized executive training programs for middle and senior management at Accor brand by hotel management faculty at LPU.

Eight senior officials from Accor’s different brands, including Fairmont Jaipur, Novotel Hyderabad, Ibis Hotels North India among others witnessed the MoU signing ceremony.

While talking about Accor as a ‘brand’, L&D Manager Accor Hotels Academies India, Shrishti Mishra said that presently Accor runs 4,840 hotels and 38 brands in 100 countries around the world and provides 35,800 jobs.

Associate director T&C and L&D manager at Fairmont Jaipur Juhi Patrick and Neha Mishra, director T&C at Novotel Hyderabad B.M.S. Dutta and L&D manager Ibis Hotels Khusbu Sneha were also present on the occasion. 

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