Go back to the enewsletter Mandarin Oriental Hotel

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMandarin Oriental Hotel Group has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities. It will become Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in Western Europe and will complement the Group’s Milan hotel.Located on the shores of Lake Como and surrounded by botanic parkland, the resort is a landmark of historic importance comprising 76 rooms and suites housed in nine villas, dating from the 19th century. Two of the villas will be bookable in their entirety giving guests their own private retreat.Villa Amina Lake ComoAlmost all accommodation has lake views from either a balcony or terrace. The resort features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor floating pool on the lake. There’s also a variety of social and meeting facilities in the resort’s grounds.“We are delighted to be extending the Mandarin Oriental brand to the shores of Lake Como which has long been a destination of choice for luxury travellers. We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service to the resort and to working with our partners to create one of Italy’s most exclusive properties,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.CastaDiva Resort & Spa was acquired in 2017 by funds managed by Attestor Capital LLP. According to its website, the property is currently part of the Small Luxury Hotels collection.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

The Recruiting Support Marathon

first_imgIt’s Patriots’ Day in Boston, which means that thousands of people are making their way from Hopkinton to Copley Square while participating in the Boston Marathon. While I was a student at Boston College, we spent the entire day cheering on runners towards the top of Heartbreak Hill, which is one of the most grueling parts of the race (or so I hear).OpenView is a Boston Venture Capital firm, and although we have a regular workday today, I was thinking about the type of attitude and training involved in a marathon. The saying is cliche, but when it comes to recruiting for expansion stage companies and top venture capital firms, it’s true; “it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”When I ask a hiring manager or CEO when the “ideal start date” would be for a particular position I am recruiting for, the answer is usually, “as soon as possible.” Based on this answer, it may seem like whoever is providing recruiting support for your company may be in a sprint. But in reality, you must always be recruiting– whether it is by branding your company through marketing to make sure that talented professionals in your industry are aware of your company, or by getting involved with local colleges so that you have a pool of candidates for future entry-level positions.Recruiting also does not end when a candidate has accepted an offer, or even when a candidate has had his/her first week of work.When a salesperson begins working for one of OpenView‘s portfolio companies, they often work with Brian Zimmerman and Devon Warwick at OpenView Labs, who focus on sales support for our portfolio companies, and help to train sales professionals (in particular, lead qualifiers) on best practices. While recruiting often seems like a sprint, it requires constant inertia in order to be successful.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more