[GET] Luxe villa co Vista Rooms offers jobs to Hyatt staff – Forum

Mumbai: A ray of hope appeared on Tuesday for Hyatt Regency Mumbai’s employees, who are staring at a bleak future after the sudden closure of the five-star property. A day after the US-based Hyatt announced that it would shut its 400-room Mumbai property, a little-known lodging company, Vista Rooms, has offered the beleaguered staff job opportunities.
In a LinkedIn post, Vista Rooms co-founder Amit Damani said, “For all those impacted by the closing of Hyatt Regency Mumbai, our hearts go out to you. We at Vista Rooms would like to extend our support by sharing job opportunities across functions, from housekeeping to F&B (food and beverage).” Founded in 2015, Vista Rooms manages a network of 500 luxury villas in India, and is backed by former Google India MD Rajan Anandan and Freshworks CEO Girish Mathrubootham.
Early this year, Vista Rooms had raised additional capital of Rs 10 crore from DSG Consumer Partners and Everest Flavours founder Anand Ladsariya. The money, said Vista Partners, is to be used for improving technology, enhancing the network and strengthening the team. Hiring Hyatt Regency Mumbai’s staff would benefit Vista Rooms as it will get skilled and experienced talent from the hospitality industry. Vista Rooms aims to ramp up its network to 1,000 properties over the next two years.
The move of making an open job offer to beleaguered employees has been seen whenever a company shuts operations. In 2019, when Jet Airways was grounded, other players like SpiceJet, Vistara and Air India announced plans to acquire the grounded carrier’s staff.
India’s hospitality industry has been hit severely by the second wave of Covid, resulting in significant reduction in room occupancies and revenues. Hyatt, which follows a franchise and management contract in India, has announced the closure of the Mumbai property due to a cash-crunch faced by its owner Asian Hotels (West). “The pandemic has battered the hospitality industry but we truly hope we bounce back, faster and stronger,” Damani added in his post.

[GET] Luxe villa co Vista Rooms offers jobs to Hyatt staff – Forum
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