Graduates’ Careers are Taking Off
One of the great challenges for any hotelier is the opening of a new property.
I am excited this week to discuss the advancement of the career of the 1993 graduate Mr Tish Nyar. Tish is currently the Area General Manager – Strategic Hotels Amalgamated Holdings Ltd, based at the Rydges Hotel World Square.
Tish has recently been appointed to open the 4 and 1/2 star Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel due to open in early 2013. It is an impressive appointment, Tish will be running an operation estimated to cost over 68 million dollars.
Early in Tish’s career he worked for both Rydges and Accor mainly in the area of food and beverage and conferencing gaining experience in a variety of roles and properties. Particularly relevant was his role in the opening of the Olympic Park Novotel.
Tish re-joined Rydges as an Executive Assistant Manager in 2001 and reached his first General Manager position– less than ten years from graduating at BMIHMS.
The experience of being part of an opening is an invaluable one to your career. A huge amount of work takes place in the years and months leading up to the actual opening. Being part of the team that manages the various stakeholders, coordinating owners, builders, architects, designers, and in this case, the Sydney Airport Authority is a mammoth task.
Tish is responsible for managing contracts, controlling costs, and putting management policies and procedures in place, many of these skills were taught as basics to Tish at the School.
Recruitment will be imperative for the operation to run efficiently and talking to Tish reminded me of the importance of learning all the fundamentals. It is critical to manage through the knowledge of how all departments in the hotel operate and interact to make the project a success.
Training at the School prepares graduates to work with all members of the Hospitality Industry.
I know Tish and his team will do a great job and we wish them the best of luck.