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Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central Invites Young Hoteliers to Learn the Ropes of Running a Five-Star Hotel

Fun weekend gives kids a chance to experience a 'Day in the Life of a Hotelier' at the largest hotel in Starwood Hotel & Resorts' global portfolio
2015-03-09 15:00 3583

MACAU, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is pleased to introduce Junior Hotelier, its newest family-oriented initiative that allows kids to learn about operating a hotel while having fun along the way. These exciting weekend programs give four- to 12-year-old kids the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about running a hotel as they receive guidance from the hotel's talented culinary, front desk, and housekeeping teams. Sheraton Macao Hotel will launch this fun new Junior Hotelier program during Easter weekend on April 4 and it will continue through June 28.

"The Junior Hotelier at Sheraton Macao is a special program that takes edutainment to new heights," explained Mr. Josef Dolp, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central Managing Director. "It is a rare opportunity for children to know the joy we have every day of creating exceptional stays and culinary experiences for Sheraton Macao guests, and for them to better understand the inner workings of our hotel operations.

"This program further underscores our commitment to creating memorable experiences for our guests by connecting them to their local travel experiences, friends and families. We hope that these entertaining and insightful activities may inspire kids to someday pursue their own careers in hospitality, or at least have fun performing the various hotel roles as they learn," added Mr. Dolp.

Macau has seen an increase in families traveling to the destination in recent years. The launch of the Sheraton Macao Junior Hotelier program, along with the comprehensive family friendly facilities and amenities available at the hotel, will not only meet the increasing needs of parents traveling with kids, but also drive more family business to Macau. 

The Sheraton Macao Junior Hotelier program will offer children the chance to learn various aspects of the hotel's operations, taking on food and beverage roles such as Junior Barman or Junior Chef, and positions within the Rooms division such as Junior Agent or Junior Housekeeper. To perform their duties, kids will don special Junior Hotelier uniforms consisting of job-appropriate apparel, such as a chef apron, chef hat, and housekeeping apron.

Each child will complete a set of simple tasks under the tutelage of Sheraton Macao Hotel's expert staff members on Saturdays and Sundays between 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. For example, Richard Lao, Chef de Partie, will lead the young Junior Chefs in rolling and shaping dough, preparing icing, and decorating cookies. Sheraton Macao Hotel's expert barmen will have their young trainees taste ingredients as they teach them how to create shaken and layered mocktails, stirring in a few secrets along the way. Junior Agents will find out how to check in guests and handle luggage, as well as learn the importance of guest relations by setting up a room for a special celebration. Sheraton Macao's skillful housekeeping staff will teach towel folding techniques to create different animals and stylish displays, plus demonstrate how to make up a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed.

Each Junior Chef, Junior Barman, Junior Agent, or Junior Housekeeper will receive a certificate at the end of his/her selected activity and collect a stamp on his/her Sheraton Macao Hotel Junior Hotelier Passport. Each one of the new Sheraton Macao Junior Hoteliers who completes all four activities will collect all four passport stamps, plus receive an "I am a Sheraton Macao Junior Hotelier" t-shirt; a Sheraton Bear; a DreamWorks bag and animal photo frame. Participants are also welcome to purchase Junior Hotelier uniforms from each activity. 

Sheraton Macao Junior Hotelier Schedule

Date & Time:

Food and beverage sessions on Saturdays (starting April 4):

 

   Junior Barman & Junior Chef – 2:45 to 4:30 pm

 

Rooms sessions on Sundays (starting April 5):

  

   Junior Housekeeper & Junior Guest Agent – 2:45 to 4:30 pm

Ages:

4 - 12 years old

Promotion Period:

April 4 to June 28

 

Registration Fees:

 

Single daily session - MOP150 per child (one day only)

Weekend session - MOP250 per child (two days)

Grownups who choose to participate - MOP50 per adult

 

Registration:

Registration for the Sheraton Macao Junior Hotelier program is available at the SPG Family check-in counter starting at 12:00 noon on weekends-only

Check-in:

Children and adults should arrive at the SPG Family check-in counter at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and/or Sunday prior to the start of that afternoon's Sheraton Macao Junior Hotelier sessions.

More details on the event will be available soon at: www.sheratonmacao.com

Sheraton Macao Junior Chefs have fun learning how to bake their own cookies
Sheraton Macao Junior Chefs have fun learning how to bake their own cookies

About Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central

Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is the largest hotel in Macau, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts' largest managed property in the world. Owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp., a Fortune 500 company and leading global developer of integrated resorts, Sheraton Macao Hotel is located within the Sands® Cotai Central integrated resort, providing instant access to high end retailers, diverse dining venues, and world class entertainment. The hotel boasts 3,896 stylish guestrooms and also features 341 exclusive Sheraton Club rooms and suites, and a well-appointed Club Lounge for guests to relax, socialize, and work. Sheraton Macao Hotel features expansive state-of-the-art meetings facilities offering over 14,000m² of meeting space with access to a further 5,000 m² within Sands Cotai Central; three signature restaurants, Bene, Feast, and Xin, offering fine Asian and international cuisine; Link@SheratonSM; Shine Spa for SheratonTM; three swimming pools; the holistic Sheraton® Fitness by Core PerformanceTM; a Kids' Program; and other amenities catering to business and leisure travelers and families. Like all brands within Starwood's robust portfolio, Sheraton Macao Hotel is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which made headlines when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. For more information, please visit http://sheratonmacao.com/en/.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
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