Graduate Student Club (GSC), School of Business and Economics, UPM Industrial Trip to Amari Hotel Kuala Lumpur. – 19th October 2023.
On the 19th of October in 2023, the Graduate Student Club (GSC) from the School of Business and Economics (SBE) organized a company visit program to Amari Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This program had 16 participants and was overseen by SPE Adjunct Professor Dato’ Zuraidah Atan and also the Advisor to GSC, Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Herman bin Mohammad Afandi.
The schedule commenced at 10:00 a.m. with an introduction to the enthusiastic team at Amari KL, including the General Manager, Ms. Susan Anthony; the Director of Human Resources, Mr. Edward Chryslo Abraham; the Manager for Learning and Development, Ms. Logini Sulochona Annamalai, and the Front Office Manager, Mr. Fitri Ambros. Ms. Logini, in addition to sharing details about the various Amari Hotel branches established over the years, graciously delved into the history of the founder and the Italthai company. Mr. Edward also shared the company's tagline, which is to become the premier mid-sized hotel management company in Southeast Asia, emphasizing that this goal hinges on their well-trained workforce.
Sustainability emerged as a key topic of discussion. Dato’ Zuraidah Atan addressed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, and Environmental, Social, and Economic (EES) considerations, highlighting their significance for the future generations. Mr. Edward shed light on the challenges faced by most hoteliers and emphasized the hotel's own sustainability practices.
Following these insightful discussions, the participants were treated to refreshments before embarking on a tour of the hotel's facilities, led by Front Office Manager Mr. Fitri. During this tour, participants were informed about the ongoing eco-friendly initiatives aimed at promoting responsible tourism. Notable among these initiatives were motion sensors installed in the hotel rooms, which automatically turn off all electricity if no motion is detected.
To conclude this enriching visit, the Graduate Student Club (GSC) organized a modest gift exchange ceremony at the entrance of Amari Kuala Lumpur, offering participants some delightful photo opportunities
AP Dr Syamsul Herman b Mohammad Afandi
Date of Input: 15/01/2024 | Updated: 15/01/2024 | asyikeen
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