Sunday, January 22, 2017

Rules & Regulations of a private club

understand the philosophy behind the Policies & Procedures

The basic dress code required at the college is really nothing extraordinary in the professional world.

As another student, Alyce explained earlier based on her experience at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, it is simply expected in the industry.

Please read and understand the following very common policies at typical business clubs all over the world.


Members and their guests are required to observe the dress code whenever they are in the Club. Smart casual attire, as defined below, is permitted in all areas of the third and fifth floors, in The Grill and Conservatory, in private rooms and when entering and exiting the Club to and from these areas. In all other areas of the Club, business attire, as defined below, is required at all times. Business attire is also acceptable in those areas where smart casual attire is permitted.

"Business attire" for gentlemen means jackets worn with ties and tailored slacks, or suits and ties. Women must wear dresses, suits, skirts with blouses, tailored trousers with blouses, or evening pants.

"Smart casual attire" for men means shirts with collars and sleeves or turtleneck sweaters and tailored slacks. Seasonally, knee length tailored shorts are permitted provided shoes (not sandals) and knee socks are worn. Sweatshirts, jeans or warmup suits are not permitted, nor is apparel with advertising messages or slogans,denim of any colour, cargo pants, collarless shirts, hiking style boots, boat or athletic footwear. Running shoes or sandals are not permitted.

"Smart casual attire" for women means shirts with collars or blouses, collarless shirts with jackets and tailored slacks or skirts. Seasonally, knee length tailored shorts or sleeveless summer dresses are permitted. Again, Sweatshirts, jeans or warmup suits are not permitted, nor is apparel with advertising messages or slogans, denim of any colour, cargo pants, hiking style boots, boat or athletic footwear.

When dressing in smart casual attire, it is expected that Members will use their good judgement and exercise discretion to ensure that they and their guests are dressed in keeping with good taste and the proper decorum of the Club.


Pets, with the exception of seeing eye dogs, are not permitted in any area of the clubhouse.


• No Member or guest shall give any money or gratuity to any employee of the Club save and except for subscribing to the Staff Christmas Fund.

• Any Member or guest breaking or damaging any Club property shall replace the same or pay the cost thereof to the Club.

• Papers or documents of a business nature should not be displayed by Members or guests in any areas of the Club with the exception of the Business Centre, private rooms or in The Grill & Conservatory where the following guidelines apply:

• Members and guests are discouraged from conducting intensive working sessions which would better be undertaken in a private room.

• Members and guests are asked to exercise discretion with respect to the volume of paper or other working materials in use; showing blueprints, ratification of contracts or viewing other lengthy documents would be examples of activities inconsistent with the spirit and intent of the use of business papers in The Grill & Conservatory.

• In the conduct of business and the use of business materials Members and guests are asked to respect fellow Members' right to quiet enjoyment of the Club facilities.

The Vancouver Club

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Where is Everyone?

latest update sorted by countries alphabetically
this is the list of where students and graduates
have been offered employment

Bank of Montreal, British Columbia, Canada
Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Burberry, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Caffe Artigiano, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Calhoun's Bakery Cafe, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Forces, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Carmana Plaza, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Chateau Beauvallon, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Comet Strip, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Comfort Inn Vancouver Airport, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Contemporary Security Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Dunowen Properties Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Edgewater Casino, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Executive Hotel Vintage Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Executive Waiter Resources, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Empire Landmark, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fairmont Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Four Points by Sheraton, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Grand Villa Casino, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Gucci, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hawksworth Restaurant at The Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hermes Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Holiday Inn Metrotown, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hotel Le Soleil, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jewel of the North Resort, Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Joey Restaurants, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Judy Kim CGA, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Lake Louise Inn, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Listel Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LVMH Company, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
MAG Silver Corp, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Marriott, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Mini Richmond, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
MonaVie Corporation, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Montana's Cookhouse, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Motel 6, Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
OPUS Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Sunspots Tours Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Pan Pacific, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Plaza 500 Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posh Restaurant, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
PurNat, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Quality Inn and Suites, High Level, Alberta, Canada.
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Ramada Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ramada Hotel, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Richmond Hilton, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sandman Hotel, Suites & Spa, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
SNC-Lavalin, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Suncor Camp Hotel, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Terminal City Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The BMW Store, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Hermitage, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Time Square Suites, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Urban Fair, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
'U weight loss' Clinics, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, BC, Canada (A Relais and Chateaux Property)
Wingate by Wyndham, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Air China, Beijing, China
All Nippon Airways, Beijing Office, Beijing, China
Clyde & Co., Law Office, Shanghai, China
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Hyatt Hotel Beijing, Beijing, China
InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, Beijing, China
Marriott Shanghai Chengfeng Park, Shanghai, China
Peninsula Hotel Beijing, Beijing, China
Seaview O City Hotel, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Shenzhen Universal Hotel, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Viva Wyndham Resorts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Marriott Hotels, UK Shared Service Centre, Luton, England
MUST Birmingham, Birmingham, England
P & O Cruises/Cunard Line/Ocean Village, Southampton, England
Radisson SAS Hotel, Liverpool, England

Four Seasons George V, Paris, France

Düsseldorf InterContinental Hotel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Renaissance Hotel Hamburg, Germany

Charlie Brown Café, Hong Kong
Eaton Hotel, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Elite HK Model Management Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
InterContinental Grand Stanford, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Island Shangri-La, Central, Hong Kong
Judd Farris Recruitment, Hong Kong Office, Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental, Central, Hong Kong
Metropark Hotel, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Mira Hong Kong Hotel, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Novotel, Hong Kong
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
TVGR Media, Hong Kong
Vashion Group Ltd., Hong Kong

Gate 1 Travel, Budapest, Hungary
Grand Circle Cruise Lines, Budapest, Hungary
New York Palace Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Mehfil Banquets, New Delhi, India

Marymount Care Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, Japan
Club Med in Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan
Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Hilton Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hotel Avalorm Kino-kuni, Wakayama, Japan
Hotel Okura Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hotel Seiyo Ginza, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Hyatt Regency, Kyoto, Japan
InterContinental Tokyo Bay Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Airline, Tokyo, Japan
Mercure Hotel Sapporo, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Nikko Hotel, Osaka, Japan
Okinawa Marriott Reort & Spa, Okinawa, Japan
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Tokyo, Japan
Radisson Narita Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo-Narita, Chiba, Japan
Sapporo City Office, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Starbucks Coffee, Hiroshima, Japan
Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo, Kinshicho, Tokyo, Japan
Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace, Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

Radisson SAS Hotel, Astana, Kazakhstan

InterContinental Phoenicia, Beirut, Lebanon

Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, Taipa, Macau
MGM Macau, Macau
The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Taipa, Macau

Hotel Equatorial Corporate Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa, Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Costa Baja Resort & Spa, La Paz, Meico
Courtyard by Marriott Toluca Airport, Toluca, Mexico City, Mexico
Hotel Riu Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Sahara Regency Hotel, Dakhla, Morocco

Artic Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Co., Doha, Qatar
Qatar Airways, State of Qatar

Sheraton Palace, Moscow, Russia

AL Barraq Industrial, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Hilton Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Pan Pacific, Singapore, Singapore

Airpark Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Casaville Samsung hotel Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
eBay, Seoul, South Korea
FedEx, Seoul, South Korea
General Motors, Seoul, South Korea
Grand InterContinental Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju, Jeju, South Korea
HSBC Korea, Seoul, South Korea
HUNT International, Seoul, South Korea
Marriott Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Nestle Water, Seoul, South Korea
Novotel Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Park Hyatt Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Pepsi-Cola, South Korea
Ramada, Seoul, South Korea
Ramid Group, Seoul, South Korea
Ritz Carlton, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Plaza Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Shilla Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
STX Group, Seoul, South Korea

Ritz Carlton, Barcelona, Spain

Grand Formosa Regent Taipei, a Four Seasons Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Howard Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
Noir Design, Taipei, Taiwan
Pacifix International Ent. Inc., Taipei, Taiwan
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
Sheraton Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
The Lalu Hotel, Nantau, Taiwan
Villa 32, Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan
Westin Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Regent Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Le Meridian Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Huan Yu-Airport VIP Terminal at the International Tao-Yuan Airport, Taoyuan, Taiwan
S.T.A.Y A Yannick Alleno Restaurant, Taipei, Taiwan
Sherwood Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Aloft, Bangkok, Thailand
lebua at State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Desert Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mafraq Ramada Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Miami, Florida, USA
Four Seasons, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Hilton Hotel, New York, New York, USA
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa, Destin, Florida, USA
Hilton Suites Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, La Jolla, California, USA
Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington, DC, USA
Rock Resorts - Hotel Tempo Miami, Tempo, Miami, Florida, USA
The Pillars Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, Savannah, Georgia, USA

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Selene!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Alex!!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

BC Cancer Foundation - Hope Couture

Honoured to be a part of such a wonderful cause for the second year!
The BC Cancer Foundation’s second annual Hope Couture fashion show and luncheon took place on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Hope Couture fashion show luncheon raised an incredible $1.54 million to support the purchase of a state-of-the-art Vero™ machine."

Invitation from inaugural year in 2014, group photo.

How to make stress your friend

in the spirit of the TED talk conference in Vancouver this week

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

KellyWisdom “Kelly McGonigal is a leader driven by compassion and pragmatism.” – 20 Inspiring Women

Contact Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success.

Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (Penguin 2012), explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges, and make a successful change. Her audio series The Neuroscience of Change (Sounds True 2012) weaves the newest findings of science with Eastern contemplative wisdom to give listeners a revolutionary process for personal transformation. She is also the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain (New Harbinger, 2009), which translates recent advances in neuroscience and medicine into mind-body strategies for relieving chronic pain, stress, depression, and anxiety.

She teaches for a wide range of programs at Stanford University, including the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, the Graduate School of Business, and the School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program. She has received a number of teaching awards for her undergraduate psychology courses, including Stanford University’s highest teaching honor, the Walter J. Gores award. Her popular public courses through Stanford’s Continuing Studies program—including the Science of Willpower and the Science of Compassion—demonstrate the applications of psychological science to personal health and happiness, as well as organizational success and social change. Through a wide range of conferences, workshops, university-affiliated programs, and consulting, Dr. McGonigal also provides continuing education and training to executives, teachers, healthcare providers, and other professionals.

Her psychology research (on compassion, mindfulness, and emotion regulation) has been published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, and The Journal of Happiness Studies. From 2005-2012, Dr. McGonigal served as the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal of mind-body research, healthcare policy, and clinical practice. A long-time practitioner of yoga and meditation, Dr. McGonigal is a founding member of the Yoga Service Council and serves on the advisory boards of several non-profit organizations bringing yoga and meditation to underserved and at-risk populations, including Yoga Bear (providing yoga in hospitals nationwide and to cancer survivors and their caregivers) and The Art of Yoga Project (bringing yoga into juvenile detention facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area).

Dr. McGonigal’s work has been covered widely by the media, including the CBS Evening News, U.S. News and World Report,, O! The Oprah Magazine, Time magazine, USA Today, and the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. She is also a frequent source of expert advice and commentary for media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,, Web MD, Time, Fitness, Women’s Health, and more. In 2010, Forbes named her one of the 20 most inspiring women to follow on Twitter. In 2012, she teamed up with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Superbetter Labs to create an online game that would spread the benefits of gratitude to millions of people worldwide.

Dr. McGonigal received her PhD in psychology from Stanford University, with a concentration in humanistic medicine. She received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University.

She is also passionate about the benefits of physical exercise and has been certified as a group fitness instructor since 2000. In her free time, she continues to teach group fitness classes – because sometimes moving, breathing, and sweating is the best thing you can do to create health, joy, and resilience.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Power of Advice

an interview with several successful hotel executives
a must-watch for everyone

On their journey to becoming trusted advisers, HVS Executive Search explores what business leaders are looking for in an advisor. They ask the question: "What is the power of advice?"

Leading personalities from the hospitality industry delve into the importance of mentorship, listening skills, empathy and objectivity when getting and giving advice. The film follows 20 hospitality leaders through Hong Kong, London, New York and Las Vegas as they oversee their global organizations. During this journey the film revealed themes that include:

Is it lonely at the top?
Respecting that others have knowledge
The role of intuition and gut in decision-making
Recognising what you don't know
The role of advice in teams and the quality of your people
That you need to learn how to give advice
That good advice makes you think and gain a perspective
Telling the truth is absolutely essential
The DNA of a good advisor

The Power of Advice by HVS Executive Search

Friday, August 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Saya!!