W Goa recruits talent with a unique night casting event

The first recruit for W Goa
The first recruit for W Goa

W Goa has concluded India’s ‘first-of-its-kind’ recruitment search at The St. Regis Mumbai. W Goa Casting Night is a series of events to recruit talent, who embody the passion and drive to deliver the brand’s Whatever/Whenever® service promise. Following the success of the Night Casting in Mumbai, a similar event will be conducted in Goa for further recruitment to fill up over 200 positions in this new design-led hotel.

“Recruiting the right talent will play a vital role in the success of our brand’s debut in India,” said TJ Joulak, General Manager of W Goa. “W Hotels are all about delivering Whatever/Whenever service and unconventional experiences to our guests. We are looking for talent who understand our guests’ lifestyles and are passionate about our brand’s DNA. What better way to start cultivating the brand than by creating a recruitment drive that resembles a bold, sparkling environment embodying the W brand’s ethos and the state of mind of Goa.”

True to the W Hotels brand, W Goa took an unconventional recruitment drive style, opting instead to do a “Night Casting” – selecting their talent in a spectacle of music, lights and entertainment at night. Held in the Ballroom of The St. Regis Mumbai, the venue was transformed into a W Living Room, W Goa’s signature bar, with a cosmopolitan vibe, music and signature mocktails being served to the potential candidates. Upon arrival, candidates were treated like superstars with photo moments on the red carpet.  To mark the opening of the Casting Night, W Goa management team unveiled a special pre-opening video on ‘Goa State of Mind’ giving attendees an exclusive sneak peak of the hotel.

W Goa team kick starts the W Casting Night
W Goa team kick starts the W Casting Night

At the Casting Night, potential candidates were invited to go through series of interactive sessions conducted by a panel of judges made up of W management team, to assess their aptitude, personality and service minds. This almost “reality-TV” type process encourages extra dedication from the burgeoning hopefuls and will allow the true star talents to shine.

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W Goa aims to recruit over 200 Talent in various positions including Style (Housekeeping), B&F (Beverage & Food instead of Food & Beverage), Welcome (Front Office), Sales & Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources and Spa. Further to the Casting Night events, the Casting Call will continue and interested candidates are welcome to apply by submitting their profile, three photos that best represent their personality and a short write up about their ‘W Edge’ and what makes them the right fit for the job. The casting call is open to those from all walks of life, regardless of prior hotel experience or training. W Goa embraces diversity in gender, ethnicity, religion, orientation, age, personal style, physical aptitude, and education.

W Goa is spread over 25 acres on the scenic Vagator beach in North Goa. Once, home to the hippies, this laid back beach has evolved into one of the most exciting and vibrant destinations within Goa. From its trendy cafes serving a host of international and local flavours to its fashionable boutiques and eclectic music clubs, there is an aura of creativity and cultural mix, which makes this a destination of choice for those who yearn both.



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