A communications and marketing person with experience in hospitality and public relations and with a natural flair for languages is being offered an exciting opportunity with a high-profile company operating in Hong Kong and on the mainland. The Regal Group, one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong with more than 2,500 employees, is seeking a new assistant marketing communications manager. A wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly listed Regal Hotels International Holdings, the Regal Group owns and operates five hotels in Hong Kong - the Regal Airport Hotel, the Regal Hongkong Hotel, the Regal Kowloon Hotel, the Regal Oriental Hotel and the Regal Riverside Hotel. The Regal Airport Hotel, with 1,103 rooms, is the largest five-star hotel in Hong Kong. The group has also extended its business to the mainland and now boasts more than 4,000 first-class rooms. The incumbent will be required to help formulate and execute marketing and communications strategies for the group, according to Amy Kwong, director of marketing communications at the Regal Hongkong Hotel and the group director of communications for Regal Hotels International. Through comprehensive advertising, public relations and customer relationship management programmes, he or she will be expected to drive sales and heighten awareness of the Regal Group. The ideal candidate should hold a degree in either communications, languages, marketing, journalism or public relations. 'A minimum of five years' PR experience in the hospitality industry is an absolute advantage,' Ms Kwong said. An excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese is also required, as well as a proven track record of building corporate images, implementing effective advertising programmes and developing and establishing media networks. 'You must be tactful, resourceful, mature and able to work in a fast-paced environment,' Ms Kwong said. The rewards for taking this post are plentiful. 'As Regal is one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong, there are always plenty of chances to receive cross-training at either hotel or corporate level,' Ms Kwong said. 'A training allowance will also be granted upon successful application for those courses run by external organisations related to the job.' Opportunities for promotion are good, with openings likely to appear within the group's hotels and, ultimately, at corporate level.