Interviews

Interviews
15/03/2017 08h48

Philippe Bijaoui, Chief Development EMEA - Eurasia, Wyndham Hotels Group

Philippe Bijaoui joined Wyndham Hotels Group in 2016, as development manager EMEA for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa. He is in charge of developing the group’s 18 brands in its current 77...

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19/12/2016 10h22

Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Since 2012, Wolfgang M. Neumann has succeeded Kurt Ritter at the head of Rezidor Hotel Group, subsidiary (51%) of Carlson Hotels. He joined the group one year earlier as Executive Vice President and...

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21/07/2016 09h08

Choice Hotels: “ We haven't found the right deal yet ”

Stephen P. Joyce, CEO, Patrick Pacious, COO, Mark Pearce, Senior VP International, Carl Oldsberg, VP International Operations, and Tess Mattisson -freshly appointed Director of European...

Interviews
07/07/2016 16h03

The Rezidor Hotel Group: “Business as usual in our 400 hotels”

Born in Belgium, Eric De Neef has a degree in Hotel Management from CERIA in Brussels. He joined Rezidor in 2011 as Senior Vice President Park Inn by Radisson and was appointed Senior Vice President,...

Interviews
04/07/2016 16h06

Brian Povinelli, Senior vice-president and Global Brand leader at Starwood Hotels, in charge of Westin and Le Méridien brands

Povinelli joined Starwood in 2006 to lead global brand marketing for Sheraton during what was a pivotal time in the brand’s history, managing the marketing strategy and repositioning. After some...

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27/05/2016 03h45

Meet Jean-Jacques Vallet, CEO of Constance Hotels & Resorts group

With the renovation of its seven resorts in the Seychelles and the Island of Mauritius, the hotel group in the Indian Ocean confirms its ambitions and position among the major players in upscale...

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05/01/2016 14h56

Pierre Frédéric Roulot: "Let's become the best hosts for Chinese guests"

Close to a year after the takeover of Louvre Hotels Group and the Groupe du Louvre by the Chinese entity Jin Jiang International, Pierre Frédéric Roulot, CEO Louvre Hotels Group, draws some first...

Interviews
15/12/2015 15h01

Sweet Inn, the new concept described by Paul Besnainou

The CEO of the new player in European tourist accommodations presents its concept. Midway between a hotel and apartment sharing, Sweet Inn offers accommodations in the center of major cities with...

Interviews
03/12/2015 14h36

Marion Walsh-Hédouin, VP Communication & Public Relations for Minor Hotel Group

A graduate of the University of West London, Marion Walsh-Hédouin began her career as Public Relations manager at Restaurant Alain Ducasse. After holding the position of director of Communications...

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24/11/2015 10h36

Rufino Pérez, Chief Commercial Officer NH Hotel Group

Chief Commercial Officer of NH Hotel Group since February 2013, Rufino Pérez was previously Managing Director Business Unit Spain, Portugal & Andorra. He started his hotel career with Hesperia...

Interviews
06/10/2015 15h29

Interview with Michael Wale, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Since 2013, Michael Wale is President for Europe, Africa & Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He directly oversees the operations for almost 250 hotels and resorts in 60 countries. Prior to...

Interviews
30/09/2015 17h30

Andreas A. Andreadis (SETE) comments on Greek tourism

While Greece experienced many difficulties, such as the implementation of capital controls at the beginning of July, the arrival of a growing number of refugees and the new surprise elections that...

Interviews
30/07/2015 13h28

Jan-Willem Den Ridder, Wyndham Hotel Group

Jan-Willem Den Ridder graduated from the Amsterdam School of Real Estate in 1995 with a Master in Real Estate following a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in hotel management from Cornell...

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28/07/2015 07h18

Eric Van Dyjk, COO Meininger Hotels

The German group Meininger wants to host both young people and business clientele at its hybrid accommodations concept that fall somewhere between youth hostels and business hotels. The chain, which...

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24/04/2015 13h43

Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, CEO Melia International Hotels

Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, CEO, Melia Hotels International, was in Paris this month to visit its new property, Melia Paris La Defense. His future priorities include expanding the brand’s horizons in...

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01/04/2015 15h34

Carl Michel, Executive Chairman at Generator

Carl was appointed executive chairman of Patron Generator Holding Ltd in summer 2011. He led the rebranding work and has been involved in the rapid roll-out of the Generator hostels platform. He is...

Interviews
19/03/2015 14h06

Philipp Weghmann, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Hailing from Cologne in Germany, Philipp Weghmann arrived at Preferred Hotels & Resorts in 2006 as Regional Director for the Iberian Peninsula & Mediterranean. He then spent three years based in...

Interviews
27/02/2015 08h20

Ralph Aruzza, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Belmond

Ralph Aruzza joined Orient-Express Ltd. as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in February 2013. Based in Headquarters offices in London, he is responsible for strategic marketing, sales and the...