Interviews

Interviews
06/10/2017 14h44

"Hospitality is an interesting, sexy business!" Stephen McCall, IHG

IHG has had a very busy year, with the creation of a new brand and the extension of its portfolio. Stephen McCall, Chief Operating Officer for Europe, answers Hospitality ON’s questions about the...

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23/06/2017 09h43

Scott Deibert: "Engage suppliers to bring innovation into the business"

Scott Deibert, Senior Vice President, Procurement at The Rezidor Hotel Group, has answered Hospitality ON's questions during the 21st edition of the Global Lodging Forum. [Transcript follows]

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22/06/2017 11h12

Matthew Shutt: "We are constantly looking at new business models"

Matthew Shutt, Senior Manager Global Accounts at Expedia.com answered our questions at the 21st Global Lodging Forum.

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08/06/2017 13h12

Olivier Jacquin, Mangalis Hotel Group: "The Modernity that Africa needs"

Created 2012, the Mangalis Hotel Group has so far expanded three brands in numerous African countries, and its development won't stop there. Its CEO, Olivier Jacquin, has answered Hospitality ON's...

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06/06/2017 11h06

Terence Kwok: "We want to see Handy as a market standard"

Terence Kwok, CEO & Founder of Tink Labs, unveiled its 'Handy' concept at the 21st edition of the Global Lodging Forum: discover the man behind the project for a smartphone tailored to the...

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05/05/2017 07h00

When you want to create you must not position yourself with respect to today’s customer

Paul Dubrule, co-founder of the AccorHotels group, came to share his vision of the hospitality industry and its recommendations with the sector’s future entrepreneurs at the closing ceremony of the...

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04/05/2017 13h30

Challenges and strategy for the hotel industry in Paris and Ile-de-France, by Othman Nasrou

At the Global Lodging Forum, a key event for the hospitality industry, Othman Nasrou, Vice president Île-de-France, offered an introduction. He reminded attendees of the importance of dialogue...

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14/04/2017 11h27

Why New China is changing the way global hospitality works, by Zhang Shangzhi and David Baverez

Zhang Shangzhi, from the China Lodging Group board, and David Baverez, a French business angel and editorialist settled in Hong Kong, shared their perspectives about China and its future influence on...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...