20th Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony, meet these hospitality icons

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Published on 22/07/19 - Updated on 17/03/22


Some personalities are legendary in the world of hospitality for contributing to the emergence of the market for commercial accommodation in Europe. Meet them on Thursday, November 21 at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony. Rendez-vous in the City of Light for a unique moment.

Gérard Brémond

Tourism residences? That's him. In 1964, after a meeting with Jean Vuarnet, he recognized the potential of this type of accommodation, particularly in the mountains, and founded the Pierre&Vacances Group a few years later.

Paul Dubrule

He is responsible for the development of modern standardized hotels in Europe with his partner Gérard Pélisson. The first Novotel hotel was built on his land in the North of France in Lille Lesquin.

Gérard Pélisson

This engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris and MIT formed with Paul Dubrule the founding couple who modernized the hotel business in Europe.

Serge Trigano

What else could this man who was born into a a legendary family of hospitality create besides an innovative concept? Il a donc inventé Mama Shelter.

Alongside this legendary foursome will be the sector's movers and shakers who keep the industry moving ahead:

Franck Gervais, CEO Accor Europe and Jean-Charles Delgado, COO Accor France and Southern Europe 

Federico Gonzalez Tejera, CEO Radisson Hotel Group

Fredéric Le Guen, CEO Belambra Clubs

Karim Soleihavoup, Directeur Général Logis

Eric Viale, Managing Director Southern Europe

Thomas Willms, CEO Deutsche Hospitality



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