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Award for best Hotelier presented to Ralph Radtke at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards

At the Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2015 ceremony the General Manager of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski was crowned Best Hotelier. This award expresses the appreciation is peers show for him in the hotel sector, ce titre récompense aussi ses qualités managériales et son action en faveur des populations locales dans le cadre de ses responsabilités.

At the last Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony, Ralph Radtke received the award for Best Hotelier for the excellence of his work as General Manager at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, and the exemplariness of his career as a hotelier over all. The award was presented by Céline Jaunard, Corporate Sales Manager Christofle.

Throughout his remarkable career, the globe-trotter and polyglot Ralph Radtke, currently General Manager at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, became an expert hotelier sought after by properties that wished to achieve a successful transformation. Under his direction, the Çırağan Palace Kempinski was acclaimed ’The Best F&B Performance Worldwide’’ and "The Top Financial Performer Hotel of the Year Worldwide," in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Radtke also played an active role in creating the Çırağan Academy the hotel's employees. (read the dossier)





Three other important professionals from the hotel sector were finalists in the category. Since 1994, Jean-Claude Messant has successively managed the Saint-James Club in London, the Hôtel Royal in Deauville, Fouquet’s and the Crillon in Paris, and the Métropole Monte-Carlo. He has received many awards and in particular a double award from The Leading Hotels of the World in 2010 for the Métropole Monte-Carlo, which was recognized as the Best Hotel in the world and for himself as hotelier of the year. Since September 2014, he has been General Manager at the Royal Mansour Marrakech. He was represented during the ceremony by Marine Berry, Marketing Manager at the Hôtel Métropole Monte Carlo. (read the dossier)

Another finalist, Ada Egorova was nominated manager of the biggest property in the AccorHotels group in Russia in September 2015 and in CUS countries. Located in Moscow, the complex has an Adagio residence, as well as Mercure and ibis hotels, which together account for 433 rooms out of 35,000 square meters. Ada Egorova is also the first Russian woman manager of a hotel by one of the biggest hotel groups worldwide. A graduate of Sochi State University of Hotel Affairs and Tourism in 1995, Ada Egorova joined AccorHotels in 2002. (read the dossier)

The fourth finalist in this category at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2015, Michael Nugent is regional manager for Mövenpick in Jordan. He  joined the Hotel industry at age 17 and entered his first position as general manager at just 29. One of the challenges was to reposition Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai. (read the dossier)

Also selected in the category for best Hotelier:

  • General manager at the Carlton Lyon, from the MGallery by Sofitel collection, Corinne Dupont made it possible for the hotel and its staff to surpass themselves in terms of economic, qualitativeand human results. (read the dossier)
  • Matthieu Reynaud currently holds the position General Manager Pathumwan Princess Hotel, a property with more than 455 rooms at the center of one of the oldest destinations worldwide: Bangkok. (read the dossier)
  • General Manager of the Novotel Birmingham Centre, United Kingdom, Sharon Thandi set a goal to promote the role of women in corporate managerial positions: women as corporate managers. (read the dossier)
  • Giovanni Testa is general manager of the hotel NH Collection President in Milan. He began his career in 1997 as a waiter before progressively climbing the rungs to reach his current position. (read the dossier)




Also read:



  • The competition of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2015 is now open!
  • Worldwide Hospitality Awards at the 16th ceremony




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