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Atul Chopra Freshon table - Podcast guest

ATUL CHOPRA

Atul Chopra Founder & CEO – FreshOn Table Minimum emissions, maximum nutrition – harvest on demand  Have you ever wondered what grows in the desert?   We have. So we sent Phil to talk to someone who knows – Atul Chopra, Founder and CEO of FreshOn Table, who supplies restaurants and hotels in UAE with fresh …

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Patrick Mendes - Preview Podcast guest

PATRICK MENDES

PATRICK MENDES CEO Premium, Midscale & Economy – ACCOR Europe & North Africa SMACK LIVE! AT YHS PRE-EVENT This was a first!    As you might know by now, we had the pleasure of teaming up with YHS and hosting the very first SMACK Live! podcast event with Patrick Mendes, CEO at ACCOR for Premium, Midscale & Economy in Europe and …

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Jillian MacLean - Preview Podcast guest

JILLIAN MACLEAN

Jillian MacLean CEO & FOUNDER – Drake & Morgan FROM MARMALADE MISE EN PLACE TO A FEMALE-INFLUENCED BAR & RESTAURANT EMPIRE ​   From the toast and marmalade mise en place at her parent’s hotel on the Scottish coast to creating a female-influenced, bar- & restaurant empire with multiple locations in London is a very …

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Bill Heinecke - Preview Podcast guest

BILL HEINECKE

BILL HEINECKE Founder & Chairman – MINOR HOTEL GROUP Minor Hotels: An overnight success that took 55 years   William Heinecke, aka Bill, Founder & Chairman of Minor Hotels and Fritz broke down the evolving world of hospitality at last year’s FHS in Abu Dhabi. They talked about newly rising travel destinations like Saudi Arabia, …

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Potrait of Vladimir Domin

VLADIMIR DOMIN

Hello, my name is Vladimir Domin and I am from Slovakia. I currently live and work in Thailand as the Food & Beverage Director at Movenpick Hotel Siam Na Jomtien Pattaya.
I graduated from the Hotel Academy of Ludovit Winter in Piestany, Slovakia in 2005 and
have been working in the hospitality industry ever since. This has allowed me to travel and work in various countries such as England, Malta, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Azerbaijan.

Josiah Mackenzie - Preview Podcast guest

JOSIAH MACKENZIE

Josiah Mackenzie Host – HOSPITALITY DAILY TWO HOSTS, COUNTLESS TALES, AND A DAILY DOSE OF HOSPITALITY Josiah Mackenzie, Host of Hospitality Daily, and Florian held a Double Trouble Super Trooper podcast episode, co-hosting and exchanging their passion and inspiration for hospitality. They are telling stories about the early beginnings of SMACK and the Hospitality Daily podcast.  Inspired …

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Hubert Viriot - Preview Podcast guest

HUBERT VIRIOT

HUBERT VIRIOT CEO – YOTEL From Gatwick Airport to the world: A success story Yes, you can do things differently! Even in hotel business.  Listen to 2024’s first Smack episode and learn from YOTEL CEO Hubert Viriot how the brand has established a new status quo in the travel business over the past decade. YOTEL …

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Gabriela Schmidle - Preview Podcast guest

GABRIELA SCHMIDLE

GABRIELA SCHMIDLE Founder & CEO – Marketing Tourism Synergy Vienna The mystery of Christmas Markets & mulled wine maneuvers Winter Wonderland Vibes coming your way!    Gabriela Schmidle, Founder and CEO of MTS Wien (Marketing Tourism Synergy Vienna) and organizer of the Schloss Schönbrunn Christmas Market in Vienna, joined Pat for a jolly chat about the …

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Portrait of Thomas Goval at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort for HoH

THOMAS GOVAL

Hello, my name is Thomas Goval, I am the Acting General Manager at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort.

Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort in a nutshell … it’s more than a hotel. It’s a destination. Officially composed of four hotel buildings, 10 restaurants and bars, two spas, three tennis courts, one golf course, about 30 conference rooms, the highest outdoor lift in Europe, and a funicular that allows you to reach the hotels. It’s 60 hectares of land between Lake Lucerne and the Alps, 383 rooms plus 67 residences and villas, and about 700 team members. The Bürgenstock Resort is very unique. That’s how I would describe it.