Smack Team

portrait of podcast guest on smack hospitality, Frank Marrenbach

FRANK MARRENBACH

Frank Marrenbach CEO Oetker Collection Frank Marrenbach, CEO of the Oetker Collection came to the show and talked to us about the current state of ultra luxury hotels, what it takes to run such properties and what the future has in store for them. A true veteran of hospitality excellence, Frank has previously served at …

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portrait of podcast guest on smack hospitality, Tobias Wann

TOBIAS WANN

Tobias Wann Global CEO OYO Vacation Homes Tobias Wann, Global CEO of OYO Vacation Homes, stopped by on the show to talk to us about the vacation homes business, its benefits and challenges and why it should really be called preferred accommodation, instead of alternative accommodation. Beyond that Tobias explained the importance of branding in …

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portrait of podcast guest on smack hospitality, Tina Brack

TINA BRACK

Tina Brack General Manager Ellington Hotel Berlin Tina Brack, GM at the Ellington Hotel Berlin used to run the C&B department in one of the largest conference hotels in Germany and now runs her the Westin Grand hotel as a GM in one of Berlin’s hippest locations. Conference & Banqueting marks an important and profitable …

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portrait of podcast guest on smack hospitality, Gregor Andreewitch

GREGOR ANDREEWITCH

Gregor Andreewitch General Manager Waldorf Astoria Berlin Episode 6 of season 1 with Gregor Andreewitch, a seasoned veteran of Hilton and currently the GM of the Waldorf Astoria Berlin. Gregor talked to us about the struggle of getting respectable rates in a traditionally cheap city like Berlin, the importance of loyal programs and his experiences …

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portrait of podcast guest on smack hospitality, Mark Somen

MARK SOMEN

Mark Somen Chief Executive Officer The Conduit Mark Somen of The Conduit and the guest of episode 5 of season 1, talked to us about some topics that genuinely matter. Having sat down with Mark in London, we discussed social change, our planet, and how to save it from a hospitality perspective. We also had …

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portrait of podcast guest on smack hospitality, Adam Rowledge

ADAM ROWLEDGE

Adam Rowledge Managing Director Rowledge Associates Ltd. We’re back with Episode 4 of season 1 and this time multi-award winning UK-hotelier Adam Rowledge, Ex-GM at The Georgian House in London and now running his own show at Rowledge Associates, joins us in London to talk about all things HR-related. Keeping talents in the industry, keeping …

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portrait of podcast guest on smack hospitality, Philip Ibrahim

PHILIP IBRAHIM

Philip Ibrahim General Manager The Social Hub Berlin Philip Ibrahim, GM of The Social Hub Berlin joined us on the third episode of SMACK, which is about to open swings by the show, and talks about his move from a global operating hotel company (Accor) to a young and modern brand. Additionally, Flo & Fritz …

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