Season 2

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VEERLE DONDERS

VEERLE DONDERS Concept & Brand Director Zoku Veerle Donders from Zoku came to join us on the show and closes off season 2. She told us all about her career in becoming a Concept and Brand Director and so much more. From knowing at the age of 10 that hospitality was going to be her …

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CAROLINE VON KRETSCHMANN

CAROLINE VON KRETSCHMANN Managing Director Hotel Europ√§ischer Hof Heidelberg Caroline von Kretschmann, a true role-model in hospitality & Managing Director at Hotel Europ√§ischer Hof Heidelberg, ranks as high as they come. With 1000 and 1 stories to tell, Caroline stood at the forefront of the German hoteliers and hospitality during the pandemic, speaking on behalf …

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MICHAEL ROS

MICHAEL ROS Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Bidroom Michael Ros joined us in season 2, we had the chance to sit down with the CEO & Co-founder of Bidroom, an OTC brand with the aim to enable fair travel, both for hotels and travelers. He shared his personal story and filled us in on how …

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RICHARD CASTLE

RICHARD CASTLE President & Chief Operations Officer Cloudbeds Richard Castle, Co-Founder and COO of Cloudbeds takes this episode all the way to the West Coast of the United States. He joined us to tell his and Adam Harris’ story of how the story behind Cloudbeds unfolded. From two guys, who had nothing to do with …

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NEIL JACOBS

NEIL JACOBS Chief Executive Officer SixSenses Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses Hotels & Resorts lead us to a truly inspirational episode on the SMACK hospitality podcast. Neil told us the amazing story behind the Six Senses brand, how it evolved from a local South-East Asian Resort Brand to a global hotel company with properties …

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ISABELL FUSS

ISABELL FUSS Group Vice President Development Ruby Hotels Isabell Fuss, Group Vice President Development at Ruby Hotels joined us for a special episode to talk about something very different than her actual role at Ruby. Talking about New Work, a topic very dear to Isabell’s heart as a senior manager in the company, she shared …

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MARLOES KNIPPENBERG

MARLOES KNIPPENBERG Chief Executive Officer Kerten Hospitality Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality joined us for an in-depth talk on strategy and concepts while letting us in on her thought process of some of the corporate decisions she has taken. Beyond that Marloes shared her take on the role of women in hospitality and let …

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HAAKON HERBST

HAAKON HERBST Owner Hotel Friends Group In episode 14 of season 2 we were fortunate enough to meet someone, who’s pretty much done it all. Former president of the HSMA, recently elected regional DEHOGA president, owner of the Hotel Friends Group and never shy of an opinion – Haakon Herbst truly has seen and done …

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CHRISTOPHER HARTLEY

CHRISTOPHER HARTLEY Chief Executive Officer Global Hotel Alliance Christopher Hartley, CEO of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) joined us for a talk about the future of (business) travel and loyalty programs. Chris is not only an experienced traveller, but also a veteran of the hospitality industry, so it goes without saying that we also asked …

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BORIS RADKE

BORIS RADKE Director Corporate Affairs & Workplace Experience Omio Boris Radke, Ex-Zalando, Ex-ProSieben Sat. 1 Media and currently Director Corporate Affairs and Workplace Experience at one-stop-shop travel booking platform Omio, came to visit us on the show and told us all about his take on the travel industry and why he thinks it is one …

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