Season 5

Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim for SMACK Hospitality

Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim

Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim – CEO Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA talks about the travel industry in Saudi Arabia on SMACK Hospitality Podcast

Caroline Tivéus for SMACK Podcast

Caroline Tivéus

Caroline Tivéus – SVP & Director of Sustainable Business at Pandox talks about sustainabitly in hospitality on SMACK Hospitality Podcast

Alexi Khajavi Questex - Podcast guest on SMACK

ALEXI KHAJAVI

ALEXI KHAJAVI President Hospitality, Travel & Wellness – Questex Connecting hotel real estate owners with brands, trends and tech Let’s say 2023 was not quite the year of deal-making within the industry.  Then what does the future have in stock for hospitality and real estate? Alexi Khajavi President Hospitality, Travel and Wellness at Questex set …

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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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Rocco Forte Family- Preview Podcast guest

SIR ROCCO & LYDIA FORTE

Sir Rocco &Lydia Forte Chairman & Group Director F&B – Rocco Forte Hotels This is real, luxurious, family business! We had not only one but two guests on the show! Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman and Lydia Forte, Group Director of F&B at Rocco Forte Hotels brought some great topics and giggles to this episode with Fritz, recorded …

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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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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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