Christoph Hoffmann, Founder of the 25hours Hotels, came to visit us on the show and talked to us about his path into hospitality and founding 25hours Hotels, their success, his way of thinking in concept & design to create a certain atmosphere with food & beverages, staying local and his future plans with Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels.
The successful hotelier, who started in a wine shop, explained to Philip how his past experiences in gastronomy developed his interest in hospitality. From #NewYork, to #Jerusalem, to #Hamburg and working in Sales & Marketing at Kempinski’s Atlantic Hotel, he decided that he wanted to do something of his own. That’s where the story of the famous 25hours Hotels commenced, starting one of the most successful stories in recent hotel history. Christoph told us about the meaning of concept and atmosphere in the design of his hotels as well as the importance of well-thought-out F&B Outlets. He also explained to us why he is very optimistic in the partnership with Ennismore and Accor and told us about his latest project, the development of Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels.
Needless to say, we couldn’t let Christoph go without asking some of our usual questions about his favorite books, most memorable vacation destinations, podcast recommendations and more.
Enjoy the show!