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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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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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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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Portrait of Robin Hagedoorn from Bunk Hotels posing for HoH

ROBIN HAGEDOORN

Hi, I am Robin Hagedoorn, the founder and owner of Bunk.

Currently, I’m working on a new project in Rotterdam, where we are in the process of converting a new church into a Bunk hotel. I am also involved in two projects in Curacao and some other consultancy “schemes,” helping other real estate developers. I love giving new purpose to old, monumental buildings. It runs in the family.

Tao Tao from GetYourGuide podcast guest at smack season 5

TAO TAO

TAO TAO Co-Founder & COO GetYourGuide We’re back with Season 5 and here wo go! Welcome Tao Tao, co-founder and COO of GetYourGuide, the revolutionary of travel experiences and one of the best people to hang out with if you need top travel advice in any city on this planet. For the opening of SMACK’s fifth …

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polaroid picture showing the four hosts of the smack hospitality podcast posing for the recap episode

SMACK RECAP

RECAP EPISODE 4 Hosts, 4 Seasons A recap of how everything started & our favorite moments of SMACK history. Are you ready for the SMACK Podcast Recap Episode? We missed you… and didn’t want to wait until Season 5 starts in September, so we sat our 4 hosts down together and sent them on a …

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portrait of ronisha goodwin, podcast guest at smack hospitality

RONISHA GOODWIN

RONISHA GOODWIN Director of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Hyatt Corporation We’ve got a new podcast episode for you! Probably the most heartfelt ever. Phil had the chance to chat to Ronisha Goodwin, the Director of Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Hyatt Corporation, while both visited the Proud Experience conference in Los Angeles. Get …

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JEREMY MCCARTHY

JEREMY MCCARTHY Group Director of Spa & Wellness Mandarin Oriental Jeremy McCarthy, Group Director of Spa & Wellness at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, recently joined Patrizia on an incredibly inspiring episode of the SMACK podcast. Together, they have cruised through a bunch of topics, that will make you feel well – from innovation in spas …

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portrait of dimitris manikis, podcast guest at smack hospitality

DIMITRIS MANIKIS

DIMITRIS MANIKIS President & Managing Director Wyndham Hotels (EMEA) Take a deep dive into the world of hospitality with Dimitris Manikis, the President & Managing Director for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as he shares his insights on the future of business and corporate travel, sustainability, and building brands that leave …

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