Entrepreneurship

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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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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portrait of josef vollmayr, podcast guest at smack hospitality

DR. JOSEF VOLLMAYR

DR. JOSEF VOLLMAYR Co-Founder & Managing Director Limehome In this episode, we had the chance to speak to the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Limehome, Dr. Josef Vollmayr. We were introduced to the rise of alternative accommodations and the success of sharing economies. Florian and Josef spoke about the companies USP of having no manual …

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portrait of podcast guest on smack Julian Trautwein

JULIAN TRAUTWEIN

Julian Trautwein Co-Founder & MD Raus Innovation never stops! Welcome to a brand new podcast episode featuring Julian Trautwein, Co-founder and Managing Director at Raus. Before Julian started his career in hospitality he was spinning records, so it’s no surprise he met his first boss in a bar. From there he went on to work …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, Naomi Mackenzie

NAOMI MACKENZIE

Naomi Mackenzie Founder & General Partner KITRO Naomi MacKenzie, Co-founder of KITRO joined us on the show and told us how she and Anastasia had the idea to start KITRO, when they were still at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, seeing how much food was wasted in every day’s operations. Naomi also told us how …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, Jan Valentin

JAN VALENTIN

jan valentin Founder & General Partner ennea capital partners Jan Valentin, Founder and General Partner at ennea capital partners, joined us for another SMACK story. Starting off as a travel journalist, he led us through the stages of his career, including travel24.com and KAYAK Europe, to the venture capital and M&A space. Giving us a …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, Ariel Schiff

ARIEL SCHIFF

Ariel SchiFf CEO & Founder AMANO Group Ariel Schiff, the mastermind behind the Amano Hotel Group joined us on SMACK for episode 12 of the podcast and told us all about his roots, his passion for F&B and how his family members supply the names for his hotels and their outlets. Ariel rarely does interviews …

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