Management

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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Potrait of Vladimir Domin

VLADIMIR DOMIN

Hello, my name is Vladimir Domin and I am from Slovakia. I currently live and work in Thailand as the Food & Beverage Director at Movenpick Hotel Siam Na Jomtien Pattaya.
I graduated from the Hotel Academy of Ludovit Winter in Piestany, Slovakia in 2005 and
have been working in the hospitality industry ever since. This has allowed me to travel and work in various countries such as England, Malta, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Azerbaijan.

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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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Gabriela Schmidle - Preview Podcast guest

GABRIELA SCHMIDLE

GABRIELA SCHMIDLE Founder & CEO – Marketing Tourism Synergy Vienna The mystery of Christmas Markets & mulled wine maneuvers Winter Wonderland Vibes coming your way!    Gabriela Schmidle, Founder and CEO of MTS Wien (Marketing Tourism Synergy Vienna) and organizer of the Schloss Schönbrunn Christmas Market in Vienna, joined Pat for a jolly chat about the …

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Portrait of Thomas Goval at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort for HoH

THOMAS GOVAL

Hello, my name is Thomas Goval, I am the Acting General Manager at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort.

Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort in a nutshell … it’s more than a hotel. It’s a destination. Officially composed of four hotel buildings, 10 restaurants and bars, two spas, three tennis courts, one golf course, about 30 conference rooms, the highest outdoor lift in Europe, and a funicular that allows you to reach the hotels. It’s 60 hectares of land between Lake Lucerne and the Alps, 383 rooms plus 67 residences and villas, and about 700 team members. The Bürgenstock Resort is very unique. That’s how I would describe it.

Dr. Ellen Madeker - Preview Podcast guest

DR. ELLEN MADEKER

Dr. Ellen Madeker Head of Public Policy DACH & CEE – Airbnb Balancing acts: tourism regulations, politics & female leadership What happens when Airbnb meets hotel management? Well, confessions were made by Dr. Ellen Madeker Head of Public Policy for Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH) & Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) at Airbnb and Phil during …

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Dr. Jeffrey O - Preview Podcast guest at Smack

DR. JEFFREY O

Dr. Jeffrey O President – International Hospitality Institute Chairman – St. Justine Do you ever run out of battery? This man surely doesn’t! We are proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey O Chairman of the Directors Board at St. Justine, President of the International Hospitality Institute, coach, mentor, writer, and simply put one of the most …

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Portrait of podcast guest John Langford, the COO of Anschutz Entertainment Group

JOHN LANGFORD

John Langford COO Anschutz Entertainment Group Have you ever been to a large arena and thought to yourself, “Damn – this place is huge.”?!  John Langford, the COO of Anschutz Entertainment Group for Europe, knows all about that feeling as he is responsible for the operations of some of the largest arenas in Europe, including …

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portrait of donald leadbetter, podcast guest at smack hospitality

DONALD LEADBETTER

DONALD LEADBETTER Tourism Program Manager U.S. National Park Service Donald Leadbetter, the Tourism Program Manager at the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) based in Washington D.C. joined us on the show and talked us through his passion for national parks, tourism and nature. Patrizia and Donald dove into the specific tasks that Donald carries out …

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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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