Chris Nader for SMACK Hospitality

Chris Nader

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

Austin Eaton

Hello, my name is Djony Jaegers and I am a member of the ROOM FOR CHANGE program by entrepreneurs’ collective The Present Movement. I have been working there as a Relations Manager for a year now. ROOM FOR CHANGE is a social responsibility program for hotels in which we use the power of the hospitality world to make a positive impact in the lives of people who are temporarily unhoused. This group is often also called “economically homeless people”. These are people like you and me, without any addictions or psychiatric indications, but without housing. Sometimes life just goes wrong – you lost your job, or you get a divorce and have to move out of your house.

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


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 …


Square Portrait of Emma Banks - Podcast guest at SMACK


EMMA BANKS VP F&B Strategy & Development Europe, Middle East & America – Hilton Emma Banks Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Hilton joined us for an episode of  SMACK’ podcast at the recent Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi, hosted by The Bench, to tell us her story. …

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Portrait of Patricia Plesner from Ecohotels posing for HoH


Hi, my name is Patricia Plesner. I am the CEO of

I’ve always been fascinated by how tech and the environment can go hand in hand. I have an aunt and uncle who work in the hotel industry. They run a small hotel chain of eco-certified boutique hotels, Guldsmeden Hotels, primarily based in Copenhagen. I’ve heard all these stories, about guest experiences and how to sell the rooms, but it wasn’t until 2020 I really got into the industry. That was when we started

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


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 …


portrait of donald leadbetter, podcast guest at smack hospitality


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 …


portrait of wybcke meier, podcast guest at smack hospitality


WYBCKE MEIER Chief Executive Officer TUI Cruises Wybcke Meier, the CEO of TUI Cruises, features this SMACK episode, so: Have you ever been on a cruise ship? No?! If you need some convincing, episode will tell you all you want to know about the cruise world. Wybcke spoke to Philip about how TUI cruises came …