Posts Tagged ‘hoteliers’

Spotlight on: Roland Fasel, Chief Operating Officer at Aman

By Laura Gibbs Designing bespoke experiences with Aman in Asia “A typical Aman guest is a discerning, experienced traveller, looking for an experience that goes beyond the resort, an experience that gets under the skin of the destination, enabling them to connect to the spirit of a place.” There are some places in the world…

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The evolution of the morning meal

Once a domain of tradition, breakfast has undergone and transformation with a few pioneers taking the morning meal to the next level. Leading the charge is Arnaud Donckele (France’s youngest three Michelin-starred Chef) at La Vague d’Or at Résidence de la Pinede Hotel) who has created a perfectly balanced menu in partnership with dietitian Virginie Rodriguez.…

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SPOTLIGHT ON David Goldstone, President for the Americas, DigiValet

DigiValet has come to be known for its continual innovation – what have been some recent innovations that are exciting the industry? Firstly, I would like to emphasize that DigiValet was the first company in the world to bring an iPad based guest room solution to market. As a matter of fact, we did this…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Paul Ruffino, Co-Founder, COO, Hospitality Management Services

By Sharon Hirschowitz A high-profile figure in the hospitality and entertainment fields, the ILHA were thrilled to have Paul host their recent European Luxury Hospitality Summit in Croatia. He is known for helping the Resort at Pelican Hill successfully market the highest daily rate by any resort property worldwide. He has been honored by the…

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SPOTLIGHT ON Peter Lösch, Director of Luxury Division, Maistra

Maistra Hotels were the ILHA’s official partner for the European Luxury Hospitality Summit, held at the Lone Hotel in Rovinj, Croatia, and Peter joined a very dynamic panel discussion on Developing a Sense of Place, which explored how hotels can inspire their guests to connect with their destination using design, amenities, services and more. Here,…

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Luxury Surfaces Can Make for a Slippery Business

By: David B. Willis, Member Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC – Boston Most of us have experienced that “wow” factor when we enter a luxury hotel or resort lobby and see what seems likes miles of marble, tile or granite surfaces. Organic-looking, gorgeous and durable, stone surfaces are de rigueur for most any luxury…

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Live the Legend: Myths, Lore, & More for Travelers to Explore Globally

By: Rachel Peace Across cultures and centuries, certain stories arise with distinct similarities, from mutually familiar plots to distinctly heroic or tragic characters. This story book explores well-known adventure stories and legends, and presents parallels in surprising destinations. Best of all, travelers can experience these in the present day, and find luxury accommodations conveniently located to the attractions. Loch Ness…

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Ritz, from the Era of Innovation to a Return to Classicism

By Laurent Delporte Closed to the public in 2012 and following nearly 4 years of renovation estimated at 400 million euros, the Ritz has once again opened its doors to guests, though at what is proving to be a difficult moment for Parisian hotels. The government-sanctioned state of emergency in Paris, along with security messages…

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5 Steps To Correctly Interview A Chef

By: Barak Hirschowitz For more than 12 years I have had the pleasure of recruiting chefs for top kitchens across the globe.  Sourcing kitchen talent for the world’s best hospitality hotels, restaurants and cruise lines keeps me close to the kitchen trade, where I started my hospitality career in the early 90’s.   By now I…

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