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Hotelier of the Week

25 Oct 2011
Arnaud de Saint-Exupéry, general manager of Andaz Liverpool Street, shares his thoughts on the the evolution of a global brand for the modern business traveller, in London’s East End.
18 Oct 2011
ABTN speaks to Graeme Gibson, general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow, about recent refurbishments at the property and how the hospitality industry is faring in Scotland’s largest city
20 Sep 2011
ABTN speaks to Philippe Requin, CEO of Grace Hotels, about expanding from the Greek islands into the USA, China and Argentina.
13 Sep 2011
ABTN speaks to Greg Hegarty, regional general manager for Park Plaza, about the hotel groups' plans for UK expansion.
30 Aug 2011
ABTN speaks to Astra Goode, general manager of the new Birmingham Central Bull Ring Travelodge, about her 10-year career with the budget hotel chain
23 Aug 2011
Stuart Bowery, the new general manager of London’s Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel, talks to ABTN about the London riots, the Olympics, and the capital’s luxury hotel sector
16 Aug 2011
ABTN speaks to Sunjae Sharma, general manager of the recently opened Hyatt Regency Chennai, about what the hotel has to offer visitors to the rapidly expanding city in the south of India
9 Aug 2011
ABTN speaks to Danny Pecorelli about 30 years of Exclusive Hotels, and what the next three decades are likely to bring
26 Jul 2011
ABTN speaks to Jo Stevenson, Accor’s UK and Ireland sales director, global and national sales, about recovery in the business travel sector
19 Jul 2011
Stuart Deeson, general manager of the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, talks about what to expect from the new property and its home Saadiyat Island
28 Jun 2011
ABTN speaks to Aldo Melpignano, development director at San Domenico Hotels, about the hotel business in Italy and why the big brands are failing to break in to the market
21 Jun 2011
ABTN speaks to Simon Mahon, general manager of Park Plaza County Hall in London, about training and recruiting the next generation of hoteliers.
12 Jun 2011
ABTN speaks to Rob Palleschi, global head of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels, about worldwide expansion and those cookies...
3 Jun 2011
ABTN speaks to Paul Harnedy, regional director for Barceló Hotels in the UK, about how the hotel group has fared since its UK launch in 2007
23 May 2011
ABTN speaks to Niki Leondakis, chief operating officer of US-based Kimpton Hotels, about the group’s history and future plans, plus why green is high on the agenda and boutique is best for the business traveller
15 May 2011
ABTN speaks to Jon A. Cummins, chief operating officer of Amerimar Enterprises, which has bought the St. Ermin’s hotel in London SW1
8 May 2011
Arco Buijs, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG, talks to ABTN about a three-year, €100m investment plan for the group’s two brands: Steigenberger Hotels and Intercity Hotels
2 May 2011
ABTN speaks to Roeland Vos, Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ president of the EMEA region, about future growth across all the hotel group's brands
24 Apr 2011
ABTN speaks to Paul White, CEO of Orient-Express Hotels, about the state of play in the luxury hotel business, where Europe is headed, and why trains beat hotels hands down
17 Apr 2011
ABTN talks to David Taylor, Q Hotels' sales director, about corporate negotiations, the importance of wifi, and maintaining personality in today's cookie cutter landscape