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SMACK #14 - Hotels during & after Covid-19 with Pierre Perusset (The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong)
With Covid-19 taking the world by storm, here's a reminder that there will be a life after the pandemic. Fritz and Florian were joined by Pierre Perusset, General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, to discuss scenari...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
April 28th, 2020
SMACK #13 ON TOUR - Digital Panel @ Deutscher Hotelkongress
In this second episode from the German Hotel Kongress 2020 (DHK 2020), Fritz and Florian met Ullrich Kastner, CEO of myhotelshop, and Constantin Rehberg, CDO of prizeotel, for a casual chat.  They talked about the state...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
April 23rd, 2020
SMACK #12 - The art of ultra luxury hospitality with Frank Marrenbach (Oetker Collection)
Fritz and Florian had the pleasure of meeting Frank Marrenbach, CEO of Oetker Collection.  They discuss the luxury sector within the hospitality industry, talk about Oetker Collection, its origin and its future and Fr...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
April 20th, 2020
SMACK #11 - Vacation rental homes & competing or complementing the hotel business - Tobias Wann
For this episode, Fritz and Florian had the pleasure to meet Tobias Wann, Global CEO of Oyo Vacation Homes.  They talked about the vacation homes business, its benefits and challenges and why it should really be called ...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
February 27th, 2020
SMACK #10 ON TOUR - Next-Gen Panel @ Deutscher Hotel Kongress 2020
This week, Florian & Fritz were invited to the German Hotel Kongress 2020 and talked to Nadja Dahlmann from the Empire Riverside Hotel Hamburg, Sophie Gotte from the Marias Platzl Hotel Munich and Kerem Akduman from the ...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
February 12th, 2020
SMACK #9 - C&B, local communities and women in hospitality with Tina Brack (Ellington Hotel Berlin)
This week, Florian & Fritz met Tina Brack, the General Manager at the Ellington Hotel Berlin. They discussed events and how the industry changed over the past 20 years, talked about why including locals into your F&B co...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
January 30th, 2020
SMACK #8 ON TOUR - Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) 2020 Intro
This week, Florian & Fritz had the pleasure to meet¬†Patrizia Zueck and Jo-Ann Li, two students of the Ecole H√īteli√®re de Lausanne, currently orginising the 2020 edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit. They talked about ...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
January 14th, 2020
SMACK #7 - Hospitality Education & Innovation with Nicole Rosenkranz & Ian Millar
Florian & Fritz chatted with Nicole Rosenkranz and Ian Millar, from the Ecole H√īteli√®re de Lausanne. They talk about EHL's expansion plans, discuss innovation and eductation in the hospitality industry and share funny a...
Smack Hospitality Cast
December 19th 2019
SMACK #6 - Loyalty Programs & GM of a Luxury Hotel with Gregor Andreewitch (Waldorf Astoria Berlin)
Florian & Fritz, had the pleasure of chatting with Gregor Andreewitch, General Manager at The Waldorf Astoria Berlin. Award-winning hotelier, Gregor talks about the evolution of the Hilton brand, the increase in Berlin'...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
November 29th, 2019
SMACK #5 - Social Change & private member clubs with Mark Somen (The Conduit)
This week, Florian & Fritz, had the pleasure of sitting down with Marc Somen,CEO of The Conduit members club in New York.  Topics of discussion include social change, our planet and how to save it from a hospitality per...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
November 15th, 2019
SMACK #4 - Employee retention & HR with Adam Rowledge (Rowledge Associates Ltd.)
This week, Florian & Fritz, had the pleasure of chatting with Adam Rowledge, former General Manager at The Georgian House London and founder of Rowledge Associates Ltd. Award-winning UK hotelier, Adam, talks about his e...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
October 28th, 2019
SMACK #3 - How to become the coolest GM with Philip Ibrahim (The Student Hotel)
This week, Florian & Fritz, had the pleasure to sit down with Philip Ibrahim , General Manager at The Student Hotel Berlin. Philip talks about life after being a GM with Accor's Mercure Hotels for a while and then movin...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
October 9th, 2019
SMACK #2 - Originality in hospitality with Beat Fornaro (Design Hotels)
This week, Florian & Fritz, sat down with Beat Fornaro, Area Director of Portfolio Development EMEA at Design Hotels. Beat shares his insights on Design Hotels' acquisition by Marriott International and its impact on op...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
September 17th, 2019
SMACK #1 - Getting started in hospitality with Florian Montag & Fritz Dickamp
This week, our CEO, Florian, joins Fritz Dickamp, L.I.K.E. Hospitality Consulting's founder on the first episode of Smack Hospitality Media. ...
Smack Hospitality Cast
Florian Montag
September 5th, 2019