Marcus Bernhardt, above, is CEO of Deutsche Hospitality, a global hotel company that now, under its Chinese owners, is already becoming more and more worldwide. Hear him now on Mary Gostelow Girlahead Podcast, below.
Qatari Diar owns the magnificent former-US Embassy that occupies most of London’s Grosvenor Square. Designed by Eero Saarinen in Proto-Brutalist style, it opened 1960, the year after his US Embassy in Oslo. Now the Qataris are turning it into a 139-room super-luxury hotel. What will open as The Chancery Rosewood London, with significant retail and events facilities, is being designed by architect David Chipperfield, and by such other great names as Tristan Auer, BAR Studio, Joseph Dirand and Yabu Pushelberg. Girlahead cannot wait…
Weekends seem to come round with increasing rapidity these days. Time becomes shorter and shorter and only such routines as Sunday-breakfast-includes caviar jog the memory. Girlahead would like, one weekend, to have another boat trip around Hamburg’s waterways. Her guide, as before, would be master mariner Hubert Neubacher, owner of the nine-vessel fleet of Barkassen-Meyer, and travelling companion, once again, must be Moritz Klein, Harley-Davidson-loving GM of Steigenberger Hamburg and regional leader, for the Hanseatic area, of Deutsche Hospitality. Hear his ultimate boss, Marcus Bernhardt, here:
It does look as if the HELIIX Health Pass, above, might allow hotels and other institutions to re-open doors with confidence. Promoted by Zara Tindall, Olympiad daughter of HRH The Princess Royal, and her rugby-star husband Mike Tindall MBE, HELIIX Health Pass is VST Enterprises’ V-Health Passport™ using VCode® technology. Now, that company’s partner REVIV Global is selling it to hotels. Simply, consumers who have tested negative for COVID-19 scan a Health Pass before entering a venue, and, as V-Health Passport™ Founding CEO Louis-James Davis, says, if all is well, come on in.
If you feel sociable, Moscow is the place to be. Park Hyatt Ararat reports gatherings, REAL gatherings, of up to 250. This is the only luxury hotel in town, says Girlahead, to have a real Italian chef (lovely!) and, also, a fashionista Guest Relations guy from Paris (lovely, again). The hotel’s Greek GM knows what he is doing to keep his 15 fashion- and finance-business long stay guests, from all over Europe, from re-locating elsewhere.
And if you want some more podcast words of wisdom, listen to Marcus Bernhardt, here: