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: