Dr Timo Gruenert, CEO of the Oetker Collection, is on a roll. Not only does his portfolio have Geneva and Capri on the definite horizon but he turns out to be a skilled video performer. He is also, says Girlahead, a natural speaker – hear him on podcast, below.
Some hotel groups are continually coming up with ideas. IHG-owned Kimpton, led by CEO Mike DeFrino, is on that select list. Kimpton’s latest innovation is cleverly called Quaranteam. Kimpton Quaranteam Getaway! is a package designed specifically for small family circles and close-knit friends to eat, drink, laugh and relax at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants across the USA. You get rooms close to each other on the same floor, and small private meeting spaces for your group’s activities. Brilliant.
Another hotel group to watch is Les Hôtels d’en Haut, a KSL-owned collection of eight traditional family-style hotels from Megéve south to St-Raphael. Vincent Hoogewijs, a one-time Belgian chef who has long been a highly-respected Four Seasons GM, has just been appointed COO of Les Hôtels d’en Haut.
And now, back to Timo Gruenert: