Luxury Hotels

Oetker – Kimpton – Les Hôtels d’en Haut

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.

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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.

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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.

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And now, back to Timo Gruenert: