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  • Stars without pretension: Heinz Beck

    Multi-Michelin-starred chef, honorary Italian and dedicated oenophile. On the back of confirming his place on the judging panel for our European Hospitality Awards 2012, Heinz Beck talks to Ross Davies...

  • Sofitel refocuses on approachable luxury

    Following a five-year brand repositioning programme, Sofitel is set to enter key markets worldwide. CEO Robert Gaymer-Jones sits down with Phin Foster to discuss long-term thinking, a newfound kinship with...

  • Remedial retreats: the best medicine?

    With hotel spas offering medical treatments and minor surgery, the line between clinic and wellness retreat is blurred. Andrea Ashfield talks to Danubius Hotels’ Anikó Nagy, Mandarin Oriental’s Andrew Gibson,...

  • Matteo Thun: the scale-jumper

    The refurbished Hilton Barcelona has recently reopened, with the breezy lobby and bar area designed by Matteo Thun. Originally famous for his work in the postmodernist Memphis Group, the Italian...

  • Talking Turkey: Europe’s hottest destination

    Global operators are entering the booming Turkish market in droves. Phin Foster meets Hyatt’s Peter Norman, Mehmet Önkal of BDO Hospitality Consulting and Thomas Willms from Starwood to discuss the...

  • Food and beverage: pillow talk

    Phin Foster meets Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver. As they approach the end of a memorable first year as hoteliers, the men behind St John and purveyors of nose-to-tail eating...

  • Spiritual sustenance: culinary spas

    Fresh fruit and a post-treatment tea are no longer sufficient sustenance for the 21st-century spa-goer. Health-conscious hotel guests increasingly expect their dietary criteria to be met hotel-wide. Elly Earls finds...

  • Hotel franchising: mutually beneficial

    Across Europe, increasing numbers of hoteliers are turning to the franchising model well established in the US. With one in six hotel rooms under construction in Europe now carrying a...

  • Marketing strategy: new frontiers

    In 2011, Accor refocused its hotel business, with fresh objectives, a modified marketing identity and a new tagline. Andrea Ashfield asks global chief marketing officer Gregoire Champetier and Jean-Luc Chrétien,...

  • Back to the future: hospitality trends

    EHMA president Peter Bierwirth looks back at the organisation’s annual congress in Vienna. Attendees discussed long-term customer trends within the hospitality industry, including the impact of digital technology and the...

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