The cognoscenti have minted Viceroy’s reputation as one of the most admired, fastest growing modern luxury lifestyle brands around today.
The CEO of Viceroy Hotels and Resorts on standing apart and going back to the basics. Bill Walshe spoke to Gina McAdam in London.
Jürgen Baumhoff has just seen the InterContinental Geneva through a major refurbishment and a year marking 50 years as the meetings and conference venue of choice for the world’s most powerful leaders. Here the GM and Regional Manager for Switzerland tells Profile Leader about his passions, achievements and a strong belief in a chef called Locatelli.
The 107-year old Plaza Hotel is part of the soul of New York City. Profile Leader meets Managing Director George Cozonis, the custodian of a legend.
Jim McPartlin came to London to talk about the reopening of Loews Regency Hotel, an iconic New York institution. But what does the job say about him?
Alain Ducasse is in Manila. No, not in the flesh – although this most famous of French chefs was in the Philippines earlier in the year – but in the shape of the very first Ducasse Institute outside France, a strategic partnership with Enderun Colleges. Profile Leader editor Gina McAdam met Enderun founder Jack Tuason and Chef See Cheong Yan, pillars of a centre of excellence that aims to mould a global industry’s Asian leaders.
She’s in a class of her own. Valentina Harris is an Italophile, a chef, author, teacher, media personality and pioneer of the culinary festival and vacation. In the past year alone, she has published a book, introduced a pack of professional food writers to the delights of Umbria – including Norcia, Gubbio and Perugia – and hosted the very first international event of one of the world’s most prestigious culinary societies. And that’s just what we know.
Tal Danai has shown hotels around the world how to make clever use of art. He also created an entirely new segment of the art market through his company, ArtLink. Here he talks art and hotels with Profile Leader.
The Gold Service Scholarship, launched in 2012 to nurture Britain’s most promising young talent in front of house service, has just entered its third glorious year. After Profile Leader’s in-depth coverage of last year’s inaugural race, we revisit the 2014 competition, in the words of the hospitality leaders determined to raise the profile and allure of a great profession.
We caught Andrew Wall off guard, but the co-founder and joint managing director of Pineapple – Luxury Hotel Specialists, is at ease with Profile Leader.