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Dr. Deborah Birx to Keynote Inaugural GBAC Symposium in Chicago

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced that Dr. Deborah Birx, world-renowned medical physician, infectious disease expert, and diplomat, will be the keynote speaker at the GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, August 16-17, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The underrated key to creating a unique guest experience? Entertainment.

For many consumers, 2022 marks the first time they are booking travel since the pandemic began. Hospitality forecasts indicate that as the public becomes more comfortable leaving their homes, demand within the travel industry will reach pre-pandemic levels.

Kempinski Hotels appoints Timur Sentuerk as Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa as well as Member of the Management Board

Overseeing from now on a fast-growing region of strategic significance for Kempinski Hotels, Timur Sentuerk has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa as well as member of the Management Board. Bringing a 30-year impressive track record of delivering operational and financial performance to his new position, Timur Sentuerk is a strong hospitality leader who has worked with iconic hospitality brands such as Langham Hospitality Group, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and others.

SPOTLIGHT ON Tomás Feier General Manager – Disneyland Hotel – Paris at The Walt Disney Company

Tomás Feier talks about his life in hotels.

I’m the fourth generation of my family to work in hotels. I was born in a hotel, and I lived my entire life as a kid in the hotel with staff that cared so much about me. So it was obvious that I would pursue a life in hotels. There were some distractions: my older brother had a model train which he drove through different landscapes and I said to myself: “This is great, I need to be a locomotive driver, because I could have a frequent change of scenery, which was something that I felt I needed to have in the future – but I realised that I could this in the hotel sector.

Omni Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day on April 7th with a donation of 50,000 meals to Feeding America through its Say Goodnight to Hunger program.

The Omni Hotels and Resorts Say Goodnight to Hunger program allows us to contribute meals in our communities in partnership with Feeding America. For each completed stay at any of the 50 Omni Hotels & Resorts’ properties, we donate one meal to those in need. Since launching this program in June 2016, we have proudly provided over 20 million meals to feed children, families, and seniors through local food banks in 42 communities across the U.S.  In support of Global Meetings Industry Day, Omni donated 1 meal for every group room in house during the week of Global Meetings Industry Day for a total of 50,000 meals to support Feeding America through our Say Goodnight to Hunger program.

IHIF 2022 returns to Berlin

With a core focus on people, planet and profit, the event returns to bring together forward-thinking investors, owners and developers from over 80 countries. IHIF is where the most powerful leaders come together to discuss the hospitality industry’s current state, with a powerfully curated programme of keynote speakers, expert panels, roundtables and interactive sessions that will guide delegates through the constantly evolving investment landscape.

Fusion Hotel Group Honors Earth Day Year Round

While eco-initiatives shouldn’t be restricted to one day a year, Earth Day on April 22nd is a reminder that we need to act now – and always – when it comes to the health of the earth. This year’s theme, Invest in Our Planet, highlights how we can step up and each do our part for future generations.