Photos | Hospitality Personalities
Christopher Cowdray, CEO of The Dorchester Collection
Christopher Cowdray has 27 years of extensive international experience in managing luxury hotels on four continents. He has managed world-class hotels in England, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Oman.
Gordon "Butch" Stewart, CEO Sandals Resorts International
Gordon "Butch" Stewart is the Owner of over two dozen companies throughout the Caribbean, North America and Great Britain, one of which is Sandals Resorts International. Butch is credited as the creator of the All Inclusive Luxury Resort Concept.
Ted Tang, President & CEO of The Leading Hotels of The World
Ted Tang has a 30-year track record in the global hospitality industry working in leadership positions in both the USA and Asia Pacific for prominent brands such as Wyndham International and Starwood Hotels. He became the President and CEO in 2008.
Alan Faena (Left), Prominent Fashion Designer and Real Estate Developer
Alan Faena (Argentine), founded and created the Faena Hotel + Universe in 2004, . The concept, designed by Philippe Starck, renowned French Designer is a hotel, residential and cultural complex in the newly renovated Puerto Madero docklands of Buenos Aires.
Mary Gostelow, Celebrity Travel and Lifestyle Journalist
Mary Gostelow spends roughly 300 days a year traveling around the world. She is the Publisher of definitive Gostelow Report market intelligence for the luxury sector worldwide, editor-at-large kiwicollection.com, contributing editor of Elite Traveller and HOTELS, regular columnist Best in Travel, Destination of the World News and itlm.net as well as Girlahead, Mary Gostelow's inside Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Worldwide.
Sammy and Jean-Claude Bessudo, Aviatur
Jean-Claude Bessudo and his son Sammy own and operate Aviatur, the largest tourism organization in Colombia, present in 27 cities throughout the country, and 5 abroad. Aviatur is made up of companies that carry out activities in the sectors of travel & tourism, foreign trade, marketing, insurance, medical assistances & services, technology & trading, in addition to hotels.
Heinz Hormann, Celebrated German Journalist and TV Personality
Heinz Hormann (German) is an International Hotel and Gourmet Censor, journalist, author and TV personality. Horrmann contrbutes a regular column for Die Welt, one of Germany's most important newspapers, Welt am Sonntag and Berliner Morgenpost and for magazines: Top Hotel and Food & Wine.
Joseph Giacoponello, Former President of The Leading Hotels of the World
Joseph Giacoponello is currently an Executive Committee Member of The Crown Collection. He is the Former President and CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World, of which, he is widely acclaimed for creating and expanding the international brand to include some of the world's fines hotels and resorts.
Emmanuel Berger, a celebrated Swiss Hotelier, managed the Grand Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau in Interlacken, Switzerland for several decades. During his tenure, he transformed the Victoria-Jungfrau into one of the most prestigious addresses worldwide.