Briefing: hospitality is more than a job

Traditional career paths are changing and new roles are opening up within hospitality. Still there are some pieces of advice that will always be relevant. Grasping opportunities and experiencing how a business works is important. Having an understanding that extends beyond your own role or department is invaluable.

The industry has its own set of values and core skills. In this briefing four experts share their experience and offer insight into hospitality careers:

  • Paul Pisani, SVP – Hotel Development, Corinthia Hotels on the wide range of the hospitality industry

  • Michael Devereux, Director – Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts on the hospitality industry offering many career paths

  • Sinai Pedreschi, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Stafford London by Kempinski with advice for new recruits to the hospitality industry

  • Mohammed Al Nashwan, Chairman & Managing Director, HARTT Hotel Consulting on hospitality being a lifestyle, not a job


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Video clips produced by for the Hospitality Channel, including interview from industry conferences such as the IHIF conference as well as specific Hospitality Channel shoots.

Briefing: sourcing and incubating talent

For those who were not able to attend IHIF last month, our own Peter Malone facilitated a session which focused on sourcing and incubating talent. He was joined by:

  • Srdjan Milekovic, VP – Human Resources, Hyatt International (EMEA) LLC
  • Pierre O. Botteron, VP – Human Resources, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
  • Franco Valletta, Chief Officer – Organisation Development & HR, Corinthia Hotels
  • Tony Voller, SVP – HR Asia, Middle East, Africa & Europe & Global Resourcing, IHG

The panel discussed sourcing, incubating, retention and technology in relation to hospitality people, and naturally provided an interesting range of experience and expertise.

Despite the impressive line-up, Peter decided even more expertise would be useful to the audience, so he arranged for another 15 people from the industry, with great experience and perspective of talent, to share their “pearls of wisdom” in relation to recruiting and retaining the best people.

The four short videos below are the result of Peter’s request for help, and are a great resource for anyone in the industry who needs to focus on getting the best from hospitality people.


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