This exclusive award is dedicated to General Managers who have succeeded in implementing and promoting sustainable hospitality actions by means of environmental protection and preservation: out-of-the box approach and forward-looking plans perfectly match with bottom line accounting. Green ethics and corporate social responsibilities are also meant to improve operational and economic performances in the hospitality sector. Every year the EHMA Sustainability Award is organized in cooperation with Diversey, company specialized in the supply of sustainable and innovative cleaning and hygiene solutions.
After a thorough discussion the members of the jury, composed by EHMA’s Treasurer Johanna Fragano; Dr. Ing. Arjan van Rheede, Hotelschool The Hague; and Daniel Daggett, Executive Director Sustainability at Diversey have chosen Frédéric Darnet as the worthy winner of the EHMA Sustainability award by Diversey 2019 for the sustainability actions enacted at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort (Monte Carlo). CONGRATULATIONS!
Manuel De Vasconcelos National Delegate France & Monaco has received the award from Somer Gundogdu President Professional Europe Middle East & Africa at Diversey, on behalf of Frédéric Darnet, in Paris during the Gala Dinner of the 46th EHMA annual General Meeting, in the Salon Opera of the InterContinental Paris Le Grand.
The Award presented by EHMA every year to the General Manager who has achieved results of excellence in hotel management was conferred for 2018 to the Italian member Patrick Recasens. The prize is assigned on the basis of criteria such as excellence in quality, implementation of new strategies, financial improvement, ethical foundation of the profession, staff management and motivation. What matters is also the ability to innovate and apply tools and new resources in the management of the various hotel departments, and the development of synergic links with the territory in which the property is located.
The 2018 European Hotel Manager of the Year award ceremony was held in Paris on February 16, during the Gala Dinner of the 46th EHMA annual General Meeting in Salon Opera of the InterContinental Paris Le Grand. Patrick Recasens has received this prestigious international recognition of excellence from the President of the European Hotel Managers Association Hans E. Koch.
The EHMA Management Council met in Lecce, Italy, from 16-18 November at the Risorgimento Resort kindly hosted by Ehma member Giuseppe Mariano.
The Welcome dinner at Dogana Vecchia and the lunch at Quattro Spezierie have been real exquisite treats!
During the business session on Saturday morning, the Councillors discussed many important issues: 46th AGM Ehma Paris 2019; Future General Meetings; Supporting partnerships; Treasurer; Membership; Young Ehma project by Ehma; Digital Ehma; Hotel Schools and others.
After the meeting all participants could enjoy a very nice sightseeing around the historical sites of the old city.
On Saturday evening the closing dinner at Masseria “Le Stanzie” was really delightful!
The next Management Council meeting will be held in Paris on the occasion of Ehma annual General Meeting which will take place from 15 to 17 February.
All pictures of the week-end can be visualized here! Enjoy it!