All articles by laura cook

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Reto Wittwer’s old-school values

President and CEO of Kempinski for the best part of 20 years, Reto Wittwer is not shy of an opinion or two. He talks to Phin Foster about true interpretations of luxury, the failings of his peers and why Europe remains more relevant than ever.

Liquidity needed: financing the European hotel market

Are banks lending? Where can finance be found? How are deals being made? These are the pressing questions in today’s European hotel market. Philip Kleinfeld searches for answers with Robert Milburn at PwC, Tim Helliwell at Barclays Bank and Mark Wynne Smith of Jones Lang LaSalle.

EHMA AGM: Forward thinking

More than 150 managers of leading deluxe European hotels took stock of the present and explored future paths for the development of hospitality at this year’s EHMA annual general meeting in Vienna. President Peter Bierwirth reports on the four-day event.