Together with some global luxury hospitality leaders we have taken a look at coming innovations and best practices in the vital luxury market. Learn why the guest experience and what happens in luxury has an impact at all levels of hospitality.
Vice President Culinary, Luxury Brands, Marriott International
Rainer Zinngrebe has had an illustrious 40-year career, full of awards. In his current role as Vice President Culinary, Corporate Chef for MILUX, he heads global Food & Beverage design and development, concept development, food and beverage strategy, as well as execution for MILUX. The MILUX brands include: The Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, St. Regis Hotels, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection Hotels, W Hotels, EDITION and Bulgari Hotels.
Senior VP, Hotel Operations, Oceania Cruises – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Franco Semeraro oversees every aspect of the customer experience across the Oceania Cruises/Regent Seven Seas ships, including all onboard revenue operations as well as food and beverage, procurement and logistics. The group is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry. In 2014 Oceania Cruises/Regent Seven Seas group was acquired by NCL forming the new holding company NCLH.
Michelin Star Chef, Fiola (Washington DC – Miami – Venezia)
Fabio Trabocchi is widely celebrated among the world's leading restaurateurs. A Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef and recipient of the esteemed James Beard Award, Trabocchi has passionately pursued the goal of creating a world class hospitality organization offering the finest dining experiences. His growing restaurant group has properties in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Miami, and Venice, Italy. His fine dining flagship, Fiola earned a Michelin Star.
President Tomson Hospitality
Tommaso Cardana founded Tomson Hospitality in Miami in 2008, aiming to provide the hospitality industry a fresh new experience with a boutique approach. Over the years he has established many valuable relationships with manufacturers globally which enables him to bring innovative options to hospitality establishments throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and the Cruise Line market. Tomson has evolved into a multi faceted hospitality partner that provides design and development, distribution, procurement, and consulting services to the hospitality industry.
Chief Evangelist, Founder TableTopJournal - Moderatore
Dave Turner is Chief Evangelist and Founder of TabletopJournal. TabletopJournal was created with the simple mission to elevate awareness of the role that tabletop plays in the hospitality guest dining experience. A non-traditional journalist, Dave’s background in foodservice and hospitality sales and marketing spans nearly 30 years. Prior to TabletopJournal, he was a sales and marketing leader with Woodmere China, Villeroy & Boch and Corning. Dave’s mantra and hashtag #TabletopMatters that now creates over a million+ impressions around the globe each month