Associates & Associate Managers
Iulian Sava - Associate Manager Romania & Eastern Europe
Iulian is a 15+ years strategist in revenue management, business analysis and development, a true expert in his field. With a passion for improving the commercial strategy and the performance of the properties, Iulian managed to achieve constantly a remarkable revenue growth while increasing the market share of all the companies he worked for.
Hotels: Marriott Hotel International, Radisson Hotel Group
Type of Establishments: Luxury Business & Leisure Hotels, Downtown Business Hotels, MICE Hotels
Fields: Revenue Management
Expertise: Demand Planning and Pricing Strategy, Budgeting & Forecasting, Strategic Planning & Implementation, Revenue Analysis & Optimization, Profit Optimization, Process Improvement and Data Analyses
Countries: Romania, Slovakia, Georgia
Credo: “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise”
Helge Lütters - Associate Germany
Helge has over 30 years of international hospitalty industry experience with his core competences in pre-opening, renovation, and hotel construction. He is a specialist in F&B, MICE and hotel operations, a true fighter and a man of style and high quality standards.
Hotels: Dolce by Wyndham Hotel, Radisson BLU, Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin, Mandarin Oriental
Type of Establishments: Business Hotels, Conference Centers, Airport Hotel, Wellness Hotel
Fields: F&B, Operations, MICE, Sales, Pre-Opening, Finance (Budgeting)
Expertise: F&B and Room Operations, MICE Sales, Pre-Opening, Construction, Renovations
Countries: Germany, Switzerland, USA, Indonesia, Australia
Credo: "If you want to go fast, go allone. If you want to go far, go togeher"
Cosmin Popescu - Associate Mgr. Romandy & Southeast Europe
Holder of a Higher Diploma in Hospitality Managnement with vast experience in the Front Office / Reservations / Sales & Marketing, highly qualified in hotel management, change management and the implementation of new structures and procedures in multi-cultural environments. Fluent in six languages, Cosmin enriched his experiences with a perfect mastery of intra-company communication tools.
Hotels: Elysium Hotel Paphos, Cyprus, Almyra Hotel-A Member of Design Hotels, Paphos Cyprus
Type of Establishments: Resorts
Fields: Rooms Division, Sales, Marketing, Pre-Opening, Business Development
Expertise: Front Office, MICE Reservations and Sales, Groups, Demand planning, Budget management, Organization of major events, seminars and workshops, Change management, Creation of communication media (marketing), R&F recruitment
Countries: Cyprus, Romania, Switzerland
Credo: "The customer’s perception is your reality"
Roland Rhyner - Associate Manager Switzerland
Broad experience in international Hotel Management both operational and commercial; 5-star opening experience on General Manager level, Director of Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Strategic Planning, Forecasting, Accounts Receivable, Financial awareness, Change Management and Team Leadership
Groups: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Worldhotels, Fleming's Hotels, The Dolder Grand & The Gstaad Palace, Switzerland
Type of Establishments: City Hotels, Congress Hotels, Luxury Resorts, Boutique Hotels
Fields: Business Development, Operations, General Management, Pre-Opening & Opening
Expertise: Pre-opening, Re-Positioning, Turnaround Management, Change Management, Quality Assurance, Profit Optimization, Guest & Team Member Satisfaction, Human Resources Management
Countries: Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands on property level, EMEA on headquarter level
Credo: "Walk the extra mile"
Michael Bamberg - Associate Manager GCR, Myanmar, Cambodia
Michael is a true and committed hospitality professional having worked 44 years at Hilton Worldwide, out of which 29 years as hotel general manager. His assignments stretched from the Middle East to Asia Pacific and focused many years on developing cities in China.
Groups: Hilton Worldwide
Type of Establishments: City Business Hotels, a Seaside Resort and al large MICE Hotel in Foshan City (Guangdong, China)
Fields: General management, Hotel operations, F&B operations, Marketing, Pre & Post Openings, Re-branding hotels
Expertise: General management, Hotel operations, F&B operations, Marketing, Pre & Post Openings, Re-branding hotels, Quality Assurance, Profit Optimization, Guest & Team Member Satisfaction
Countries: Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Bahrain and Oman
Credo: “Integrity in honoring commitments"
Chan Li - Associate Manager Singapore / Malaysia
American born Chan Li has grown up in Singapore and came up through the ranks of Food & Beverage with Raffles before joining W in an executive position. She has also great experience in Restaurant concepts and design.
Groups: Raffles, Starwood
Type of Establishments: City Business Hotels, Resorts,
Fields: F&B, Operations, General Management
Expertise: Pre-opening, Change Management, Restaurant Development, Quality Assurance, Profit Optimization, Human Resources Management
Countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Macau
Credo: “success is only found outside your comfort zone"