Karl Markgraf appointed new FTI GROUP CEO

Change of leadership at Europe’s third-largest tour operator: From 1 July 2023, the FTI GROUP will be led by Karl Markgraf. He will become Managing Director, take over the position of CEO of the group and retain his position as CIO, thus steering the GROUP in a dual function. At the same time, the company is reshaping the Supervisory Board: Wolfgang Altmüller and Dr Florian Amereller are leaving the Board. They will be replaced by Naguib S. Sawiris, controlling shareholder of the FTI GROUP, who will take over the Chairman role, and Ralph Schiller, the former CEO of the FTI GROUP, who will take over a new role as Deputy Chairman.

Karl Markgraf

Scott Gubrud appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at Montage Deer Valley

Montage Deer Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Gubrud as Director of Sales & Marketing. Bringing with him nearly three decades of leadership experience in luxury hospitality, Gubrud will be responsible for overseeing the resort’s sales and marketing team, in addition to their continued growth and development, as well as repositioning the resort following its renovation.

Scott Gubrud

Gonzalo Maggi Bescos appointed General Manager at W Miami

W Miami announce the appointment of Gonzalo Maggi Bescos as the new General Manager of the hotel. Gonzalo Maggi Bescos brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position, having worked in the luxury hospitality industry for over 20 years in leadership roles across multiple continents, companies, and Marriott International brands.

Gonzalo Maggi Bescos

Christophe Rull appointed Executive Pastry Chef at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles

Denise Flanders, General Manager of Hotel Bel-Air, has appointed Christophe Rull as executive pastry chef of Hotel Bel-Air. In this role, Rull is responsible for overseeing the pastry offerings at the iconic hotel, including in the Restaurant at Hotel Bel-Air, the popular Bar & Lounge, in-room dining, and banquets and events. Christophe is a French-born pastry chef with more than 20 years of experience.

Christophe Rull
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