8 episodes

Welcome to Smack! We hate boredom, so everything we do here is geared towards providing entertaining and informative digital content around the world of hospitality. Feel free to hang around and explore some of our content on podcasts, Instagram or LinkedIn. Let us know how you like what you find and we’ll continue to work hard on delivering all the good stuff you like.

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Smack Hospitality Cast Fritz Dickamp & Florian Montag

    • Leisure

Welcome to Smack! We hate boredom, so everything we do here is geared towards providing entertaining and informative digital content around the world of hospitality. Feel free to hang around and explore some of our content on podcasts, Instagram or LinkedIn. Let us know how you like what you find and we’ll continue to work hard on delivering all the good stuff you like.

Want more? Check out our other Podcast channels: Smack Hospitality ON TOUR

    #9 (DE) C&B, local communities and women in hospitality with Tina Brack

    #9 (DE) C&B, local communities and women in hospitality with Tina Brack

    Conference & Banqueting marks an important and profitable revenue stream for most medium and large hotels - so it was about time for us to speak to an expert. Tina Brack, GM at the Ellington Hotel Berlin used to run the C&B department in one of the largest conference hotels in Germany and now runs her own hotel as a GM in one of Berlin's hippest locations. Tina told us all about how events have changed over the past 20 years, why including locals into your F&B concept can prove invaluable and why there aren't nearly enough woman in hospitality - yet. Enjoy the show!

    • 54 min
    #7 (EN) – Hospitality Education & Innovation with Nicole Rosenkranz & Ian Millar (EHL)

    #7 (EN) – Hospitality Education & Innovation with Nicole Rosenkranz & Ian Millar (EHL)

    Episode 7 of season 1 saw us taking on your favourite Christmas angel and Santa: Nicole Rosenkranz & Ian Millar, professors at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). We got a quick update of EHL’s expansion plans, heard about why it’s not a great idea to take an exam without wearing pants and how teaching hospitality has changed over the past years. Needless to say the occasional story of old times is in there, as well as a discussion about innovation. What more can you possibly want for Christmas, enjoy the show!

    • 53 min
    #6 (EN) - Loyalty Programs, rates & GM of a Luxury Hotel with Gregor Andreewitch (Waldorf Astoria Berlin)

    #6 (EN) - Loyalty Programs, rates & GM of a Luxury Hotel with Gregor Andreewitch (Waldorf Astoria Berlin)

    Episode 6 of season 1 with Gregor Andreewitch, a seasoned veteran of Hilton and currently the GM of the Waldorf Astoria Berlin. Gregor talked to us about the struggle of getting respectable rates in a traditionally cheap city like Berlin, the importance of loyal programs and his experiences over a lifespan-career as a GM in hotels around the world. Also, Gregor gave us a great last remark of what change in hospitality in his opinion over the past 40 years of his career. Enjoy the show!

    • 42 min
    #5 (EN) – Social Change & private member clubs with Mark Somen (The Conduit)

    #5 (EN) – Social Change & private member clubs with Mark Somen (The Conduit)

    Episode 5 of season 1 sees the team speak with Mark Somen of The Conduit about some topics that genuinely matter. Having sat down with Mark in London, we discussed social change, our planet and how to save it from a hospitality perspective. We also had a look at the story behind private member clubs and what they need to work. Mark was even kind enough to share a personal story that may serve as a vitally important food for thought for all of you. Enjoy the show!

    • 51 min
    #4 (EN) - Employee retention & HR with Adam Rowledge (Rowledge Associates Ltd.)

    #4 (EN) - Employee retention & HR with Adam Rowledge (Rowledge Associates Ltd.)

    We’re back with Episode 4 of season 1 and this time multi-award winning UK-hotelier Adam Rowledge, Ex-GM at The Georgian House in London and now running his own show at Rowledge Associates, joins us in London to talk about all things HR-related. Keeping talents in the industry, keeping talents in your hotel and how to grow and nurture staff. We even managed to not make Brexit and the performance of the German national rugby team more of a topic than they necessarily had to be!

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    • 43 min
    #3 (DE) - How to become the coolest GM with Philip Ibrahim (The Student Hotel)

    #3 (DE) - How to become the coolest GM with Philip Ibrahim (The Student Hotel)

    In our third episode Philip Ibrahim GM of The Student Hotel Berlin which is about to open swings by the show and talks about his move from a global operating hotel company (Accor) to a young and modern brand. Additionally Flo & Fritz tried to get behind the secret of being the coolest GM in town!

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    • 53 min

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