Speaker 1

Michael Levie

Over the past 30 years Michael has gained extensive experience in hotel operations having worked in the United States, South America, Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East starting out managing single units varying from corporate, to group and convention, to leisure and resorts hotels and later multi property responsibilities. For 18 years Michael formed part of the exec team of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, where the companies 5 star service focused on guest satisfaction through motivated and well-trained employees. In early 1999 Michael joined the operational team of Golden Tulip and Krasnapolsky Hotels, where the joined board assigned him to lead the operational side of the merger. In late 2000 Michael joined SynXis, a central reservation system with onward distribution capabilities and setup the European office and rolled out the software to the hospitality industry for Europe / Middle East and Africa. From 2002 to 2004 Michael headed up the 65 hotels portfolio from Spain’s “NH Hoteles” (former Golden Tulip and Krasnapolsky Hotels), with a focus towards merging the local value proposition, while centralizing all support functions. In 2004 Michael partnered and started his own hotel management company and invested in single asset turnarounds. In 2005 as one of the founders of citizenM Michael is now dedicating 100% of his time to the operations of the company.

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