Almanac Hotels Appoints Jean-Paul Dantil as Vice President of Operations
June 18, 2018 1:37pm
June 18, 2017 … Almanac Hotels is proud to announce and welcome Jean-Paul Dantil in his newly appointed role as Vice President of Operations for the Almanac Hotels group based in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Dantil brings more than 20 years of luxury hospitality experience to his role in the company. Most recently, he was General Manager of The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain and prior, was General Manager for their Vienna property.
“As we look to the future, Jean-Paul has an extraordinary depth and breadth of understanding in this business. Almanac Hotels has an aggressive growth plan over the next five years and he will oversee the opening or rebranding of several properties including Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Zagreb. In Vienna, scheduled to open in 2019, he will also serve as the opening General Manager,” says Herbert Haselbacher, President and CEO of Almanac Hotels.
The culturally rich Almanac Vienna (122 rooms) is located on the Ringstrasse and features a sophisticated spa, multiple dining options and technically advanced business and meeting facilities. In addition, Parkring 14 - arguably the most prestigious residential address in Vienna – will be the first Almanac Residences to open. These 12 distinctive apartments are set within the hotel and offer owners access to all of the amenities and hotel services.
“In these times of mass consolidation in the luxury hotel landscape, Almanac Hotels has a perfect opportunity to make an impact and host an audience that is looking for a sincere and different experience. In my role as Vice President Operations, it will be my responsibility to ensure each hotel lives up to the vision of creating this experience through talent acquisition and engagement, defining and monitoring operating standards, concept creation and performance enhancement," says Dantil. “At the same time, I will be overseeing the opening of several new Almanac Hotels with a focus on Vienna where I will also be the opening General Manager. I am very much looking forward to this new role and returning to Vienna together with my family and seeing the Almanac brand grow to become a real global player in the luxury hospitality business.”
Mr. Dantil has a long career in the luxury hospitality industry. He received a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Centre International de Glion in Montreux Switzerland. In 1997 he began his career in the hotel business on the Mariana Islands for Hyatt Regency. His career track brought him to the highly regarded COMO Hotels in Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos and The Metropolitan Hotel, Park Lane, London. Additional positions include opening Das Stue in Berlin as Managing Director and the Puro Hotel in Mallorca. Prior, in Dubai, Jean-Paul was Managing Partner of CGP – the Chris Garrod Partnership, a leading hotel procurement company with offices in London, Dubai and Hong Kong. Jean Paul is a German National and has had a multi-cultural upbringing, speaking fluent English, French and German along with basic Spanish. He will reside in Vienna with his wife and children.
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Almanac Hotels is a hospitality tastemaker developing iconic hotels in landmark locations. Almanac Barcelona opened in December 2017 and will be followed by Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Zagreb. Located in the heart of each city, they become an exceptional platform to experience each destination in the manner that a local would – from the insider perspective. The mission is to enhance the guest experience through elements of travel that make up a journey: Scent, Taste, Light, Beat and Touch. When all of those things come together in an exciting way, your heart may skip a Beat, or it may beat faster – in either case, you will know we got it right. It’s time to awaken your senses to a new kind of hospitality experience and unlock the essence of Almanac Hotels.
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