Welcome to the Winter Edition of PSD's International Hotels InFocus


This 'winter' edition of PSD Hospitality InFocus is I believe a real treat - we have a selection of extremely high quality individuals who have generously shared some fascinating perspectives on their businesses and regions. 

Rudi Jagersbacher - recently awarded Middle East Hotelier Power 50 for the 3rd consecutive year details some of the behavioural shifts associated with Hilton's rapid expansion in the hotel mid-market in the Middle East;  Frederic Simon - the inspirational CEO Asia for Commune Hotels and Resorts (formerly Alila) provides a fascinating backdrop to the merger of these two businesses and their multiple lifestyle brands  - plus two General Managers - Henk Meynecht of the Grand Kempinski Shanghai and Shangri-La Taipei's Marcel Holman share a city update which suggests a positive outlook for China and Taiwan in 2016.  Our regular columnist, Derek Picot rounds off this edition with a more light-hearted but very informative piece on the subject of tipping!  I am very grateful indeed to all our contributors.  It would be excellent to receive your feedback on the articles you enjoy reading most so we can reflect this in future editions.

Our teams in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai all look forward to engaging with you in the coming months.

Lesley Reynolds
Managing Director

Articles

Interview with Rudi Jagersbacher

Interview with Rudi Jagersbacher

Rudi Jagersbacher talks to PSD InFocus about his role and recent achievements

Interview with Frederic F Simon

Interview with Frederic F Simon

An insight into the Commune Hotels and Resorts and Alila partnership - Lesley Reynolds talks to Frederic Simon

Interview with Henk Meyknecht

Interview with Henk Meyknecht

Lesley Reynolds recently met with Grand Kempinski Shanghai's Henk Meyknecht to talk about the city, the hotel and his plans for the future.

Interview with Marcel N.A. Holman

Interview with Marcel N.A. Holman

Shangri-La's Marcel Holman provides PSD InFocus with insight into the hotel scene in Taiwan

The Derek Picot Column - Third edition

The Derek Picot Column - Third edition

Derek Picot - our columnist, discusses the significant issue of ‘Tips!’