Interviews Around the Art of Welcoming

The French Art of Welcoming in Hotel Spas

Is there such a thing as a French legitimacy and vision of the spa?  It’s a legitimate question to ask. France has so many talents and creators. So yes, France is legitimate for creating its own [...]

The Art of Welcoming and Service Professions in the United States

Service professions devoted to the art of welcoming in partnership with the association O’Service   This organization led by Denis Courtiade is devoted to restoring meaning and value to service careers. The organization holds as its objective [...]

The St. Regis Hotel in Mauritius: The Mauritian Art of Welcoming

The Mauritian Art of Welcoming Meets the Italian Art of Welcoming I recently met with Rocco Bova, when he was the General Manager of the St. Regis Hotel in Mauritius. An Italian by origin, he has [...]

The Art of Welcoming & EQUIPHOTEL

“…the art of welcoming is not a prerogative of high-end hotels…” We are back with Corinne Ménégaux, the talented figure in charge of organizing EQUIPHOTEL Salon, a Parisian trade show that captures all the latest trends [...]

The House of Guerlain: The French Art of Welcoming

The House of Guerlain I had the pleasure of meeting Louis de Vilmorin, the International Director of Institutes & Spa Guerlain, at the Hotel and Spa Forum held on June 19 at the George V Four Seasons [...]

The French Art of Welcoming, According to Patrick Charvet

Patrick Charvet, Chef of the Hyatt Paris Madeleine, Patrick Charvet, shares his definition of the French art of welcoming I have been lucky to meet some passionate people, and I am going to share with you [...]

Phélippeau: The Art of Welcoming in Thalassotherapy

  I had the pleasure of meeting Stéfany and Jean Pascal Phélippeau, who allowed me to discover the Hotel Château des Tourelles (****), as well as the Center of Thalassotherapy—Relais Thalasso—located in the Bay of La [...]

The Art of Welcoming in France, the Maranatha Way

Does France Need to Work on the French Art of Welcoming? I recently met with Olivier Carvin, CEO for the Maranatha Group, during the EQUIPHOTEL Salon. We were able to exchange our views on the French [...]

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku: The French Art of Welcoming

The French art of welcoming is a way of conceptualizing spaces for reception. How have you reinterpreted this art? To us, the French art of welcoming involves the feeling of truly being at home, of feeling [...]

Isabelle Miaja: Her Definition of the Art of Welcoming

The Art of Welcoming According to Isabelle Miaja, Architect-Designer France’s history goes to show that we have cultivated a true art of living and welcoming. This expertise and thoroughly French art of welcoming has been considerably [...]

Edouard François, Architect: The French Art of Welcoming

The French Art of Welcoming Edouard François An encounter with architect Edouard François, who took part in the construction of Fouquet’s Barrière Paris. France’s history reveals that we have cultivated a true art of living and [...]

An Encounter with Fanélie Gaffinel

Fanélie Gaffinel Following the success of our first conference in January 2013 on the changes in luxury hotel renovations under the involvement of Studio Putman, Jean-Philippe Nuel, and Max Flageollet, I had the pleasure of working with Journal [...]

Optimism in the Hotel Industry

Optimism in All Its Forms During the third annual ‘Printemps de l’Optimisme’ held in Paris over March 17-18, 2017, I had the pleasure of meeting Thierry Saussez, the founder of this wonderful event bursting alive in [...]

Neil Jacobs, CEO at Six Senses

Neil Jacobs, CEO at Six Senses:  The Art of Welcoming It is my pleasure to share with you my interview with Neil Jacobs, the Chief Executive Officer at Six Senses, about the art of hospitality and the Six Senses brand. Neil [...]

Between Hotel and Boutique

Boutique Hotel: Between Hotel and Boutique I recently met with Eric-Jean Floureusse, founder of the concept hotel Hameau des Baux, where he has recently integrated a boutique spirit. What this means: he’s established an exhibition gallery [...]

Olivier Lapidus and the Art of Welcoming

Olivier Lapidus and the Art of Welcoming A few months ago, I addressed the theme of “high-fashion hospitality.” In line with this theme, allow me to introduce you to Olivier Lapidus, a fashion designer turned interior [...]

Olivier Lapidus and the Art of Welcoming

The Designer Behind Hotel Félicien  A few months ago, I addressed the theme of “high-fashion hospitality.” In line with this theme, allow me to introduce you to Olivier Lapidus, a fashion designer turned interior designer who [...]

Robert D’HENRY, French “Art of Welcoming”

Robert D’HENRY architects: His vision of French “Art of Welcoming” I met the architect Robert D’ Henry at the Hotel and Spa Forum organized in The George V Four Seasons Paris. It was an interesting forum [...]

The Art of Welcoming by Mélia

At Mélia, the Art of Welcoming Begins with a Personalized Welcome At the opening of the newest Mélia Paris La Défense Hotel, I enjoyed a lengthy discussion with Jorge Roll, regional manager at the Mélia Group. [...]

The French Art of Welcoming and the Butler Profession

The Art of Welcoming and Butlers A couple months back, I had a discussion with Robert Mauchamp, founder of ‘Association des Majordomes d’Europe et Personnel de Maison’ (Association of European Butlers and Domestic Personnel) and the [...]