Industry Update
Appointment25 January 2017

David Grossniklaus

Named Senior Director for Development in Middle East, Africa & India
At Belmond in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

David GrossniklausBelmond announced the appointment of David Grossniklaus as Senior Director of Development Middle East, Africa and India, effective December 1, 2016. Based in Belmond’s newly-opened development office in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Grossniklaus will focus on growing Belmond’s footprint across the region with new hotel developments and conversion opportunities.
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EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

David Grossniklaus (Class of 2003) is a graduate of EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Lausanne - Switzerland
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LVMH Hotel Management

French luxury behemoth Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), announced in December 2018, the acquisition of London-based luxury hotel group Belmond. LVMH, the parent company of fashion houses including Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy as well as premium spirits, cosmetics and more, is looking to expand its empire in the hospitality business, which currently includes the Bulgari hotel brand, as well as Cheval Blanc.
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Recent Appointments at LVMH Hotel Management

Rob Roche - Director of Sales and Marketing

15 February 2019 — Rob joins the team with more than 20 years of experience across luxury hotel brands that include St. Regis, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels. Most recently while working with The Peninsula Beverly Hills, he was responsible for implementing strategic goals for the principle teams across its Reservations, Sales, Advertising, E-Commerce, Social Media and Public Relations departments.
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Colleen Huther - General Manager

15 February 2019 — Colleen joins the property with over 30 years of luxury hotel experience working for international hotel brands including Hilton, Accor, and Marriott. She joins Belmond from the Hilton Checkers in Los Angeles, CA where she was General Manager.
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Christian Boyens - Decelopment director city hotels

12 February 2019 — LVMH entered hospitality by buying Cheval Blanc in 2006 - 4 hotels and an opening in 2020 in Paris - Bulgari brand in 2011 along with the jewelry department - 6 hotels and 4 in the pipeline and Belmond end of 2018 - 46 hotels trains and boats.
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