Industry Update
Appointment12 May 2017

Andre Guettouche

Appointed Chief Operating Officer
At Generator Hostels in Amsterdam, Netherlands, The

Andre GuettoucheQueensgate Investments has appointed Andre Guettouche COO respectively of Generator Hostels. Mr Guettouche was formerly SVP Penta Hotels. Mr Guettouche has worked with Mr Thomann since 2006 to effect the transformation of Penta Hotels. Prior to Penta Hotels Mr Guettouche held senior positions at IHG.
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Voted by Fast Company as one of the top 50 Most Innovative Global Companies, Generator is one of Europe’s fastest-growing hospitality brands, located in the most central locations across Europe including Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Venice, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rome, Madrid, and Miami Beach.
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13 September 2018 — With an extensive background in the hospitality scene in Miami, Executive Chef Daniel Roy will execute all food and beverage operations of the bars and restaurants at the brand's first U.S. property. Staying true to his Florida roots, Roy garnered most of his experience working in the kitchens of top Miami culinary destinations, such as 3030 Ocean, 15 Steps, Stubborn Seed, Matador Room, and Commonwealth Miami, learning under renowned chefs such as Jeremy Ford and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
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