Industry Update
Appointment 9 June 2021

Pawel Lewtak

Named Hotel Manager of the year 2021
At European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA) in Rome, Italy

Pawel Lewtak

In 2019 Warsaw Airports recorded a traffic of 22 million passengers. In recent years Warsaw has grown a reputation as a major business and leisure destination in Europe. The Polonia Palace Hotel is one of the landmark hotels in Warsaw - it dates back to 1913 and was thoroughly renovated in 2004-2005 accommodating more than 100,000 guests every year. The hotel is mainly targeted at business travelers, but due to its historic nature and uniqueness it is also extremely popular with tourists.

With more than 20 years of professional and diversified experience within international and Polish chains as well as unique independent hotels, Paweł Lewtak as General Manager and Board Member has a progressive record of achievements including successful opening and positioning of hotels, developing business through effective sales and marketing strategies, managing

operations including major renovation projects, food and beverage including MICE sales. Setting and maintaining highest quality standards proven by excellent online reviews. Building and leading successful teams. Paweł Lewtak has been working in Syrena Hotels for 14 years, he has been General Manager of Polonia Palace since 2013 and he has served as Member of the Management Board of the company responsible for operations and marketing for more than 5 years. He holds and executive MBA from ESG - University of Quebec at Montreal and from the Warsaw School of Economics. During 2020 Pawel Lewtak set up new sanitary standards for hotels in Poland together with Polish Chamber of the Hotel Industry and Polish Tourism Organization.

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Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Pawel Lewtak (Class of 2011) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA)

The E.H.M.A. was established in Rome in 1974. Its first and foremost aim was and still is, to foster fellowship and fraternity. It is a non profit making Association of professional Hotel Managers operating first class and luxury hotels of international repute, who are constantly seeking to improve their own qualifications and those of their staff, in order to maintain or better the standards of comfort and service which they offer to their guests.
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