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Olivier Harnisch

Olivier Harnisch

Olivier Harnisch, MBA, MSc, CHA, currently holds the position of Vice President International Operations Germany and Switzerland at Hilton Worldwide. He began his career in 1986 as Commis de Rang at the world famous Hôtel Negresco in Nice, France, after completing an apprenticeship as a Restaurant Specialist in Briançon, France. He has worked on 4 continents since. Olivier Harnisch holds a Hotel Management Degree from the Berlin School of Hotel Administration, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and an MSc Degree in Organizational Behaviour from the University of London. He has also been awarded the designation of “Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)” by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He speaks 6 languages and lives with his family in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Insights by Olivier Harnisch (2)

Marginal Analysis: Looking at the small picture

The Marginal Impact of Changes | Difficult trading conditions are good opportunities to reconsider basic business principles which have stood the test of time but have recently taken a backseat given the continuous emergence of new management techniques.

GOPPAR: The Underrated Value

Whilst the financial community has long embraced GOPPAR (GOP per Available Room) as a reliable indicator of the free cash flow generating capacity of hotels, many operators continue to focus on REVPAR (Revenue per Available Room) measures to monitor their properties’ performances.
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