Yup, that’s me! One of the many awards to my collection as a hotelier. By no means the award is for an individual. It’s a team effort.
My life into the worlds of hotels & resorts started at the aged of 24. It has brought me to places I can only dream about when I was a kid – Maldives, Tahiti, Mexico, USA, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Caribbean, Bahamas and these are just for work. In between there are travels to seek new locations from bustling cities of Europe to remote islands of the Pacific.
Ah, a life of exotic places and discovery of cultures. Sounds fun? Yup, I must say so but it comes with a heavy burden too. I am one of those fortunate to have survived a coup d’état, drifting (lost) at sea, a hurricane, an earthquake, a small plane and a helicopter crash and a tsunami. I lost friends and colleagues.
Now I stand at home in my own country, looking back at the years. It was great while it lasted. I don’t mourn for those lost years of rock & rolling, I mourn for my friends and colleagues I left behind, who made my life what it is today.
An award? Well, it is just a metal piece and a paper. The real deal is the people you work with.