The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) recently hosted its Annual Convention, the most important global gathering on the company’s calendar, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 15 to 18, 2012. Attendees were comprised of an impressive group of proprietors, managing directors, general managers, and sales and marketing executives from the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas.
Themed around “differentiation,” LHW’s coveted event culminated with the announcement of hospitality veteran and The Setai, Miami Beach Vice President and Managing Director Guenter H. Richter, C.H.A. as the recipient of the third-annual Leading Legend Award. Richter was selected based on nominations submitted by members of LHW, to recognize and acknowledge the men and women who have made meaningful contributions to the preservation and advancement of independent luxury hotels.
“We are very proud that our very own Guenter Richter has been honored with a welldeserved accolade by the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World community,” said Atef Mankarios, CEO of Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group. “Mr. Richter has an unmatched experience in the luxury travel industry that is complemented by a genuine understanding of its discerning clientele. He showcases an inspiring leadership that surpasses expectations while continuously elevating the level of luxury at The Setai, Miami Beach.”
ABOUT THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH:
Conveniently located in the heart of Miami Beach, The Setai, Miami Beach, managed by Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group, is an integral part of Miami’s social, cultural & architectural Art Deco heritage. The Asian-inspired hotel embraces the serene Far East cultural style, offering a refreshing balance between the sizzling South Beach scene and a tranquil tropical hideout. With three sparkling pools at the edge of the Atlantic, an award-winning restaurant, and a dedicated concierge team, The Setai, Miami Beach leaves no request unfulfilled, hence its popularity among the national and international jet set & celebrity crowds. For more information, visit www.thesetaihotel. com.
ABOUT TREVI LUXURY HOSPITALITY GROUP:
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group is an organization dedicated to creating world-renowned hotels and resorts. Having assembled a team of the industry’s most noted and experienced luxury hotel executives; Trevi offers an unparalleled capacity for developing, planning, operating, managing and marketing the finest independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Trevi is the vision of respected international hotelier Atef Mankarios who serves as CEO. Trevi provides comprehensive services to select independent luxury hotels and resorts around the world. Visit Trevi at www.trevilhg.com.
ABOUT THE LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD, LTD. (LHW):
When extraordinary and one-of-a-kind intersect, you have likely found a Leading Hotel. As the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 of the world’s greatest properties in over 80 countries, we seek out the exceptional. From grand palaces to intimate city hideaways, from ancient castles to sumptuous safari tent villages, from tropical aeries to mystical paradises, all are utterly unique and boldly independent. Each celebrates the culture of its destination, rather than trying to mask it with corporate-mandated sameness.
Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, it started with 38 initial members. With our eight-decade-long commitment to providing unforgettable, authentic travel experiences, LHW selects only hotels that meet our high standards for quality and distinctiveness. To us, hospitality is not an industry; it’s an art…and our passion.