Venice To Host The 50th Annual General Meeting Of The European Hotel Managers Association

Article published at: Mar 31, 2024 Article tag: events
Venice To Host The 50th Annual General Meeting Of The European Hotel Managers Association
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1974, Rome: a group of prominent Hotel General Managers of undisputed professional ethics operating first class and luxury properties establish the European Hotel Managers Association with the aim of maintaining and enhancing standards of excellence in the hotel industry. 2024, Venice: EHMA, counting today more than 440 members from 23 European countries and representing about 400 hotels, 86,000 rooms and 66,000 employees, holds its golden jubilee in the magical city on the occasion of its Annual General Meeting.

The theme of the Venice event will be Human Capital and the Challenge of Involving New Young Professionals in Hospitality. On Saturday 13 April, during the gala dinner at the iconic “Sala degli Stucchi” of the Hotel Excelsior, EHMA President Panos Almyrantis will hand out the most coveted awards: European Hotel Manager of the Year; Hans Koch Lifetime Achievement Award; Sustainability Award by Diversey and Best Practices Award”.

"This meeting in Venice represents the height of 50 years of vibrant life of the Association with members coming from all over Europe to celebrate our dynamic present, our prestigious past and imagine our challenging future”, comments Panos Almyrantis,President of EHMA, National Delegate of Greece & Cyprus and Chief Development Officer (CDO) of Ella Resorts in Athens.

“Our vision is to be the preferred Association of Hotel Managers, representing the most prestigious and unique hotels in Europe. EHMA is an association of people, not hotels, and our aim is to foster friendship and amical spirit among its members, support an inclusive and stimulating networking environment, sharing experiences, insights and support to effectively communicate within the hotel industry with integrity, loyalty and trust, and to facilitate ongoing education, with the support of leading international schools. Along the years, the organization has developed a modern and progressive approach, promoting an expansionist outlook that adapts renowned European know-how to the demands of the rapidly changing international hospitality industry. This year’s theme – Human Capital and its role in luxury hospitality explores ways to commit, engage and inspire young people to enter a rewarding profession that is essentially about people and offers endless opportunities and a great sense of job satisfaction”.

Among the most eagerly awaited moments of the meeting, there will also be the presentation of the European Hotel Manager of the Year award, to celebrate the EHMA hotel manager who has particularly distinguished himself or herself during the year, and the EHMA Hans Koch Lifetime Achievement Award honoring outstanding EHMA retired General Managers who have significantly contributed to the improvement of the Hotel Business over their lifetime career and to the Association itself, as well as the EHMA Sustainability Award by Diversey and the Best Practices Award, an accolade that will award the winning hotel general manager who showcased efforts towards protecting the environment, uplifting communities and demonstrating rightful business conduct.