On December 5th The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences held its 15th Annual Gala Award Ceremony at Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France. We were delighted to welcome the Finest Hoteliers, Chefs, Entertainment Pop Girl Group Sensation, Blush along with a very impressive V.I.P. Guest list, which made this year’s festivities outstanding and will go down in AAHS history as one of the best Galas to date. Culinary Masters Jean Georges Vongerichten, Guy Savoy, Andoni Aduriz, Christian Sinocropi and David Bonet created an unforgettable dining experience for our award recipients and guests from all over the world.
This years Lifetime Achievement Awards were bestowed to Mr. Christoph Henkel, CEO of Canyon Equity, Mr. Richard Schilling, General Manager of the Hotel Martinez, legendary Actor/Director/ Writer /Producer, Tony Lo Bianco and the Honorable Mr. Ron Noble, Secretary General of Interpol. Mr. Noble was acknowledged for his leading role as General Secretary of Interpol in his third term. Interpol is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police and serving 190 countries worldwide. Interpol was also awarded for its unique contribution for keeping the Hospitality World a safer place to Travel. The Dorchester Collection Hotel General Managers, Laurence Bloch, Ezio Indiani, Roland Fasel and Klaus Kabelitz were also honored as well as the Dorchester Collection Group itself for setting the highest standards within the Hospitality industry.
In addition during the event AAHS awarded a few other individuals Mary Gostelow, Luxury Travel Writer and Global Jet Setter for her on going dedication reporting the Finest in the Global Travel World. Mr. Bill Fischer- Recognized for his extraordinary contribution to the Luxury Travel Industry. Star Diamond honors were also bestowed to the following renowned Hoteliers- Mr. Peter Bally, GM formerly of Park Hotel Vitznau, Mr. James Mc Bride and his Sumba Foundation, Mr. Andres Arraya, GM -Le Domaine, Fintan O”Dohortey, GM-Tangla Hotel Tianjin China, Mr. Konstantin Bissias, GM -Reederei Deilmann & MS Deutschland and Mr. Mike Bonner GM- Silversea Cruises, UK Ireland & Middle East.
The Award winning Chefs of the evening included Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Guy Savoy, Andoni Aduriz, David Bonet, Karlheinz Hauser, Otto Koch, Jean Marie Meulien, Harald Wohlfahrt, Annie Feoldie, Christian Sinocropi and David Bonet. Star Diamond Award honors were also bestowed to Pop Sensation and billboard No. 1 hit success Blush, Presented 3 Awards to 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmers from Nice, accepted by GM Richard Papazian, Mrs. Beatrice De Rotalier and Mr. Frederic Nourrisson, accepted Five Star Award on behalf of Delta Airlines, Mr. Robert Serralles owner of Destileria Serralles and the ultimate fine Rum Don Q, Mr. Leverier- Proprietors and Mr. Moreau- GM of MC Plaza Limo Service.
Thank you all who took part in the festivities, it was a Wonderful event, filled with Shining Stars and Glamour from within the Luxury Hospitality Industry.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year & Welcoming you to the next Annual 2014 Gala Awards Event!!!!!
Joseph D. Cinque
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