EHMA Hans Koch Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 to José Colomar

Pepe Colomar

From left to right, Eduardo Manero, GM Hotel Royal Plaza Ibiza and José Colomar

On Saturday February 11th in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Gala Dinner of the EHMA’s Annual General Meeting, the President Panos Almyrantis, National Delegate of Greece & Cyprus and General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Athens, presented to José Colomar, owner of the Hotel Royal Plaza in Ibiza, the well-deserved “EHMA Hans Koch Lifetime Achievement Award 2023”. This prize honors outstanding EHMA Meritorious General Managers who over their lifetime career have significantly contributed to the improvement of the Hotel Business and to the Association itself. The award is named after Hans E. Koch, EHMA President from 2013 to 2019, who sadly passed away in 2021 in recognition of his long and successful career in the hotel industry.

“Pepe Colomar, el eterno enamorado de Ibiza, is one of the visionaries of tourism and was able to envisage the future of the island of Ibiza before anybody else even imagined it”, comments President Almyrantis, “He is an integral part of Ibiza’s history and a prominent hotelier who has contributed into making this Balearic island a benchmark in the world of tourism. He has been National Delegate of Spain for several terms and EHMA’s President from 1995 to 1998, and the perfect host on the occasion of a few Management Council meetings”.

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