EHMA Management Council Meeting in Seville, 10.11.2023

A Memorable EHMA Management Council Meeting in Seville

The EHMA – European Hotel Managers Association Management Council meetings are always intense.

We had the privilege of reconvening in the beautiful city of Seville, staying at the historic Hotel Inglaterra. This renowned hotel, managed by the Otero family for generations, is a symbol of tradition and hospitality. A distinctive feature of the hotel is its lineage of owning General Managers, all named Manuel Otero. The current General Manager, Manuel Otero III, upholds this legacy with a blend of reverence for the hotel’s rich history and a vision for its future.

The first EHMA gathering involved all the National Delegates and their spouses at Seis Tapas Bar & Restaurant, which felt like stepping into a lush, jungle-themed oasis. This venue was designed with the intention of offering a serene and inviting ambiance, serving as a tranquil retreat from the bustling city life outside. The unique feature of the place is marked by an awe-inspiring tree that spirals upwards to the ceiling, encircling the main bar and forming a striking centerpiece.

This working lunch provided a perfect opportunity for the EHMA Executive Committee to recharge before delving into important issues related to the Association. A primary focus of the meeting was the upcoming EHMA Golden Jubilee in Venice, scheduled for April 12-14, 2024.

The evening at La Terraza (roof top bar) was a highlight of our busy day. Thanks to Chef Manuel Vega Romaro and Service Manager Manuel Ruiz Diaz, what began as a cocktail evening transformed into a lively celebration against the breathtaking backdrop of the Catedral de Sevilla. Experiencing almost 360-degree view from the top of the Hotel Inglaterra, surrounded by such historical grandeur, was truly magical.

A heartfelt thank you goes to the city of Seville and to Manuel Otero for their warm invitation and unparalleled hospitality.

EHMA Management Council: Panagiotis (Panos) Almyrantis, Stephan Stokkermans, Pawel Lewtak, MBA, Giuseppe Mariano, Ezio Indiani, Valentina Rettondini, Juha Mähönen, Tomas Feier, Wilhelm Luxem, Duncan Palmer, Manuel Otero and Maximilian Von Hochberg.

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