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Tourism & Leisure

Interview with Sal Gowili, General Manager at The Ritz London

A synonym for luxury

The Ritz London was conceived with the intention of being the ultimate luxury hotel and a home away from home for the crème de la crème of society. Today, it continues to cater to a highly discerning clientele. European Business asked General Manager Sal Gowili how The Ritz maintains the prestige of its famous name and how far it will go to satisfy its guests.


Off the couch and into the gym

Anyone who cares about their health tries to incorporate exercise into their daily life. For some, this means simply taking the stairs instead of the lift, for others, it involves some kind of sport. Increasing numbers of people find a workout in the gym the most convenient solution. Johnson Health Tech France SAS supplies fitness equipment which challenges everyone from the reluctant couch potato to the honed fitness fanatic.

Interview with 11 Mirrors - Wladimir Klitschko and Maryna Leo

Reflecting You – a hotel that reflects your values

The longest combined heavyweight champion in history, Wladimir Klitschko, has spent a lifetime on the road, travelling from one title bout to the next. His experience staying in many of the best hotels in the world has been distilled into his successful hotel project 11 Mirrors Design Hotel in Kiev. Together with General Manager Maryna Leo, he took time to tell European Business about the inspiration behind the hotel and the reason for its unusual name.


Sailing the seas in style

Sailing is not only a great source of entertainment, exercise and relaxation, but an art form as well. There is something magical about unfurling a sail, watching the wind fill it, and gliding crisply through the water. Whether a person has a passion for the sport aspect of sailing, the adventure that goes with seeing new places, or just the feeling of oneness that comes from being on the ocean, X-Yachts has a yacht that is just right. Headquartered in Denmark, this company combines the heritage of sailing with the modern luxuries that one would expect when purchasing a one-of-a-kind yacht.


Come for the air, stay for the atmosphere

The clean mountain air and magnificent mountain panoramas of the Swiss Alps have long attracted visitors from England. The English have a particular fondness for Switzerland, fuelled no doubt by stories such as Johanna Spyri’s ‘Heidi’, which praised the restorative benefits of time spent in the mountains, close to nature. By the turn of the century, English visitors had discovered mountain paradises such as St. Moritz and Zermatt, turning them into the hugely popular tourist destinations that they are today. Visitors wishing, however, for a flavour of turn-of-the-century Switzerland should stay at Suvretta House in St. Moritz.


On heron’s wings

Vast, blue and with an entire world hidden underneath its surface, the ocean has always mesmerized mankind. It has facilitated the discovery of new worlds, inspired our imagination and, in its vastness, given us a sense of enourmous freedom. It is these aspects, this feeling, that Co.ge.man srl, an Italian company that has its original roots in the costruction sector, aims to channel through its new nautical division and its innovative Heron Yachts.

Interview with Zsolt Gyulay, President and CEO of Hungaroring Sport Zrt.

In sport like in your career: endurance and humility yield success

Zsolt Gyulay knows success – and that in very different forms. During the 1980s and 1990s, the Hungarian was one of the most successful athletes in his country in kayaking, competing in three Olympic Games. Today the 53-year-old is President and Managing Director of Hungaroring Sport Zrt, which organizes the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary. European Business spoke with him about success, pride and the importance of road safety education.


Dine like the Duke

There is a certain aura surrounding the Ellington Hotel. Based centrally within the German capital of Berlin, the hotel, situated in one of the most popular dance halls of the 1930s, simply oozes history and an air of excitement. Besides the four star private hotel, the historical building also hosts a restaurant in its own right and popular among Berliners, Restaurant DUKE. Named after the famous jazz musician Duke Ellington, both, Ellington Hotel and Restaurant DUKE are run by Nürnberger Straße Hotel-Betriebs-GmbH.