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S04E01: Philip Ibrahim | The Student Hotel - Berlin

S04E01: Philip Ibrahim | The Student Hotel - Berlin

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Lea Jordan, Co-Founder at techtalk.travel sits down with Philip Ibrahim, General Manager of THE STUDENT HOTEL BERLIN.

This interview was recorded after Philip and his team supported and hosted a very successful "Mini ITB" movement which offered a great alternative for travel and hospitality professionals for the cancelled ITB Berlin 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Philip and Lea talk about his career journey in the hospitality industry, the transition from Accor to his current role at The Student Hotel, his career highs and lows and how technology is used to support his teams.

Time stamps

00:57 - Chapter 1 - Philip's background.

03:49 - Chapter 2 - The Student Hotel - What is it all about?  

08:54 - Chapter 3 - Applying technology in hotel operations.

12:56 - Chapter 4 - Technology replacing people? 

19:26 - Chapter 5 - Philip's career highs & lows.

29:57 - Chapter 6 - Staffing challenges in hospitality and in the Berlin hotel market.

38:00 - Chapter 7 - Philip's top tips for young talents seeking a career in the hotel industry.

If you prefer tuning in to the podcast version of this interview, find it here and on all major platforms.

Connect with Philip on Linkedin

THE STUDENT HOTEL BERLIN: www.thestudenthotel.com/berlin/


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