ISSUE #117

Amex and away – 30.08.2005
Hergetova Cihelna was the setting Jan Brázda chose to say farewell to American Express, a company for which he had been the face for several years in the Czech Republic. Live music and well-prepared cocktails attracted a lot of high-profile business personalities.


Jan Brázda (left), former general manager of American Express and
Ulf Landeberg, general manager of hotel Savoy


František Šling (left), general manager, KLM Czech Republic and
Milan Feherváry, sales manager, Finnair


Josef Drebitko (left), GM and chairman of the board, Activ;
William E. Lobkowicz (middle), CEO, Lobkowicz Events Management, and
Philippe Rucheton, member of the board, KB

Mr. Pilz says goodbye – 30.08.2005
Klaus Pilz, the long-time regional director of Austria Hotels International, is leaving Prague to take up a new post. At a pleasant, late-summer garden party, he introduced his successor as general director of the Crowne Plaza.


Giorgio Radicatti (left), Italian ambassador; Klaus Pilz (right);
Uwe Geiser, new general manager, Crowne Plaza Prague


Randolph Edmonds (left), GM, Ibis Praha City and Novotel Praha City and
Armin Zerunyan, GM of Hilton


Jaroslav Fisher (left), general manager, Hotel Horizont, and J
Jan Filip, GM, Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre

Mattoni Grand Prix – 11.09.2005
The autumn part of the Prague International Marathon took place under the Mattoni Grand Prix banner. The fine weather drew about 5,000 spectators. As usual, Kenyan runners dominated the Metro Run for men, while Hungarian Aniko Kalovics won the Adidas Run for women for the fourth time.


Winner Aniko Kalovics receives the trophy from Peter-Marcus Virsík, Adidas general manager.


Prime minister Jiří Paroubek (left), Prague International Marathon director Carlo Capalbo (middle),
and Gabriele Guzzo, the marketing and sales director of Karlovarské minerální vody


Actress Zlata Adamovská (on the left) and Lucie Králová, Miss ČR 2004

MaMaison celebrates – 08.09.2005
The MaMaison Residence brand is now well known among business travelers commuting to Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, or Bratislava, among other cities. Within the Americká Park development, it welcomed its staff and clients to announce further developments in the region.


Jarmila Migelová (left), general manager, Pachtův palác and
Jérome Lautier, sales and marketing director, MaMaison Residence


Tom Devonshire-Griffin, King Sturge and Christopher Leavery, head of valuation, King Sturge

River Diamond unveiled - 19.09.2005
Serge Borenstein, Milorad Miškovič, and their partners put on a lavish party to celebrate the opening of the model apartment for the Karlín based River Diamond project. When completed in a few months, this upscale residential scheme promises to renew the attractiveness of this long-neglected district of Prague.


Enda O’Coineen (left), Kilcullen Kapital Partners; Jan Sýkora (middle), Wood & Company, and
Serge Borenstein, Riverbank development


Monika Brichtová, owner of Rubicon Invest; Nigel Mort (middle), executive head and
owner, Capital Properties; Andreas Simek, Credit Suisse Group


David Řezníček (left), Konsepti’s owner, and
Kamil Kosman, director of Česká spořitelna’s real estate and mortgages department


Bedřich Skalický (left), chairman of the board of Realitní společnost České spořitelny, and
Ed Hughes, general director of Lexxus

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