Start your engines! – 06.03.2003
For the second year, the floor-covering company IPSAL, which specializes in supplying hotels, organized a go-cart race in Radotín for managers of four- and five-star hotels. The three winning teams this year were, respectively, the Hilton, the Crowne Plaza (last year’s winner) and Novotel (at the same place as last year).

The fastest team this year, Hilton; the second fastest team (last year’s winner), Crowne Plaza; the third fastest team, Novotel.

Martin Ykema, general manager of the Novotel and Josef Santin, general manager of the Diplomat, supporting each other.

Klaus Pilz, general manager of Crowne Plaza and Grand Hotel Danubia, motivating his team.

The three winning teams celebrating with a champagne shower.

Florá in full bloom – 19.03.2003
Palác Flóra, a new shopping center in Vinohrady, opened its gates at the end of March. During the grand opening, the four-storey building buzzed with fireworks, live music and hundreds of people wandering around – a good sign that the project will attract a lot of attention.

Prague’s Lord Mayor Pavel Bém with Mrs. Olga Leviev, wife of Lev Leviev, the chairman of the board of Africa-Israel Investments Group.

Martin Dlouhý (left), managing director, McDonald’s Czech and Slovak Republics and Noah Maayan, general director, Flóra Management Group.

Miroslav Pácl (left), operations manager, McDonald’s, and Michal Melč, property manager, GE Capital Golub Europe.

Česká spořitelna team: Saddiq Jabir (left), relationship manager hotels & tourism; Pavel Kühn (middle), deputy director, real estate & mortgage division; and Kamil Kosman, division director, real estate & mortgage.

Luck of the Irish – 20.03.2003
The British Chamber of Commerce’s regular mixers are getting popular. This time they celebrated St. Patrick’s day in Joshua Tree, where there was something to suit everyone’s taste – good wine, Irish whisky and old friends.

Erik Slooten (left), director of sales, marketing & HRM, Wistar Czech Republic, and Philip Aarsman, managing director, Business Lease.

Paul Philips (left),director, Aukett Architects and Sebastian Pawlowski, owner of Copa company.

Omar Sattar (left), joint managing director, DTZ, George Czaban (middle), partner, BDO and John Fekete, regional managing director, Regus.

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