Written by: Klára Smolová
Photo: Aleš Vlachovský, Věroslav Sixt
Horses and headwear – 24.05.2003
One hot summer afternoon, the British Chamber of Commerce invited its members and friends to the horse races at Pardubice. The gentlemen were betting and the ladies were competing for the most creative hat.
Jaroslav Beran, chairman and general director of Berox company congratulates the lady with the most creative hat, Lucie Koláčková, wife of the mayor’s deputy.
Judita Křížová, film producer/director and Miro Gabor, film director.
Triona Callagham (left), manager of Hays Montrose Division, Hays Czech Republic, with her colleague, consultant Tammy Stellini.
On the board! – 05.06.2003
Kinnarps, a company specializing in office furniture, moved to new headquarters near Prague. To christen its new representative “boat”, the company organized a big party with an impressive guest list and a show that featured popular singer Jan Kalousek.
Tony Shee (left), general director of Kinnarps with Simon Johnson, director of construction, EPD.
Danny Bunyan (left), sales development director, Kinnarps; Guy Speir (middle), associate director, DTZ; and architect Ian Bryan.
TJeffrey Welker (left), general director, BCH Enterprises Praha and Jose Sedano, general director, Allied Domecq.
Four Seasons’ summer comeback – 19.06.2003
Ten months went into the reconstruction of this five-star hotel, which was badly damaged by last year’s floods. The interior refurbishing included a complete renovation of the restaurant and conference rooms. The re-opening party was a grand success.
Fashion designer Osmany Laffita with popular singer Leona Machálková.
Eve-Külli Kala, Ambassador of Estonia; Vito Molica (middle), hotel Four Seasons’ chef; and Sanjiv Suri, owner of restaurant and catering company Zátiší Group.
FWalter N. Dackiw (left), general manager, AIG/Lincoln; Carolyn Cox, wife of Jan Matějček, attorney at White & Case; and Barry Kumins, president of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Ricardo Concha (left), Chilean ambassador and Paul Valka, CEO, ESP Germany
A first anniversary – 11.06.2003
It has been already a year since one of Prague’s design hotels, andel’s hotel, opened its doors. The ensuing celebration featured samples of diverse international cuisine from the hotel’s acclaimed offer.
Michael Herdy (left), managing director, active::management praha; Robert Ray Straub (middle), general director of hotels andel’s and Diplomat; and Sven Buzek, managing director, active::management wien.
Jiří Zahrádka, director of airport services, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Aneta Putirková, executive sales manager, Diplomat hotel.
Mauricio Guerrero (left), managing director, TMT tours; Jiří Gajdošík (middle), general manager, Le Palais hotel; and Václav Vítek, general manager, Gastro Žofín.
Teeing off – 05.06.2003
Novotel hotel hosted the Czech part of the 3rd annual Novotel Accor Hotels Challenge, a golf tour that was held at the Karlštejn golf course.
Robert Jan Woltering (left), general director of hotel Mercure and Werner J. Koppel, director of hotel Don Giovanni.
Martin Ykema, general director of hotel Novotel and moderator Veronika Hůlová.
Lucky golfers – 13.06.2003
For the second time, hotel Inter-Continental also organized its own golf tournament. On Friday the 13th, players had a toast of good luck to Saturday’s game at Karlštejn.
Markus Platzer (left), sales and marketing manager of Inter-Continental hotel with hotel manager Robert Herr (middle) and Roy Wu, representative of Taipei economic and cultural office.
Jan Vrátník (left), director, Česká spořitelna corporate development, and Lukáš Novotný, general director for Steelcase, Czech and Slovak republics.
Cornel Huber (left), key account manager, Etel; Norbert Cuder (middle), CFO, Etel; and Robert Herr.