During this session, HTTA provided attendees an opportunity to ask live questions to Antoine Berberi, a Hospitality Executive at the forefront of the Hospitality Industry recovery efforts.
Speaker Bio: With 30+ years strong experience as an Global Hospitality Executive, Mr. Antoine Berberi has transformed his passion for breathing success into the talented individuals he has hired, overseen and trained, combined with his in-depth knowledge of Luxury Resorts and Exclusive Hotels Human Resources needs, to launch Cedar Hospitality Partners...just as the Covid-19 crisis hit the industry.
An early adopter of the luxury boutique lifestyle field, his incredible professional journey has given him an opportunity to prove time and again the value of his work philosophy: “Success can largely be attributed to putting people first and empowering teams to achieve their own successes. Create and cultivate teams, let them operate without boundaries, encourage innovation and always salute a strong spirit of initiative.”
An empathetic leader, Antoine is keenly aware that the people who have worked with him not only represent the brand but also are the real drivers of growth.
Mr. Berberi held a variety of leadership roles with major hospitality companies, including Intercontinental, Westin, and Hilton. These roles exposed him to every facet of property operation and gave him an opportunity to work all over the world in cities like Washington DC, San Francisco, Toronto, New Orleans, Miami, Bali, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He was notably appointed to global task forces for redefining the brands at both Intercontinental and Westin.
When it comes to running a hotel, he has done it all.
Fluent in Arabic, French, and English, Antoine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, and a Master of Business Administration in International Hotel Management from a joint program between Cornell University and the ESSEC Business School in France. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife and three sons.
Antoine Berberi launched Cedar Hospitality Partners in order to take an active role in the recovery of the hospitality industry by inspiring a new generation of leaders. We understand the importance of developing a company’s diverse leadership team to ensure long term success and reconnect with customers in a new way. Our approach is one that cultivates people, operates without boundaries, and encourages innovation.