#115 – Hospitality Meets Robert Cook – The Hospitality Industry Titan

What a treat I have for you this week as I managed to get some time with the incredible Robert Cook, CEO of Hostmore PLC (https://www.hostmoregroup.com/) and all round industry Titan.

Robert has such an epic career so far and is an inspiration to us all. He’s a natural story teller throughout and my word he’s done some very cool things.

We get through sooo much, including :-

  • Peterhead
  • Being born into the industry
  • Learning 5 star
  • Stephen Carter
  • Climbing the ranks
  • The first GM role
  • Malmaison – The First Stint
  • Monaco
  • Ken McCulluch and David Coulthard
  • CEO at 36
  • If you’re good enough – you’re old enough
  • Village
  • Virgin active
  • The Cookie Jar – Northumberland
  • Moving to Fridays
  • The opportunity to float
  • Adapting to the market
  • Being up for the challenge
  • How to become a CEO
  • People
  • Creating Experience
  • Taking breakfast to Margaret Thatcher
  • Lord Rupert Whoopsie
  • Characters

And so much more. It’s so wonderful to hear that even someone who has developed such an incredible and serious career, the over riding message throughout is that he has had a lot of fun along the way. A wonderful message for us all to remember.


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