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General Manager Fred Hurst Leaves Hyatt

After 27 years at Hyatt and after 15 years as General Manager at Grand Hyatt Berlin Hurst goes new ways Berlin, may 27, 2013 Fred Hurst, General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Berlin and area Vice President Hyatt Central Europe, leaves end of August 2013, the company and the 5-star hotel at Potsdamer Platz. A successor will be announced. Fred Hurst worked for Hyatt for 27 years. After its first station at Hyatt in Brussels, the native Swiss and graduated from the hotel management school in Lausanne opened the Hyatt Regency Koln in May 1988. For a decade, he led the 5-star hotel on the Rhine. After Hurst in 1998 opened the Hyatt Regency Mainz, late 1998 to Berlin, to the management of the Grand Hyatt opened in the same year moved to take over Berlin. In his role as area Vice President for Central Europe the qualified hotelier was also instrumental in the development of the Park Hyatt Zurich, the Hyatt Regency Warsaw and the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf.

Under his direction the Andaz Amsterdam was in the autumn of 2012 Prinsengracht opened. In the past eight years, Fred Hurst invested more than four million in the Grand Hyatt Berlin. Through his visionary thinking and action, the 5-star hotel on Potsdamer Platz became a modern Grand Hotel. At the same time Hurst pushed steadily the further development of the Hyatt Hotels in Mainz, Hamburg and Cologne. On January 25, 2010 Hurst hotelier of the year was the industry award ‘ the General Hotel and Gastronomie-Zeitung (AHGZ) and the publishing group of Deutscher Fachverlag awarded. Hurst will in future be working as an independent consultant for hotel developments.

He remains remains linked Berlin. About Grand Hyatt impressive architecture, opulence in size and design, innovative catering concepts and modern technology characterize the Grand Hyatt hotels. Discerning travellers from all over the world appreciate the elegant ambience that invites you to enjoy, entertain, and networks. Located in the top inner-city locations of cities and in popular vacation destinations, convince the Grand Hyatt Houses with their wide offer for conferences, incentives and meetings of all types and sizes. For more information see. Press contact: Kerstin Riedel marketing communications manager Grand Hyatt Berlin Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2 10785 Berlin phone: + 49 30 2553 1732 E-Mail: website: berlin.grand.hyatt.de/de/hotel/home.html

Globalization Management Opportunities

The truth is relative, the net is absolute. The management of any company anywhere in the world where this acting, cannot ignore that globalization represents in all activities economic, commercial, our interest in analysis, in order to determine what its effects, challenges, opportunities, threats that arise. Be considered, that globalization is not a new process, is not a product of the century XX i. There was a first wave of globalization from the late 1800s until the first world war. The second wave of globalization more active is that we are living now. It starts then it breaks or collapses the Berlin wall by putting an end to the era called the cold war.

Now the world is not faced by ideological reasons, nor military, confrontation is by the conquest of markets and by the conquest of knowledge, within a global or planetary vision that is facilitated thanks to the revolution of information technology and communications to analyze its scope, development, it is important to understand the impact of globalization in the three most important aspects of development: social, to determine how a social balance in this new progress of humanity towards the conquest of new goals, in that new society will be the knowledge society can be achieved. The economic impact, to assess how it can achieve economic development fair and which is sustainable in terms of the environment, i.e., the preservation of the minimum conditions which ensure a reasonable quality of life, in environmental terms. Finally, the political impact of globalization, as external conditioning factor that obviously will affect changes in our political institutions to efficiently face the new global realities. The impact of globalization and its tendency to eliminate the ethical orders, morales, and local politicians for not being global, has had the following visible consequences: Denial of the importance of the National States, regardless of that have been well or poorly managed.

Orchids, Orchids Everywhere

Although we are called The Orchid Site, we are about much more than just orchids. We deal with all kinds of issues pertinent to growing and displaying flowers. Yet, there is something special about orchids: From their unique look and incredible fragrance, to the way they need just the right environment to thrive. They are certainly the spoiled princesses of the flower world.

It is important to know that orchids are the largest family of flowering plants on the planet. There are more than 30,000 different species, and more than ten times that number of hybrid types of plants. They live everywhere, from the cold arctic to the hot jungles, for a good reason. Their most amazing characteristic is their adaptability.

For people interested in growing orchids, their extreme diversity is good news. With so many types of orchids to choose from, it is not hard to find a type perfectly suited to the conditions you can provide, whether it be a windowsill in your kitchen, or a greenhouse in your garden.

 

Still, you must be careful when choosing your orchid. There are many types that are almost impossible to even keep alive, let alone bring to flower. That said, when you pick your orchid, make sure your specific conditions are suitable for maximal success. Buy the most mature plant that you can; young plants are much harder to take care of. And if you can, buy the plant while it is blooming, so you know in advance what you are getting. Have fun on this awesome adventure called growing orchids!