eHotelier is a global industry portal serving over 45,000 subscribed hospitality professionals from 218 countries. We’ve been around for a long while – eHotelier started as a daily newsletter back in 1999. Now in 2014 under new management, we refresh this industry information stalwart with a new look, new features and new functionality, while keeping its global-focus and commitment to providing practical content relevant to all levels of hospitality professionals.
Meet the hoteliers behind eHotelier
Our success stems from that we have always been an information source for hoteliers published by hoteliers with deep industry knowledge and experience.
Fritz Gubler, President
Fritz started his career as a chef’s apprentice and completed his professional education at the reputed Ecole Hoterliere de Lausanne.
For several years he worked for the large Swiss hotel and restaurant group Mövenpick in various positions and significantly contributed to several hotel and restaurant openings.
He was part of the team to develop and open the Swiss Government-financed Kenya Utalii College in Nairobi. This college is still one of the leading hotel schools in Africa.
He was the opening General Manager of the up market Leisure Lodge Club in Kenya and then managed the Severin Hotels in Mombasa for several years.
His biggest challenge was to oversee final construction and opening of the Isis Hotel in Luxor, Egypt. Construction was halted several times because of significant historical discoveries.
He was a co-founder of the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia and China.
Fritz is the Managing Director of Arbon Publishing which produces beautiful professional books like “Great, Grand & Famous Hotels”, “Great Grand & Famous Chefs” and “The Salt Book”.
He is also the publisher of the Australian edition of the Gault & Millau Restaurant Guide.
Matthew Stephens, Vice President
Matthew is a graduate of the Blue Mountains International Hotel School in Australia, where he was named Alumni of the Year in 2013.
He served as the VP Operations at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales for five years, and came back to Australia to be the General Manager of the Shoal Bay Resort and Spa in NSW.
Matthew is also well versed in the technology side of hospitality, having served as the IT Manager of Rydges Hotels and Resorts and most recently as the Director, Information Systems at Carnival Australia.
Professor Peter Jones, Dean of eHotelier Academy
With a distinguished career in hospitality, education and training, Peter has been involved with national and international projects with clients involved in hospitality education.
He recently completed the role as the Project Director for the unique multi-million pound Edge Hotel School in the UK. This is a new concept in hospitality higher education, where the degree programmes are based on 'learning through doing' in a fully operational country house hotel. The school and hotel were formally opened by the Duke of Kent in September 2012.
Peter is a Director the Edge Hotel School and of Hotel Future, a new education and training initiative in Greater Manchester and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby. He was also awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the hospitality industry.
Pam Carroll, Editorial Manager
While Pam held many hospitality positions in resorts and restaurants during her days at University, she has spent her professional life focusing on web publishing, online audience engagement, journalism, PR and marketing. In previous roles she enjoyed building readership at online titles covering restaurant reviews and consumer technology – both areas relevant to a successful hospitality business these days!
Pam also found kindred spirits when she joined the eHotelier team, as she is a foodie who has travelled extensively throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the South Pacific.