Regent Hotels & Resorts welcomes Michael Posch as the newly appointed General Manager of Regent Porto Montenegro, a luxury hotel scheduled to open in the summer of 2014. Posch brings with him 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and comes onboard this month after serving in the same capacity with Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz. Posch will be responsible for leading and managing operations at Regent Porto Montenegro.
From food and beverage to sales to operations, Posch has a demonstrated expertise across all operations in luxury hotels. Starting out as a Front Office Clerk, Posch then moved on to the food and beverage department before gaining a focus on sales. During his role as the Director of Sales at Estrel Hotel Berlin, Posch was responsible for the sales of Germany’s largest hotel, with 1,125 rooms and over 5,000 key accounts.
As Executive Assistant Manager and later General Manager, Posch effectively planned and oversaw the opening of Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz, having been involved in the pre-opening planning and the leading of hotel operations in F&B, Front Office, Housekeeping and Engineering. In addition, he was responsible for sales and strategic positioning of the hotel and its conference facilities both domestically and internationally.
“We are excited about the imminent opening of Regent Porto Montenegro, our second hotel in Europe after Regent Berlin, and I am confident that Michael’s expertise in luxury hospitality and experience in current growth markets will be advantageous to the successful opening of this bespoke, luxury hotel on the Adriatic Sea,” said Regent Hotels & Resorts Chairman Steven Pan.
Regent Porto Montenegro rests on the palm-lined shores and lush mountainous backdrops of the Bay of Kotor – a historical Austro-Hungarian naval base that is now a superyacht homeport and the heart of the best emerging cruising ground in the Mediterranean basin. The 34 luxurious hotel rooms and 54 spacious 1- to 4-bedroom residences are enclosed in a terracotta-roofed, Renaissance-inspired building which pays tribute to the area’s 400 years under Venetian rule. This bespoke hotel combining architecture and local environment with iconic, timeless design is scheduled to open in the summer of 2014.