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Michael Fuerstman | Elevating Hospitality to an Art Form with Pendry Hotels

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

Michael Fuerstman is the co-founder and creative director behind the iconic Pendry Hotels.

Before establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with at Pendry, Michael's journey was interwoven with the tale of Montage International. Alongside his father Alan, he played a pivotal role in the growth and success of Montage, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry.

Now, as the driving force behind Pendry Hotels, Michael has once again proven his knack for crafting experiences that transcend the ordinary. His unique blend of creativity and business acumen has redefined luxury accommodations, merging contemporary elegance with authentic local charm.

In this episode, we delve into Michael's extraordinary path – from his early days helping shape Montage International to the heights of co-founding and creatively directing Pendry Hotels. Join us as we uncover the insights, challenges, and inspirations that have molded Michael Fuerstman into the trailblazing entrepreneur he is today. Tune in and get ready to embark on a journey of innovation, passion, and entrepreneurial wisdom.


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