Arrival/Check-In: Miami in August can be an exhausting experience, with heat and the associated stormy weather keeping things “interesting.” At the end of my flight into Miami, we were treated to an aerial view of a large thunderstorm. I was happy to get to the Blue Moon after a full day of work and an evening of travel. The South Beach property is not hard to find, but with a lack of street signage it is best to know the cross streets and where exactly to stop. Two friendly employees greeted me as I arrived. Alexis checked me in, and his colleague, David, showed me to my room. I have rarely experienced more welcoming service.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Javier Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Americas, And Executive Vice President, Managed Hotels, Carlson Rezidor
Name: Javier Rosenberg Title: Chief operating officer, Americas, and executive vice president, managed hotels Company, city: Carlson Rezidor; Minnetonka, Minn. Number of employees: 80,000 globally Recent project: Opening the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis First job: I was a butler at Claridge Hotel Buenos Aires. Little-known fact about you: I’ve lived in 11 cities in eight countries, and all three of my kids were born in different locations.