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Mr. Martin Kubler, FIH

 
Current Employer:
Iconsulthotels
Title:
CEO and Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
Location:
Dubai, Dubayy, United Arab Emirates
MavenScore: 2.9 / 5.0


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Knowledge Summary

This maven is an innovative, resourceful and enthusiastic international hospitality industry professional with over 17 years executive-level management experience in three, four and five star hotels and hotel apartments in Europe and the Middle East. A hotel general manager turned hospitality & service industries consultant, this maven holds an MBA in Marketing & Innovation from one of the world's top ranked MBA schools, which lets him combine operational stewardship with academic diligence.

His specialities are: Pre-Opening & Rebranding; Business Development & Corporate Sales; Project & Critical Path Management; Managing Owner <-> Operator Relationships; Strata Management; PR and (Social/Digital) Marketing Strategies/Campaigns; Interim Management; Operational Troubleshooting; CRM; F&B Concepts/Branding; Union Negotiations; Turn-Around & Change Management; Integrated Marketing Communications; Open Innovation; Email Marketing; Board-Level Advisory.

He is very well networked, a frequent speaker at hotel and customer service conferences and events, and a regular contributor to hospitality and service industry websites and publications.

This maven has a proven track record of building, leading, and trouble-shooting, physical and virtual teams, which produce excellent results on time, every time. He is an expert in building and maintaining market share in highly competitive market places, and managing successful digital media campaigns for organisations in the international hospitality & service industries.

Experience

Current Employer:
Cristal Group
Title:
General Manager at Large (Interim Management)
Dates:
Mar 2015 - Present
Description:

The Cristal Group (Cristal Hotels & Resorts Management L.L.C.) is headquartered in Abu Dhabi and delivers world-class hospitality consultancy, technical services, asset management & brand management services. As Cristal Hotels & Resorts,


Current Employer:
Synergy University Dubai Campus
Title:
Adjunct Lecturer
Dates:
May 2014 - Present
Description:

Synergy University is Russia’s leading private university with over 35000 registered students possessing an unparalleled network of campuses across Moscow, 11 Russian cities, the CIS, UK, Singapore, and Dubai.
Synergy University is an innovative


Current Employer:
DM3 Institute
Title:
Adjunct Lecturer
Dates:
Apr 2012 - Present
Description:

DM3 Institute is the Digital Marketing Institute’s regional partner for program delivery in the Middle East.

I currently lecture in the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing. The course is fully accredited by the Digital Marketing Institute


Current Employer:
Iconsulthotels
Title:
CEO and Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
Dates:
May 2011 - Present
Description:

Purveyors of fine PR, social/digital media, and operations management solutions to the international hospitality & service industries since 2011.

Iconsulthotels is an ultra-boutique consulting firm specialising in assisting small & medium


Past Experience:
Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers - Dubai
Title:
Hotel Manager
Dates:
May 2010 - May 2011
Description:

A five-star hotel and hotel apartments property (member of “Worldhotels Deluxe Collection”) with 208 hotel rooms and suites and 272 hotel apartments, seven F&B outlets and C&B facilities for up to 60 pax. The property is Dubai’s first 100%


Past Experience:
Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers - Dubai
Title:
Director of Operations
Dates:
Oct 2007 - May 2010
Description:

A five-star hotel and hotel apartments property (member of “Worldhotels Deluxe Collection”) with 208 hotel rooms and suites and 272 hotel apartments, seven F&B outlets and C&B facilities for up to 60 pax. The property is Dubai’s first 100%


Past Experience:
Ramada Plaza Doha
Title:
Rooms Division Manager
Dates:
Oct 2006 - Oct 2007
Description:

A flagship four-star deluxe hotel with 584 rooms, suites and penthouses, 21 F&B outlets and C&B facilities for up to 600 pax. At the time, the property was the largest Ramada hotel outside the United States of America. (The property was


Past Experience:
Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai
Title:
Front Office Manager
Dates:
Aug 2004 - Oct 2006
Description:

A flagship four-star hotel with 412 rooms and suites, four F&B outlets and C&B facilities for up to 300 pax. Together with the Ibis World Trade Centre, the hotel forms part of the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre


Past Experience:
The Bonnington in Bloomsbury
Title:
Front of House Manager [promoted 06/02 from Reception Manager]
Dates:
Feb 2002 - Aug 2004
Description:

A four-star, family-owned, city-centre hotel with 247 rooms and suites, Waterfalls Restaurant, Malt Bar, Internet Café and 14 meeting rooms with banqueting for up to 250 guests. (The property was sold by Bonnington in 2008 and is now a Hilton


Past Experience:
Thistle Hotel Hyde Park London (formerly Whites Hotel)
Title:
Assistant Front Office Manager
Dates:
Feb 2001 - Feb 2002
Description:

A small deluxe city-centre hotel with a country house like atmosphere catering to business and leisure guests alike with 54 rooms and suites, Whites Restaurant with AA & RAC merit awards, Lounge Bar and 3 meeting rooms with banqueting for up to


Past Experience:
Thistle Hotel Lancaster Gate London (formerly The Park Court Hotel)
Title:
Night Manager [promoted 08/00 from Assistant Night Manager]
Dates:
Aug 1999 - Feb 2001
Description:

A four-star, attractive period style hotel with 390 rooms and suites, Park Brasserie, bar, lounge, shop and extensive C&B facilities with 10 meeting rooms with banqueting for up to 120 guests. (The property was sold by Thistle in 2006 and is no


Past Experience:
London Metropolitan University
Title:
Research Assistant (“Hospitality Research Group”)
Dates:
Aug 1998 - Aug 1999
Description:

Business School research group specialising in research relating to the hospitality and leisure industries. Activities included pure and applied research and consultancy for a variety of clients in the UK and abroad, and postgraduate teaching and


Past Experience:
Hotel Bayerischer Hof München
Title:
Ausbildung zum Hotelfachmann (German equivalent of Modern Apprenticeship/NVQ)
Dates:
Sep 1993 - Jul 1995
Description:

A five-star traditional family-owned property (member of “Leading Hotels of the World”) with 352 rooms and 47 suites, 35 banquet and conference suites for up to 1200 guests and multiplex business centre. Garden Restaurant serving international


Knowledge, Keywords & Publications

Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Member of Skal International, Guardian Member of Hospitality Action.

Columnist for Travel & Tourism News Middle East and Hotelier Middle East. Member of the Editorial Board of Hospitality Business Middle East.

Keynote Speaker: 10th Annual Hotel Technology Forum, April 2014, Las Vegas

Education & Languages

Glion Institute of Higher Education

2010 - 2013

MBA

International Hospitality and Service Industries Management

University of North London

1995 - 1998

BA (Hons)

International Hospitality Management with French

Certifications & Licenses

Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality