Pawel Lewtak

Vice President, National Delegate Central Europe at European Hotel Managers Association

Over 20 years of professional experience within international and Polish hotel chains as well as unique independent hotels. Hospitality manager crazy about quality, always looking to escape from the beaten track as a way to find inspiration and stimulating ideas. He believes that sometimes a bit of madness is key to see a new perspective showing that impossible is nothing. General Manager of the iconic Polonia Palace Hotel in Warsaw and Chief Executive Officer at Syrena Hotels. Member of the Management Council in the European Hotel Managers Association based in Rome. As the National Delegate he represents Central and Eastern Europe. Associating himself with people who share a similar passion for hospitality.

Engaged in educational initiatives in three business schools. Awarded the Title of Hotelier of the Year in Poland in 2018, and in 2021 he received the prestigious European Hotel Manager of the Year Award.

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