- 31 May 2022 11:47 AM
Selim Ölmez, as a GM, is responsible for the operation and successful management of the Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest.
Owing to his more than 23 years' experience in the hospitality and hotel industry and at various brands of Marriott International, he has extensive knowledge of luxury brands and international experience in pre-openings, operational excellence, marketing, communications, reputation and revenue management, F&B and hotel operations.
Selim will play a key role in making Matild Palace one of the top travel destinations for international travelers, and thus making Budapest one of the most attractive travel destinations in the world.
Before joining the Executive Board of Matild Palace in 2019, the specialist has gained professional experience at several brands of Marriott International, Inc., such as Sheraton, W Hotels and St.Regis.
He has worked in prestigious five-star luxury properties like The St. Regis Astana in Kazakhstan, The St. Regis Istanbul & Spago by Wolfgang Puck in Turkey and The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi.
Due to his international career in Russia, Qatar, Turkey and Abu Dhabi he has extensive knowledge of the luxury brands and the global tourism industry.
Thanks to the work of the specialist among others, Matild Palace has been reborn as a new social epicenter of Budapest downtown.
The 130-room Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest, belonging to The Luxury Collection portfolio of Marriott International, made its debut in the iconic building of Budapest in summer 2021 together with the first European Spago restaurant, the secret rooftop bar, The Duchess, and in May 2022 the reimagination of the former “Belvárosi Kávéház”, the Matild Café & Cabaret with more than 120 years of history behind it - all under the culinary supervision of world-famous chef Wolfgang Puck.
He holds several international awards, among others: Starwood Hotels & Resorts - President’s Award, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts – Service Delivery Award, Starwood EAME Awards and Best SPA marketing Middle East, Middle East SPA Awards.
He graduated from Akdeniz University, Institute of Social Sciences, being a Master of Public Relations and Advertising, and at Gazi University’s Faculty of Economics Administrative and Social Sciences in Turkey. Selim is a native Turkish, fluent in English, and speaks German and Russian well.
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