TOMO Hotelier

What do you consider your team’s greatest achievement?
They accepted to work on a new vision of Hospitality more flexible and closer to the guests. When some hotels ask you to don’t talk to them, our staff welcome you in their own houses!

What do you most value in a hotel for your own holidays?
The absence of rules even if it’s very rare!

What is one place nearby that every one of your guests should discover?
In Morocco the almond trees valley during blossom in February. In Japan just before summer in June, you can enjoy for 2 weeks fluorescent plankton in the sea. An amazing fantasy. In our house on lake Como, a seaplane flight over the Italian lakes.

What is your dream journey?
Go meet all the other hoteliers in Tomo to talk to each of them and create all together the future of Hospitality.

What local dish do you never tire of eating?
In Morocco, a vegetables tajine. I can eat it every single day. Women from the kitchen go to the garden and pick our veggies. It’s tender as hell!!! With 700’000 heures around the world, part of our DNA is to explore local food anywhere. I will never be tired to discover new products or local recipes…never mind extra kilos!

What motivated you to become a hotelier?
I have for children and when they were kids we were never welcome in any hotels! I tried to understand why organization was more important than guests service and finally decided to create my own answer.

What was your greatest extravagance in creating your hotel?
I put on a list all the details or lack of attention I knew and found a solution: no restaurant, no bar, no check-in, no check-out, no arrival or departure times, never 2 meals at the same place, where you are there is no other guests…I have the feeling that my vision of Hospitality could define “Extravagance”!!!

Where do you feel happiest on your property?
Definitely in the desert looking at the stars all night.

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Maison Polanka

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Kachi Lodge

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Gangtey Lodge

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Jnane Tamsna

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Norden

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Casa Cat Ba

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