Leaders in Hospitality Event Series Speakers

    Turhan Poyaz

    Managing Director, Excelsior Hotel & Spa Baku

    Turhan H. Poyraz, is a businessmen specialized in hospitality.

    After graduating from Tourism & Hotel Management faculty of “9th September University” in Turkey, he began his hospitality carrier in Hilton hotels as an F&B management trainee. This path continued in stewarding department, service and kitchen until a position as a sous-chef in a restaurant ship operated by Hilton hotel.

    After many years of hospitality experience, he decided to change his path and switched to sales & Marketing. Many years working on this subject ended by opening a “Marketing communications Agency” serving mainly to hotels. During these years, he made numberless brandings, pre-opening projects, strategic planning and positioning’s of operating and new opening hotels.

    His last project was Excelsior Hotel & Spa Baku, which at the end was proposed to him to manage and implement the project that he had presented.

    Since that day, the hotel he is managing has raised its occupancy from an average of 20% up to 70% with an ADR that is way over the competition set hotels in the cit


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