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Radio Guest List–Hôtel Majestic Barrière–January 4, 2014

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Cannes_BarriereThe hotel industry was hit hard by the economy, but we’re seeing signs of improvement in the luxury market. Peter sits down with the world’s top hoteliers to find out how they’ve weathered the storm, why they’re so confident about the future of travel, and what international travelers can expect to see in 2014.

This week, Peter travels to the Hôtel Majestic Barrière – Cannes to investigate what’s new in the hotel industry and uncovers some secret finds in Cannes beyond the famous film festival.

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John O’Sullivan, general manager of Four Seasons Punta Mita, looks at the new oceanfront hotels and the lesser-known pockets within the Mexican Riviera.

Roger Bastoni, chief concierge for the Hôtel Majestic Barrière – Cannes, describes how the hotel and the community have grown and changed in his 30 years tenure.

Christian Boyens, general manager of Ritz Paris, talks about the challenges and surprises in renovating the iconic hotel.

Michaela Guzy, founder of, covers sustainable food practices and preservation of aboriginal cultures that she discovered on her travels.

Pierre-Louis Renou, general manager of Hôtel Majestic Barrière – Cannes, explains how he was raised in the art of hospitality and how it influences his decision making today.

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