An Insight into the Crowne Plaza Hotel with Živorad Vasić
Participants of AmChamps Class of 2016 had the opportunity to socialize with and learn from Živorad Vasić, General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belgrade and to learn about the operation of the biggest hotel in town
The AmChamps were able to hear the inspiring story of Vasić`s professional path that brought him to a general management position in the hospitality industry at the age of only 31. Being curious about various aspects of the balance between Vasić’s career and personal life, participants addressed to him a score of questions. Vasić had several bits of motivational advice for his guests, including urging them to take the time to think strategically about their careers and to be aware that it is likely that only two chances will be given for major professional advancement, and that one of them might come even in the early stages of career development or even during their studies. He added that getting to a position to have choices does not actually come of its own, but rather is earned with hard work and a bit of risk.
After the motivational part of the evening, the AmChamps participants were given a tour through the hotel, led by Vasić personally, explaining all of the work streams in the hotel: marketing and sales, maintenance, events and banquet, front desk and reception, restaurants and bar.