The year is 1964 and in Paris there is the idea of establishing an association for front office executives in order to meet and facilitate communication and build personal and professional relationships based on mutual trust. Until 1973 the association was only a matter for the French, however this was to change with the creation of the international association "International Amicale des Sous-Chef Directeurs et de Reception des Grand Hotels" (AICR) and in 1992 the Czech equivalent was founded. "Amicale’s" aim not only involves making contacts and strengthening working relationships between members, but also supporting and promoting their profession.
The hotel Carlsbad Plaza counts among the members of this prestigious association since 2008, and regularly participates in the meetings where current issues and news relating to front office work are discussed. Usually present interesting up to 3 players from the Czech Republic, members exchange experiences and always hold a tour of the hotel where the meeting takes place. Hotel Carlsbad Plaza is one of 3 hotels in Karlovy Vary, which participates in the meetings of the association.
Every year the association organizes a competition for best young receptionist – the "David Campbell Trophy", the winners of each round represent their country at the international finals. Competition is growing from strength to strength each year and has gained the respect of hoteliers and sponsors. It meets its goal as an educational tool for the younger generation, for whom this is a great challenge and an opportunity to meet new colleagues from all over the world.
The AICR International Congress 2011 was held in New Zealand and the Czech Republic has the honor of hosting the event next year in the capital city of Prague. The congress is a meeting of the International Committee, the General Assembly and the above-mentioned international finals of the "David Campbell Trophy".
As for the hotel Carlsbad Plaza, membership of "Amicale" once again proves that its main priority is to continuously improve its services and thus provide the best possible service to its guests.
May 16, 2012 2:47 PM