Gheorghe Marian Cristescu

CEO - Polski Holding Hotelowy

With over 25 years of experience working with big brands like Radisson, Accor Hotels, Best Westerns, Gheorghe Marian Cristescu has contributed outstanding efforts to the development of the Hospitality and Tourism industry in Poland. In 2016 In 2016, G. M. Cristescu took the position of President of the Board of Polski Holding Hotelowy, which is now the largest hotel company in the country, within Polish Capital. Cristesccu also holds a number of honerable awards, such as the “Man of the Year” by Hotelarz magazin in 2012, 2018, 2020; the Grand Prix of MT Targi Polska in 2020, and a commemorative medal of the 100th anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee in 2022. Furthermore, President Cristesccu was awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit by the President of Poland - Andrzej Duda, and received the honor badge "For merits for tourism" awarded by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism in 2019. Cristesccu has surely marked his name in the industry as he was ranked the second most influential person in Polish tourism by Wasza Turystyka magazine in 2021 and 2022.

The PHH Group currently has over 50 hotels and facilities with nearly 6 000 rooms, which makes it the second largest hotel group in Poland and first with only Polish Capital. The PHH Group offers an extensive network of hotels and facilities located in various parts of Poland - in large cities, smaller towns, as well as mountain and coastal tourist areas, of various standards: business premium, leisure premium, business, economic, leisure, health resorts.
The Group cooperates - as a franchisee - with leading global hotel chains, such as Marriott International, Hilton International, Best Western Hotels&Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group and Louvre Hotels Group. Moreover, PHH is the most significant Marriott partner in this part of Europe, receiving the Partnership Circle Award as the most valuable business partner among owners and franchise partners in Europe in 2019.
The group's goal is to create a strong and professional Polish hotel entity, competitive in the industry, efficiently managing the base of facilities by implementing modern procedures, improving profitability or adjusting the hotel's standard to the possible introduction of a hotel brand.