Dariusz Futoma becomes the new head of Horwath HTL in Poland
On the 11th of March 2015, Dariusz Futoma, one of the most experienced sales managers in the Polish hotel and tourism industry, joined Horwath HTL Polska to become the Hotel and Tourism Consulting Team director. This month, Janusz Mitulski, who has been successfully leading the Polish Horwath HTL practice for more than five years, assumed the post of Marriott International chain development director for Central – Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.
Dariusz Futoma’s association with the hotel industry stretches back almost 15 years. His extensive strategic and operational experience comes from the Polish hotel market as well as those further to the east. Prior to finding his way to consulting, he worked as a sales and marketing director at the Jan III Sobieski hotel, simultaneously coordinating the Polish Prestige Hotels & Resorts in Poland marketing programme. During the course of his five year stint at the Rezidor Group chain, he was the sales and marketing director at the Radisson SAS in Kiev, Ukraine (the first international hotel in Ukraine), and then worked at one of the largest hotels in Europe, the 1200 room Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Upon his return to Poland in 2009, he assumed the General Manager’s position at the Scandic Gdańsk hotel and then became president of the board at the Ideal Hotels chain in Poland. In recent years responsible for the outsourcing boom in the hotel industry, amongst others in Russia and during the Olympics.
– “It is with utmost pleasure that I join the group of professionals at Horwath HTL and TPA Horwath. I see this as a great challenge and recognise the responsibility”. – said Dariusz Futoma the day he took over the position. “I will not only endeavour to develop the hotel and tourism consultancy practice. Maintaining the high standard of services provided by Horwath HTL as introduced by Janusz Mitulski, my predecessor, shall also be one of my priorities.”
Krzysztof Kaczmarek, managing partner at TPA Horwath, which Horwath HTL is a part of in Poland said: “I am very happy that Dariusz has joined us and convinced that his hotel industry experience will be a welcome addition to the range of services provided by Horwath HTL. In particular I am counting on his practical experience and knowledge gained whilst working at international chains abroad”.