HSMAI Profile: Brigitte Gruber

Brigitte Gruber

Founder and Managing Director

Reburg & Partners

For some years ago Brigitte Gruber was the Secretary General for HSMAI in Austria and worked close with the HSMAI Region Europe and together we hosted a very successful HSMAI Europe conference in Vienna. Then she moved abroad for some years.

Brigitte is now back as part of the HSMAI family and she just became one of the Advisory Board members for the HSMAI Europe Sales Advisory Board. She also just got certified by HSMAI as Certified Revenue Management Executive – CRME

Q: What does a day at work consist of for you?

A: Strategic planning, administration, sales and to get organized for the next workshop.

Q: What’s the best part of your job?

A: Working with different teams from different hotels, developing ideas and putting them into place and celebrate success.

Q: Do you have anyone you’ve looked up to?

A: Rico de Schepper a grand senior in the hotel industry and Richard Branson for its guts and creativity.

Q: Do you have any nice traditions at your office?

A: Coffee and croissants (Kipferl as we call it in Austria) at any time of the day

Q: How long have you been a member of HSMAI?

A: 15 years (with a short intermission, but always with my heart)

Q: What do you think is the best thing about HSMAI?

A: Meeting passionate professionals from all over the world, people who want to be great / the best in what they are doing

Q: Are there any activities or projects you think HSMAI should start up?

A: Re-evaluation / re-invention of sales in the digital world

Q: Describe your perfect weekend.

A: Meeting friends and enjoying good food and wine, spending time with my daughter, a lot of fresh air

Q: If you were trapped on a desert island, what would you take with you, if you could choose just one thing?

A: A lucky charm; a souvenir of my mother! Everything else is in my heart

Q: What is the title of the book about your life?

A: Living in full

Q: What is your next travel destination?

A: Copenhagen

Q: Do you have any special hobbies?

A: I love Yoga

Photo: Brigitte Gruber