Right at the forefront
Global hotel business
As Key Account Manager International, Mark Scharff is a member of a worldwide Geberit network that is constantly updating each other on the latest occurrences in the hospitality sector.
In the hospitality sector, hardly anyone is bound by national borders. This applies to the majority of those who spend the night in hotels, and even more so to those who plan them. Large planning offices are frequently located far away from the project sites – and the rules by which Hilton, Radisson, Marriott, Hyatt or Four Seasons projects are planned and implemented are difficult for outsiders to get their head around
A specialist for the hospitality sector
The journey often begins in the USA, where specialist architecture firms create the designs. Because the hotel world is small and local building regulations are manifold, frequent changes of plan are par for the course. And each change can determine whether a product is given the nod or not. Specialists who are close to the decision makers are required here. Take Mark Scharff, for example. He has been in the business for 20 years and knows the winding paths that a hotel project normally takes and the hidden hurdles that generally have to be overcome before the excavators turn up at the site.
The superb edifice in downtown Chicago was declared a listed building in 1996. This status had a major impact on the plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. Thanks to a horizontal storeybased drainage in combination with the Duofix installation system – a solution brought forward by Mark Scharff and the Geberit advisors – the concrete floors remained intact as required.