Martin Šabec is an accomplished and dynamic hotelier with over 15 years of international experience in the hospitality industry. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated exceptional expertise in overseeing day-to-day hotel operations, managing pre-openings, handling rebranding initiatives, and spearheading special projects. Currently, he holds a pivotal role as the head of The Urban Collection hotels in Slovenia, where he continues to make contributions to the industry.
Martin’s journey in the world of hospitality includes various notable positions that have shaped his career and enriched his skill set. Prior to his current role, he served as the Hotel Manager of the Casino Hotel Perla in Nova Gorica. His leadership at this renowned establishment showcased his ability to manage a diverse range of hotel operations effectively.
As the Executive Director of Operations for LifeClass Hotels & Spa was in charge of refurbisment of new 5* hotel Slovenia. Notably, he was entrusted with the responsibility of introducing Accor hotels to the Slovenian market, which required a deep understanding of the industry and market dynamics.
His international experience extends beyond Slovenia’s borders, as he has worked with esteemed hospitality brands in the United States and the United Kingdom. In the United States, he contributed his expertise to the Radisson brand in Marco Island, Florida, and the Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. In London, he played an instrumental role within The Doyle Collection hotel chain, specifically at The Marylebone hotel, where he gained valuable insights into the international hospitality landscape.
Throughout his career, Martin Šabec’s unwavering focus has been on guest satisfaction and fostering positive relationships with employees. He believes in the power of an individual approach that ensures guests become loyal patrons who, in turn, spread positive word-of-mouth recommendations. While he recognizes the value of digital assistants in enhancing guest satisfaction, he firmly believes that they can never replace the warmth and genuine smile that only a satisfied employee can deliver.