BEYONDHOSPITALITY was founded in 2008 by Tobias Mattstedt, following a career working for the world's finest hotels and developing world-class hospitality projects.
We obsess over the creation of successful hospitality venues – ranging from master-planning to conceiving new hotels and restaurant concepts; from project development to operational implementation – for hotels, resorts, restaurants, spas and really anything hospitality related.
A key focus is “Guest Experience Design“, the hospitality version of User Experience Design or known as UX design.
We create venues that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to guests. This involves the design and creation of the future experience guests will have at the venue: unique, memorable, relevant and last not least different. We conceive the vision and lead the realization on behalf of the owner and coordinate the many stakeholders, ranging from architects to designers to operators to name but a few.
Food & Beverage in particular is both our specialty and passion – conceiving, creating and managing restaurants, lounges and bars that are the benchmark in the industry.
The same goes for BEYONDSPA, specializing in Spa Concept, Development and Spa Technical Services.
Last but not least, as we are hoteliers by heart with friends and colleagues all over the world, we specialize in Executive Recruitment of luxury hospitality professionals.
Any company is only as good as the collective wisdom and experience of its team members. Our executives have managed some of the finest hotels and resorts, created unique experiences and provide the ability of bringing the best of the world to a unique solution tailor made for you.
Tobias is a seasoned hospitality professional that combines experience ranging from senior executive roles of both luxury hotel operations – from boutique to some of the largest properties in the world - to corporate roles in both hospitality development and operations.
After completing his education and hotel management training in Germany, he worked in some of the finest hotels in Europe such as the Carlton in Cannes, the Suvretta House St. Moritz and the Hyde Park Hotel (now Mandarin Oriental) in London.
Following studies at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, he took on senior leadership positions with Ritz-Carlton in the US and the Peninsula Group in Hong Kong.
His career shifted from the world of luxury hotels to a challenge and scale that few people are exposed to during their career: he joined the 6800 room MGM Grand in Las Vegas as Vice President, Food & Beverage, responsible for 55 profit centers, 2,500 employees with an annual F&B revenue of US$275m and led the exercise of partnering up with the world’s finest chefs, restaurateurs & designers and creating more than 20 new venues.
Following his tenure at MGM Grand, he joined the parent company MGM MIRAGE and became Senior Vice President, Development and International Operations, responsible for projects such as MGM Grand Macau and the launch and initiation of MGM MIRAGE Hospitality, the non-gaming hotel management subsidiary with projects throughout the world.
In 2009, Tobias Mattstedt founded BEYONDHOSPITALITY; specializing in Hotel Development as well as F&B Master-planning, Concept Creation and providing management services for some of the biggest names in the culinary & restaurant world.
In addition, BEYONDHOSPITALITY provides advisory service for both owners and operators, ranging from operational reviews to Executive Recruitment and any other exiting task pertaining to outstanding Hospitality.
In 2012, BEYONDHOSPITALITY Far East (based in Hong Kong) extended the reach of the company and added Spa Services to the portfolio.
Through his background and constant exposure to the very global world of hospitality, Tobias is an advisor and speaker on hospitality trends to both corporations and organizations throughout the world.
He lives with his wife Britta and his three Children Julia, Noelani and Felix in Sintra, Portugal (though living on planes might be an equally as accurate description).
Steve is the BEYONDHOSPITALITY Development and Construction ‘Guru’, an expert truly second to none!
Steve & Tobias worked together from 2007-2009 on the $3,5b Mina Zayed Waterfront project in Abu Dhabi where Steve was the Executive Project Director. He had just completed the famous Atlantis in Dubai, following a career throughout the Middle East and the UK; in fact he returned to Kerzner as SVP Development overseeing the Royal Atlantis in Dubai. Steve joined us in 2021 when coming out of ‘semi-retirement’.
A luxury hotelier for over 30 years, Sebastian’s background is truly a showcase of some the finest destinations and properties, ranging from the famous ‘Vier Jahreszeiten’ in Hamburg to Grand Hyatt in New York, includes corporate leadership roles as head of Food & Beverage for Hilton Europe as well as Miramar Group in Hong Kong. Over the past few years, Sebastian has utilized his operational and corporate experience to developed various Hotel and Restaurant concepts for private investors.
Reinhold Nagler is one of the world’s top Culinary and F&B executives and worked for some of the most renowned hotel companies in the world prior to joining BEYONDHOSPITALITY as a partner and head of Food & Beverage.
Following an early career with Crystal Cruises and Seabourn, he worked for the biggest names in luxury hotels: Peninsula, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons and until recently, Jumeirah in senior leadership positions in both culinary and Food & Beverage.
He has lived and worked in Kuwait, Riyadh, Cairo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Los Angeles & Capetown and is currently based in Asia, leading our Asian and Middle East projects.
Anis Abidin has been working with BEYONDHOSPITALITY since 2009, following a lifelong career running the finance department of a number of Four Seasons flagship properties. Anis started her career in hospitality after completing her BA in economics and accounting at the University of Durham.
Following her studies she joined the Four Seasons in London as Assistant Director, Finance, followed by Director of Finance positions at the Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf, Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai and Four Seasons First Residence in Cairo, Egypt.
Britta is BEYONDHOSPITALITY’s founding principal, business manager and spearheads our Executive Recruitment activity.
Her experience spans three continents and reads like a Who's Who of the world’s great hotels: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten - Hamburg, The Dolder Grand - Zürich, Hotel Martinez - Cannes, Turnberry Isle - Miami, The Ritz-Carlton - Hong Kong – properties where she held senior management positions in both Rooms Division and Sales & Marketing.
Chris has a long pedigree in restaurant operations spanning over 30 years encompassing management, executive directorship and as a restaurateur. He held multiple General Manger positions for some of the most noteworthy chefs and culinary venues including: Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse (Four Seasons Hotel), Kerry Simon’s SIMON Kitchen & Bar (Hard Rock Hotel), Tom Colicchio’s CraftSteak and Michael Mina’s Nob Hill (both at MGM Grand).
Additionally, outside of Las Vegas, Chris served as Director of Food & Beverage for The Aspen Meadows Resort (Aspen Institute) in Aspen, Colorado and General Manager for Michelin Star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Besides restaurant operations projects, he oversees Beyond Hospitality’s digital media projects and is an established food & architectural photographer and restaurant website designer.