The Team


Gabriela Marková

Gabriela Markova is an executive with over 18 years of experience in hotel industry. Growing up in turns in Czech Republic, Paraguay and Switzerland, she had all supposition to end up in the travel & tourism industry. Starting as sales manager in a niche 4-star hotel chain and started relocating every year between key European capitals, as the chain grew its portfolio in Paris, Munich, London, Vienna and Budapest. Gabriela entered the world of luxury hotellerie by joining Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2006.

After nearly a decade of working for these renown hotels and climbing the sales ladder from reservation agent to DOSM, she took on the role of DOSM at Velaa Private Island, one of top 10 private islands in the world, and enhanced her reach from high-end and upscale clientele to the ultimate UHNWI level.

Gabriela is fluent in Czech, English, Spanish and German and speaks on advance level French and Portuguese.

Aja’s travel careed started with Business travel bachelor university degree 20 years ago, followed by a managerial posi8tion in a travel agency where she touched all kinds of segments: from flight ticketing to guiding, MICE sector up to upscale leisure travel where she remained until today.

In 2008 Aja created Boutique Travel, an agency selling upper luxury travel with tailor-made itineraries and personalized service. While Boutique Travel made it to the top agencies worldwide (member of Traveller Made, Belmond Bellini Club, LHW VITA and Preferred hotels), Aja moved on to another challenge, joining GM Selection and representing our unique products in the Baltic region.

Besides travel, Aja is a passionate writer, being Luxury Travel editor at L’Officiel Lithuania.

Aja speaks Lithuanian, Russian, English and basis Spanish.

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Petr Marek

Petr Marek is a hotelier by heart and soul. His early steps started in F&B as manager of a renown traditional Czech restaurant in Prague before relocating to the USA to gain experience in hotel operations in Florida and NYC. After few years in the US his next steps led to Austria where he worked for the renowned Bristol hotel before stepping into the Sales & Marketing world back in Prague first with Hilton, then opening the unique Aria hotel as DOSM.

Petr entered the luxury hotellerie by joining Mandarin Oriental in Prague as opening DOSM and later on as Hotel Manager, enhancing his scope of work from S&M to entire operations and finance. Furthermore, Petr has led the Le Palais Hotel Prague, a Leading and Virtuoso property, as General Manager for three years before taking on the role of Resort Manager at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives, one of the most luxurious private islands in the world.

Petr speaks fluently Czech, English and Russian.