General Manager, Acqualina Resort & Spa
As General Manager, Christof Pignet is responsible for all aspects of the day to day operations at Acqualina Resort and Spa, an exclusive property located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. In this multi-faceted position, Christof ensures that the services and facilities reflect the Five Diamond and Five Star luxury and quality standards, while achieving international and national award-winning recognition. A key strategic focus is continuously improving the property’s ratings and delivering a consistent level of service throughout all aspects of the resort experience.To be a better person than I was yesterday
To be a better person than I was yesterday
Impossible is nothing
At least one random act of kindness
What do you love most about Your City?
The tropical climate and cultural diversity
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
On workdays it is a vegan protein shake as time is of essence; on days off an egg white omelet with spinach and smoked salmon at “Organic Bites”.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – One of the following (depending on weather and day of the week); running through Miami, swimming laps in the pool of my building, working out in the gym or taking a class of Hot Pilates or Bikram at my favorite yoga studio.
10:00 AM – Working diligently with the exceptional team at Acqualina to make guest dreams come true!
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Costa Grill; beachside dining at its absolutely best. What better way to enjoy a meal than under swaying palm trees with waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing in the background. Costa Grill offers a wide array of delicacies, some of my favorites are the Kale and Quinoa Salad with wok charred salmon, the “Impossible Burger” (100% vegan and incredulously delicious) or the Greek Salad with Jumbo Shrimp.
7:00 PM – Still at work and looking to wrap up for the day. Generally I do another walk through of the property, talk to customers at AQ Bar/Lounge as well as Il Mulino New York to ensure utmost satisfaction, welcome arriving guests and take a moment on the terrace to embrace the beautiful surrounding, inhale and exhale, smile and be thankful.
11:00 PM – Fast asleep! On rare occasions I sleep less than 8 hours which is essential for body and mind to get the rest they deserve, recharge batteries to then once again rise and shine.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
In the morning I have a few cups of green tea (Sencha), through the day I hydrate with sparkling (Pellegrino) or regular tap water and in the afternoon I enjoy mint tea. All told easily 5-6 liters of liquid.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Aside from the Acqualina Social Media accounts I take much pleasure in following my brother who loves to explore and enjoy the culinary delights this world has to offer https://www.instagram.com/der_genussbaer/ as well as my dear friend who is an incredibly talented writer http://eisbaerhelmut.blogspot.com/
The most used Apps on my phone are definitely What’s App and Viber as I use it to daily communicate with my family and friends back home in Austria and the NPR (National Public Radio) app.
What should everyone try at least once?
The homemade apple strudel of my 90 year old grandmother. It is otherworldly and still brings back sweet childhood memories. Simply to die for.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
If I share that in this forum I would no longer be able to get lost there so I have to keep you guessing!