Alex Urseanu came into the world in the city of Bucharest. Just months later, his mother moved with him to Israel, then three years later they moved again to Berlin, and finally ended up in Frankfurt. Just like his business partner Micky, Alex has been in the hospitality industry since childhood. After completing his Baccalaureate, he began studying law. His studies didn’t last long though, as he had just opened his first restaurant. During this time working for himself, he also managed to complete his formal training at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel.
In the mid-90s, after selling his café, Alex left for Tel Aviv where he worked at the Sheraton Hotel. When he returned to Frankfurt, he was certain of his decision to become an independent hotelier. His next step was to open a chain of 13 shops selling fashion and gifts. And by 2001, he felt he was ready and together with Micky, they hatched their first plans. Everyone called them crazy because they decided on a building in Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel district. But today, the well-known Bristol Hotel stands there. Alex is an absolute lover of life. He says, “At the end, it’s all about life, love and passion — and the pleasure of sharing these together.”