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Director of Finance

Arda Altinok

What do you like about your job? 
“My job is not only about crunching numbers. It also involves interacting and engaging with people.”

When did you start working for MHA? 
“We can say ‘since the beginning.’ I have been working for the group for four years. It has been a real thrill to watch the birth of the brand.”

How does MHA differ from other collections?
“It is unique. It is Mediterranean. It is about warmth. The Mytha philosophy is not only about luxury; it is about high-quality service that is genuine and warm.”

A hotel for you is… 
“It is more an ‘experience’ than a building, the sea, the sand or the beaches of a property.”

Three crucial things you want to find when you check into a hotel:
Smiling faces all around, a nice atmosphere and great service.”

Quality for you is… 
If we are talking about quality, it should definitely be sustainable and exceed one’s expectations.”

A few words to define high-end hospitality:
“People, great food, design, nature, cleanliness.”

What was your dream job when you were a child? 
“I wanted to be a doctor so that I could help people.”

Can you please describe your family?
“I’ve been married ten years and have a daughter who is sixteen months old. My father is an engineer and my mother used to work as a legal clerk at the United Nations. I have one sister. I spent my childhood in a small village in Turkey’s Black Sea region. For me, family means gathering around the table for a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner and having fun together.”

Do you have any pets?
“No.”

If you could travel to the moon tomorrow, what would you pack in your suitcase? 
“A Fenerbahçe (my favorite football club) flag.”

Where did you live and which country is home for you, or is it really in your heart?
“I lived in Ereğli, Ankara and Istanbul. I also lived in New York for one and a half years. Tuscany is the home in my heart. When I retire, I plan to live in a small Tuscan village.”

Do you have any particular hobbies or passions?
Cooking. I can spend the whole day in the kitchen preparing dinner for my family.”

What would you change about the world right now if you could?
“If I had a super power, I would create a world where children are not killed in wars or die because of insufficient medical care.”

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