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Philipp Hofer celebrates his '50th'

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: David 'Squeeze' Annakie, Robert Russell, Melissa and Richard Ferdinand.
Birthday boy Philipp Hofer gets a kiss from his significant other, Tanisa Samuel, during his birthday party at the Tryall Club in Hanover on Wednesday night.
Philipp Hofer cutting his birthday cake with his better half, Tanisa Samuel (left), and friend of 20 years, Sonja Nalkiran.


Last year, Philipp Hofer celebrated his 40th birthday. In the last 12 months, the fabulous Austrian hotelier, who has made Jamaica his home, aged 10 years. On Wednesday night, Hofer, managing director of Iberostar Jamaica, was cutting another birthday cake with the number 50 on it - just for kicks. For Hofer, age is just a number. Time with best friends Richard Ferdinand and Sonja Nalkiran, and his better half, Tanisa Samuel, is what really matters.

Taking over the beautiful Cooyah Villa at the exclusive Tryall Club, Hofer's celebration commenced with a pool party, followed by dinner with an intimate group of friends, culminating with a soiree at Pier 1 on the Waterfront.

Those who turned out for the dinner event, including Robert Russell of Summerfest Productions and David 'Squeeze' Annakie of Linkup Media Group of Companies, and the 'One Drink Only Crew', spoke glowingly about the man who makes a great ally.

In fact, Hofer has touched many lives during the nine years that he has lived in Jamaica, giving back selflessly to several communities in western Jamaica. But Wednesday night was all about him, and live it up he did.