Promoted Chief Operating Officer (COO)
At Design Hotels AG in Berlin, Germany
In his new position as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Arno Schwalie took over responsibility for operations of the business units Business Development, Global Sales and Brand, Marketing & Communications. Arno Schwalie (1974) joined Design Hotels AG in 2006 and together with Claus Sendlinger was responsible for Strategy & Development. In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President Business Development & Corporate Strategy and joined the Executive Management Team. He was furthermore granted commercial power of representation. In 2013 he was promoted to Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. In January 2014 he took over responsibility for all operational business units including Business Development, Global Sales and Brand, Marketing & Communications as Chief Operating Officer. Schwalie has a background in strategy, marketing and sales in national and international companies. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a degree in International Business Administration from the European Management Academy, a degree as Real Estate Business Economist and Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University.