Industry Update
Appointment 7 January 2019

Sigrid Köntopp

Appointed Senior Director Operations
At Deutsche Hospitality in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Sigrid Köntopp

Sigrid Köntopp has taken over the position of Senior Director Operations IntercityHotel with effect from the start of the year. She succeeds Robert Boller, who will remain with Deutsche Hospitality as Managing Director of MAXX Hotel GmbH.

In her new capacity as Senior Director Operations at IntercityHotel GmbH, Sigrid Köntopp will be based at Corporate Office in Frankfurt, from where she will act as an interface between executive management and the hotels in respect of all operational processes. She will share the role with Thomas Knabner, who has been with the company since 1992. Both will report to Joachim Marusczyk, founding Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH.

Ms. Köntopp comes from the AccorHotels Group, where she held a range of management functions at various ibis Hotels over a period of almost 30 years. These have included General Manager positions in Cologne and Frankfurt. For the past ten years, she has been Vice President Operations most recently for the ibis family South and West Germany.

Deutsche Hospitality

Deutsche Hospitality is the new umbrella brand for the companies of Steigenberger Hotels AG. The three hotel brands which come under the umbrella are Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City und IntercityHotel.
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