Industry Update
Appointment13 February 2020

Henning Matthiesen

Appointed Managing Director
At Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany

Henning Matthiesen

On January 1, 2020, Henning Matthiesen was appointed the new Managing Director of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, the principal hotel of the Oetker Collection. The 47-year-old hotelier succeeds Frank Marrenbach who will now devote all his time to his role as CEO of the Oetker Collection. In his new job at the legendary grand hotel in Baden-Baden, Henning Matthiesen will be able to draw on a wealth of experience which he acquired during his career at some of Europe's most renowned hotels.

Henning Matthiesen completed his apprenticeship in Hamburg's historic Hotel Prem, not far from his hometown of Wedel on the River Elbe. This was followed by posts in prominent hotels such as Claridge's in London and Le Royal Monceau in Paris. He continued his career at a number of Kempinski Group hotels, including the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich and the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, where he held the position of Executive Assistant Manager.

Matthiesen's first appointment as General Manager was in 2007 at Coombe Abbey Hotel, a historic English country house close to Coventry. This was followed by the task of opening The Augustine Hotel for the Rocco Forte Collection in Prague, a hotel which he ran until 2011. His services were then called upon by the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm and his most recent appointment was a seven-year stint on the board of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst AG in Cologne.

Oetker Hotel Management GmbH

The Oetker Collection is the most inspiring selection of masterpiece hotels in the world. Each property is one-of-a- kind, reflecting the unique European heritage. In the next decade we foresee up to 15 individual places with soul, carefully nurtured by fine hoteliers who create a strong sense of belonging for our guests.
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