Industry Update
Appointment 3 June 2020

Thomas Wilken

Appointed General Manager
At Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam, Germany

Thomas Wilken

42-year old Thomas Wilken has been appointed General Manager of the 137-room MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam with effect from 1 June 2020. In his new capacity, Mr. Wilken will be responsible for all operational and administrative business areas of the hotel. The previous Director Thomas Schneider is leaving the company at the end of June in order to relocate to Belgium. Mr. Schneider will, however, be making his experience and expertise available to his successor in the meantime.

Thomas Wilken has gained valuable experience of his own during the past few years as a Director of Operations and Executive Assistant Manager. His employers have included the Marriott and Kempinski hotel groups. After completing his upper secondary school leaving certificate, Mr. Wilken trained as a cook at the Sansibar Restaurant on the Island of Sylt before embarking upon a hotel management training programme with Marriott International.

Deutsche Hospitality

Deutsche Hospitality brings together five separate hotel brands under a single umbrella. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offers health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature.
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