Marcus Bernhardt

Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Hospitality

Marcus BernhardtMarcus Bernhardt began his career in the hotel industry where he was COO for Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts and then Rezidor SAS Hospitality. He went on to hold the COO & CCO roles with Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts group. In 2010, he was appointed Executive VP & Chief Services Officer at Gulf Air in Bahrain before joining the Europcar Group as Chief Commercial Officer in 2013. Following the company’s successful IPO in 2015, he became Managing Director International Coverage and Member of the Group Executive Committee. As well as sitting on the Advisory Board for the WTFL, Mr. Bernhardt is a member of the Supervisory Board of the SV Group, an innovative hotel and restaurant management group with headquarters in Switzerland.He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Tourism Board of the Government of the Canton Grisons, Switzerland.
Insights by Marcus Bernhardt (2)

Ranking Human Capital from “taking them for granted” "the" link to success

The significance of digitalisation and sustainability have increased considerably over the last years. This change has been accelerated in light of the corona pandemic. The implementation of changes in the best interest of our customers are based on the outstanding motivation and commitment shown by our staff.

A look back on 2020... Lessons learned

I joined Deutsche Hospitality in November 2020 as CEO after having been with the Steigenberger group already between 2004 and 2010. Despite the challenging corona phase, it feels great to be part of the #DHfamily and I am very happy to have returned to the hospitality industry on which I have always kept an eye during my times at Europcar and Gulf Air.