Wolfgang M. Neumann appointed new President & CEO of Rezidor
The Board of Directors of the Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Wolfgang M. Neumann as new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rezidor; effective January 1, 2013. He succeeds Kurt Ritter who is retiring at the end of the year. Wolfgang M. Neumann (50 years) is since May 2011 Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Executive Vice President of the Rezidor Hotel Group.
Kurt Ritter (65 years) is stepping down on his own request after 23 years as President & CEO of Rezidor. He willassist Wolfgang M. Neumann as an advisor during a transition period of three months as from January 1, 2013, and will afterwards continue to serve as a key strategic advisor to Trudy Rautio.
"We are very grateful for the role Kurt Ritter has played in guiding the growth of Rezidor for more than two decades to be one of the fastest growing hotel companies", said Trudy Rautio. "More recently he was instrumental in the integration of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to become one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world."
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of approximately 475 hotels in operation or under development with 104,000 rooms in more than 80 countries.
Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014, and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury) brands. Since 2016, Rezidor has owned 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was awarded one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd.—a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance, and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016.
The corporate office of The Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.