IntercityHotel appoints new female directors in Germany and Switzerland

Candy Marth becomes General Manager in Rostock / Sandra Wigger to be General Manager of the IntercityHotel Zurich Airport after taking charge of the hotel’s pre-opening phase

Women are continuing to take on leadership roles at IntercityHotel. 43-year old Candy Marth is an experienced manager who has emerged from Deutsche Hospitality's own ranks. Candy Marth took over the reins at the 174-room IntercityHotel Rostock on the Baltic Coast with effect from 1 April. In Switzerland, Sandra Wigger has been responsible for the pre-opening stage of the IntercityHotel Zurich Airport since March this year. She will also assume the position of General Manager once the hotel opens for business.


Candy Marth has worked for the hotel group for 20 years. During this period, she has fulfilled various roles in the fields of management assistance and human resources as well as being Head of Events at the IntercityHotel Stralsund. Ms. Marth replaces Katrin Schissler as General Manager of the IntercityHotel Rostock. Ms. Schissler will be pursuing a new challenge within the company as she takes over at the IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Steffi Wisotzky, the long-serving manager of the latter, will also be remaining with Deutsche Hospitality. Ms. Wisotzky will now head up the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin.


30-year old Sandra Wigger began her career by training as a hotel specialist at the Mövenpick Hotel Zurich Airport and has continued to expand her knowledge base ever since. In September 2019, she obtained a degree level qualification in “Hospitality Controlling & Hotel Asset Management” after completing a 6-month course of study at the IST University of Applied Sciences. Sandra Wigger was employed at the Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac between November 2014 and December 2019. She held positions as Front Office Manager and then as Rooms Division Manager during this period before making the switch to IntercityHotel GmbH on 1 January 2020.


“We are looking forward to continuing to work with Candy Marth,” said Joachim Marusczyk, founding Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH. “Her many years of experience and expertise within the sector will provide the perfect basis for ongoing success in Rostock. The company is also delighted to have acquired the services of Sandra Wigger. She is a highly motivated General Manager who is already very well acquainted with Zurich as a location.”

About IntercityHotel

IntercityHotel is a Deutsche Hospitality brand which stands for modern upper mid-range urban hotels. IntercityHotels are located within easy walking distance of airports or railway stations. Guests also benefit from a “FreeCityTicket” scheme, which enables them to use local public transport free of charge. The IntercityHotels portfolio includes more than 40 hotels in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Oman and China, and 20 further properties are currently at the development stage. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts boast 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offer health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”, whilst Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. Zleep Hotels provide quality and design at an affordable price in Denmark and Sweden.