11. July 2022

New General Managers at IntercityHotel in Geneva and Berlin

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IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Four new General Managers have been appointed at IntercityHotel since May 2022: Nadjet Bennaceur commenced her role as the new director of IntercityHotel Geneva Airport. She is currently in charge of the pre-opening of the hotel, which is to open to customers next year. Katrin Schissler, former General Manager of IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, has moved to IntercityHotel Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, where she is also General Manager. Mathias Rusch, who was General Manager of IntercityHotel Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, will be leveraging his airport acumen and expertise in the future in his position as General Manager at IntercityHotel Berlin Airport BER, which is also slated to open next year. The Manager post at IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof will be assumed by Annelie Richers, General Manager of IntercityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof, in the capacity of Interim Cluster General Manager.

"We warmly welcome Ms. Bennaceur and are very much looking forward to our continued successful collaboration with Ms. Schissler, Ms. Richers and Mr. Rusch. These are four very experienced managers taking over at the helm of our hotels in Geneva and Berlin. In addition to their professionalism, they stand out through their passion as hosts and their many years of expertise - important attributes that round off the profile of a general manager and which are of key importance to us," says Christian Kaschner, Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH. "We wish them every success in their new positions and an exciting as well as rewarding time at IntercityHotel."

Nadjet Bennaceur has a deep-going knowledge and understanding of financial and operational strategies in hotel management. She acquired this know-how at positions as Rooms Division Manager, Front Office Manager and, most recently, as Deputy Director in the 4 and 5-star category in the international area.

Katrin Schissler began her career at IntercityHotel 17 years ago as Sales Manager at IntercityHotel Rostock. After serving as Executive Director Commercial as well as Head of Key Account Management at IntercityHotel GmbH, she assumed the post as Manager of IntercityHotel Ulm in 2016. After this, Katrin Schissler served as Director at the hotels in Rostock and Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

Annelie Richers has been a member of Deutsche Hospitality since 2011, working for IntercityHotel GmbH since 2012. She gained her initial professional experience during her Bachelor and Master studies in International Hospitality Management at the Hilton London Euston. Annelie Richers began her career at Deutsche Hospitality working as Assistant Front Office Manager at Steigenberger Hotel Berlin before moving to IntercityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof as Front Office Manager. Since 2019, she has been in charge of the hotel at Berlin Ostbahnhof as General Manager.

Taking over at the helm as General Manager at IntercityHotel Berlin Airport BER, Mathias Rusch can draw on more than 30 years of hotel experience. In 2003, he took over at the rudder of human resources for the first time in the capacity of Deputy Director at IntercityHotel Frankfurt. He then headed IntercityHotel Kiel as General Manager and IntercityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof for almost ten years. Most recently, he held the post of General Manager at IntercityHotel Berlin-Brandenburg Airport.

About Deutsche Hospitality

Vision, passion and cosmopolitanism. Deutsche Hospitality delivers the perfect guest experience. Tradition and an eye for the future come together in an inimitable portfolio of eight brands operating across more than 160 hotels globally. “Celebrating luxurious simplicity.”: Steigenberger Icons are extraordinary luxury hotels which combine historical uniqueness and modern concepts. The Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels brand is generating innovative impetuses in the Luxury Lifestyle Segment. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts represent the epitome of upscale hospitality on three continents. Jaz in the City’s Lifestyle Hotels dictate the rhythm in the Upscale Sector. House of Beats unites a passion for the hotel business with the fascination of lifestyle, fashion and music. IntercityHotel is located at the very hub of any destination and offers a true home of comfort and mobility in the Midscale Segment. MAXX by Deutsche Hospitality is a charismatic conversion brand which is also positioned in the midscale area of the market. Zleep Hotels provide a smart marriage of design and functionality in the Economy Segment. All of these brands are unified under H-Rewards, Deutsche Hospitality’s loyalty program which yields benefits from the first booking onwards.

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