01. June 2022

Deutsche Hospitality introduces Chief Operating Officer

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Josef Dolp joins Deutsche Hospitality and takes over effective June 1, 2022

Effective June 1, 2022, Josef Dolp will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Deutsche Hospitality. In this role he will oversee hotel operations and customer experience across all brands and geographies.

Oliver Bonke, CEO Deutsche Hospitality, says: „Josef is a charismatic leader who brings people together, integrates cultures and knows how to execute with distinction. Great brands are built through a relentless focus on quality, distinguished products, and a truly inspiring customer experience. I am delighted to have someone of Josef’s caliber lead our hotel teams into the next phase of growth.“

Austrian native Josef Dolp has spent the last 20 years leading some of the largest and most iconic hotels and regions for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott International and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  He joined Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in 2018 as Executive Vice President, Southeast Asia and Australasia. Previously, he served as Area Vice President Macau, Taiwan and Southeast China for Marriott International.

Josef Dolp says: „Over the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to visit many Deutsche Hospitality hotels. I am excited to see the quality and spirit of our teams. Together, we will build on a powerful heritage to shape the future of Deutsche Hospitality.“

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. The vision is clear. In conjunction with its shareholder Huazhu, Deutsche Hospitality aims to advance to become one of Europe’s leading hotel companies.

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