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    • Navneet Bali – CEO and Head of Development and Finance


      Navneet Bali is a British Citizen and will be the Managing Director (CEO) of MEININGER. In addition he will be responsible for Development and Finance at MEININGER. He joined Holidaybreak in May 2012 as Group Finance Director and Head of Corporate Development from Duet Group, a private equity firm based in the UK. At Duet he created and headed a joint venture with Intercontinental Hotels, the world’s largest hotel chain, to build Holiday Inn Express Hotels. Previous assignments include CFO and Head of Corporate development at ebookers, a leading European online travel company and Director of HVS International, the leading hotel consulting firm. His appointment aims to help MEININGER to grow into the leading international brand in its sector. He has more than 28 years of experience in the hotel, travel and ecommerce industry.

    • Eric Van Dijk – Chief Operating Officer (COO)

      Eric is a Dutch national and joins MEININGER as head of Sales and Operations - COO. He brings a wealth of experience from Generator Hostels, another leading hostel chain in Europe. Starting in 2000 as operations manager, he took several career steps and became Managing Director in August 2007, significantly growing Generator Hostel’s capacities. In August 2012 he was promoted Director of Business Development and additionally became a member of the board of Generator Hostels. He was also on the board of StayWyse.

    • Hannes Spanring - Head of Projects

      Hannes Spanring is Austrian and will be the Head of Projects. He brings long-standing expertise in project management and execution having worked in national and international organisations and bodies. He joins MEININGER from a Dutch developer where he worked as an Executive Director with responsibilities in project selection, acquisition and development of residential and commercial real estate in Austria and the Netherlands as well as project consultancy and management in the UK (London), Italy, Croatia and India.

    • Our recipe

      How do you lead a young, modern, emerging low-budget hotel group to success? First of all, take three people, the right concept, courage and vision, inspiration and craftsmanship, a clever strategy, people who enjoy what they do and have plenty of enthusiasm.

      If there is one thing that we have understood, it’s: MEININGER survives only if the team is enthusiastic about MEININGER.

      And that’s the secret of our success.

    • Unbeatable: holiday break & MEININGER

      • Having entered into a strategic partnership with British travel company Holidaybreak in November 2010, MEININGER laid the foundation for further growth. Holidaybreak’s subsidiary PGL Travel Limited has acquired 100% of MEININGER in spring 2013. Both partners see enormous potential in the accommodation market for groups of students and school children. Pan-Europe – here we come...