MEININGER Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Hagemann to the position of Chief Operating Officer, Europe, with effect from 1 August 2018. Reporting to CEO, Hannes Spanring, he will sit on the MEININGER Board and will be based at the Company's headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
Thomas has many years of industry experience where his proven track record of bringing new hotels into successful operation will perfectly complement MEININGER's long-term expansion plans. In his capacity as COO, Europe, he will oversee the group's regional hotel operations as well as Facilities Management. Thomas has an impeccable record of hotel pre-openings in over 20 countries where his most recent position as VP Technical & Pre-Opening Service, Radisson Hotel Group, based in Singapore, clearly demonstrates exceptional project management across a wide array of cultures and nationalities delivering on time and on-budget milestones.
Hannes Spanring, CEO, commented: "We are delighted to have appointed Thomas as our Chief Operating Officer. With his strong leadership and operational experience globally, I am confident that Thomas will drive excellence and lead MEININGER through the next phase of the group's development and growth."
Thomas Hagemann, COO, commented: "I am thrilled to be joining MEININGER and the more that I have learnt about the Company, the more excited I have become about the product, the long-term vision and the people who work for MEININGER."
About MEININGER Hotels:
MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, a travel group specialising in educational and activity holidays. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on the National Stock Exchange, the BSE Ltd in Mumbai.
MEININGER is a unique hotel product that combines the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with extra facilities, such as a guest kitchen and a games zone. The central location, high quality furnishings and fair prices appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. With the right dose of MEININGER humour and an enthusiastic team, MEININGER hotels with their guests from all over the world become a real home away from home.
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through private rooms with multiple beds right down to a bed in a dorm room. The hotels are tailored and adapted to the specific location and the market served by the hotel. The unique and flexible design of each hotel makes it possible to appeal to various target groups alike, such as school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
MEININGER currently operates 22 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 11,340 beds in 14 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Milan, Munich, Salzburg, Saint Petersburg, Rome and Vienna. Contracts for 14 new hotels in Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Glasgow, Heidelberg, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Paris, Zurich and Lisbon have already been signed. MEININGER has ambitious plans for growth - in this regard, the focus is no longer only on Europe - possibilities for an expansion to North America and Asia are also being sounded out.
In the 'TREUGAST Investment Ranking 2016', the MEININGER Group achieved an AA rating. The group is headquartered in Berlin.