John joins the MEININGER team after more than fifteen years of experience in senior management positions. He has served as the Director of Administration at both the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna (CTBTO) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague (OPCW), as well as in management positions at the U.S. Department of State. He has a reputation for leading without micromanaging, supporting colleagues to continually develop their skills, encouraging staff to look for ways to work more efficiently, and delegating responsibility (as well as accountability) to where it belongs. John will join the Management team and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
MEININGER is a subsidiary of Holidaybreak Ltd, the European Education & Leisure specialist activity travel group. Holidaybreak Ltd is a subsidiary of Prometheon Holdings (UK) Ltd, which is a part of Cox & Kings Ltd. Cox & Kings Ltd is listed on National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd and also on Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
MEININGER provides the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with a combination of regular and multi-bedded rooms, guest kitchens and game zones. The central location, high quality furnishings and good value appeal to a variety of business and leisure customers. With innovative design and an enthusiastic team supporting it, MEININGER hotels provide a unique hotel experience that has proven popular with guests from across the world.
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through to rooms with multiple beds and dormitories, and are tailored and adapted to the particular target market the hotel is catering to in a specific location. The unique layout and design of a MEININGER Hotel enables it to cater equally to school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
MEININGER currently operates 16 hotels in Europe, with a total of 7,025 Beds in 10 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. MEININGER has now signed an additional 8 hotels with 5680 beds which are under development in Barcelona, Budapest, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Rome and 2x Berlin.
The group is headquartered in Berlin.