General Managers in operating companies
MAGNUS ALNEBECKEmployed since 2005
Background: Degree from SHM-Les Roches, Switzerland. Has worked for Intercontinental, Cunard, Radisson/SAS and Forte Hotels in Switzerland and London. Hotel manager for Ladera Resort, St. Lucia 1996–2004.
Pelican Bay at Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island
Number of rooms: 184
Operator: Sundt GB Management/Pandox
BERNARD CHÊNEVERTEmployed since 2008
Background: Degree from Lausanne Hotel Management School. More than 15 years’ xperience of the hotel industry, including the repositioning of hotels. Led W Montreal to Hotel of the Year Worldwide in 2007.
InterContinental, Montreal, Canada
Number of rooms: 357
Operator: Pandox / InterContinental Hotels
VIERI BITICCHIWorking for Hilton Hotels since 1998 covering management roles in Room Division and Food & Beverage at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton and Hilton Prague; continued his career as Director of Operations in former Conrad Brussels and Hilton Amsterdam prior to his appointment as Hotel Manager at the Hilton Brussels City.
Hilton Brussels City
Number of rooms: 283
Operator: Pandox / Hilton
CHARLES BOELENEmployed since 2007
Background: Came to the InterContinental Group and Crowne Plaza Brussels “Le Palace” in 2001, further to 10 years within Hilton International in Belgium, the Netherlands and France.
Holiday Inn Brussels Airport, Belgium
Number of rooms: 310
Operator: Pandox / Holiday Inn
RAYMOND SOUMAKOEmployed since 2009
Background: Degree from the University of Montreal in Administration plus a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Work Relations. More than 30 years’ experience within the hotel industry. Over 20 years with IHG, and 10 with Starwood. Also experience in the repositioning of hotels. Member of the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal
since 1995 and has been on the IAHI board for 5 years.
Hyatt Regency, Montreal, Canada
Number of rooms: 605
HANS WILSEmployed since 2009
Background: Considerable hotel experience within Marriott, Golden Tulip and Accor. Has worked for Sofitel International since 1994 with various positions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Most recent position was at the Lafayette Square in Washington DC, USA.
Crowne Plaza Antwerpen, Belgium
Number of rooms: 262
Operator: Pandox / Crowne Plaza
JAN JORIS KRIELEEmployed since 2011
Background: Graduate of the Leeuwarden Hotel Management School. With more than 10 years’ experience of the hotel industry including at Hilton hotels in Scotland, France and the Netherlands. Jan Joris Kriele’s most recent position was as Director of Business Development at the Pandox-owned Stockholm Hilton Slussen.
The Hotel, Belgium
Number of rooms: 433
NINA PELTOLAEmployed since May 2011
Background: Many years experience of Travel and Tourism Industry. Most recent position; Sales and Marketing Manager at hotel Korpilampi. Before as Sales Manager for Sokos- and
Radisson Blu Hotels in Finland. 1987-2001 Sales Manager at Viking Line, 2001-2006 Sales Manager at Tallink Finland.
Hotel Korpilampi, Espoo/Helsinki, Finland
Number of rooms: 151
JAN HENNINGSSENEmployed since 2012
Background: Degree from Fritz Gabler Hotelfachschule Heidelberg, Germany. Considerable hotel experience from the United States. Has held several management positions at Kempinski Checkers Hotel in Los Angeles, the Wyndham Ambassador West Chicago, the Hilton Fontainebleau Resort in Florida etc. Jan’s most recent position was as General Manager of The Standard West Hollywood in Los Angeles and The Standard Los Angeles Downtown.
Hotel BLOOM! Brussels, Belgium
Number of rooms: 305
ROGIER HURKMANSEmployed since February 2012
Background: Since 2001, general manager of the Hilton Bremen , followed by the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin and since 2007 the Fairmont Raffles Swissôtel Bremen. In 2011 elected Hotel Manager of the year by the German publication ‘Der Hotel Guide’. During the nineties, positions in The Netherlands at the Bilderberg Oosterbeek hotel and the Hotel Des Indes InterContinental Den Haag.
Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace Belgium
Number of rooms: 354
JAN-PATRICK KRUEGEREmployed since March 2013
Background: Held several leading positions in Sales,- Marketing and Revenue Management in the hotel industry. Became General Manager in 2006 and opened new Golden Tulip in Hamburg. Moved to Hilton in 2008 and was appointed to manage Hilton Dortmund, a PANDOX owned hotel, later on Hilton Dresden, the most complex hotel operations within Hilton in Europe.
Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Number of rooms: 701
FRANK RÜCKEREmployed since January 2013
Background: Degree from Hotel Management Academy Koblenz. Held several leading positions in F&B and M&E Sales in the hotel industry. Became General Manager in 2008 and was leading the Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart. Moved over to Dortmund in 2010 and was appointed to manage the Hilton Dortmund, a PANDOX owned hotel. Later on he was responsible for the conversion of that property to Radisson Blu and is now leading the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen
Number of rooms: 235
DIETER ULBRICHTEmployed sind March 2013.
Background: Started out in 1987 with Steigenberger, Park Plaza Hotels and Dorint Hotels, and has held several positions in F&B, Sales- and Marketing in the hotel industry. Became General Manager for Resort Hotel near Berlin 2007. Moved on to Cologne as Executive Assistant Manager with Radisson Blu 2008 and promoted in 2010 to General Manager for the Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel in Duesseldorf.
FRANK SENGEREmployed since January 2013
Background: Considerable international hotel experience.
Has held various Management position within Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Meliá Hotels International, and private owned hotels.
Most recent Position General Manager TRYP by Wyndham, before EAM Meliá Berlin and EAM Mövenpick Resort & Thalasso Crete (Pre-& post- opening and Operation)
Holiday Inn Lübeck, Germany
Number of rooms: 159
Operator: Pandox/ Holiday Inn