Sandra Wiegmann and Nikolaus Kunz take up management positions in Kassel and Erfurt – Petra Bantle to be in charge of pre-opening in Dortmund – Jürgen Kramer retires after 42 years of service
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — New management at IntercityHotel: Sandra Wiegmann has become the new Director of the IntercityHotel Kassel with effect from 1 October. Ms. Wiegmann replaces Petra Bantle, who will move to the IntercityHotel Dortmund in order to guide the hotel through its pre-opening phase and to take on the role of General Manager. Nikolaus Kunz has been appointed Director of the IntercityHotel Erfurt, also with effect from 1 October. Mr. Kunz will be following in the footsteps of Jürgen Kramer, who is retiring after more than 42 years with the company.
“We are very much looking forward to working with Sandra Wiegmann and Petra Bantle,” said Christian Kaschner, Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH. “Both are experienced leadership personalities who are highly familiar with our quality objectives and value proposition. These appointments create the ideal prerequisites for the continued success of our Kassel location and for an effective launch in Dortmund. We are also delighted to welcome Nikolaus Kunz to IntercityHotel and are eager to see the impetuses and ideas he will generate. We would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Jürgen Kramer for his loyalty over a period of 42 years. The long-standing commitment he has shown to Deutsche Hospitality has made a major contribution to the success of the company. We offer him our very best wishes for a well-deserved retirement.”
Sandra Wiegmann already works for Deutsche Hospitality, having served as Revenue Manager and Head of Reservations at the Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Heringsdorf since September 2016. Ms. Wiegmann completed an hotel specialist apprenticeship before going on to obtain a degree in Tourism Management. Her career has also included stints at the Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf, the Travel Charme Gothisches Haus in Wernigerode and the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Schwerin.
Petra Bantle has her own prior experience with the Deutsche Hospitality brand portfolio. After vocational education and training in the occupation of hotel specialist at the Steigenberger Hotel Freudenstadt, Ms. Bantle held a range of different positions at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg, the Steigenberger Hotel Dortmund, the Steigenberger Inselhotel Konstanz and the IntercityHotel Ulm before being named Director of the IntercityHotel Kassel in 2014.
44-year old Nikolaus Kunz is joining IntercityHotel from the AZIMUT Hotel Nuremberg, where he has acted as General Manager since 2015. In this role, he was in charge of both general administrative affairs and revenue and human resources management. Mr. Kunz is a qualified Hotel Business Economist who also offers a wealth of experience in the use of numerous reservation and bookkeeping tools.
IntercityHotel is a Deutsche Hospitality brand which stands for modern upper mid-range urban hotels. IntercityHotels are located within easy walking distance of airports or railway stations. Guests also benefit from a “FreeCityTicket” scheme, which enables them to use local public transport free of charge. The IntercityHotels portfolio includes more than 40 hotels in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Oman and China, and 20 further properties are currently at the development stage. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts boast 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offer health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”, whilst Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. Zleep Hotels provide quality and design at an affordable price in Denmark and Sweden.
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Source: Deutsche Hospitality