News for the Hospitality Executive
March 16, 2011-The new Director of the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof will be Armin Schroecker. A native Austrian, Schroecker has most recently been managing the hotel and catering consulting company which he founded; the G7 Hospitality Group INC, based in Toronto.
In Armin Schroecker, the Frankfurt-based hotel company Steigenberger Hotels AG has been able to appoint a hotel manager with extensive international experience to be the new Director of the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. Schroecker, who has amassed 35 years of experience in the hotel trade, has spent the vast majority of his professional life with Hilton International. Most recently he was both General Manager and Regional Manager for the Hilton Toronto in Canada. In 2009 he founded the Toronto-based hotel and catering consulting company G7 Hospitality Group INC, and he continues to manage that company today. Armin Schroecker's professional career has taken him all over the world. After working in Hilton establishments in London, Vienna, Hong Kong and Nagoya, his first role as Director was in the Kyon-Ju Hilton in South Korea. This was followed by more directorships in Hilton Hotels, including Cairo, Johannesburg, Moscow and the famous Grandhotel The Langham in London. He then moved to Frankfurt, where as Project Manager EMEA he was responsible for the incorporation of the Scandic brand in the Hilton portfolio. In taking on the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, the Austrian hotelier will be running the company’s flagship hotel, which is about to undergo extensive renovation. He succeeds Spiridon Sarantopoulos, who after three successful years in Frankfurt is moving to take on the Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg in Bonn-Königswinter.
"In Armin Schroecker we have managed to sign a genuine hotel expert to run one of our most important hotels. He will successfully lead the Grandhotel Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof in the market“, explained a confident Arco Buijs, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG.
About Steigenberger Hotels
Since 2009 the hotel company Steigenberger Hotels AG has been under the ownership of the Egyptian tourism entrepreneur Hamed El Chiaty, founder and owner of the Travco Group International. Travco Group is the largest tourism company in Egypt and a leading player in the Middle East. The Travco Group includes 50 hotels under the brand names Jaz, Iberotel and Sol y Mar, 22 Nile cruise ships under the brand names Travcotels and Iberotel as well as a complete range of tourism services.
The Steigenberger Hotel Group currently operates 77 hotels under the brand names Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and InterCityHotel in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Egypt.
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Sarantopoulos is Appointed Director of the Steigenberger Grandhotel
Petersberg Near Bonn, Germany / March 2011
Hotel Group Hopes to Sharpen the Brand Profile; Dynamic Approach to the
Future / December 2008
|Spiridon Sarantopoulos appointed General Manager of the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt/Main, Germany / June 2008|