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Martin Rinck Named Senior Vice President of
Business Development, Rezidor SAS Hospitality
Brussels, September 2003… Rezidor SAS Hospitality has appointed Martin Rinck as senior vice president of business development.  Rinck will succeed Bahram Sadr-Hashemi, who will continue to work as an advisor to the executive committee of Rezidor SAS Hospitality.

Rinck, a German national, has extensive international experience within the hospitality industry.  Upon completion of his studies, he began his career as a management trainee in Hamburg in 1985 with Inter-Continental Hotels & Resorts, after which his career took him to Paris, San Francisco, Chicago, Lisbon and London.  In 1995 he moved to Indonesia and became resident manager of the Mandarin Oriental in Jakarta, from where he moved on to become general manager of the Hotel Majapahit, Mandarin Oriental in Surabaya.

In 1998 Rinck moved back to Europe and joined Mövenpick Gastronomy International as Head of Gastronomy Operations for Switzerland, Austria and the UK.  Within one year he was appointed deputy CEO and in 2000 he was promoted to chief executive officer, a position he held until joining Rezidor SAS Hospitality.

Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, comments: “With the ambitious expansion strategy that we have set for Rezidor SAS Hospitality, I am delighted to have Martin on board and I have every confidence he will realize our plans.”

Rinck is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and has a master of business administration from Brunel University in London.  He speaks German, English and French fluently.

Rezidor SAS Hospitality has a portfolio of five brands.  Rezidor SAS is the sole franchisor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Carlson brands: Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inn and Regent.  In March 2003, Rezidor SAS announced its new lifestyle hotel brand Cerruti, a joint initiative with the international fashion house.  Rezidor SAS currently includes 210 hotels in operation and under development in 40 countries. 

Rezidor SAS Hospitality
Also See: Kurt Ritter Announces New Organizational Structure for Rezidor SAS / November 2002

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