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 Annette Hammer Appointed General Manager
of the Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg
September 2006 - Annette Hammer has been appointed General Manager of the Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg, which is due to open officially in spring 2007. She is to be assisted by Kathrin Wirth-Ueberschär, who will be in charge of Marketing and Sales. Both have many years of experience in their respective areas of responsibility and are familiar with Hamburg’s hotel market. They recently moved in to the pre-opening office in Hamburg.

Annette Hammer, who was born in Peine, has worked in Hamburg for 19 years. The hotel-trade specialist began as head housekeeper in 1987 at the then newly opened Forte Crest Hotel Hamburg. Thereafter she was Rooms Division Manager for two years at the Grand Hotel Nuremberg before returning to Hamburg in 1992 to run the Forte Crest Hotel Hamburg as General Manager for four years. At her last appointment she held the position of General Manager at the Best Western Queens Hotel Hamburg. Annette Hammer has been President of the SKAL Club Hamburg since 1993 and works in an honorary capacity for DEHOGA, the German Hotel and Catering Association, as well as the examination board at the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg.

Kathrin Wirth-Ueberschär was born in Schwerin and studied hotel & catering in the Black Forest region. She began her sales career in 1993 as Sales Representative at the Madison Hotel Düsseldorf, followed by three years as Director of Sales at the Palace Hotel Berlin. In 1998 she moved to Hamburg. Initially she took up the post of Director of Sales & Marketing at the Kempinski Hotel Atlantic Hamburg before taking over the management of the Gutshaus Stolpe. Her most recent appointment was at the Royal Meridien Hamburg, where she was Director of Sales & Marketing for four years. 

"With Annette Hammer and Kathrin Wirth-Ueberschär we are delighted to welcome two extremely qualified specialists and connoisseurs of the Hamburger hotel sector to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts," says Stefan Flury, Senior Vice President Europe. "We are all eagerly awaiting the opening of the unique Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg and are very much looking forward to establishing our presence in the Hanseatic City very soon."

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R), a premium hotel management company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 23 countries with 80 hotels existing or under construction and focuses on its core markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The hotel group is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7 %) as well as the Kingdom Group (33.3 %).


Alain Gozzer
Public Relations Manager
 Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG
Zürichstrasse 106
CH-8134 Adliswil
Phone +41 44 712 25 51

Also See: Mövenpick Opens First Non-smoking Hotel, the 288 room Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City; Bernhard Haller Opening GM / June 2006

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