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September 27, 2016

Mr. André Guettouche, previously held the positions of Director and Vice President, has been promoted to Senior Vice-President Operations of pentahotels in the middle of the year. Started his career at pentahotels in 2006 as Conversion Manager, Mr. Guettouche has been with the brand since the beginning. For a decade, Mr. Guettouche has established himself as the accountable partner of Managing Director Mr. Alastair Thomann, as well as a leading figure within the company. Mr. Thomann confirms: "André has a deep understanding of the brand and has always been strongly committed to the ongoing developments of pentahotels' concept. His promotion to the role of Senior Vice-President Operations is a reward to the high level of dedication he has shown. With the upcoming major expansions in the pipeline, I look forward to taking our business to the next level with a strong and trustworthy player like Andre in the team."

Together with Managing Director Mr. Alastair Thomann, Mr. Guettouche is in a key position to drive the hotel chain's expansion plans forward and is particularly responsible for the its growth in Asia. To this end, development departments have already been set up in Asia to add direct impetus in the target markets. Mr. Guettouche outlines the company's strategy: "Alongside the purchase of our own properties, we will also rely on management/lease agreements and franchising as our growth models. We have shifted our focus on the Asia-Pacific region for a speedy expansion and diverse portfolio."

About pentahotel

pentahotels represents a new and innovative generation of hotels. The lifestyle brand in the 4-star segment is known for its unique interior design and "neighbourhood" concept. A relaxed atmosphere in comfortable and stylish surroundings awaits individual and business travellers in each of our 27 hotels. The hallmark of the hotel chain is the pentalounge - a combination of lounge, bar, reception and café - with a relaxed "living room" atmosphere throughout. For further information and to make a reservation, go to

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