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Julian Girndt appointed new Director Commercial for IntercityHotel / predecessor Daniela Lindner has taken over as Head of Group Sales at Deutsche Hospitality with effect from the start of 2019

Frankfurt am Main, 3 May 2019

Daniela Lindner took up her new position as Vice President Group Sales for Deutsche Hospitality at the beginning of the year. Ms. Lindner’s previous role as Director Commercial for IntercityHotel is now being filled by Julian Girndt as of 2 May.

Daniela Lindner has been part of the Deutsche Hospitality corporate family since 2016, but can already look back on more than 20 years of experience in the hotel sector. Her most recent job immediately prior to joining IntercityHotel as Director Commercial in August 2016 was Area Director of Sales & Marketing West at the GCH Hotel Group, where she was responsible for more than 20 hotels. Ms. Lindner successfully managed the rebranding of IntercityHotel GmbH and cooperated with a dedicated project team to launch the IntercityHotel App. In her new capacity as Vice President Group Sales since the start of January 2019, she has been working in close conjunction with the Central Sales Team in Frankfurt, with the international sales offices and with all sellers of the Deutsche Hospitality brands.

In his new role as Director Commercial at IntercityHotel, Julian Girndt will continue to expand activities in the MICE segment and will also drive forward collaboration with the other sales teams within Deutsche Hospitality. After originally training as a hotel specialist, Mr. Girndt has gone on to gain over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing at a number of regional and international hotel chains. He is also able to offer considerable know-how in the areas of business travel and MICE. His most recent position was Director of Sales Groups at Hilton.

“Mr. Girndt is a consummate sales and marketing professional who will be seeking to steer our focus towards customer satisfaction and efficiency,” said Joachim Marusczyk, founding Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH. “We are delighted to have been able to secure his services to structure our IntercityHotel Sales Team in the best possible way for impending new openings such as the IntercityHotel Hildesheim. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Daniela Lindner for the outstanding service she has given to IntercityHotel GmbH and are also very pleased that she will remain a member of the Deutsche Hospitality Family.”

About Deutsche Hospitality

Deutsche Hospitality brings together five separate hotel brands under a single umbrella. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offers 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”. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel offers more 40 upper mid-range urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports. And Zleep Hotels – a well-known and successful hotel brand in Scandinavia which offer service and design at a great rate for the many. The portfolio of Deutsche Hospitality currently includes almost 150 hotels on three continents 30 of which are in the pipeline.

Contact: Sven Hirschler / +49 69 66564-422

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