Effective June 1, 2022, Josef Dolp will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Deutsche Hospitality. In this role he will oversee hotel operations and customer experience across all brands and geographies.

Oliver Bonke, CEO Deutsche Hospitality, says: „Josef is a charismatic leader who brings people together, integrates cultures and knows how to execute with distinction. Great brands are built through a relentless focus on quality, distinguished products, and a truly inspiring customer experience. I am delighted to have someone of Josef’s caliber lead our hotel teams into the next phase of growth.“

Austrian native Josef Dolp has spent the last 20 years leading some of the largest and most iconic hotels and regions for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott International and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  He joined Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in 2018 as Executive Vice President, Southeast Asia and Australasia. Previously, he served as Area Vice President Macau, Taiwan and Southeast China for Marriott International.

Josef Dolp says: „Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many Deutsche Hospitality hotels. I am excited to see the quality and spirit of our teams. Together, we will build on a powerful heritage to shape the future of Deutsche Hospitality.“