Frankfurt am Main, 06 February 2018

Deutsche Hospitality has once again recognised outstanding performances by hotel directors by announcing its “General Managers of the Year”. This time, the awards go to Gondra Wettley (Steigenberger Hotel Berlin) and Claudia Feuß (IntercityHotel Hanover).

Gondra Wettley has just celebrated 25 years with Steigenberger Hotels AG. Before taking up the position of General Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin in 2014, she had spent 17 years as Director of the Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci in Potsdam. “Despite operating in a challenging market environment, Gondra Wettley has succeeded in improving the positioning and profitability of the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin over a period of several years,” said Jürgen von Massow, Vice President Operations Steigenberger Business Hotels, as he announced the award. “Particular mention should be made of her very good level of cooperation with the hotel’s management partner. Her excellent leadership skills mean that she is able to provide her team with fresh motivation every single day and bring our ‘Hoteliers with passion’ vision to life.”

Claudia Feuß is General Manager at the IntercityHotel Hanover and has been with the company since 2013. Joachim Marusczyk, Managing Director of IntercityHotel GmbH, explained the reasons for the award. “The qualities which Claudia Feuß embodies are precisely those which make up a successful General Manager. She achieves above-average operational results and leads her staff with considerable emotional intelligence. This is presumably part of her secret recipe. She is also able to overcome difficult circumstances whilst making things look easy and delivers an incomparable level of hospitality.”