Steffi Wisotzky, the long-serving manager of the latter, will also be remaining with Deutsche Hospitality. Ms. Wisotzky will now head up the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin.
Ms. Schissler will be pursuing a new challenge within the company as she takes over at the IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof.
Peter B. Mikkelsen has been appointed Area General Manager Berlin for Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts as of 1 March. This move means that Mr. Mikkelsen, who has just finished a successful stint as Managing Director of the Steigenberger Hotel Cologne, will be responsible in future for the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin at Los Angeles Platz and the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin.
Kathrin Schissler is to become General Manager of the IntercityHotel Hauptbahnhof Berlin, also from 1 April 2020. Kathrin Schissler took over as General Manager at the IntercityHotel Ulm in 2016 having previously served as Executive Director Commercial at IntercityHotel GmbH. In January 2019, she returned to the city of her birth when she was appointed General Manager of the IntercityHotel Rostoc.
Steffi Wisotzky will take up the reins at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin, which is scheduled to open in October 2020. Her appointment becomes effective on 1 April 2020. Steffi Wisotzky has been with the hotel group for 20 years. Her most recent role was at the IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, which she helped to make one of the brand's most successful performers. Prior to this, Ms. Wisotzky was responsible for the opening of the IntercityHotel Dresden, which she also managed between 2007 and 2012.
SuitePad’s sales team has been strengthened with the arrival of a new Vice President Business Development, Rob Zijl. Rob is a renowned expert in the hospitality industry and an experienced sales professional. Before joining SuitePad, Rob worked at SALTO Systems—a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions—where he was the Vice President of Hospitality Access Solutions International. Rob’s role includes managing and expanding the international sales of SuitePad.
With Stefan Athmann, no stranger is taking over the management of the hotel in the heart of the city, but a first-class hotelier with over 20 years of experience, who is strongly rooted in the Berlin market. He started his career as an apprentice at Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg and then moved to Kempinski Bristol Berlin. His further stations led him to InterContinental and Radisson in Berlin, to Uzbekistan, Greece and Belfast, before he returned to the capital as General Manager of the Regent Hotel Berlin in 2009.
Michael has worked at the luxury hotel before, making a significant contribution to the successful reopening of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin as Food & Beverage Operations Manager from 1997 to 1999; in 2002 he returned to his old haunt for three years as Hotel Manager. The 52-year-old has had an impressive career in the international luxury hotel industry. He originally trained as a chef at Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg in 1985, and from then on, he has risen up through the ranks with his passion for fine dining and the hotel business.
Robert Herr, General Manager of InterContinental Prague, Czech Republic, is leaving the Hotel by the end of August 2010. Robert Herr was holding the position since October 2006. As of 1 September 2010, Robert Herr will be taking over as the General Manager of the InterContinental Berlin. He will simultaneously act as Area General Manager with responsibility for the InterContinental Hotels in Düsseldorf and Cologne and will be reporting directly to Rolf Hübner, Vice President Operations Central Europe, who took over responsibility for the IHG Hotels managed in Germany as of 1 July 2010.