There was a change in management at the InterCityHotel Mannheim on 1 October, when Joachim Sommer formally took over as the establishment's new Director. Mr. Sommer succeeds Robert Boller, who moved to the Head Office of the Steigenberger Hotel Group.
Born in the nearby Palatinate region, Joachim Sommer is already a familiar figure at Steigenberger. He began his professional career in the hotel business as long ago as 1991, when he became Head of Housekeeping at the Steigenberger Mannheimer Hof. This was followed by stints at various other establishments including the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, the InterCityHotel Frankfurt and the Steigenberger Maxx Hotel on the island of Rügen before he took on his first senior management role at the Steigenberger Gourmet Service at the Deutsche Bank training centre in Kronberg. Mr. Sommer then went on to manage the InterCityHotel Speyer from 2004 until mid-2012 and remained in post after InterCityHotel transferred the hotel to a new operator. He is now returning to the fold by rejoining the Steigenberger Hotel Group.
"We are delighted to be able to appoint such an experienced manager as Joachim Sommer to the position of Director of the InterCityHotel Mannheim", said Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG.
Steigenberger Hotels AG is based in Frankfurt am Main and is one of Europe's leading hotel groups. Its portfolio currently contains 98 hotels in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Egypt and China, including 14 establishments that are under construction or in the planning phase. The umbrella brand Steigenberger Hotel Group includes the two brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts (individual First Class and Deluxe Hotels) and InterCityHotel (hotels in the upper mid-range category located in the direct vicinity of transport hubs such as railway stations and airports).
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