Deutsche Hospitality appoints new Chief Development Officer


Marie-Noële Schwartzmann & Claus-Dieter Jandel (Imagery: Deutsche Hospitality)

Marie-Noële Schwartzmann has been appointed director of development for the global hotel company.

Schwartzmann succeeds Claus-Dieter Jandel who has made the decision to retire after more than 40 years with the company.

Look forward

Since May 1, Marie-Noële Schwartzmann has assumed this role of development leader after having recently served as vice president of international operations for Louvre Hotels Group.

“We look forward to Marie-Noële’s extensive know-how, international experience and passion for our industry,” said Oliver Bonke, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality.

“In her previous roles, she successfully created high-value platforms and systems for owners beyond traditional development boundaries. His work will be critical to our ambition to grow and position Deutsche Hospitality and our brands as a high performance partner in all markets where we operate.

Schwartzmann commented: “Deutsche Hospitality is an international hotel group with great potential and a fabulous portfolio of brands to capitalize on. I’m excited to join the team and help propel Deutsche Hospitality into the next era.

Schwartzmann obtained a master’s degree in finance, management, strategy and marketing at Paris Dauphine University and in 2020, she graduated with honors in strategic management of innovation and service from ESSEC Business School.

A lasting influence

Former development manager Claus-Dieter Jandel joined the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt in 1975 after graduating from the Steigenberger Academy. From then on, he held senior positions in operations, human resources and strategy.

Jandel served as the company’s Director of Development for 12 years, having made an impact by notably contributing to the acquisition of Zleep Hotels A/S.

“On behalf of the entire management team, I would like to sincerely thank Claus-Dieter for his leadership and dedication over the decades,” Bonke said.

“His career is proof that extremely successful careers can be built in our industry by taking on new challenges, building relationships and achieving results in an ever-changing environment. I wish Claus-Dieter good luck and I am sure that we will continue to exchange regularly on the future of our industry.

Jandel added: “During a 50-year professional career, I have been fortunate enough to work with a fantastic hotel family. I shaped the company, implemented plans and came up with new ideas. I am proud to look back on the good times that I enjoyed very much and I am delighted to closely follow the development of Deutsche Hospitality.


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