April 8, 2011
Wolfgang M. Neumann (49) is Rezidor's new executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective May 9, 2011. He succeeds Jacques Dubois who leaves the company for personal reasons.
“With Wolfgang M. Neumann we welcome an internationally experienced hospitality expert to our team. He has the professional knowledge and the spirit to keep our business growing and on top”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.
Wolfgang M. Neumann, who is Austrian, was educated at Insead Management School (France), Cornell University (USA) and Hotel & Tourism Management Institute Klessheim (Austria). He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Arabella Hospitality Group in Munich, Germany. Prior to this position he spent over twenty years with Hilton International and built his career from EAM- and GM-positions at Hilton hotels in Brussels, London, Paris and Frankfurt to Vice President Western & Northern Europe, Senior Vice President Scandic/Nordic Region, President UK & Ireland, and President, Hilton Europe & Africa.
“I am extremely proud to join Rezidor, which is one of the most dynamic companies in the hospitality sector. I look forward to working with everybody in the team and to build on the strong foundation for the benefit of our guests, employees and stakeholders”, commented Wolfgang M. Neumann.
In his role as Rezidor's Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Wolfgang M. Neumann will be based in the Head Office in Brussels, Belgium, and report directly to the President & CEO. He will also be a member of Rezidor's Executive Committee.
For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
+1 32 2 702 9331, Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
+1 32 2 702 9241, Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 87,800 rooms in over 60 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com