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Rezidor SAS announces new organisational structure

After signing the multi-brand agreement with Carlson Hotels Worldwide in September this year, Rezidor SAS Hospitality becomes the…

After signing the multi-brand agreement with Carlson Hotels Worldwide in September this year, Rezidor SAS Hospitality becomes the master franchisor for the EMEA region to operate or licence hotels under the brand names of Regent, Country Inn and Park Inn Hotels, complementing the existing Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts brand and thereby reaching all the major segments of the hospitality industry.

In order to sustain the projected growth in all the brands, Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, announces the following reorganisation.

Rezidor SAS Hospitality

Below people, who were formerly responsible for the Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts brand on a corporate level, have now been appointed to the following positions within Rezidor SAS’ corporate office in Brussels:

  • Knut Kleiven, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Rezidor SAS.
  • Bahram Sadr-Hashemi, Senior Vice President Business Development, Rezidor SAS.
  • Fredrik Korallus, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Rezidor SAS (also mentioned below for Park Inn).
  • Gordon McKinnon, Senior Vice President Brands & Concept Development, Rezidor SAS.
  • Werner Kuendig, Senior Vice President Special Projects, Joint Venture Middle East and Africa, Rezidor SAS.
  • Bernard Hazenberg, Vice President Business Development for Southern Europe and the Benelux, Rezidor SAS.
  • Wilma Kellermann-Baans, Vice President Business Development for Central Europe, UK and Ireland, Rezidor SAS.
  • Claes Livijn, Vice President Business Development for the Nordic countries and the Baltics, Rezidor SAS.
  • Arild Hovland, Vice President Business Development for Eastern Europe and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Rezidor SAS.

Country Inn

Adrian Ort has been appointed Senior Vice President & COO for Country Inn and the New Life Style brand. In this position, he will have the responsibility of managing the Country Inn hotels in the EMEA region as well as developing the New Life Style brand that will be introduced shortly by Rezidor SAS.

Park Inn Hotels

Fredrik Korallus has been appointed Senior Vice President & COO for Park Inn Hotels. In this role, he will be responsible for the development and management of the Park Inn Hotels’ portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Korallus will also keep his present role of Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Rezidor SAS Hospitality until a successor is appointed.

Middle East

Jean-Marc Busato has been appointed Vice President, Middle East. In his new capacity, he will be responsible of the development of the Rezidor SAS portfolio in the Middle East. Busato joined Rezidor SAS Hospitality after a broad working experience in the Middle East for different Hotel management companies.

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts

Subsequent to the new Rezidor SAS structure, Kurt Ritter, who remains President & CEO of Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, has announced the following appointments:

Marcus Bernhardt, formerly Area Vice President, has been appointed Senior Vice President & COO for Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts. In his new function, he will be responsible for the management of all hotels with the exception of the Middle East and South Africa.

In view of the future expansion and their seniority within Radisson SAS, the following Regional Directors have been promoted to Area Vice Presidents:

  • Erik Normann, Area Vice President Norway, Radisson SAS.
  • Mogens Stendrup, Area Vice President Denmark and Iceland, Radisson SAS.
  • Torsten Kirschke, Area Vice President Germany, Switzerland and China, Radisson SAS.

    • In order to focus on the growth within their region, the following General Managers have been promoted to Regional Directors:

      • Michel Stalport, Regional Director France, Radisson SAS.
      • Heimo Leitgeb, Regional Director Austria, Sophia, Budapest, Prague & Bratislava, Radisson SAS.

      Based at the Corporate Office in Brussels and in view of strengthening the Radisson SAS support functions, the following persons have been assigned new responsibilities:

      • Stan Van Roij has been appointed Vice President Revenue Development, Radisson SAS.
      • Torsten Arvidsson has been appointed Vice President Finance, Radisson SAS.
      • John F. Monhardt has been appointed Vice President Future Openings, Radisson SAS.
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