Meininger Hotels appoints COO

Meininger Hotels has appointed Thomas Hagemann as Chief Operating Officer, Europe, with effect from 1 August 2018. Reporting to CEO Hannes Spanring, Hagemann will also sit on the Meininger Board, based at the company’s headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

Hagemann has experience working with hotels during the pre-opening period in over 20 countries. During his most recent position as Vice President Technical & Pre-Opening Service for the Radisson Hotel Group he was based in Singapore, and project managed across a wide array of cultures and nationalities.

Spanring comments: “We are delighted to have appointed Thomas as our COO, Europe. Thomas has many years of industry experience where his proven track record of bringing new hotels into successful operation will perfectly complement Meininger’s long-term expansion plans. With his strong leadership skills and global operational experience, I am confident that Thomas will drive excellence and lead Meininger through the next phase of our development and growth.”

In his capacity as COO, Europe, Hagemann will oversee the group’s regional hotel operations as well as facilities management.

Hagemann adds: “I am thrilled to be joining Meininger and the more that I have learnt about the Company, the more excited I have become about the product, the long-term vision and the people who work for Meininger.”