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Change of Management at Several IntercityHotels with General Managers and New Locations

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, DE. September 12, 2017 - September will see changes in key personnel at a number of IntercityHotels in Germany as several General Managers move to new locations.

Anton M. W¨¹stefeld will be taking up the reins at the IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof S¨¹d, which will become the brand¡¯s new flagship when it opens for business in 2019. Mr. W¨¹stefeld most recently completed a successful long-time stint as General Manager of the IntercityHotel Frankfurt Airport. He can look back on 45 years in the hotel business and will be bringing all this experience to bear as he guides the hotel through its pre-opening phase and ensures a smooth transition to regular operations.

Uwe Troll will be taking over as General Manager of the IntercityHotel Frankfurt Airport following nine years spent successfully establishing the IntercityHotel Mainz, which he ran from the pre-opening phase onwards.

Mr. Troll¡¯s replacement will be Matthias Sieber-Wagner, who is moving from Nuremberg. Mr. Sieber-Wagner already has experience of his new place of employment, having acted as Deputy General Manager there in 2010. He subsequently moved to the Corporate Office as Group Revenue Manager before being appointed to head up the IntercityHotel Nuremberg in June 2013.

This vacancy will in turn be filled by Stefan Marczinkowski. Mr. Marczinkowski began his career in the group in 1996. He held various positions before advancing to become General Manager of the IntercityHotel Magdeburg during the past four years.

Marcus Cameroni, previously Director of Leisure Sales within the Central Sales Team, will be leaving Deutsche Hospitality Corporate Office to take on a new challenge as General Manager in Magdeburg.

About IntercityHotel

IntercityHotel is a Deutsche Hospitality brand. It stands for modern superior mid-range hotels centrally located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports. Guests benefit from a ¡°FreeCityTicket¡±, which enables them to use local public transport free of charge. The portfolio includes over 40 hotels in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and China. Deutsche Hospitality operates two further brands: Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts stands for 60 luxury hotels ¨C from historic and traditional establishments to vibrant city hotels and wellness oases surrounded by nature. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene ¨C the first Jaz Hotel opened in Amsterdam in 2015. www.deutschehospitality.com/en ©¦ www.steigenberger.com/en ©¦www.intercityhotel.com/en ©¦ www.jaz-hotel.com/en

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