Bernd Neff, Sascha Wolff and Arno Schwalie have
been promoted to more senior roles at Design Hotels.
Bernd Neff, Vice President of Brand, Marketing
and Communications, manages the departments: Brand Management,
E-Marketing, Account Management & Membership Services, Marketing,
as well as PR & Communications.
Neff (44) started with Design Hotels in
January 2007 as Director of Brand Management. Since joining he has
been responsible for strengthening the Design Hotels brand.
He oversees the Future Forum events and the development
of all Design Hotels publications, the Made by Originals
campaign, new sales formats and all communications.
He has an
extensive background in the film, music, fashion and advertising
industries as creative producer of TV shows for MTV, commercials
for WPP, music videos, and major events such as FIFA World Cup
2006. Neff is also a member of the Executive Management Team with
commercial power of attorney.
Sascha Wolff, Vice President of Finance, manages
all legal matters for Design Hotels, including the contracting
and renegotiation of membership agreements.
Wolff (37) trained and worked as a tax consultant at
Epple, Hörmann & Kollegen, advising private and business clients
on all aspects of accountancy practice, including auditing,
company law, trusts and tax declaration.
Wolff joined Design
Hotels in February 2000 to direct the finance department. He
manages the company’s bookkeeping, invoicing, collections,
operations analysis, controlling and IT, and has been a member
of the Executive Management Team since 2004 with commercial power
Arno Schwalie takes on the
role of Director of Strategy and Development, through which he is
also responsible for the global development of the member hotel
Schwalie (35) joined Design Hotels AG in 2006 as head
of the department Strategy & Development. His responsibilities
included the strategic development of the company and the
management of hotel and real estate development projects.
Schwalie has several years of experience in strategy, marketing, and
sales in national and international companies such as BMW. He
holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a degree in
International Business Administration from European Management
Academy and a degree as Real Estate Business Economist.
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