Hospitality Summit Vienna 2018

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Hospitality Summit Vienna 2018


December 11th and 12th, Park Hyatt

The legendary CJN-Cooking-Network at the Park Hyatt hotel
• Meet & Greet with the New Yorker hotel designer Karim Rashid (proudly presented by prizeotel)
• Apéritif at Artemide showroom
• Get-together
• All-day convention with top speakers
Karim Rashid as keynote speaker, Dietmar Ploberger (SIGNA), Michael Bonsor (Rosewood),
Martina Maly-Gärtner (Arabella Hospitality), Marcel Lindt (Frasers Hospitality), Martin Bowen (IHG),
Stefan Hitzler (Mooons), Matthias Niemeyer (Adina), Claudio Carbone (Carbone Interior Design), Daniel Schneider (Monoplan),
Nizar Rokbani (Schulz Hotels), Jens Sroka (Heimathafen Hotels), Michaela Mayr (Prizeotel).
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Tuesday, 11th December, 2018
3 pm Claus Jacobs The Cooking Network
at Park Hyatt Vienna
Meet & Greet with Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid
photo: Lupe de la Vallina
7 pm Get together at Artemide showroom

with Jazz@BWM, the band of Markus Kaplan and Erich Bernard
from BWM Architects

Wednesday, the 12th December, 2018
10:00 am Participant registration at the Park Hyatt Vienna
10:20 am Opening
Claus Jacobs, Claus Jacobs Network
Michael Widmann, PKF hotelexperts
Martin Gräber, editor-in-chief of hotelbau
10:30 am Keynote
Karim Rashid, New York


Karim Rashid is one of the most colourful characters on the international design scene. His distinctive expressions of colour and shape define not only the brand presence of prizeotel, but also influence landmark developments as spectacular as the Nhow hotel in Berlin, the Temptation Resort in Cancún, the Semiramis Hotel in Athens, the Pegasus Hotel in Shah Alam, Malaysia, the Magic Hotel Bøhmergarten in Bergen, Norway, and recently, the Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West. “Every business should be completely concerned with beauty – it is after all, a collective human need,” is his credo. His appearances are an inspiring event.

Karim Rashid.
Bild: Lupe de la Vallina
11:30 am Top-projects in Europe – Part 1

Park Hyatt Vienna, Upper West Berlin, Andaz Vienna at Belvedere. What’s next?

With SIGNA, René Benko has been establishing, and sustainably shaping, one of the largest real estate companies in Europe and one of the big German commercial enterprises since 2000. Today, SIGNA is the most important real estate developer in Vienna. The volume of new development in Europe amounts to about 7 bn Euro – that’s more than 2.7 bn Euro in the city of Vienna alone. With the Park Hyatt Vienna, SIGNA gave the metropolis at the river Danube a new shining highlight. There are five hotels being developed at the moment, including the Hyatt Andaz Vienna at the Belvedere.

Dietmar Ploberger has been working for SIGNA since 2011. As Senior Project Manager at the Real Estate Management GmbH, he is responsible for the development of numerous hotel projects.

Rosewood is coming to Europe

Currently the pop-up hotel “The Lovelace“ is still situated in the former Royal Branch Bank in the Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße in Munich – but not for much longer. This interim tenant has to leave by 1 January 2019 because the owner, the Bayrische Hausbau, is preparing the historical building ensemble for the future hotel operator, the US luxury brand Rosewood, which wants to open in 2023.

Michael Bonsor is the Managing Director of the Rosewood London Hotel. He will present Rosewoods growth strategy in Europe at the Hospitality Summit in Vienna.

Martina Maly-Gärtner is the Chief Operating Officer of Arabella Hospitality SE. She will present the Rosewood München hotel from the point of view of the builders and owners.

Dietmar Ploberger
Michael Bonsor
Michael Bonsor

Martina Maly-Gärtner
12:30 am Networking lunch
2:00 pm Top-projects in Europe – Part 2
Stefan Hitzler (Mooons),
Matthias Niemeyer (Adina), Guus Bakker (Frasers Hospitality) and Martin Bowen (IHG).

Stefan Hitzler is, as COO, responsible for the development of the brand Mooons as well as the Controlling Department of the operation. The idea to create this new brand started back in 2013; at the beginning of 2019 the first house will open in Vienna’s Wiedner Gürtel. The hotel concept was influenced by both market analysis and the founders’ collective experience over the years. The project was initiated by the Bridge Group and Moser Architects; the Austrian hotel group Arcotel will assume hotel management.

Matthias Niemeyer is the Head of Development of the Australian group TFE Hotels in Germany, and responsible for the expansion of Adina Apartment Hotels in Central Europe. Currently, the Adina Apartment Hotels have 11 locations in Europe, of which 9 houses are in Germany. Adina is planning to grow their brand with up to 50 hotels in Europe by 2025.

Marcel Lindt is Director of Business Development EMEA. Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, is a global hospitality operator with Gold-Standard serviced apartments, hotel residences and boutique lifestyle hotels across Australia, Southeast Asia, North Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the UK. With three Capri by Fraser (Frankfurt, Berlin, Leipzig) and the Fraser Suites in Hamburg Frasers Hospitality is growing fast in Germany.

Martin Bowen is the Head of Development DACH of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Recently, the IHG launched a new up-scaling brand in Australia by the name of voco. The focus is mainly to convert existing individual hotels into houses bearing the new brand. Voco shall strengthen IHG’s offer in the upscale segment, worth US$ 40 billion. For now, voco will be launched in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) and later also in North America, Central America and South America. More than 200 new hotel openings in attractive cities and popular holiday destinations are being planned for the next ten years.

Moreover, the QO Amsterdam, operated by IHG, was elected “Hotel of the Year 2018”!

Stefan Hitzler
Matthias Niemeyer
Marcel Lindt

Martin Bowen
3:30 pm Coffee break
4:00 pm Top-projects in Europe – Part 3

Follow your Instinct
Claudio Carbone, Carbone Interior Design

Claudio Carbone, founder and owner of Carbone Interior Design, will introduce his latest top project at the Hospitality Summit. Having designed globally-recognised hotels such as the Ritz Carlton Berlin, the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, the Castello del Sole Ascona, the Mardavall Mallorca and the Andaz Vienna, which is currently being built, he is one of the most sought-after hotel designers in Europe.

Good ideas are no accidental products
Daniel Schneider, Monoplan

Daniel Schneider, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt SIA, founded Monoplan together with Philip Wohlfarth in Zurich, back in 2008. Today, Monoplan employs more than 40 architects, interior designers, graphic designers, architectural draftsmen, planners and developers as well as other creative and visionary people. Their references in the hotel industry include the Waldhotel Bürgenstock in Ennetbürgen, the Motel One Zürich, the Grand Hotel Rhodania in Crans Montana, the Hotel Atlantis by Giardino and The Dunloe Killarney in Ireland.

Claudio Carbone

Daniel Schneider
4:50 pm „The Young and Wild“
presented by Sandra Lederer, deputy editor-in-chief of hotelbau
with Nizar Rokbani (Schulz Hotels), Jens Sroka (Bretterbude, Beach Motel), Connor Ryterski (prizeotel).


Nizar Rokbani, together with Sascha Gechter and Oskar Kann, founded the Schulz Hotels. The boys from Berlin have been friends for more than 30 years and proven their competence as founders of the successful Meiniger Hotels. With the Schulz Hotel, a hotel with a novel concept opened at the East Side Gallery in Berlin: Schulz wants to bring people from all over the world and of every background together and let new, real social networks flourish. Personal exchange – both with the staff and among the guests – is a strong priority.

Jens U. Sroka is the man behind the hotel Bretterbude and the Beach Motels. In 2013, he started off with the first house of the brand Beach Motels, developed by himself, in St. Peter-Ording, and in 2016 a second one followed in Heiligenhafen. Right next to it, the hotel Bretterbude opened in August 2016, and was elected “hotel of the year” in October 2017. In August 2018, he placed all his hotels under the umbrella brand, Heimathafen Hotels.

Michaela Mayr is Development Manager of the economy design brand prizeotel, which was founded in 2006 by the hotelier Marco Nussbaum and real estate economist, Dr Matthias Zimmermann. To develop his hotels, he formed an exclusive collaboration with the New Yorker star designer, Karim Rashid. The style of the designer can be seen clearly in all hotels in the group. In March 2016, the Radisson hotel group bought 49 per cent of Prizeotel.

Nizar Rokbani
Jens U. Sroka

Michaela Mayr
5:30 pm End 

August 2018, subject to change without notice.

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This includes social networks.

Rooms at Park Hyatt Vienna

Interested guests are kindly requested to contact the reservations department on +43 (0)1 / 22740 1234 or via e-mail to and make a booking in the name ‘PKF Summit Hospitality Gipfel‘. Reservations require a valid credit card. Alternatively, guests can book their accommodation on the hotel’s home page at using the following group code: G-JACO.

The room allocation will be held until 1st November 2018, at which time any unallocated rooms will be released for general sale. These rooms may be rebooked based on availability and at the rate of the day. For late cancellations (within 24 hours) and/or no-shows, the hotel will apply the full applicable room rate and charge it directly to the guest’s credit card. All cancellations must be communicated to the hotel in writing.


Regular: 1,200.00 Euro
Subscribers of hotelbau: 1,000.00 Euro
Members of Arbeitskreis-Hotelimmobilien: 800.00 Euro
Participants of the HTL Summit Vienna by PKF: 800.00 Euro
(All prices plus 19 % VAT)
Additional participants of the same company get a 10 % discount. Please apply collectively for the discount.
more information:
Michaela Feigel
Michaela Feigel
phone: +49 (0) 8233/381-517


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