Kristin Intress hands over her responsibilities after two years of successful leadership
Worldhotels, a leading group of independent hotels worldwide, has announced a change in its management: Kristin Intress, current Chief Executive Officer, will leave the group, handing over to Dirk Fuehrer, who will join Worldhotels as its new Chief Executive Officer on 15th February.
Dirk is a hospitality industry expert with an entrepreneurial spirit. He was formerly Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Steigenberger Hotel Group and previously held various senior roles at Hilton, Carlson Rezidor and Starwood. Most recently he founded and led Okanda.com, the first online meeting portal with real-time availability. Dirk has a strong sales, marketing and distribution background and his experience spans Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Kristin has led the business for the past two years and has focused on strengthening the relationship with our hoteliers and positioning Worldhotels for future growth. She will relocate back to Wisconsin, US, to pursue new opportunities.
Worldhotels under Dirk’s leadership will build on its current strategy and in particular expand its digital initiatives. Dirk was introduced to Worldhotels employees and partner hotels at the Worldhotels Annual Conference 2016 held at the Grand Elysée Hamburg last week.