Deutsche Hospitality appoints new COO

by | 09 Jun 2022 | Portfolio

Josef Dolp (Imagery © Deutsche Hospitality)

Experienced hotel executive Josef Dolp is joining Deutsche Hospitality Group as chief operating officer.

In the COO role Dolp will oversee hotel operations and customer experience across all brands and geographies.

An Austrian native, he has spent the last 20 years leading some of the largest and most iconic hotels and regions for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott International and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  He joined Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in 2018 as executive vice president, Southeast Asia and Australasia. Previously, he served as area vice president of Macau, Taiwan and Southeast China for Marriott International.

Charismatic leader

Deutsche Hospitality CEO Oliver Bonke said: “Josef is a charismatic leader who brings people together, integrates cultures and knows how to execute with distinction. Great brands are built through a relentless focus on quality, distinguished products, and a truly inspiring customer experience.

“I am delighted to have someone of Josef’s calibre lead our hotel teams into the next phase of growth.“

Dolp himself commented: “Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many Deutsche Hospitality hotels. I am excited to see the quality and spirit of our teams. Together, we will build on a powerful heritage to shape the future of Deutsche Hospitality.”

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The unique and varied Deutsche Hospitality portfolio includes the Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, Jaz in the City and IntercityHotels brands. Deutsche Hospitality was acquired by Chinese hotel operator and franchisor Huazhu Group in 2019.