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Dieter Müller

Founder & CEO, Motel One

Dieter Müller, born in 1954, started his career at Accor in 1975. In 1987 he and a partner set up their own business and founded the Astron chain of hotels which they subsequently sold to the Spanish hotel group nh in 2002, when it had 54 hotels and over 8,000 rooms. Since then Dieter Müller, the founder and CEO of the Motel One Group with its head office in Mu-nich, has focused on developing and strategically expanding the budget design hotel brand Motel One which currently has over 51 hotels and approx. 13,900 rooms in Germany, Austria, Benelux, the Czech Republic and UK. In 2009 Dieter Müller received the most important industry award in Germany – Hotelier of the Year. Further awards soon followed: the ULI Leadership Award in the Real Estate Industry category in 2013 and the Immobilienmanager Award by the German property management magazine of the same name, in the Head of the Year 2014 category.