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Claus-Dieter Jandel

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Steigenberger Hotel Group

With 40 years of hotel experience, Claus-Dieter Jandel knows the hospitality business inside out. After his graduation at the Hotel Management College in Bad Reichenhall in 1975 he started his hotel career at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Frankfurt. This position was followed by leading positions overseas such as at the La Maison d’Angéle/Paris and the Hilton Park Lane/London. After his first hotel opening as General Manager in 1985 at the age of 28, Mr. Jandel came back to Steigenberger in 1988 as General Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel and Resort Bad Griesbach. Three years later he was announced Regional Director, followed by Area Vice President, based at the company’s Headquarter in Frankfurt/Main. Since 1998 he worked for Steigenberger in the positions of Authorized Representative and SVP, and was later announced Executive Vice President. In 2004 he signed as Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for more than 6,000 employees. Five years later, in 2009, he became Chief Development Officer of Steigenberger Hotel Group. In this position he built up the development department and, together with his team, is today responsible for the growth strategy of the company and Special Projects of the Board. During this time as CDO he also established the Joint Venture Company in China, “THE GERMAN HOTEL GROUP, Beijing Ltd.” operating Steigenberger Hotels in China, of which he is currently Chairman of the Board.