06. February 2023

IntercityHotel welcomes four new managers at four locations


IntercityHotel welcomes four new managers at four locations

Burkhard Kohlhoff appointed new General Manager in Lübeck, Michael Nöske in Hamburg, Nikolaus Kunz in Karlsruhe and Oliver Schoppmann in Vienna

Frankfurt am Main, February 6th, 2023

Four “new” familiar faces in Lübeck, Hamburg, Karlsruhe and Vienna: Burkhard Kohlhoff will move from IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe to IntercityHotel Lübeck as General Manager on May 1st, 2023. In Hamburg, he will be succeeded by Michael Nöske, who recently worked as General Manager at IntercityHotel Vienna. His position will be taken over by the hotels’ Deputy Director Oliver Schoppmann. Also, Nikolaus Kunz is moving as General Manager from Erfurt to IntercityHotel Karlsruhe as of March 1st, 2023.

Denis Hüttig, Senior Vice President of H World International: "We are very pleased to continue to have Burkhard Kohlhoff, Michael Nöske, Nikolaus Kunz and Oliver Schoppmann on board, leading the properties in Lübeck, Karlsruhe, Hamburg and Vienna. In addition to their well-known expertise and experience in our industry, they are all characterised by their professionalism, open-minded leadership approach and management experience. We wish them a successful start and continue to look forward to the successful cooperation."

The four General Managers all know the hotel industry from the scratch:

After Burkhard Kohlhoff, a trained hotel specialist, started his career as a receptionist in Hamburg, he gained numerous experiences at Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Dorint Hotels. Hamburg-born Kohlhoff is with H World International since 2011, being a General Manager at the IntercityHotel Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. Since 2019, he is in charge of IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe. He will now take over the Lübeck property as General Manager on May 1.

Nikolaus Kunz started his career as a receptionist, shift leader and guest services coordinator in The Leading Hotels in Heidelberg, Zurich, Berlin and Scotland. After further career stations in the 4- and 5-star segment in Lucerne, in Frankfurt-City and Gstaad, he became General Manager of IntercityHotel Erfurt. As of 1 March 2023, he will become General Manager at IntercityHotel Karlsruhe.

Michael Nöske got to know the hotel industry as a receptionist and shift manager at Holiday Inn Frankfurt before he worked in well-known hotels such as Maritim Frankfurt or Fleming's Hotel Frankfurt. After being a General Manager in Cologne and Munich, he joined IntercityHotel as General Manager in Hamburg and Vienna. On May 1st, he will take over IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe as General Manager.

After climbing the carrier ladder within the hotel landscape in Vienna working for Azimut Hotels, NH Hotels and Sofitel, Oliver Schoppmann will take the position as General Manager at IntercityHotel Vienna as of May 1st. A well-deserved step and success story after already holding the position as Deputy Director within the hotel over the last one and a half years.

H World International offers a variety of career opportunities across three continents and within a brand family of five operating brands – from Steigenberger Icons, IntercityHotel to Zleep Hotels. Career opportunities also include the Steigenberger Akademie, H World International’s very own and prestigious academy for the next generation of hospitality leaders.


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