The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) German Chapter held its first “Berlin Lodging Outlook” at the Hotel Bristol Berlin on August 28, 2020 with 50 participants and thus almost fully booked. All the participants at the Cornell event were thrilled in catching up with industry colleagues in person after a long time, despite the Covid-19 distance rules.

There were high-quality and informative lectures and an exciting panel discussion under the motto “What´s on the horizon?”.

Top-class speakers contributed to the success of this high-level event. Wolfgang Gattringer (Fairmas) and Dennis Spitra (STR) presented the current figures and specific analysis of the market. Markus Luthe, CEO from IHA Germany presented the current outlook including trends and future scenarios. The great cast of the panel discussion facilitated by Andreas Martin (hotelforum management GmbH) with Gregor Andréewitch (Waldorf Astoria), Christian Andresen ( The Mandala Hotel & DEHOGA Berlin), Walter C. Neumann (IHR/Seetelhotels) and Stefan Athmann (Hotel Bristol Berlin) contributed with a lively and informative debate to the success of this event.

Before the event we organized our general assembly with 12 active CHS members. (picture below).