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Second Annual Berlin Lodging Outlook

On Friday, August 27, 2021, the CHS Germany chapter hosted its second annual Berlin Lodging Outlook.  The theme for this year’s seminar was “What Does the Future of the Hotel Industry Look Like?”  The event was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  CHS Germany Chapter President, Gabriele Maessen, served as moderator for the event and provided welcome comments.

The following presentations were given by industry experts:

Current State of the Hotel Market

  • Sarah Duignan, STR
  • Wolfgang Gattringer, Fairmas

Importance of Forward-Looking Data for Dynamic Pricing After the Pandemic

  • Michael Schäffner, Duetto

Which System Takes on the Role of the Property Management System?

  • Michael Toedt, dailypoint

The HR Disaster in the Hotel Industry!  How do we Manage to Inspire Young and Old for the Industry and Keep it Sustainable?

  • Alexander Aisenbrey, First Chairman Fair Job Hotels eV
  • Yasemin Tulay, flow collective

Resources of the Future – What can the Younger Generation Expect and What are Motivational Factors?

  • Dr. Hartwig Bohne, Prof. for International Hotel Management, hcp strategy partner
  • Miriam Bünk, Young Capital
  • Maria Mittendorfer, Fair Jobs
  • Andrea Adler, Hilton Hotels
  • Andreas Martin (moderator), PKF Hospitality Group

Berlin Lodging Outlook 2020

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).