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Alexander Hörner takes on new function as Head of Sales

Alexander Hörner will be taking over the position of Head of Sales at the Steigenberger Hotel Group with effect from 1. January 2012, having previously been responsible for international sales in his capacity as Executive Director of International Sales, Corporate & Online Accounts.

The Steigenberger Hotel Group has a new Head of Sales in the person of 38-year old Alexander Hörner, whose appointment will take effect from 1. January 2012. This is a newly created position in which Hörner will be responsible for the implementation of the group's sales strategy and for measures aimed at increasing turnover as well as being responsible for eight sales offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and for the 22 sales offices which make up Steigenberger's international sales operations. He will also head the business divisions Online Travel Agents (OTA's), Business Travel and MICE. Alexander Hörner has been significantly involved in the design concept and realisation of the new Steigenberger Hotel Group sales structure. He will report to Chief Commercial Officer Dirk Führer.

Having originally completed an apprenticeship in the occupation of hotel business specialist, Alexander Hörner joined the Steigenberger Hotel Group in 1998 as a sales representative for the Steigenberger Mannheimer Hof. His subsequent roles included spells as Director of Sales at the Steigenberger Hotel Deidesheim and the InterCityHotel Speyer. In 2005, Hörner moved to the Global Sales Group Division where he looked after major chemical and pharmaceutical companies for Steigenberger in his capacity as Key Account Manager. He then progressed to the position of Director of Corporate Sales, in which function he was in charge of the national Corporate Key Account Team, before finally securing the position of Executive Director International Sales, Corporate & Online Accounts with responsibility for international sales.

Press contact:
Steigenberger Hotel Group * Corporate Communications
Marion Schön * Lyoner Straße 40 * D-60528 Frankfurt/Main
Tel.: +49 69 66564-464 * Fax: +49 69 66564-424
E-Mail: marion.schoen@steigenbergerhotelgroup.com

Steigenberger Hotels AG: Steigenberger Hotels AG is one of Europe's leading hotel groups. The company's Head Office is located in Frankfurt am Main, and it operates 79 hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Egypt. The umbrella brand Steigenberger Hotel Group includes the two brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts (47 individual First Class and Deluxe Hotels) and InterCityHotel (32 hotels in the upper mid-range category located in the direct vicinity of transport hubs such as railway stations and airports).