Cologne/Frankfurt, 11 January 2024. With immediate effect, Karl. J. Pojer will be overseeing the entire Hotel Division of DER Touristik Group. With extensive management experience in the international hotel and cruise industry, he will head up one of DER Touristik Group’s main growth areas. As the new CEO of DER Touristik Hotel Division, Mr. Pojer will report to Dr. Ingo Burmester, CEO Central Europe and Member of the Executive Board of DER Touristik Group. As CEO of DER Touristik Hotel Division, he will also be appointed to the Extended Executive Board of DER Touristik Group. He will also continue in his role as CEO Touristik of DSR Hotel Holding, building on the close collaboration across brands.
The Hotel Division of DER Touristik Group has grown considerably as a result of acquisitions, including the complete takeover of the Premium Club brand Aldiana and the purchase of hotels and a majority shareholding in DR Hospitality in early January. Today the Hotel Division has 10 brands, with more than 100 hotels, resorts, and clubs in 14 countries worldwide.
”Karl J. Pojer is a real asset to our hotel business. In our new CEO, we have an extremely experienced and well-respected senior management figure. His knowledge of the sector and the business is second to none. We know that our ambitious growth plans are in very good hands”, says Dr. Burmester. ”This also applies to strengthening our brand positioning and the quality of the hotel experiences we offer.”
”The hotel experience is and remains a formative part of any trip. That’s why I am so delighted to be part of the up-and-coming Hotel Division of DER Touristik, looking after strong brands and continuing the strong growth trajectory”, says Karl J. Pojer of his new role. ”Anyone who knows me knows how important brand promise, top quality and guest service are to me, and these factors will continue to drive what I do.”