16.10.2019

Sascha Hampe appointed CEO of the GCH Hotel Group

How exemplary Change Management paved his way to the top

Berlin, October 2019 – Visions for a healthy growth and adding new chapters to the success story: Sascha Hampe is the new Chief Executive Officer of the GCH Hotel Group. Not only will he be responsible for the operative business but he will also lead the overall strategic positioning of the company and its 3,300 employees. Previously, Hampe was appointed Chief Operating Officer in the middle of 2018. With more than 120 hotels, around 17,500 hotel rooms and over three million guests per year, the GCH Hotel Group is one of Europe’s leading hotel management companies.

Merely a year in the role of Chief Operating Officer, Sascha Hampe has set many things in motion: He shaped the company’s mission and vision in a path-breaking way and redefined the company’s values. In only a year he demonstrated that authentic Change Management in the hotel industry is indeed feasible. He also showed how traditional values have to be re-interpreted in order to keep the company among the top players in the business. This helped him to shape the company’s culture and prepare it for a new growth path, next to strengthening the team spirit. Naturally, the company and its portfolio are subject to further growth, with special focus on quality and process enhancements. Therefore, the company already focused their investments on digitalisation and process optimisation, next to a number of hotel renovations.

GCH’s founder and owner Liran Wizman sees many good reasons to appoint Hampe CEO: “Mr. Hampe stands for an exemplary Change Management. During his year as the company’s COO he was able to lay so many essential cornerstones for our new path towards an even more successful future. We are absolutely convinced by his abilities and are pleased to have found the ideal director to stage the GCH Hotel Group success story in this fast-paced and dynamic market. “

The top manager has almost 30 years’ experience in the hotel industry and has held numerous leading positions at hotel groups like Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Dorint Hotels & Resorts, the NH Hotel Group and AccorHotels. Hampe has been working for the GCH Hotel Group since 2011. He started off as the Director of the Mercure Hotel Saarbrücken Süd. In 2015, he was promoted to Area Vice Director of Operations Berlin. In early 2018, he was appointed Area Vice President Berlin and COO later that year.

“I am proud of the whole team and everything we were able to drive forward during the past year. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I take on this new responsibility. I am eager to further promote our chosen path, true to our motto, ‘Let’s Grow, Create, Host – Let’s GCH!’. Grow - we want to grow with and for our employees and hotels. Our vision is clear: Together, we strive to become Europe’s leading and most valuable hotel management company. Create – we firmly believe in our company’s values trust, commitment, courage, creativity, responsibility and flexibility. Our own values help us create values for our hotel guests and for every single employee. Host – we are hosts with heart and soul. Thanks to our centralised professional management, our hotels are able to put their complete focus on this role “, states Hampe.

Find more information about the GCH Hotel Group on www.gchhotelgroup.com.

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