With over 30 years of experience within the hospitality industry, Claus-Dieter Jandel knows the business inside out. In 1975, he started his hotel career at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Frankfurt, followed by several positions overseas. In 1985, after his first hotel opening as General Manager at the age of 28, he returned to Steigenberger Hotel Group in 1988 to be the General Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach. Three years later, he was announced Regional Director, then Area Vice President, based at the company’s headquarters in Frankfurt.
Since 1998, Claus-Dieter Jandel holds the position of “Authorized Representative and SPV” later as “Executive Vice President.” In 2004, he was appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer and in 2009, appointed as the “Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer.” As Chief Development Officer, he built up the Business Development department and continues today to be responsible for the growth strategy of the company.
He is also Chairman of the Joint Venture “THE GERMAN HOTEL GROUP, Beijing Ltd.,” a Chinese foreign company between Steigenberger Hotel Group and Shanghai based Gangtai Group that operates Steigenberger hotels in China.