Gesa Rohwedder
Gesa Rohwedder
Head of Hospitality
Drees & Sommer

Employment history
since 2014 Drees & Sommer, Head of Hospitality
2006-2013 InterContinental Hotel Hamburg, General Manager
2004-2006 InterContinental Hotel Berlin, General Manager
2003-2004 InterContinental Hotel London, General Manager
2002-2003 InterContinental Hotel Cologne, Hotel Manager
1991-2002 Various Hotel Management Position
1990 Graduation as hotel specialist

Personal experience
- 26 years professional experience
- International management international 5*- Hotels in Germany and
- Review of hotel conversion projects from hotel operator - and
owner overview (evaluation of profitability, potential analysis,
development of financing models, conversion scenarios)
- Analytical researches & feasibilities of hotel projects, locations,
renovation, conversion and expansion opportunities.

Personal reference projects
- Hotelconsulting for international hotel project across Europe; e. g.
Operator Search, Feasibility-, Market and Best Use Studies for hotel
development and conversion in Europe
- InterContinental Berlin: Conversion- and expansion of Hotel Facilities
- InterContinental Cologne: Hotel opening
- InterContinental London: Refurbishment and economic evaluation
- InterContinental Hamburg: Renovation of hotel and economic

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

Sustainability Council: How to Promote Sustainable Practices that Align with Performance Objectives?

In response to the increasing demand for sustainable considerations in hospitality real estate, IHIF is launching the Sustainability Council: a working group of investors, developers and operators aiming to build a set of goals and criteria to improve sustainability in hotel investment and development. The discussion will cover Construction; Asset management; Operations; Architecture & Engineering.