Marcus Bernhardt
Chief Executive Officer
Deutsche Hospitality

Marcus Bernhardt joined Steigenberger Hotels AG, one of Europe’s leading hotel companies, in November 2020 as Chief Executive Officer.
He has already worked for Steigenberger Hotels AG from 2004 to 2010 as Executive Vice President of Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts and Group Chief Commercial Officer.

Marcus Bernhardt is a distinguished expert of the hospitality industry: During his professional career, he has held various specialist and management positions in well-known companies within the industry. Additionally, he has been on the Advisory Board of both the World Tourism Forum Lucerne and the Lausanne Hospitality Consulting SA/EHL Group for many years.

Prior to his return to Steigenberger Hotels AG, Marcus Bernhardt held the position of Chief Commercial Officer and subsequently Managing Director at Europcar Mobility Group, being responsible for the international processes of transformation and expansion. Through franchises and alliances, Bernhardt significantly contributed to the international expansion of Europcar.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

Stronger Together - Overcoming the Crisis through M&As and Improved Alignment

Will hotel operators follow the path of mergers & acquisitions to build up resilience and overcome the crisis? Are investors aligned with hotel operators? Will some players benefit from a disrupted hotel market in the long term?