Markus Schlegel

After his A-Levels, Markus Schlegel completed his apprenticeship as Management Assistant at the Hotel Intercontinental in Cologne. After his time at the German Federal Armed Forces he studied in the French part of Switzerland, in the Centre International de Glion s/Montreux, one of the leading, private Universities of Applied Sciences for Hotel Management. After his Diploma and a HPDP-scholarship and Management training of Hilton Hotels International in the United States, Markus Schlegel served in several Management positions in the Luxury Hotel Industry in Germany and Europe (amongst others France, Spain, Austria and Switzerland). From 1989 on, he started his Sales and Marketing career at the Intercontinental Hotels, initially as Regional Sales Manager in Munich for the Bavarian area. As from 1990, Markus Schlegel was responsible for Austria and Switzerland and after 1991 onwards leading the whole Southern German region, Austria & Switzerland at Intercontinental Hotels headquarter in Frankfurt.

From 1993 on, he carried the overall responsibility for the sales department as Director for Central and Eastern Europe. In September 1995 he was recruited by the French luxury Hotel Group Concorde Hotels (owned by the family Taittinger) and served as Regional Director of the Sales and Marketing Department for Central Europe.

In January 1999, Markus Schlegel was promoted to the position of Regional Director of Central and Eastern Europe of Concorde Hotels and his scope of duties was extended with the tasks of Hotel development and expansion, partner marketing and central Hotel operation. In 2000, he was awarded to Manager of the Year of Concorde Hotels. Since 2003, he is Managing Partner Partner of Tailor Made Consulting in Dreieich with the focus of business development.

Miscellaneous: Markus Schlegel served as President MPI German Chapter in 1997 and 1998 and was member of the board for over 6 years.