Movenpick Hotels & Resorts Promotes Sabine Dorn-Aglagul to President Europe
Sabine takes the helm from Ola Ivarsson
Senior management appointment will lead hospitality company’s European operation and expansion drive
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has promoted Sabine Dorn-Aglagul to President Europe, effective immediately.
Having joined Mövenpick in April 2017 as Director of Operations, Switzerland, Sabine takes the helm from Ola Ivarsson, who will retire from his role as Chief Operating Officer for Europe on 30th June.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts currently manages 18 properties in Europe, with three new hotels set to open during 2019 in Stuttgart (Germany), The Hague (Netherlands) and Basel (Switzerland). The company is actively seeking further development opportunities in the region, with a focus on the hotel and serviced apartment sector.
“We congratulate Sabine on her new role as President of our European operations,” commented Olivier Chavy, President & CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “Europe has significant growth potential for our commercial business and we are confident in Sabine’s ability to help deliver strong results in this important market.
“I would also like to bid fond farewell to Ola, who has played a vital role in developing our European business to date and is admired and respected by the entire Mövenpick family.”
Sabine has extensive experience working in hotel management for organisations such as Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, employed in a variety of multi-property and single-property roles in markets including Turkey, Germany and Austria. Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Sabine lived and worked in Istanbul, as Area Manager Turkey for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Sabine, who is in the final stages of completing an Executive MBA at the prestigious IMD Business School in Lausanne, is passionate about the company’s we make moments business philosophy. Her ambitions in her new role are to make Mövenpick “the brand and place of choice” for guests and talent in Europe, she says.
As President Europe, Sabine will join Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Executive Committee, taking over all reporting lines currently held by Ola Ivarsson, who will continue his long association with the firm in an ongoing advisory role.
In her spare time, Sabine enjoys nothing more than spending time outdoors with her husband and their two dogs, Ajax and Anka, as she is an animal lover at heart.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is a modern, international upscale hotel management firm with a we make moments business philosophy, recognising that small gestures make a big difference to its guests, business partners and its workforce of more than 16,000 team members. The company manages more than 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and is on track to meet its target of operating 125 properties by 2020. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ values reflect its Swiss roots and rich culinary heritage and it is passionate about delivering gastronomic excellence and intuitive service – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for local communities in the destinations where it operates, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.