Joachim Marusczyk will hand over executive responsibility for IntercityHotel to Christian Kaschner with effect from 14 September. Marusczyk, who is stepping down of his own accord, has turned IntercityHotel into one of Germany’s most successful hotel brands since its formation in 1987.
He expanded upon the original design concept to develop a company which now operates over 40 hotels across three continents and introduced numerous innovations which continue to leave their mark on the sector. He has reshaped the modern city hotel segment during his 33 years in charge.
45-year old Christian Kaschner will take over the management of IntercityHotel. Since 2017, Kaschner has been commercial director and member of the management board of NH Hotel Group Central, Northern and Eastern Europe, UK & Africa.
“The success story of IntercityHotel is intrinsically linked with Joachim Marusczyk. It is hard to think of anyone else who has generated such a wealth of ideas and passion and exerted such an influence on the German hotel landscape over the past few decades. Kaschner is an exceptional leadership personality, and we are delighted to have acquired his services as the new managing director of IntercityHotel. We will work with him to add many more chapters to the success story of IntercityHotel both in Germany and abroad,” said Thomas Willms, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality.
The hotel chain was established as a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in 1987 on the basis of a concept drawn up in conjunction with Steigenberger Hotels. IntercityHotel now forms part of Deutsche Hospitality and can look back over a period of three decades during which the brand has undergone a continuous and successful process of further development and internationalisation.