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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Appoints Ola Ivarsson
as Senior Vice President Europe
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February 6, 2008 - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Ola Ivarsson as Senior Vice President Europe with effect from 17 March 2008. Ivarsson will become a member of the international hotel group’s Executive Committee.
 
“In Ola Ivarsson we have identified the ideal candidate to lead and further strengthen our brand, its competitiveness and financial returns,” says Jean Gabriel Pérès, President & CEO Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “With his wealth of experience he will continue along the successful course we have already charted in Europe, where we manage 29 hotels today.”
 
Ola Ivarsson, who is a Swedish national, previously held the position of Vice President Germany, Austria and Switzerland for Hilton Hotels for five years. Before that, he was in charge of Hilton Hotels’ eastern European operations as Vice President Eastern Europe, including Russia and the Baltic states. Previously, he held a number of Executive Management roles with Scandic Hotels for a period of eleven years. Following his Bachelor’s Degree from the Gothenburg School of Economics, he gained experience of operational senior leadership roles with SAS Service Partner in Sweden and the United Kingdom.
 
Ivarsson succeeds Stefan Flury, who has been in charge as Director of Operations of the company’s hotel portfolio in Switzerland since December 2007.
 
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, a premium hotel management company with over 12,000 employees, is represented in 26 countries with over 90 hotels existing or under construction and focuses on its core markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The international hotel group with Swiss roots is forging ahead with its expansion and aims to extend its portfolio to include 100 hotels by 2010. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has an established presence in the 4 and 5-star segment with two types of accommodation: business and conference hotels and holiday resorts. The hotel group is a byword for the uncompromising quality of its products and services and is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7 %) as well as the Kingdom Group (33.3 %).
 
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Contact:

Alain Gozzer
Public Relations Director
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Management AG
Flughofstrasse 61
8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Phone +41 44 828 41 44
Fax +41 44 828 40 10
E-Mail: alain.gozzer@moevenpick.com 
www.moevenpick-hotels.com 
 

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Also See: Josef Kufer Named Senior Vice President Africa for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts / February 2007
Philip B. Mertens Appointed by Mövenpick Hotels to Senior Vice President Development & Facility Management / September 2007
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