Taras Ettl has been appointed new Managing Director and Vice President of Middle East and Asia Operations at Steigenberger DMCC (SDMCC) in Dubai.
SDMCC is a subsidiary of Steigenberger Hotels AG and is responsible for all activities outside Europe. Its portfolio includes properties such as the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai, the IntercityHotel Salalah in Oman and the Steigenberger Kantaoui Bay Sousse in Tunisia. Further Steigenberger Hotels are also in the pipeline in Doha (Qatar), Bangalore (India) and Bangkok (Thailand), and new IntercityHotels are being planned for Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Dubai (UAE), Muscat and Nizwa (both Oman).
CEO Thomas Willms expressed Deutsche Hospitality’s delight at acquiring the services of Mr. Ettl. “Steigenberger DMCC will play a key role in our future growth. Taras Ettl is a Managing Director who is highly versed in the hotel sector and has been based in Dubai for many years.” Originally from Austria, Mr. Ettl has just completed a six-year stint as Vice President of Development for Middle East and Africa at the InterContinental Hotels Group in Dubai.
Deutsche Hospitality brings together three separate hotel brands under a single umbrella. Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offers health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. The first Jaz hotel opened in Amsterdam in 2015, followed by a second in Stuttgart in 2018. And IntercityHotel offers more 40 upper mid-range urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports. A further 29 hotels are currently at the development stage.