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Moritz Dietl joined TREUGAST Solutions Group in February 2012. In January 2016, he became part of the executive board and is in charge of the TREUGAST consultancy branch. Prior to joining TREUGAST, Mr. Dietl worked for the asset management company Hamilton Hotel Partners in London, where he was responsible for projects within Europe and the Middle East and advised hotels both in strategic and operational affairs.
Prior to that assignment, he was working as a Marketing Analyst for Hyatt International, in charge of the German and Central European hotels. As a fully educated specialist for hotel business (Hotelfachmann) and following several positions within the hotel operations, Mr. Dietl ultimately gained professional experience in the international hospitality industry.
Mr. Dietl holds a diploma degree in business administration (Dipl.-Betriebswirt FH) from the International University of Applied Sciences in Bad Honnef as well as a bachelor's degree (BA Hons) in International Management from the University of Brighton. Furthermore, he is lecturing at the ADG Business School and University of Applied Sciences Munich."
Michael Lidl stems out from a family of true hoteliers and has been with TREUGAST Solutions Group since 2009. In his position as executive partner, Mr. Lidl has been managing the TREUGAST consultancy branch since 2016. Beyond that, he is an active hotelier, owning and managing a four-star superior golf and wellness hotel as well as a low-budget city hotel. Michael Lidl holds a Bachelor's degree (BA) in Hospitality Management from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) and a Master's degree (MBA) in General Management from the University of Augsburg and the University of Pittsburgh. Today, Michael Lidl is lecturing at the University of Applied Sciences Munich as well as the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University
Stefanie Salwender has been with TREUGAST since May 2009. The Director Consulting is a certified expert for real estate appraisals (CIS HypZert F) and holds a Bachelor's degree (BA) in Tourism Management as well as a master's degree (MA) in Management with a focus on accounting and finance. In her role as a project manager, Ms. Salwender benefits from her longstanding experience in the consulting business and possesses comprehensive knowledge in all areas of TREUGAST's services portfolio. Furthermore, she is the responsible author of the company's annual publications, including the Hotel & Food Service Intercompany Comparison as well as the Hotel Investment Ranking.
Since April 2017, Jennifer Dorn has been working for TREUGAST as assistant to the executive management and has supported the management team in its day-to-day operations. In her previous position as Global Account Manager at the NH hotel group in Munich, Mrs. Dorn was responsible for maintaining strategic partnerships with global key accounts. As part of her apprenticeship to become an executive assistant in hotel management, Mrs. Dorn gained international experience in the hospitality industry in Malaga / Spain as well as chain-hotel experience through a placement with Marriott International.
Dominik Drexel has been working for TREUGAST Unternehmensberatung since January 2017. As Senior Consultant he is responsible for the project management of all hotel consulting projects. Previously, Dominik Drexel gained experience in hotel consulting in the area of Real Estate & Hospitality in Munich. In the course of these activities he has profound knowledge and experience in all fields of the TREUGAST service portfolio. During his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Mr. Drexel obtained a Master of Arts degree in Tourism Management. Previously, he completed his Bachelor's degree at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) in Buenos Aires. Mr. Drexel also trained as a hotel management assistant and gained operational experience in professional positions in Germany, Austria and Spain.
Caroline Palazzolo joined TREUGAST in January 2020. As Director Business Development she is responsible for Marketing & Sales as well as Revenue Management for all TREUGAST managed hotel properties. Previously, Mrs. Palazzolo spent more than 15 years in various strategic leadership roles at Starwood, Accor and Marriott and has extensive cross-brand knowledge in distribution, sales and marketing. Mrs. Palazzolo began her career in operations as a Rooms Division Management Trainee at the Sheraton Suite Tampa Airport, Florida and as a F&B Supervisor at Sheraton Suites O'Hare Airport Chicago. This was followed by further positions as Sales Reporting System & Function Space Revenue Analyst for the Westin O'Hare Airport and the Sheraton Grand Chicago until she finally took over the position Director of Revenue Management for the Westin River North and Sheraton Grand Chicago. In 2010, she moved to Munich and was responsible for Revenue Management at the Sofitel Bayerpost for four years. Subsequently, as Regional Director of Revenue Management, she took charge of the cluster revenue office for 14 Accor-operated hotels in Munich and strategic collaboration with franchise partners. Most recently, Mrs. Palazzolo served as Market Director of Revenue Strategies for Marriott Hotels in Munich.
Frederic Teckelmann has more than ten years of management experience in the areas of controlling, liquidity planning and budgeting. Most recently, Frederic Teckelmann was Regional Financial Controller Europe for Kempinski Hotels, where he served as the central contact for all financial and administrative matters for 27 hotels and residences. Prior to that, he worked for ROBINSON Club as Assistant Regional Director of Finance & Administration in the D/A/CH region and as Administrative Director of ROBINSON Club Arosa in Switzerland, where he was responsible for controlling and accounting. Frederic Teckelmann became familiar with operational processes in hotels during his training as a hotel clerk before earning his Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Corporate Management & Finance.
Stefan Parma has joined TREUGAST as an in-house attorney in 2008. In this position, he is responsible for protecting the company's interests, especially in terms of contracting between TREUGAST and its business partners. Furthermore, he is advising the company members on all organizational matters.
Prior to joining TREUGAST, Mr. Parma worked as an attorney for a law and tax consulting firm. Upon graduation from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University with a degree in law and his traineeship at the Superior Court of Bavaria, Mr. Parma took part in several specialist lawyer training courses in the field of labor and tax law.
The hospitality industry is strongly characterized by operational processes. The high expectations of TREUGAST towards a profound business expertise and industry-specific know-how is reflected throughout its consulting team. It is our strong belief that professional consulting services can only be delivered by consultants that show extensive on-hand operational experience. Thus, beyond an excellent academic degree, every TREUGAST consultant has gathered subject-specific training in the hospitality industry and is experienced in different operational processes.