Experienced hotel and spa manager Ole Hartjen joins Toskanaworld AG, Germany, as a new board member. He will be responsible for coordinating and managing all business operated by Toskanaworld, including the the three Toskana Therme in Bad Sulza, Bad Schandau, and Bad Orb, as well as the five hotels and the Klinikzentrum Bad Sulza.
Hartjen has a professional background of more than 35 years in hospitality and tourism. After completing his hotel management degree, he worked in renowned five-star hotels, most recently as hotel manager at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich. As a sideline, he continued his education at the University of St. Gallen, and worked as hotel director in Wittenberg, managed the four-star-superior Steigenberger “Hotel Sonne” in Rostock, including its diverse gastronomy such as Silo 4, and was also responsible for the Hotel “Die Kleine Sonne” in this Hanseatic city. In 2004, his professional path took him back to Switzerland, where in the same year he took over the management of the traditional five-star Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage in Interlaken. During this time, Hartjen also received the “Hotelier of the Year” award. He then simultaneously served as CEO of the congress and event center, as well as for an event and marketing agency in Interlaken before taking on a new challenge in 2015 as managing director of the Heide Spa Hotel & Resort in Bad Düben and spa director of the town. Under his guidance, the company flourished while receiving a multitude of awards.
“I am very happy to help shape the future of Toskanaworld, especially in an extraordinarily challenging time for the tourism industry.”
“I would like to thank Mrs. Schneider and Mr. Böhm-Schneider for the great trust they have placed in me and in my abilities,” says Hartjen. “I am very much looking forward to working together in the future. I am very happy to help shape the future of Toskanaworld, especially in an extraordinarily challenging time for the tourism industry.”
Marion Schneider, president of the Supervisory Board of Toskanaworld AG, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Ole Hartjen to Toskanaworld. With his extensive experience, he brings the necessary knowledge and professionalism along to lead our company successfully into the future.”
Toskanaworld AG is active in the health and wellness industry, as well as in the hospitality and tourism segment. In the spa resort towns of Bad Sulza, Bad Schandau, and Bad Orb, the group operates the Toskana Thermae with the unique concept of Liquid Sound®—bathing in light and music. The Klinikzentrum Bad Sulza, the Hotel Elbresidenz an der Therme Bad Schandau, the Hotel an der Therme Bad Sulza, the Hotel an der Therme Bad Orb, the Hotel Resort Schloss Auerstedt, and the Hotel “zum Ritter” in Fulda are also part of the enterprise.