Public Speaker for Leaders First
Event: Inspiring Future Leaders (Moscow)
May 27, 2019
Thomas was born in a small village in Southern Germany, made his vocational education as a Chef and right after passing the exam he took his first flight in his life to a tiny Island near Malta. From there he stayed for 20 years on Islands or Beach locations in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa and Caribbean.
From being a culinary chef, he moved up quick the ladders to his first GM role on the Red Sea in Egypt, where he opened a 400 room and 60 Villa Hotel at the age of 30.
When Thomas was 40, he moved to Sankt Petersburg in Russia for Sheraton, participated in the first foreign major real estate acquisition of the Nevskij Palace and 4 neighbouring buildings, then implemented the reconstruction and full renovation of this hotel to take it from 280 rooms to above 400, plus the largest conference centre in the heart of the city. Following that he was called by Orient Express Hotels to be the Managing Director for the famous Grand Hotel Europe, participated in the acquisition, the rebranding and the full renovation of this iconic historic hotel.
During this time he established also his own company, TN Hotels & More, with which he managed the first Russian Baltic Cruise line company, St. Peterline and consulted a few hotel openings among other projects.
From there he was called as a Managing Director to Gorky Gorod to establish in a record time the pre-opening activities, for a complete new built mountain village with 10 hotels, 3500 apartments, shopping centre, conference centre, 47 restaurants and other infrastructural objects.
Once all operators were supported and established in their respective hotels, Thomas moved on to Istanbul as a Regional Director CIS for Rixos Hotels and from there to Kazakhstan to personally control the opening of Kazakhstan’s best hotel in Shymkent, then on to Astana for an Expo Project.
In Summer 2019, Thomas decided to work again independent with his company TN Hotels & More..., and is presently consulting a new Social Club of Tomorrow project, and an acquisition of a historic building in St. Petersburg by an international investment fund, which building should be converted into a luxury hotel.
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